3rd Annual Plein AirSalon Announces Last Call For Entries For Representational Art Competition At Plein Air Convention, The World’s Largest Gathering Of Outdoor Artists

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The 3rd annual PleinAir Salon competition is making its last call for entries for a representational competition at the Plein Air Convention, the world's largest gathering of outdoor artists.

PleinAir magazine today announced its final call for entries for the 3rd Annual Plein Air Salon art competition. Deadline for entries is March 15, 2014. Contest winners will receive $21,000 in cash and prizes and will be announced at the Plein Air Convention & Expo on April 7, 2014, at the Monterey Conference Center. In the spirit of the French Salon created by the Académie des Beaux-Arts in Paris, this annual competition is designed to stimulate artistic growth through competition and to reward artists through recognition and cash prizes. Judges include top museum and gallery professionals and master artists.

All contest entries must be landscape-related. Figures and still lifes must be in an outdoor setting. Studio works of outdoor settings are acceptable in categories other than Plein Air. Entries may be submitted in the following categories: Plein Air, Water (seascapes, coastal, marine, rivers and streams, etc.), Best Figure in the Landscape (outdoor environments with figures, animals, or birds), Buildings (cityscapes, farms, architectural elements), Outdoor Still Life, Floral (gardens, fields of flowers, etc.), Nocturnes (sunrises, sunsets), and Landscapes.

All images must be original work submitted in digital format and presented without frames with the signature of the artist visible. All individuals entering must be at least 18 years of age to accept cash prizes. Entries will not be accepted if sent by mail or via physical delivery of photographs, discs, or actual paintings. For more information and to submit your art in this salon competition, visit: http://www.pleinairsalon.com.
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About the Plein Air Convention & Expo

The Plein Air Convention & Expo will host the world’s largest convention for artists and outdoor painters at the Monterey Conference Center in Monterey, California, on April 7-11, 2014. The Plein Air Convention & Expo will welcome painters from all over the world, who will gather to learn from a faculty of more than 70 of the world’s top artists and Plein Air Masters. More than 700 artists are anticipated to attend the five-day conference, which features demonstrations and lectures from many of the world’s finest painters. Last year, the Plein Air Convention attracted artists from around the globe, including every U.S. state and Canada, Mexico, France, England, Ireland, Saudi Arabia, and Colombia. Online registration is available now at http://www.pleinairconvention.com.

The conference takes painters outdoors each day as a group to paint on location in scenic spots along the picturesque Pacific coastline in and around Monterey and Carmel-by-the-Sea, where instructors will offer on-location demonstrations and critiques and work with artists one-on-one. In addition to daily onstage demonstrations and lectures by artists and museum professionals, Rhoads will present three early-morning sessions of Art Marketing Boot Camp to help artists further the business aspects of their careers.

This year, for the first time, the convention features an art show and sale of both faculty and attendee paintings, which will be open to the public at the Monterey Conference Center throughout the week. Also new this year are two additional stages, offering full-time programs for watercolor and pastel. The main stage will feature lectures and oil painting, plus a demo stage for artists presenting demonstrations. An Expo Hall of about 25 art vendors will provide artists with access to new art materials, paints, canvas, frames, and more.

For more information and to register online, visit http://www.pleinairconvention.com, or call 561-655-8778.

About PleinAir Magazine

PleinAir magazine is a bi-monthly fine art magazine for art collectors, gallery owners, artists, art educators, and art enthusiasts. PleinAir chronicles the plein air (outdoor painting) movement around the world with editorial and representational landscape paintings, both historical and contemporary, and plein air studies and studio paintings. PleinAir is published by Boynton Beach, Florida-based Streamline Publishing, Inc. For more information, visit http://www.pleinairmagazine.com.

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