Register Online to Participate

The Paint Dexter Plein Air Festival registration opens early in the year, is announced via email, Facebook, and is required to participate. Announcements will be sent via email to our mailing list. Please e-mail Paintdexter@gmail.com to sign-up for our mailing list.

The Plein Air Painting Competition begins on a Monday and concludes at the end of the day on Thursday.

Please read the following carefully as this outlines the festival’s expectations for artist participation in this event.

Professional and Emerging Plein Air Competitions Entry Information and Requirements

  1. Artists must REGISTER ONLINE.
    1. Professional Artists must REGISTER ONLINE by May 15 and submit three digital images of recent plein air paintings, and a bio.
    2. Emerging Artists must REGISTER ONLINE before July 1st in order to participate in the Plein Air Painting Competition.
  2. Artists competing in the Professional category must be invited to participate as participation at that level is a juried event.
    1. See the Participation Requirements for information and details
  3. No walk-ons, no exceptions. See our No Walk-on Policy for detail.
  4. Artists are required to check-in at one of the scheduled Check-in times prior to painting. At Check-in, artists will have canvases and papers stamped before commencing painting.
    1. No watercolor/pastel block pads allowed.
    2. See Schedule of Events for Artists for available Check-in times.
    3. Festival stamps will be checked during the delivery of finished artwork. Please plan accordingly.
  5. Finished artwork delivery times are listed in the Schedule of Events for Artists, and will also be provided in your Artist Packet upon check-in.
  6. Each artist may deliver up to three (3) finished paintings for the Plein Air Painting Competition for the Wet Paint Sale.
  7. Attach artist’s name, title, medium and phone number on backside of each painting with Forms provided on Entry Form included in the Artist Packet.
  8. Delivery of finished framed artwork is due at the above assigned time on Friday in the Festival Tent at Monument Park.
    1. Coffee and donuts will greet you!
  9. A receipt waiver will be filed at time of artwork delivery. A number will be assigned to each painting, logged in waiver notebook and attached to the backside of painting(s).
  10. Artists pick up all unsold artwork and sign Release on Saturday. No early pickup.
  11. See Artist’s Guide for Requirements and Guidelines.

Quick Draw Competition Entry Information and Requirements

  1. Artists must include the Quick Draw Competition registration as part of their overall Festival ONLINE REGISTRATION (see above).
  2. No walk-ons, no exceptions. See our No Walk-on Policy for detail.
  3. Artists participating in the Quick Draw Competition are required to check-in between 8:00 – 9:00am on Friday at the Tent Gallery in Monument Park. Artists will deliver their finished framed Plein Air Competition paintings and have their Quick Draw canvasses stamped.
  4. Deliver finished Quick Draw artwork, framed, and ready-to-hang to Tent Gallery between 1:00-1:30pm.
  5. Each artist may deliver up one (1) finished painting for the Quick-Draw Competition and the Wet Paint Sale.
  6. Attach artist’s name, title, medium and phone number on backside of each painting with Forms provided on Entry Form included in the Artist Packet.
  7. A receipt waiver will be filed at time of artwork delivery. A number will be assigned to each painting, logged in waiver notebook and attached to the backside of painting(s).
  8. Artists pick-up all unsold artwork and sign Release on Saturday between 8:00pm-9:00pm.
  9. See the Artist’s Guide for Requirements and Deadlines.