The 2019 Paint Great Falls: Plein Air Competition starts next week. During this 5th Annual event, artists will be painting the beautiful scenery outdoors in Great Falls, VA from Wednesday, September 4th through 3pm, Sunday, September 8th. Painters will be in popular locations such as Great Falls Park, Riverbend Park and Colvin Run Mill, as well as private gardens, a historic farm, Great Falls Village Centre and other places. The community can look online where artists are painting and stop by to see the art being created in “plein air” (outdoors). Art collectors are welcome to attend the Awards Reception (Sunday, September 9th). This event is rain or shine!
The Plein Air Awards
Thanks to our generous sponsor Celebrate Great Falls Foundation, cash awards will be given for 1st Place ($500), 2ndPlace ($250) and 3rd Place ($100) and Peoples’ Choice Award ($150). Honorable mentions (no monetary prizes) will be made. Artwork submitted will be evaluated for awards by Competition Judge Bethanne Cople, a landscape artist & plein air painter, at the Awards Reception.
Artists are invited to register online to participate. Artist registration along with a $35 application fee begins May 1, 2019 and remains open until the 25 spaces are filled. If space is available, on-site registration is available for $45. Registration