23 CASH PRIZE OPPORTUNITIES:

Best of Show (Purchase Award), Castle Creek Winery- $500
Artist's Choice Award, Castle Creek Winery- $500
People's Choice Award, Downtown Quick Draw- $500
Artist's Choice Award, Downtown Quick Draw- $500
Honorable Mention (2), Downtown Quick Draw- Free Registration for 2018
1st Place, Dead Horse Point- $500
2nd Place, Dead Horse Point- $300
3rd Place, Dead Horse Point- $200
Honorable Mention (2), Dead Horse Point- Free Registration for 2018
Best Of Show (Purchase Award), Main Competition- $1,350
1st Place Wet/ Dry Media, Main Competition- $1,350
1st Place Oil/ Acrylic, Main Competition- $1,350
Artist's Choice (voted by the registered artists), Main Competition- $750 + 1/2 page ad in Plein Air Magazine ($2,150 value)
2nd Place Wet/Dry Media, Main Competition-$550
2nd Place Oil/Acrylic, Main Competition-$550
Honorable Mention, 3 in each category-$100 each

 

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.

CASTLE CREEK WINERY

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.

DOWTOWN MOAB QUICK DRAW COMPETITION

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

DEAD HORSE POINT COMPETITION

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.

MAIN COMPETITION

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.