21 Jun 2024

Compete Masters of Light: Plein Air 24, Inaugural Juried Exhibition

3 Square Art Fort Collins, Colorado, United States

3 Square Art Gallery

Opportunity Description

International Deadline: July 22, 2024 – The 3 Square Art Gallery is thrilled to announce Masters of Light: Plein Air 24, a prestigious juried exhibition dedicated to the art of plein air painting. Taking place from September 6 to October 4 in scenic Fort Collins, Colorado, this exhibit celebrates light, nature, and artistic excellence.

We invite plein air artists from across the United States and around the world to participate. Masters of Light: Plein Air 24 seeks to gather the finest works created in the open air, showcasing artists’ ability to capture the fleeting beauty and dynamic light of the natural world. Each piece must be at least 60% completed outdoors, ensuring an authentic plein air experience.

On display September 6 – October 4, 2024.

The Masters of Light: Plein Air 24 competition is open to artists who are at least 18 years old (by the time of entry) submitting original works of art created within the past 3 years.

All submitted works must be at least 60% completed en plein air. Artists are allowed to make minor adjustments in the studio, but the majority of the work should be done outdoors. There is no size restriction for Entries other than the fact that the piece must be able to fit through a 6ft x 7ft doorway.

Eligible Media Type: Oils, Watercolors, Acrylics, Pastels, Gouache, Ink and Wash, Charcoal and Conté Crayons, and other drawing materials.

Artworks must be created in the past 3 years (2021-2024); any artworks completed before 2021 will be disqualified.

Cash awards:

  • 3SA Gold Award: $400 + Certification
  • 3SA Silver Award: $200 + Certification
  • 3SA Bronze Award: $100 + Certification
  • 3 Honorable Mentions: Certification

Selected artists for the exhibition receive the following benefits:

  • Juried physical exhibition with professional curation
  • Posting to 3 Square Art’s website and social media platforms
  • Professional exhibition in the 3 Square Art Contemporary Gallery
  • Inclusion in direct email campaigns and social media platforms
  • Possibilities for continued promotion through 3 Square Art’s Consignment and Gift Shop programs*
  • more

There is a nonrefundable entry fee of $43 for 1-3 artworks, $50 for 4 artworks, or $57 for 5 artworks.

Visit us for more information and easy online entry.

Notifications: July 29-August 3, 2024.

3 Square Art’s is a fine art gallery in Northern Colorado. The beautiful space and high ceilings provide the perfect venue for varying sizes of works and installations. The gallery is focused on the “S” component of CSL (Creating, Sharing, Learning) or Sharing and will feature exhibits from national and international artists. 3 Square Art’s ongoing exhibits feature themed topics to push the boundaries and business of art as well as to have fun and connect with others.

3 Square Art
2415 Donella Ct Ste 110
Fort Collins, CO 80524
T: 970-581-9046

Opportunity Categories: + Open to Multi-Media. Opportunity Types: Compete. Opportunity Tags: Deadlines 05 May thru June, Deadlines 07 July thru Aug, and Open to Artists Worldwide. Benefits: Cash or Value Awards, Exhibition - Group, Exhibition - Online, and Sales.

Opportunity expires in 11 days.

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