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April PleinAir Salon Online Art Competition

The 14th Annual PleinAir Salon is an online art competition with 12 monthly cycles, and is open to a variety of mediums and styles. It’s not just for plein air painters! We invite a variety of top master artists, museum directors and gallery owners to judge each month. All monthly winners are automatically included in the Annual Competition where the Grand Prize winner receives $15,000 and has their painting featured on the cover of PleinAir Magazine, the #1 representational art magazine at Barnes & Noble.

In addition to a total of $50,000 in ALL Cash Prizes, winners receive exposure and recognition through our various magazines, websites, newsletters and social media platforms.

2024 Emerging Artist Award

The 2024 Emerging Artist Award is for all UK & international visual artists.

You can submit up to 5 works and if you are selected you will be offered an opportunity for a solo exhibition at the Saint Louis Art Gallery Oxford in Oxford, UK.

VAA International Exhibition & Scholarship Prize Extension

Due to popular demand the prize has been extended for a second phase of application. The Visual Artists Association has introduced an exhibition and scholarship fund of £20,000. Created to support early career artists to develop their arts businesses, The VAA International Exhibition & Scholarship Prize, launched in Summer 2022, aims to benefit emerging and re-emerging artists. This will be achieved by increasing artists’ international exposure, whilst raising funds for VAA artist education programmes.

Costs

FREE for VAA Members*

Non-members: £20 for 1-5 entries.

Pathways 2024: The Carlos Malamud Prize Call for Artists

Call for Artists: Pathways 2024: The Carlos Malamud Prize

September PleinAir Salon $50,000 Online Art Competition

The Early Bird Discount ends the 15th and 11:59 pm. Enter before then to receive 25% off your entries. Just $29 for your first and $12 for each additional painting. The regular price is $38 for the first painting and $16 for each additional painting. 

The PleinAir Salon Art Competition is a monthly online art competition that awards over $50,000 each year. There is over $2,000 in Cash Prizes awarded each month, and $22,000 awarded at the Annual Competition each May. Each of the 23 monthly winners are included in the judging for the 13th Annual PleinAir Salon where we award the Grand Prize winner a check for $15,000 and feature their painting on the cover of PleinAir Magazine. The Annual Awards will be presented live at the Plein Air Convention & Expo in May 2024.

July PleinAir Salon $50,000 Online Art Competition

The Early Bird Discount ends the 15th and 11:59 pm. Enter before then to receive 25% off your entries. Just $29 for your first and $12 for each additional painting. The regular price is $38 for the first painting and $16 for each additional painting. 

The PleinAir Salon Art Competition is a monthly online art competition that awards over $50,000 each year. There is over $2,000 in Cash Prizes awarded each month, and $22,000 awarded at the Annual Competition each May. Each of the 23 monthly winners are included in the judging for the 13th Annual PleinAir Salon where we award the Grand Prize winner a check for $15,000 and feature their painting on the cover of PleinAir Magazine. The Annual Awards will be presented live at the Plein Air Convention & Expo in May 2024.

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