– Staff reporting –

Would you like to have the owner of one of the finest galleries in New York’s tony Hamptons area see your work? Putting your name in front of a PleinAir Salon judge is just one of the advantages of entering.

Lead Image: “Spring Is in the Air,” by Carlo Cosentino, oil, 8 x 10 in. Best Plein Air in the April-May contest of the 2016-2017 PleinAir Salon

The PleinAir Salon’s June-July contest will be judged by Richard J. Demato, the owner of RJD Gallery, in Sag Harbor, New York. That’s located right in the middle of New York’s playground for the wealthy. Wouldn’t you want Demato to see your work?

There are other reasons to enter the salon. Choosing a submission for a competition entails a helpful and necessary vetting process. An artist has to take a hard look at his or her output and see how it stacks up. And, of course, winning a competition looks good for collectors, critics, and gallery owners.

Demato is waiting to see your painting. Enter, before the July 31 deadline.

The PleinAir Salon consists of six bi-monthly contests, with the First, Second, and Third Place winners of each contest, and the category winners, automatically entered into the annual competition. First prize in the annual competition is $15,000 cash and the publication of the winning image on the cover of PleinAir magazine, along with a feature story. Second Place earns an artist $3,000 and an article in the digital edition of PleinAir magazine. Third Place yields $1,500 in cash. Three additional finalists win $500. Aside from First, Second, and Third Place overall, categories include Best Oil, Best Pastel, Best Watercolor, Best Acrylic, Best Plein Air, Best Building, Best Figure in the Landscape, Best Floral, Best Landscape, Best Outdoor Still Life, Best Nocturne, Best Water, Best Vehicle, Best Sketchbook, Best Artist Over 65, Best Student, and Best Artist Under 30.

The winner of each bi-monthly contest is featured in this e-newsletter and profiled on OutdoorPainter.com. In mid-April, the $21,000 in prizes will be awarded to the annual winners at the 2017 Plein Air Convention & Expo, in San Diego, California.


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