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Plein Air Washington Artists
Plein Air Washington Artists Winter Exhibition, 2022/23





January 6 - February 26, 2023

First Place Award $1000 

Entry Deadline November 15, 2022

Aaron Schuerr, Juror of Awards


Plein Air Washington Artists (PAWA) is sponsoring a juried exhibit themed: Plein Air to Studio for our Annual Winter Exhibition. This juried showcase features either combinations of plein air paintings and studio paintings and/or large studio paintings.

This year, we are excited to announce that our annual winter exhibition moves to Edmonds, Washington! We are being hosted by Cole Gallery; the premier representational gallery in the Seattle metro zone. With a special two-month duration, this year’s show will feature 65 paintings shown in both the physical gallery and on Cole Gallery’s website. In addition, there will be a second online-only exhibition of 35 paintings. Paintings featured in the online-only exhibition may have the opportunity to move to the gallery as sales occur. Cole Gallery is recognized across the nation as a top tier gallery with quality representation and robust sales.

    Cole Gallery

107 5th Ave. 98020

Edmonds, WA

Please read this prospectus carefully, as much has changed from prior years.

Print out for your reference. 


Entry deadline: midnight PST,  November 15, 2022

Acceptance notice: November 23, 2022

Delivery of Artwork: December 30 through January 3, 2023 10 am - 6 pm  (Gallery closed Jan 1st) Show dates: January 6, 2023 – Feb. 26, 2023

Opening Reception and Awards Presentation: January 6, 4 - 7 pm. Awards at 6:00 pm. Artists may park at Artworks, if needed.

Art Walk Celebrations: Jan. 19 and Feb. 16, Please note: The People’s Choice Award will be awarded on Feb 16th during the Art Walk.

Pick-up Unsold Art: February 26, 10 am - 6 pm, or call to make arrangements.


A total of 6 paintings may be entered in any combination of plein air/studio paintings or studio paintings to make the total of six. A maximum of 4 paintings total per artist will be exhibited. Paintings must have been created within the past two years.


•Each artist may submit up to three sets of plein air and studio paintings.

•As part of the combination, up to three plein air paintings may be submitted with a minimum size of 6x8” (48 sq in) and maximum of 11x14” (154sq in).

•As part of the combination, up to three studio paintings may be submitted with a minimum size of “16x20” (320 sq in) and maximum of 30x30” (900 sq in.) with a maximum frame size of 35”x35” (1225 sq. in.). No art larger than 30” in height or width is accepted.

•The studio painting should be derived from the plein air piece or the plein air experience and be entered with the corresponding plein air painting. Studio paintings should demonstrate a higher level of resolve than their accompanying study. Photos may also be used for reference.

•Please title your entries Pair - (Title). For example, Pair - Redwood Forest


STAND-ALONE STUDIO SUBMISSIONS- (note: different from previous years)

Up to six stand-alone studio pieces may be submitted with a minimum of 12x16” (192 sq in) and a maximum of 30x30” framed no larger than 35”x35”. Again, the maximum number of pieces submitted should not exceed six total. For example, if entering a combination, then only four stand-alone studio paintings can be accepted.

Artwork must be for sale.

All works submitted for jurying into the show must be available for the show and sale. Once you are accepted into the show, artwork must be sold through the gallery.


All entries are to be made at using digital images of the paintings.  Each image should be 72 dpi, 1920 pixels on the longest side of the image, and under 4MB. Artists may submit up to 6 images. The fee is $40 for the initial entry and $5 for each additional entry, for a maximum total of $65. All entry fees will be paid through Online Juried Shows when entering the exhibition.


      •This is primarily a traditional landscape show, although interiors will be accepted. No portraits or still-lives will be accepted.


  •Paintings in oil, pastel, acrylic, watercolor, or gouache will be accepted. No mixed media or drawings.


There will be no exceptions for deadlines, specifications or rules.


  •Open to all artists 18 years and older who are a current member of Plein Air Washington Artists. The $30 membership fee must be paid in advance of entering the show. Visit to pay fee.


  •Original art painted en plein air (on location) and studio paintings derived from the plein air paintings or experience will be accepted. Paintings created in a workshop or while under the instruction of another artist are ineligible.


  •Digital images are assumed to be accurate representations of the entrant’s original art works.


  •Paintings must be for sale and priced at $300 (retail) minimum. Any artwork priced below the show minimum will automatically have its price increased.


  •All artwork must be suitably framed, ready to hang; properly wired with strong wire and flat metal hangers. 1.5” cradled panels or 1.5” gallery-wrapped canvases with painted edges will be accepted.


  •A 50% commission is retained by the gallery for all accepted art sold. Please note: the Cole Gallery retains its right to offer 10% off to returning collectors so please keep this in mind when pricing your works, as it will be deducted from the overall price.


  •Accepted artists will receive an email with more detailed information about delivery of artwork and reminders of pertinent dates of the event.


  •All 100 accepted entries will be displayed and available for purchase on Cole’s online gallery.


  •A majority of these entries (65) will initially be displayed in the physical gallery. A smaller amount will remain in the possession of the artists and remain online-only until or if the gallery requests the works to be added to the gallery walls, especially for month two. The online-only artwork will be marked as “accepted as alternates” through OJS. 


  •Submission of entries grants PAWA and the Cole Gallery permission to include images in marketing and  advertising, which include postcards, catalogs, web-sites, and all forms of social media.


  •Please include a biography in your profile at Online Juried Shows. To upload your bio, click on Your Artist Profile, and then Bio/Statement/Password. Upload your PDF or Word Document file to the Bio section.


  •If your painting is in the online exhibition and it sells, please be prepared to deliver or ship your artwork to Cole Gallery.


  •Submission of entries and entry fee constitute agreement with all conditions set forth in this prospectus.


A preliminary jurying committee consisting of two selected PAWA members and three non-members will jury the entries. The decision of the jury is final. There is no refund of entry fees for unaccepted entries.


Awarded by Aaron Schuerr

$1,000 …. Best of Show

$750…......First Place

$500..........Second Place

$300……..Best Plein Air/Third Place

$250 …….2 Honorable Mentions

$200……..People’s Choice

Additional merchandise awards will be provided.


      •All reasonable care will be taken with paintings and submissions. PAWA, its officers, volunteers and the Cole Gallery shall not be held responsible for the loss or damage to paintings, frames or digital entries.


  •Insurance for any loss or damage to artwork is the sole responsibility of the participating artist.


  •Entry into this exhibition constitutes agreement with all conditions set forth in this prospectus and is your commitment to participate.


  •By entering the show, you agree that you have read and will abide by all rules outlined in this prospectus; you understand and agree with this statement. There are no refunds. Covid policy and liability - PAWA, nor Cole Gallery bear no-liability for sickness or personal injury.  Masks at all PAWA events are optional.


For problems using the website or getting your entries in online, contact at 949-287-8645 or email onlinejuriedshows@gmail.comFor general information about Plein Air Washington Artists please visit our website at For specific questions about Plein Air Washington Artists or this prospectus, please contact: Karen Bakke, (360) 421-3178 or Janice Kirstein, (206) 579-4716.

Please print this prospectus for your records The prospectus and application will be removed from the website after entry the deadline has passed.


Awards Juror and Workshop Instructor


Aaron Schuerr


From remote villages in Morocco to the high mountains of Montana, Aaron has ranged far and wide to satisfy his artistic wanderlust. His work has been featured in numerous publications. Schuerr is a frequent contributing writer to The Pastel Journal and The Artist Magazine and has penned a cover article for Plein Air Magazine. Schuerr resides in Livingston, Montana with his wife and three sons.


Up to 15 members have a unique opportunity to study under the instruction of Aaron Schuerr. Artists working in both pastels or oil paint are welcome to attend.

DESCRIPTION: “From the thumbnail sketch to the finished painting, you’ll learn to tackle the subject in a way that is direct, simple, fresh, and honest. You’ll engage in fun exercises designed to focus on value, color, and shape. From that foundation, you’ll explore edges, atmospheric perspective, color relationships, composition, and mood. Most importantly you’ll learn to paint with greater intention through demonstrations, group discussions, painting exercises, and plenty of individual instruction, you will learn to approach the landscape in enthusiasm and confidence.”

WHEN: January 7-9, 2023

TIME: 9:30am Artworks open for set-up. 10 AM to 4:00 PM workshop

COST: $400 per person

SIGN UP: on Eventbrite (link is on the PAWA website), the president newsletter, or by searching “PAWA presents an Aaron Schuerr Workshop 2023” on Eventbrite.

WHERE: Artworks, 201 2nd Ave S, Edmonds, WA 98020-8458


LIVE DEMO - including up to 10 non-workshop participants:

A two hour demo will take place per the tradition of the annual winter workshop. This demo is available for those who cannot attend the workshop. For those participating in only this aspect, we ask that you limit your time to the duration of the demo hours. Sign ups will be made available on Eventbrite under the heading “PAWA presents an Aaron Schuerr Demo 2023” and will be promoted as mentioned, same as the workshop.

WHEN: Saturday, January 7th 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM

WHERE: Artworks, 201 2nd Ave S, Edmonds, WA 98020-8458

COST: To attend the live demo $60


For questions or issues with Eventbrite registrations, please contact PAWA’s Eventbrite

Coordinator Sarah Weiser at

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