Framing available! Preorder or buy on-site!

Frames for any budget can be accommodated and can be delivered with wire. Frames will also be available in standard sizing on site during the week.


Contact Travis at Gold River Gallery: 435-586-3399. 


Join us at the MARC to check in/register starting at 9am on Saturday, October 2nd, 2021. All participating artists must check-in and have their canvases stamped for the main competition. Welcome packets and schedules will be provided. Artists will be asked to accept the rules and guidelines upon check-in. Get here early so you have more time to paint!

Registration includes:
  • Main Competition - one, two, or three category entry

  • Entry to 2 paint out competitions

  • Entry of 2 paintings in the Art Sale (bring extra in case they sell!)

Registration Fees:

  • Before May 30th: $50 one category / $90 two categories / $110 three categories

  • After May 30th: $70 one category / $110 two categories / $140 three categories

  • Walk-in: $100 one category / $140 two categories / $180 three categories

  • Student: Free

Registration & Canvas Stamping Schedule:
Saturday, October 2nd from 9am - 12pm
Sunday, October 3rd from 9am - 12pm
Monday, October 4th from 9am - 4pm
Tuesday, October 5th from 9am - 4pm
Wednesday, October 6th from 9am - 4pm

By registering, artists acknowledge and authorize the use of photos taken throughout this event, which may include artists and their art work, for promotional use online and in printed materials for future events. Further, artists acknowledge and agree to Red Rock arts Festival retaining 30% of the sale price of individual art sales generated during the event. 

It is suggested that you bring ALL the supplies and frames that you will need. We do not have an art supply store in town, the nearest supplies are in Grand Junction, Colorado (1 1/2 hours drive from Moab)

Main Competition

We have three categories available for you to compete in:

  • Wet Media

  • Dry Media

  • Oil/Acrylic

Main Competition turn-in is at the MARC Thursday, October 7th from 5pm to 9pm at the MARC.

Main Competition awards and judges talk will take place Saturday, October 10th beginning at 10am at the MARC. Artists names and signatures are covered during judging.

Rules & Guidelines

Plein air painting is a painting completed in the field, on location and “in the moment.” 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 90% on site and within 50 surrounding miles of Moab, during the festival. Paintings must be FRAMED and ready for hanging upon entry. The maximum size of any painting is 24″ X 24” (not including the frame and matte). 


**It is suggested that you bring ALL the supplies and frames that you will need. We do not have an art supply store in town, the nearest supplies are in Grand Junction, Colorado (1 1/2 hours drive from Moab)

Paint-Outs/Quick Draws

Quick Draws/Paint-Outs are timed painting competitions. Registered artists are invited to complete an entire painting within a specific amount of time and allotted boundaries.  Paintings must be FRAMED and ready for hanging upon entry. Maximum size: 24″ X 24″ (not including the frame and matte). Paint-outs are a fun way to improve your technique and paint along side other painters. To participate in our paint-out competitions you must be present to have your canvas stamped at the MARC before the Paint Out begins. Schedule to be released at a later date. Cash prizes will be awarded to paint-out winners. All sales subject to a 30% commission.

Quick Draws/Paint-Outs will take place on:​

  • TBD

Art Sales

Art Sale Submissions will be accepted on Monday, October 4th, 4pm - 8pm 

* Space is limited and all pieces turn-in are on a first come, first serve basis. So get here early to secure the spot you want. 

The Moab Arts & Recreation Center (the MARC) is delighted to offer registered artists space to display up to 2 paintings for sale no larger then 24"x 24" (not including the frame and matting). We prefer that the art works for sale feature regional Plein Air landscapes. All pieces in the Art Sale MUST be framed, and ready to hang on a wall.  We request that artists provide easels for display. The Art Sale is open to the public Tuesday Oct. 6th - Saturday Oct. 10th, and Red Rock Arts Festival retains a 30% commission on all sales. Our sales team will notify you when your pieces sell and we welcome you to replace sold paintings.


Artists should plan to be present at the MARC at 8pm (no earlier) on Saturday, October 9th to collect remaining artwork.

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