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Plein Air Salon Competition

PleinAir magazine presents the 4th Annual PleinAir Salon. In the spirit of the French Salon created by the Académie des Beaux-Arts in Paris, this annual competition, with bi-monthly contests leading to annual Salon Grand Prize winners, is designed to stimulate artistic growth through competition and to reward artists through recognition and $21,000 in total cash prizes. It is our belief that cash prizes provide an avenue to thrive and create new work through alleviating financial pressure.

The PleinAir Salon consists of six bi-monthly contests, culminating in the final competition. Each bi-monthly contest will offer recognition awards, visibility through PleinAir magazine's e-newsletter, digital promotions and awards of materials and supplies. There will be 14 winners (6 overall and 8 subject category) of each bi-monthly competition who will then be entered into the annual contest.

This year’s PleinAir Salon features more than $21,000 in cash, prize merchandise, and recognition.


1st place: $15,000 cash prize plus the cover of PleinAir magazine!
2nd place: $3,000 feature in the digital edition of PleinAir magazine
3rd place: $1,500 cash prize
Best Oil: $500 cash prize
Best Pastel: $500 cash prize
Best Water Media: $500 cash prize

Plus showcase of all winners in PleinAir magazine!

For a list of all the other prizes available and more information about the competition, visit the Plein Air Salon Competition website, HERE


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