Internet March PleinAir Salon $30,000 Art Competition
International Deadline: March 31, 2023 – In the spirit of the French Salon created by the Academie des Beaux-Arts in Paris, PleinAir magazine presents the 12th Annual PleinAir Salon Art Competition. Designed to stimulate artistic growth through competition, artists can earn cash prizes on a monthly and annual basis, as well as exposure of their work across multiple venues.
All types of paintings are eligible and do not need to have been completed in plein air.
Competition is open to residents of any state or country where acceptable by law. All individuals entering must be at least 18 years of age to accept cash prizes.
BENEFITS & AWARDS
The PleinAir Salon Art Competition is a monthly online competition consisting of 19 categories. We award a total of $33,600 each year for this competition.
The Annual Grand Prize winner receives a check for $15,000 and is featured on the cover of PleinAir Magazine. We award an additional $6,500 to the annual winners and award $1,100 monthly to the top three winners of each competition as well as a People’s Choice Award.
Each of the 23 monthly winners will be automatically entered into the Annual Competition. Plus, all monthly winners will receive a showcase in PleinAir Magazine and eligible for cash awards as noted.
The annual awards are presented live at the Plein Air Convention & Expo each spring… plus much more
The February 2023 Judge is Scott A. Shields, Chief Curator and Associate Director at the Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento. He has twenty-five years of museum experience and has curated more than seventy-five exhibitions. He has also authored numerous exhibition catalogues… see bio
Past judges include persons such as Diane Waterhouse, Waterhouse Gallery Owner; Mr. Jean Stern, Director Emeritus, The Irvine Museum; Scott A. Shields, Associate Director and Chief Curator at the Crocker Art Museum, and many more.
Low early bird entry fees. Visit us for details.
Visit us online for more details and easy online application. Enter as many paintings as you would like, in as many categories as you would like — paintings do not need to be recent or currently in your possession.
Also see our past past monthly and Grand Prize winners on our website.
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