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Warm Springs Gallery
Sixth Annual Bath County Plein Air Festival 2018

Sixth Annual Bath County Plein Air Festival 2018


Monday, October 1 – Sunday, October 7, 2018

Warm Springs Gallery presents the Sixth Annual Bath County Plein Air Festival.  For one week, thirty of the mid-Atlantic’s finest plein air painters will set up their easels along pristine rivers and country roads capturing the warm autumn light of Bath County, Virginia.  Nestled in the Alleghany Mountains and home to the historic Homestead Resort, Bath County is a painter’s paradise, offering panoramic vistas, meandering streams and open meadows, family farms, and charming village scenes.

Event Information
The event will take place from Monday, October 1st – Sunday, October 7th, 2018.

Check-in and Canvas Stamping will take place on Monday, October 1st from 9am-12pm at Warm Springs Gallery, 12 Katydid Trail, Warm Springs, VA  24484.

Artists will paint Monday, October 1 through Saturday, October 6, 2018.

Artists must turn in one painting marked to be judged and up to 5 additional paintings (completed, framed, and wired) to Warm Springs Gallery between 12 - 2 pm on Saturday, October 7.

Maximum canvas size permitted is 24” wide, no restriction on height.  All work turned in for exhibition, judging, and sale must be painted during the event en plein air and without the use of photographs. These works must bear the event stamp.

Required Events:

Thursday, October 4, 7-10 pm, Farm to Table Dinner, Exhibition and Sale

Saturday, October 6, 5-9 pm, Preview Party, Awards Presentation, and Sale of Paintings

Sunday, October 7, 9 am -12 pm, Small Painting Sunday Sale 


The commission split will be 50-50 at all events.


Entry Instructions
Entries are to be processed through Online Juried Shows.  Application, application fee, and three images are due by June 30, 2018.  No entries will be accepted after this date.  The Application fee is $40.  Payment can be made either through PayPal or a valid credit card.  Entry fees must be made by the entry deadline.

Each artist must submit three (3) professional quality images of artwork in JPEG format, a short bio, a CV or resume.

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.  The OnlineJuriedShows system will automatically resize them to 1920 pixels on the longest side @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 email or call 949-287-8645.

Entering Your Resume:
To enter your resume, log into your account, click "Your Artist Profile," click "Edit Your Profile," and follow the directions in the "Bio Upload" section.

Juror of Submissions
The Bath County Plein Air Festival is a juried event with applications reviewed by a panel of five professional artists and/or curators.  The panel will review all submitted applications and select 20 artists for a total of 30 artists to participate (award winners and top artists in 2017 will be invited back to the 2018 festival).  Notification of selected artists will be sent to each applicant via email no later than July 15, 2018.

2018 Judge     Larry Moore

Larry Moore has been painting since the mid-1980’s and in his own words ‘have only recently started to feel like I am in the early stages of figuring it out.  It is a lifelong journey, this figuring it out thing.’ Larry’s background is in illustration where he has worked in almost every imaginable medium and style with the possible exceptions of egg tempera and marble!  He has a huge passion for nature, having grown up on a river next to the ocean with only islands and wildlife behind his house.   Painting the great outdoors is Larry’s way of giving homage to nature and perhaps being able to give the viewers of his paintings a reminder of what was and what could still be.
Larry has been the recipient of numerous top awards in art shows and plein air competitions from the mid-1990’s to the present in places as diverse as Maui, HI, Easton, MD, Carmel, Monterey and Laguna, CA and Bucks County, PA.  He has won the Society of Illustrators, NY Gold Medal.  His work has been featured in Plein Air Magazine, American Artist Workshop Magazine, and American Art Collector.

Judging & Awards
Bath County Plein Air Festival awards $8000 in cash prizes plus merchandise awards.  The festival judge will select the three top paintings in the exhibit ($1000, $750, 500) and the Best in Show for the Gordon F. Ferguson Memorial Award ($1000).  In addition, the public votes for one painting for the People’s Choice Award ($1000) and the artists select another artist for the Best in Show Peer Review ($1000).  There are also a few special awards given:  The Donald S. Lewis, Sr. Memorial Award ($500) and Best Architectural, Figurative, Nocturne, and Vista ($500 each).

We have a number of generous supporters of the arts who have indicated that they will open their homes to visiting artists.  All juried artists will be placed in private homes.  If you select to find your own housing, you must let us know by August 1, 2018.

I have read the foregoing Prospectus and by entering and paying for this Entry Application, I agree to be bound by all terms set forth therein, including participation in the week-long Competition, the Farm to Table Dinner, Exhibition & Sale, the Awards Ceremony & Sale, and the Small Painting Sunday Sale.

From October 1 through October 7, 2018, I agree to sell no paintings while the event, Bath County Plein Air Festival, is going on unless 50% of the selling price is paid to the Warm Springs Gallery.  I understand that the Warm Springs Gallery will conduct all sales.  I hereby give Warm Springs Gallery permission to use images of work that I enter into the Bath County Plein Air Festival competition for publicity purposes. I understand that I will receive credit for any such reproduction(s) of my work.


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