Plein Air Easton Save the Dates

This year’s competition and festival will take place July 17th-24th. Our online calendar has been populated with our signature events and more will be added as planning gets underway in the coming months. We hope that you will mark your calendars now and plan to join us in July when 58 of the most accomplished plein air artists make their way to Easton to compete for thousands of dollars in prizes.

If you are a local, a collector, or a fan, there is something for everyone in this exciting week in July: hundreds of newly painted canvases for sale, workshops and demos by award-winning artists, kids camp, an art competition for kids under 18, in-person conversations about all things art and whatever else we can dream up between now and July.


If you want to learn a little more about Plein Air artist life, give a listen to our podcast where many alumni artists talk about their career paths, their competition experiences, the challenges and rewards of competition painting, and much more.

Our most recent episode features Award-winning artist, Tim Kelly who talks about this year’s grand prize win and the buzz of discussion left in the aftermath.

Recent episodes include these award-winning alumni artists:
John Brandon Sills
Jeff Williams
Daniel Robbins
Mary Veiga
Neal Hughes
Laurie Maher
Stephen Haynes
Zufar Bikbov
Sara Linda Poly

The prospectus is live for two more weeks ONLY!

If you or someone you know is curious about applying to be a competition artist – don’t delay. There are only 2 weeks left to apply. Remember, Plein Air Easton is NOT an invitational and typically we see anywhere from 10-20 brand new artists every year! Many of those applicants apply more than once before they get their big break. Plein Air Easton has the potential to propel artists’ careers in exceptional ways.

This could be your year!

The process is simple:
complete the application,
upload 3 of your best images (must have been completed in the past 2 years)
pay the $50 application fee.


Remember – You only have until January 21st.

This link will take you directly to the application: APPLY TODAY


Interested in Volunteering this Summer?

We could use ALL the helping hands! Our volunteer coordinator Carol Sleeper will be happy to add you to her contact list and will keep in touch as volunteer opportunities become available. Email Carol today!