Cape Ann Plein Air

Third Annual Painting Competition and Festival

October 7th-15th, 2018

An invitation to paint En Plein Air where it all first began

After a resoundingly successful Cape Ann Plein Air 2017, we are excited for our 2018 Event!

Our 2018 Awards Gala will be held at North Shore Arts Association on Saturday, October 13th, where over $20K will be awarded.

  • First Prize: $6,000
  • Second Prize: $4,000
  • Third Prize: $2,000

Complete list of Awards & Prizes

Judges and Jurors

We’re pleased to welcome nationally acclaimed plein air painter Hiu Lai Chong of Bethesda, MD as this year’s Entry Juror, and Don Demers of Eliot, ME as our distinguished Awards Judge.

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We do our best to provide complimentary lodging in private homes for artists from outside the area. Discounted lodging in local hotels and inns will also be available. Details are provided in the artists acceptance letters.


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