– Bob Bahr reporting, Editor PleinAir Today –

Head to Capitola, California, to compete in Capitola Plein Air, November 2-6, and enjoy the ravishing scenery of Monterey Bay.

Lead Image: Coraly Hanson painting at the 2015 Capitola en Plein Air event

First Place is a $1,500 purchase award. Kevin Courter will serve as judge.

Capitola, which sits in Santa Cruz County on Monterey Bay in California, is a good spot for a plein air competition and sale. It boasts a beautiful beach that acts as a magnet for tourists, picturesque cliffs, Victorian homes, and a quaint village right on the water. The Santa Cruz area previously had a plein air event, but it died out several years ago. Based on the reception the inaugural Capitola Plein Air event received last year, it was missed.

“There was a need for it — it wasn’t just us wanting to have the event,” says Jenny Shelton, the art and cultural commissioner for the City of Capitola, and the main organizer of the event. “Overwhelmingly, everyone — from the artists to the sponsors to the public — were pleased.”

Artists wishing to participate in the event’s second year should get their entry in by August 31. More information is available here.


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