Thursday, June 16, 2011

Plein Air Artists can win $500 or stay at Dorland Mountain Arts Colony

French Style Full Box Plein Air Easel
Plein Air painters and visual artists are encouraged to enter the fourth Annual Ralph Love Plein Air Festival that runs concurrently with the Old Town Temecula Street Painting Festival Friday June 24 through Sunday, June 26.

The Ralph Love Plein Air Festival offers a $500 purchase award from the City of Temecula. First place award is $200 and a weekend stay at Dorland Mountain Arts Colony. Artists' choice award is $100. An event within the event, Plein Air artists paint on location on canvas sometimes painting the street painters who are on their hands and knees creating murals.

A silent auction of the plein air paintings is held Sunday, June 26, 3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. at Villa di Calabro. Artists can name their starting price and receive all of the proceeds of the auction.

Applications for both Plein Air artists and Street Painters are available at www.temeculacalifornia.com or by calling (951) 678-1456.