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: July 22 – 23, 2023
|April 14, 2023||Entries Open registration online|
|July 7, 2023||Plein Air Entry Close online at 11:59 pm & entry fees must be paid|
|July 22-23, 2023||Painting is done around the fair grounds|
|July 23, 2023||Completed paintings submitted to building 7 by 4 pm|
|July 23, 2023||Plein Air Competition Awards 6:00pm, indoors, inside Building 7, Fine Arts Exhibit Hall at the Expo Center|
|July 23, 2023 or August 5, 2023||Plein Air Artwork can be picked up|
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