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 of 1st place winners of $1350 (possible purchase awards) and 2nd place winners up to $500 cash prizes and more. Other awards TBA.

Each Quick Draw / Painting competition will have cash prize opportunities.

  •  A Quick Draw Competition (location to be announced) on Sunday, October 8th, 2017 will have three award opportunities: 1st Place Purchase Award ($500), 2nd Place (TBD), and 3rd Place (TBD).
  • The Downtown Moab Quick Draw will have two cash prizes available, the Artist's Choice Award (TBD) and the People's Choice Award (TBD).
  • The Dead Horse Point Painting Competition will have three cash prize opportunities: 1st Place (TBD), 2nd Place (TBD) and 3rd Place(TBD). 

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.