Plein Air Contest at the Fair

2017 Exhibition of Fine Art – Plein Air Contest

Fine Art Exhibitors,

Please see the attached detailed information for the 2017 Exhibition of Fine Art’s Plein Air Contest.


Registration closes on Thursday, June 15 @ 11:59pm PST.

You must register online at


Contest takes place on Thursday, June 22, at the Ehibition of Fine Art (first floor East Grandstand).


If you have any questions, please contact the entry office at (858)792-4207, or email

Entry to the Luxembourg prize is up in a few more days


Only 10 days left to complete your entry!

The call for submissions is about to end! Now is the time to complete your entry to the Luxembourg Art Prize without delay.In your candidate area, the system will tell you whether or not your entry is complete.

Closing date for entries: 18 June at midnight (Luxembourg time).

Don’t leave it any longer! This is your last chance to enter the Luxembourg Art Prize this year!

If you already completed your entry, there’s nothing left to do now.

Your candidate space
  • An award of 25,000 euros to be won

June 10th paintout and wine with Millard

 Bernardo Winery!!   paintout will be at the Bernardo Winery, 13330 Paseo Del Verano Norte, San Diego,  858-487-1866.  The Bernardo Winery is over one hundred twenty-five years old and is still a functioning winery.  The winery is very rustic and is a great place to paint, have lunch, and drink wine.  Ideas for painting are endless featuring centuries-old buildings, wine making equipment, gardens, grape vineyards, olive trees, and rustic knick-knacks.
Our very talented and awarded demo artist is Jim Millard.
Directions from Highway 8–Take North 15 and exit West Bernardo/Pomerado Road–Take a Right West Bernardo/Pomerado Road–Take a Left on Paseo Del Verano Norte  You are there! We will be parking in the top lot-north
The demo starts promptly at 9am with a critique at 12:30pm.
AND–  We say goodbye to teacher Annette Paquette who is retiring. Good luck with your future adventures!
Weds. Painters
June 7 Rose Garden

June 14 Coronado Park on Orange St Across from library

June 21 Cactus Garden on Park across from Baboa

June 28 Fanuel Park on Mission Bay in PB on Fanuel St

BlogChallenge- vases (with or without flowers)

Estate Sale

Attention All Artists! Estate sale with lots of great art items available. Check out the details below!

Artist Items: Artist materials, frames, easels, brushes, books, paintings, Don Andrews paintings (2), Charles Reid painting (1), and Jacquie Vaux signed prints of animals

When: June 17 & 18, 2017, 9 am – 3 pm
Where: 5780 Rutgers Rd, La Jolla, CA 92037
Questions: If you would like more information, please contact Charlene via email: charights(at)   (Note: Replace (at) with @)

June is busting out all over town

Weds Paintouts:

May 31 Arboretum in Balboa Slat covered building

June 7 Rose Garden

June 14 Coronado Park on Orange St Across from library

June 21 Cactus Garden on Park across from Baboa

June 28 Fanuel Park on Mission Bay in PB on Fanuel St

BlogChallennge: vases, any kind- metal, glass, plastic. Can include flowers if you would like.

Paintout is far out this month, Santee Lakes

MAY DAY,  MAY DAY!  He’s back and ready to splash the paint around for us!  Popular demo artist, Chuck McPherson returns after a long hiatus. Chuck has signature status in NWS, WFWS and SDWS!  To find out more about Chuck McPherson just Google his name.
For the first time our demo paintout location is going to be at Santee Lakes in sunny Santee!  THERE IS A DAY USE FEE OF $6.00 per vehicle.  Santee Lakes is a beautiful recreational park made up of seven lakes.  The park is used for many activities including fishing, picnics, paddle boating, playgrounds and just relaxing.  The views in the park are varied and gorgeous; a painters delight!
Directions:  9310 Fanita Parkway, Santee Ca–619-596-3141
From 52E  take the Mast Blvd exit  Left to Fanita Parkway
The demo starts promptly at 9am with the critique at 12:30.  Santee Lakes opens at 6am for you early birds!
Weds. Painters

May 10.  Pt Loma Lifeguard Station. Was rained out so we will try again

May 17. Old Town area. Museum at top of the hill overlooking Rt 8 and old town.

May 24 Kate Se
ssions Park up from Garnett in PB

May 31. Arboretum in Balboa Park

BlogChallenge = DOGS