Both novice and experts alike are invited to capture the iconic images of the California State Fair! Come create a painting “en Plein Aire” – a French term literally translated as “In Open Air.”
Top three paintings at the end of the weekend will be awarded first, second and third place cash prizes and displayed for the duration of the Fair.
This contest is open to California residents, adults and those who have reached 13 years of age as of January 1, 2023.
Paint Out Weekend: TBA
|Entries Open registration online
|Plein Air Entry Close online at 11:59 pm & entry fees must be paid
|Painting is done around the fair grounds
|Completed paintings submitted to building 7 by 4 pm
|Plein Air Competition Awards 6:00pm, indoors, inside Building 7, Fine Arts Exhibit Hall at the Expo Center
|Plein Air Artwork can be picked up
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