Plein Air Salon sketches -
Richard Sneary, “Adirondacks Sketch 1,” watercolor, 5 x 6 in.

Did you know that the PleinAir Salon has a special category just for drawings and sketches? Bonus: the work can include any subject matter.

If you use a sketchbook for any medium — including iPad sketching, plein air, or studio work — you can enter your best work for a chance to win in this category, or in the overall Salon!

To give you some inspiration and an idea of how broad the possibilities are in style, here are some of the previous winners from the Sketching/Drawing category of the PleinAir Salon:

Watercolor sketches
Barbara Rallo, “Sketching at Sophie’s Gite,” watercolor, 11 x 8 in.
Conte drawings
Ned Mueller, “Castlebridge Session,” Conte, 17 x 23 in.
Watercolor sketches
Suzie Baker, “From Cherai Beach, India Sketchbook”
Pencil drawings
Michael Dumas, “White Garden,” pencil, 30 x 22 in.

The Bi-Monthly PleinAir Salon is now open and accepting entries until midnight on November 30, 2019. Laura Grenning, owner of Grenning Gallery, is the November-December judge.

You Could Win
1st place: $15,000 cash prize plus the cover of PleinAir magazine!
2nd Place: $3,000 cash prize plus a feature in the digital edition of PleinAir magazine
3rd Place: $1,500 cash prize
Three honorable mention finalists: $500 cash prizes — total $1,500
Plus, all annual winners will be showcased in PleinAir magazine!

4 Steps to Enter:
1. Visit
2. Click ENTER NOW
3. Create an account or log in
4. Upload your best paintings (fresh paintings not required)

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