Palouse Plein Air
What is Plein Air?
French for "in the open air" used to describe the act of painting outdoors. Plein Air competitions are all about painting outdoors in a specific area or region and then having those paintings exhibited in an art gallery.
Palouse Plein Air 2014
Historic Moscow, Idaho and the beautiful Palouse are the perfect destination for plein air artists, which is why they are the back drop for Palouse Plein Air 2014.
An area with a long history of farming, mining, logging, with fields, rivers, mountains and historic homes... a plein air paradise!
September 10, 2014 - September 19, 2014
Artists Reception / Awards Ceremony:
September 19, 2014
Palouse Plein Air 2014 Awards
- Quick Draw at the Moscow Farmers Market: $50
Artists' Choice, People's Choice, Best Historical, Best Downtown, Best Palouse, University Student Award, and Honorable Mention(s).
Purchase Awards provided by:
City of Moscow
Palouse Plien Air 2014 is an 8 day painting competition for artists 18 years-of-age or older.
$20 entrance fee includes:
- Registration in the competition
- Invitation to the Artists Reception and Awards Ceremony on September 19
- Quick Draw at the Moscow Farmers Market
All painting mediums are invited to participate. There is no limit on the number of painting surfaces participants can register for the event.
Gallery Exhibit and Judging
On September 19 from 8:00 a.m. to noon participants are to deliver a maximum of 3 finished entries framed and ready to hang to the Third Street Gallery. The Gallery is located in Moscow City Hall (206 E. Third). The judging will take place from noon to 4:30 p.m.
Palouse Plein Air 2014 Juror: Dana Aldis
Dana lives in Lewiston, Idaho. She works predominantly in the medium of painting (oils) but she also includes drawing and bookarts in her art repertoire. Dana completed an MFA cum laude at the New York Academy of Art Graduate School of Figurative Art and a BFA with honors from the Corcoran College of Art & Design in Washington, DC. Dana is the First Prize winner of the 2011 Palouse Plein Air and was awarded Honorable Mention at the 2012 Palouse Plein Air. Dana is a member of the Palouse Women Artists, The Valley Art Center (Clarkston) and The Creative Shop Artist Co-Op (Lewiston).
Artists Reception and Awards Ceremony
On September 19 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. an artist reception and awards ceremony will be held at the Third Street Gallery. The event is free and open to the public.
Third Street Gallery Exhibit
September 19, 2014 - October 17, 2014
Traveling Show - Winners / Special Awards
Moscow Chamber of Commerce
411 South Main Moscow, ID 83843
October 28, 2014 - December 29, 2014
Whitman County Library
102 South Main Street Colfax, WA 99111
December 29, 2014 - February 2, 2015
Palouse Plein Air 2013 Winners