April 22, 2021 (Moscow, Idaho) —
The City of Moscow Arts Department announced online registration for the annual Palouse Plein Air painting competition is open now through Sept. 8.
Participating artists paint outdoors at any location of their choosing within Latah, Nez Perce, Whitman and Benewah counties. Participants may paint any combination of the competition days, September 9-16. No use of electronic, pictorial or other aids is allowed. All work must be done on location by the individual artist.
Artists aged 18 years or older are eligible to participate. In addition, all painting media are eligible for competition. These media include gouache, watercolor, acrylic, oil and pastel.
Registration is $25 per participant, with student registration set at $20. Qualifying students must be 18 years or older. To learn more about the competition and to register, visit http://bit.ly/ppa2021artistregistration
Palouse Plein Air is an annual painting competition that takes place every September, with events including painting workshops and a juried exhibition at Moscow’s Prichard Art Gallery.
Historic Moscow, Idaho and the beautiful Palouse are the perfect destination for plein air artists, and the annual Palouse Plein Air painting event connects artists with the region’s landscape and arts culture. French for “open air,” the phrase “plein air” (pronounced plen-air) describes the act of painting outdoors. The outdoor experience on the Palouse is particularly rich, as its rolling hills, rivers, mountains, fields, farms, and homes tell the long history of the landscape.
Guided by the vision of the Moscow Arts Commission and University of Idaho art professor Aaron Cordell Johnson, Palouse Plein Air began in 2010, and the event continues to grow. A collaboration of community partners makes this growth possible; the City of Moscow, the Prichard Art Gallery, and the University of Idaho College of Art + Architecture work together to make a great event for artists and art lovers alike.
To learn more about Palouse Plein Air, visit https://www.ci.moscow.id.us/216/Palouse-Plein-Air
Story Contact: Megan Cherry, Arts Program Manager