Cape Ann Plein Air

Fourth Annual Painting Competition and Festival dates announced: October 6th-14th, 2019

Our 2018 Awards Gala was held at North Shore Arts Association on Saturday, October 13th, where over $20K in prizes were awarded to our artists.

Congratulations to our 2018 AWARD WINNERS!

Complete list of Awards & Prizes



This energetic and exciting event was held Sunday, October 14th in the downtown Rockport Cultural District.
Over 120 Artists had just two hours to paint from 9-11 am. All art was on view and available for purchase at the Rockport Art Association & Museum from 1-5 pm Sunday and again from 10-3 pm on Monday.

Awards were be given to both juried CAPA artists as well as participating non-juried artists.

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Judges and Jurors

We were honored to welcome nationally acclaimed plein air painter Hiu Lai Chong of Bethesda, MD as our 2018 Entry Juror, and Don Demers of Eliot, ME as our distinguished Awards Judge.

View our 2018 Event Schedule


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We do our best to provide complimentary lodging in private homes for artists from outside the area. Details are provided in the artists’ acceptance letters.

To visit Cape Ann and enjoy our event, please explore our local hotels and inns .


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