15th Annual Sedona Plein Air Festival
October 12 - October 19
Sedona Plein Air Festival
October 12–19, 2019
Announcing $10,000 in cash prizes including a $5000 1st Prize!
Come see artists painting in the Shangri-La of the Southwest! Sedona is a sublime environment with stunning beauty and the Sedona Arts Center has roots going back 60 years to the founding of Sedona’s identity as an ‘art colony’. The Sedona Plein Air Festival takes place during the best weather period of the year at the height of tourist season and is supported by a group of very experienced and enthusiastic staff and volunteers. Our community of art lovers open their doors to host – twenty-five artists from around the country have been selected to participate.
“I am thrilled that two astute collectors that have a love for the Sedona Plein Air Festival have come forward to offer us a special boon. $10,000 of prize money! Though they wish to remain anonymous I am deeply touched and grateful on behalf of all the artists and the Sedona Arts Center! This raises the prestige of our Festival as it enters its 15th year and we are happy to announce that we are spreading the award money throughout the event and creating a special Best of Show award for $5000!” –Vince Fazio, Executive Director, Sedona Arts Center.
An opening exhibition of six works by each artist creates a diverse opening exhibition representing a variety of media and style incorporating studio and plein air work. Paintings done during the festival are integrated into the ongoing exhibition throughout the week. Paintings are available for sale to patrons all week long.
A keynote address mid-week will be presented by Dave Santillanes who also presents a 3.5 day workshop during the Festival and judges for awards at the Friday evening awards gala. The festival also includes three paint-out events where all artist’s paint and the public is invited to watch and buy. Each paint-out has its own awards accompanied by a sales event.
The festival is flanked by workshops that provide a variety of perspectives on landscape painting by nationally recognized artists. Learn more about landscape and plein air painting workshops HERE.
2019 Festival Artists: