Think warm thoughts…and book tickets now for upcoming plein air events in California and Florida. Doesn’t that sound nice? 

The deadline is nearly upon us for entering Los Gatos Plein Air, a competition in California with $3,100 in prizes. Paul Kratter will serve as the juror this year. The 7th annual event, sponsored by the Los Gatos Morning Rotary Club, benefits local arts and sciences education for kids. Paint scenic views of the Santa Cruz Mountains, vineyards, and the Pacific Ocean, June 16-20. The deadline for entries is Feb. 1; visit for information.

Laurie Brower, board member for the Lighthouse ArtCenter, painted the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse from DuBois Park at the Lighthouse ArtCenter Plein Air Festival last year.

In the vicinity of Palm Beach, Florida, the Lighthouse ArtCenter is hosting the 2nd Annual Plein Air Festival March 12-15. This juried invitational show offers $10,000 in prizes. Morgan Samuel Price, Marisa Pascucci, and Glenn Tomlinson will serve as judges this year. The deadline to enter is Feb. 4; go to the event’s website for more.



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