Exciting Cash Prizes To Be Announced...


Welcome artist! Plein Air is an outdoor painting festival, art sale, and painting competition for artists of all levels, and offers more cash prizes then ever. The main competition offers 2 categories (Oil/Acrylic and Wet/Dry Media) to compete in. The Moab Arts & Recreation is located at 111 East 100 North.


Milepost 14, Highway 128   -  Moab, UT 84532

Competition Stamp-in:  Sunday, October 8th, 2017 • 4pm
Awards and Reception: Sunday, October 8th, 2017 • 7pm, award opportunities include:

  • 1st Place Purchase Award- $500
  • Artist's Choice Award- $500
  • (2) Honorable Mention- Free Registration for 2018.


between 200 North to 200 South and 100 East to 100 West of downtown Moab.

Competition Stamp-in:  Wednesday, October 11th,  2017 • 3:45pm
Awards and Reception: Wednesday, October 11th,  2017 • 7:30pm, award opportunities include:

  • People's Choice Award- $500
  • Artist's Choice Award- $500


32 miles North of Downtown Moab

Competition Stamp-in: Friday, October 13th, 2017 • 9am
Awards & Reception: Friday, October 13th, 2017 • 7:30pm, award opportunities include:

  • 1st Place- $500
  • 2nd Place- $300
  • 3rd Place- $200
  • (2) Honorable Mention- Free Registration for 2018.


At the MARC 111 East 100 North

Main Competition turn-in: Friday, October 13th from 9am - 11am at the MARC.
Main Competition Awards Ceremony: Saturday, October 14th, 2017 at  • 10am at the MARC.

The main competition awards and presentation are open to the public, and followed by an Art Sale. Competition winners are announced and the following prizes will be awarded:

  • Best Of Show (Purchase Award)- $1,350
  • 1st Place Wet/ Dry Media- $1,350
  • 1st Place Oil/ Acrylic- $1,350
  • Artist's Choice (voted by the registered artists)- $750 + 1/2 page ad in Plein Air Magazine ($2,150 value)
  • 2nd Place Wet/Dry Media-$550
  • 2nd Place Oil/Acrylic-$550
  • Honorable Mention, 3 in each category-$100 each

Please note there is NO limit to the number of surfaces you can have stamped. One painting may be submitted for the Main Competition per category, and it must have been completed within 50 surrounding miles of Moab during the festival. Up to 2 paintings may be submitted for the Art Sales.

Regarding art sales: Recent, regional, plein air art work will be accepted. You are responsible for frames and displays. Some tables will be provided. Space is limited and available on a first come basis. Be aware we may update the schedule before the event.