Artist Registration

Plein air painting is a painting completed in the field, on location and “in the moment.” Art work must be accomplished in a 50 mile radius of downtown Moab. The maximum size of a substrate is 24″ X 24.”

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What’s new this year?

Announcing for the first time, Art in the Park. This is your chance to compete in a Quick Draw within Arches National Park, a breath-taking national park just north of Moab with sunlit desert scenery to inspire any artist. This year, we will also host more painting workshops from nationally known plein air artists.

Any registered artist that wants to compete comes to the MARC at Noon. By 12:15, forty names will be drawn, lottery style. A bus will be provided to take the 40 participants to Arches (park entry fee may apply). Painters are allowed three hours to paint, from the drop off time. No extra time will be allowed. The bus will leave whether or not you and your painting are ready to. Art will need to be checked in before 7pm at the MARC. Cash prizes will be awarded to Quick Draw winners . All sales are subject to a 30% commission.

More opportunities then ever to win cash prizes and placements in 2016! The main competition offers 3 categories of 1st place winners of $1350 (possible purchase awards) and 2nd place winners up to $500 cash prizes and MORE! Other awards to be announced.

Art Sale

The Moab Arts & Recreation Center (the MARC) is delighted to offer registered artists space space to display up to 3 paintings for sale. Art work for sale is preferably regional PleinAir landscapes and MUST be framed, and ready to hang on a purchasers wall. Tables will be set up and sales staff will be on hand so you can be outdoors to enjoy our full slate of activities. Art must be prepared appropriately for hanging. Artists NEED to provide easels for display – if at all possible. The Art Sale is free and open to the public, and Plein Air Moab retains a 30% commission on all sales.

Date: Thursday – Saturday, October 6th – 8th from 4 pm to 9 pm

Quick Draws

The QuickDraw is a timed art competition. Registered artists complete an entire painting within a specified amount of time. The maximum size of a substrate is 24″ X 24″.

Quick draws are a fun way to improve your technique and paint along with other painters. To participate in our quick draw competitions you must be present for canvas stamping just prior to each event at the MARC. You are required to complete a painting within the set boundaries.

After each quick draw, Plein Air Moab hosts a reception, mini competion and art sale for the quick draw participants and public.

A great spectator event!

For the First Time – Arches National Park Quick Draw Competition

Date: Friday, October 7th, 2 – 5 pm. Maximum participants: 40 (chosen lottery style). Artists will meet at the MARC at 12:00 (noon) to get their canvases stamped. An orientation is provided at 12:30. Bus departs for Arches @ 12:45pm, and makes 3 painting stops for artist to paint. Painting locations TBA.

Downtown Moab Quick Draw Competition

Date: Thursday, October 6th, 2016, 4 pm to 7 pm. Meet at the MARC at 3:30 and get your canvas stamped. Complete your painting between the blocks specified. Then, join us for a appetizer reception from 7:30 pm to 9 pm. Free to the public. Cash prizes will be awarded to Quick Draw winners. All sales subject to a 30% commission.

Note both Quick Draws are followed by an Awards Reception at the MARC.

Paint Outs & Art Experientials

Your family or friends can participate in Experiential Workshops, offered for beginning artists, kids and adults alike. No charge, all supplies are provided.

Join us at:

  • Moonflower Canyon Saturday, Oct 1st 10 am – 4 pm
  • Moonflower Canyon Wednesday, Oct 5th Noon – 4 pm
  • Robin’s Garden Paint on Wednesday, Oct 5th 8 am – Noon and again at 1 pm – 5 pm

Registration & Schedule

Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, October 3rd – 5th, 9 am to Noon.
Join us at the MARC to get registered (entry fees increase significantly for last minute registration) or check-in. All participating artists must check-in and obtain canvas stamping for the main competition. Welcome packets and schedules will be provided. Get there early so you have more time to paint!

Registration includes: Main competition entry (1,2 or 3 medias), DownTown Quick Draw entry, Possible Arches Quick Draw entry (only 40 can participate), Art Sale entry & all other plein air paint outs or gatherings.

Early Entry Fees – Register early and save. These great low rates end August 15:

  • $50.00 for inclusion in 1 of the 3 categories (Dry, Oil, Watercolors), main competition, quick draws, paint outs and the art sale.
  • $80.00 for inclusion in 2 of 3 categories (Dry, Oil, Watercolors), main competition, quick draws, paint outs and the art sale.
  • $110.00 for inclusion in 3 of 3 competitions (Dry, Oil, Watercolors), main competition, quick draws, paint outs and the art sale.

Entry Fees – These rates end August 16 through September 15:

  • $70.00 for inclusion in 1 of the 3 categories (Dry, Oil, Watercolors), main competition, quick draws, paint outs and the art sale.
  • $110.00 for inclusion in 2 of 3 categories (Dry, Oil, Watercolors), main competition, quick draws, paint outs and the art sale.
  • $150.00 for inclusion in 3 of 3 competitions (Dry, Oil, Watercolors), main competition, quick draws, paint outs and the art sale.

Last Minute Entry Fees – September 16 through October 5:

  • $90.00 for inclusion in 1 of the 3 categories (Dry, Oil, Watercolors), main competition, quick draws, paint outs and the art sale.
  • $140.00 for inclusion in 2 of 3 categories (Dry, Oil, Watercolors), main competition, quick draws, paint outs and the art sale.
  • $190.00 for inclusion in 3 of 3 competitions (Dry, Oil, Watercolors), main competition, quick draws, paint outs and the art sale.

By registering, artists acknowledge and authorize the use of photos taken throughout this event, which may include artists and their art work, for use as promotional elements at pleinairmoab.com and in printed materials for future events. Further, artists acknowledge and agree to PleinAir Moab retaining 30% of the sale price of individual art sales generated during the event.

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