Calls to Artists

2020 Glendale Plein Air Painting Competition
  • When: Saturday, February 29, 2020 | 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Arizona Time
  • Location:  Sahuaro Ranch Park • 9802 N. 59th Avenue • Glendale, AZ 85302
  • Awards:  Council Choice: $1,000  •  Best of Show: $1,000  •  Second Place: $500  •  Third Place: $250

Event Information

The event is open to artists (18 years of age & older) who paint using the Plein Air technique in oil, watercolor, acrylic or pastel.  Plein Air (open air) paintings are executed outdoors.

Paintings must be done within Glendale city limits. Canvas size not to exceed 18x24.  All artists must bring their own materials and easels and register prior to any work being done.  Registration will take place from 8:00 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. on event day at the park near the east end of the Fruit Packing Shed.

Between 3:00 to 3:30 p.m., artists will line up with their artworks on easels along the east end of the Fruit Packing Shed for judging to begin at 3:30 p.m.  Award categories are purchase awards and the winning paintings will be accessioned into the City of Glendale’s portable art collection.  The award categories are:

•  Council Choice Award - $1,000 award
•  Best of Show - $1,000 award
•  Second Place - $500 award
•  Third Place - $250 award

This event is presented by City of Glendale Arts & Culture at the 2020 Folk & Heritage Festival.                  

Questions? Please email or call 623.930.3557.

For special accommodations, please email or call 623.930.3557, at least one week prior to the event.

For complete details, download the Plein Air Rules & Application and the Glendale Plein Air Flier.