PleinAir magazine editor Steve Doherty will serve as judge at the Finger Lakes Plein Air Competition and Festival, scheduled for June 7-12 in Canandaigua, New York. The deadline is approaching rapidly.

Lead Image: “The Promise,” by John Caggiano, 2015, oil. Artists’ Choice at the 2015 Finger Lakes Plein Air Competition

More than $6,000 in prizes — including a $3,000 Best in Show award — will be given at the event. The organizers are seeking host families to provide lodging to out-of-town artists. There will be a Quick Draw. The event benefits the Ontario County Arts Council.

For more information and to enter, click here.


  1. Thank you Plein Air Magazine and Stephen Doherty for using my painting, “The Promise,” in this feature. I was honored to win Artists’ Choice award, as it is a recognition by one’s peers.


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