Over $3,500 in Prize Awards!
The Plein Air Painting Competitions are friendly in nature encouraging artist growth and expression.
The Arts, Culture and Heritage Committee is pleased to assemble the finest display of Plein Air paintings by local and regional artists under the Tent Gallery in Monument Park. We have been enthusiastically embraced and supported by the public as demonstrated in visitors to the tent and art sales.
The focus in the judging process will be to select paintings that show the highest quality of draftsmanship, color, composition, and diversity, emphasizing representational style and subject matter.
Eligible artists must be at least 18 years old.
Plein Air Competition Prize Awards
|Professional Artists||Emerging Artists|
|$1,000 Grand Prize Award||$500 First Prize Award|
|$750 Second Prize Award||$350 Second Prize Award|
|$500 Third Prize Award||$250 Third Prize Award|
Quick Draw Competition Prize Awards
|Professional or Emerging Artists|
|$250 First Prize Award|
|$150 Second Prize Award|
|$100 Third Prize Award|
Greg LaRock Award
The Greg LaRock Award highlights an artist’s work that shows consistency, passion and design across their competition pieces.
Artist’s Choice Award
Awarded to the artist who receives the most votes from their peers.
People’s Choice Award
Awarded to the artist who receives the most votes from patrons who visit the Paint Dexter tent.
Essence of Dexter Award
Awarded to the painting that most captures the spirit of the Dexter community.
Awarded to the artist that produces the best nocturne piece.