Palouse Plein Air 2013 – Calling All Painters

Calling all painters!  The City of Moscow and the Moscow Arts Commission invite you to participate in the fourth annual Palouse Plein Air 2013.

What is Plien 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.

The 8 day painting competition begins September 13, 2013 and runs through September 20, 2013!

The competition is open to artists 18 years or older. All painting mediums are welcome!

The $20 entrance fee per participant includes: registration in the competition, an invitation to the Artist Reception and Awards Ceremony on September 20, and an invitation to the Quick Draw at the Moscow Farmers Market.

On September 20, 2013 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. 

The Palouse Plein Air 2013 Juror is Roger Rowley, University of Idaho Art & Design Professor and Director of the Prichard Art Gallery. 

On September 20, 2013 from 5:00 p.m. 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.

For more information, see the Palouse Plein Air 2013 application.

Applications are available for pick up at Moscow City Hall or online at:


For more information:

Call 208-883-7036 or check out our webpage at

Date: 09/09/2013
Story Contact: DJ Scallorn
Phone: 208.883.7036