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Plein Air Richmond


Sponsored by:
Brazier Gallery
1616 West Main Street
Richmond VA  23220


Exhibition Details
Come paint the beautiful and historic capital of Virginia at Richmond’s original plein air event!  Home of the James River, public gardens, and historic buildings, there are endless subjects to be painted.

Entering Your Images
•    Entry form must be filled out in its entirety.  List sizes up to the nearest inch.  Submitted images must not include matting or frame.  Crop the photos to include only the artwork.  Be sure your images are right-side-up.
•    Before uploading your images, make sure they are smaller than 4MB, but at least 1920 pixels on the longest side at 72 dpi.  Images should be in JPEG format, sRGB color space.  Help in photographing your work and properly sizing your images can be found at:  If you need help entering your images or are unable to, please write to us here:
•    Please add and to your safe senders list to ensure notifications are received.

$40 entry fee for up to 3 images.

Juror of Submissions: A committee of five people with gallery experience
Judge of Show: Duane Keiser, founder of the Painting A Day movement

Artists must enter ONLY plein air artwork (i.e. painted from life, NO PHOTOGRAPHS).

Straight Sales handled by Brazier Gallery. 50% of the sales go to the artist.  A portion of the sales benefits the Richmond S.P.C.A. which is a non-profit, no-kill humane organization that saves the lives of more than 3,600 homeless animals each year.

Brazier Gallery can provide artists with host families.  Brazier Gallery will contact accepted artists to arrange housing.

$15,000+ in cash and merchandise awards.

Open/close date for submitting work online:  December 1st, 2017 - March 1st, 2018
Notifications sent out:  Friday, March 23, 2018
Drop off of artwork or arrival date to the event:
Canvas Stamping & Reception Party:  Sunday, June 17th 4:30pm - 7pm at Brazier Gallery, 1616 West Main Street, Richmond VA  23220
Fast & Fresh: (aka a quick paint) Saturday, June 24th, 2017 from 9:30am - 11:30am
Collector’s Preview Party: Friday, June 23rd from 5-8pm
Exhibit and Sale: The competition exhibit will be open to the public at Brazier Gallery from 8-9pm on Friday, June 22nd and from 10am-5pm on Saturday, June 23rd and 12-4pm on Sunday, June 24th.

Brazier Gallery has the right to use images of artists’ paintings for promotional use of Plein Air Richmond.





REGARDING JURY NOTIFICATIONS:  Notifications are sent through ConstantContact from  To ensure receipt of this notification, please add to your contact list, or safe senders’ list.

On the day of notification, you can do the following, but you will also receive an email notification, sent from ConstantContact, that will state the same.

1.  Go to and log in using your email address and password.

2.  Right above where you just logged in, click "Your Artist Profile."  You are now in Your account!

3.  At the bottom of your screen under "List of shows that jury by artists' work as a whole (like a Plein Air show)," you will see the show name and to the right of it you will see your jury results.  It will say either, "You were accepted, click to read the letter," or "You were not accepted, click to read the letter," or "You were accepted as an Alternate, click to read the letter."

4.  While you are in your account on, click "Personal Info" and make sure your name, address, phone number, and email address are up-to-date.


NOTE:  Please be sure to read your letters in their entirety.  Most acceptance letters will ask you to RSVP or will have special instructions you must follow.



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