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Plein Air at the Fair Contest

Both novice and expert painters are invited to come out with an easel and paints to carry on the tradition of painting “en Plein Aire” – a French term literally translated as “In Open Air.”  What better place for a “paint out” than capturing the iconic images of the California State Fair!

Paint Out Weekend: July 21 – 22
Top three paintings at the end of the weekend will be awarded first, second and third place cash prizes. Must be a California resident 18 years of age or older.

2018 Competition Resources:
2018 California Fine Art Guide Book
1st Place: Suzanne D’Arcy – Fair Fun
2nd Place: Yvonne Bonacci – Cow Wash
3rd Place: Thom Tuduc – Fine Art on Fine Art

California Fine Art Results Archive