Plein air painting competitions are a great way to view and buy art while enjoying the outdoor setting where the art was made. And if you’ve even been reluctant to speak to an artist, the open atmosphere makes it easy to say hello.
For artists, the benefits include getting out of the studio, meeting fellow artists, and possibly making a sale, or wining a prize.
If you know of any competitions I missed please let me know by leaving a comment.
Please check out the links for full details.
Ogden Arts Festival Plein Air Competition, Ogden, Utah June1-5. Artist’s fee $25 professional, $15 Amateur Quick Draw June 9th fee $25
Summerfest Art Faire, Logan, Utah June 14-16. Registration June 11th
Wasatch Plein Air Paradise, Midway, Utah June 27-30. Artist’s fee $10 before June 15
Heber City Paint Out, Heber, Utah July 2. Artist’s fee $10
Midway Paint Out, Midway, Utah July 3. Artist’s fee $10
Midway Quick Draw, Midway, Utah July 4. Artist’s fee $10
Helper Plein Air Competition, Helper, Utah August 16-19 Details Pending
Spring City Plein Air Painting Competition, Spring City, Utah August 29-September 1. Artist’s fee $10 per surface
Escalante Canyons Art Festival, Escalante and Boulder, Utah September 21-27. Fee $35 for artists $20 for art students
Plein Air Moab, Moab, Utah October 5-13. Registration October 5-6
Artist’s fee $45 before Sept 5
Plein Air Artist Invitational at Zion National Park, Zion National Park Utah, November 5-12 (invitation only)