Local artists are invited to participate in the City of Temecula’s 16th Annual Ralph Love Plein Air Competition from FRI, JUL 28 through FRI, AUG 11, 2023.
Each year during this competition, artists paint en plein air (a method of painting outdoors) taking inspiration from different locations around the City of Temecula. Canvas submissions must be stamped from FRI, JUL 28 through FRI, AUG 10, 2023, to qualify for judging. Stamps for canvas submissions are available inside the Temecula Valley Museum from 10:30 am – 3:30 pm (closed Mondays).
This Year’s Three Paint Locations Include:
- Old Town Temecula: Artist’s Choice of Old Town Site
- Temecula Wine Country: Artist’s Choice of Winery
- City of Temecula Parks: Artist’s Choice of Temecula Park
City of Temecula Parks: Artist’s Choice of Temecula Park All eligible entries will be on display in The Temecula Valley Museum from FRI, AUG 18, 2023 to SUN, OCT 29, 2023. A public reception with live music and refreshments will be held in The Merc on FRI, SEPT 22, 2023 at 5:30 pm. Competition awards will be announced at the reception. This year’s awards will include Best of Show ($500); 1st Place ($200); 2nd Place ($100); and 3rd Place ($75).
New Youth Category: This year we encourage young artists (17 and under) to participate in the competition. The winning prize in this category is a gift basket with art supplies.
Please click the link below for the event rules & guidelines details.