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 20 – 21
Top three paintings at the end of the weekend will be awarded first, second and third place cash prizes. This year will include the new class of youth art (ages 13 -18) to the Plein Air contests; which will be completed on the same weekend of July 20-21 and displayed for the duration of the fair.

2019 Competition Resources:

2019 California Fine Art Competition Guide
Online Entry Open Mar. 4 – Jul. 5, 2019
Step by Step Online Instructions How to Enter
Click Here to Enter

California Fine Art Docent Brochure
California Fine Art Docent Schedule Form

California Fine Art Results Archive
2018 Plein Air Winner
1st Place: Suzanne D’Arcy – Fair Fun
2nd Place: Yvonne Bonacci – Cow Wash
3rd Place: Thom Tuduc – Fine Art on Fine Art