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Plein Air Washington Artists
Plein Air Washington Artists Little Gems 2023

Plein Air Washington Artists

8th Annual “Little Gems” Juried Art Show

Scott Milo Gallery, Anacortes WA

August 4 - 26, 2023

It is a great pleasure to announce that we will have Kyle Ma as the Juror of Awards this year! Plein Air Washington Artists is honored to offer this highly-acclaimed annual exhibit of the finest small works at the Scott Milo Gallery in the beautiful coastal town of Anacortes, Washington.

Opening reception will be held on August 4th from 4:30-6pm. Awards will be announced at 5pm. There will be a livestream for those who are not able to join us in person.

Please read on for full prospectus details.


$500 - Best of Show

$400 - 1st Place

$300 - 2nd Place

$200 - 3rd Place

$100 - Honorable Mention (2 will be awarded) $100 - People’s Choice (awarded after show closes)

Additional Merchandised Awards may get added later.


Now through June 7- Entries are open to submit online through

Wednesday, June 7, midnight - Deadline for entries

Wednesday, June 14 - Notifications emailed

Tuesday, August 1 - Accepted art must arrive at Scott Milo Gallery between 11am-1pm. Please read the “Accepted Art” section below for further information.

Friday, August 4 - Show Opening Reception will be from 4:30-6pm. Announcement of the awards of the show will start at 5 pm. We will have a livestream of the events for those who are not able to join us in person. Livestream details will be shared out closer to the show opening date. Anacortes Art Walk is 6-8pm. To-Go refreshments and bottled water will be available. Awards will be announced on the PAWA social media pages soon after.

Saturday, August 26 - Closing. The People's Choice announcement will take place at 4:30pm.

Saturday, August 26 - Unsold art may be picked up at gallery closing, between 4:30 5pm.

Tuesday, August 29 - Final date for unsold art to be picked up, between 11am-1pm.

JUDGE – Kyle Ma

Kyle Ma was born in the year 2000 and developed a love of nature during his childhood. He was drawn to art at an early age and says that painting allows him to express his viewpoint of our world. In 2010, Kyle moved with his family to Austin, Texas where he continues to pursue his love and affection for art. He enjoys painting En plein air since it allows him to be immersed in the landscape during the progress of creating. Kyle holds a BS in Geology from the University of Texas at Austin but chose to pursue art as a career. Kyle believes it reinforces the idea of making careful observations and seeking to understand these observations, a skill Kyle feels is extremely important in art. Kyle’s work has been exhibited in numerous solo and group exhibitions around the country, and has received several awards including the gold medal in the 30th annual Oil Painters of America National Show. Additionally, Kyle is a Signature Member of Oil Painters of America, Plein Air Painters of America and member of Salmagundi Club. "Painting, to me, is an extremely passionate experience. I paint as much as I can, and hope that I can communicate with the viewer what I saw and how I felt each time that I pick up a brush."

Kyle is a member of Plein Air Painters of America, Oil Painters of America - Signature

Member, Salmagundi Club and American Impressionist Society

Among many other awards, Kyle won Gold Medal in Oil Painters of America 30th

Annual National Exhibition and a 1st place in 15th Annual Art Renewal Center


Following the Little Gems Awards reception, Kyle will be conducting a 3-day plein air workshop for PAWA members.. A maximum of 15 students will be accepted. The workshop information including registration and fees will be shared via Eventbrite.


You may enter up to six pieces of art, but only up to three (3) will be accepted into the show, in total. $35 for the first three entries, $8 for each entry after, up to six (6) total entries. Entries will only be accepted through The non-refundable fees will be charged when entering your art.


To be eligible to participate in the show, you must be a member of Plein Air Washington Artists with valid membership through the month of August. If you are not currently a member, please visit: to sign up. Annual Membership is $30, Advertising Memberships is $60.

This is a small works show. Art must be at least 4x6 and not bigger than 11x14 (or a total of 154 square inches). This does not include frame size.

Entry is open to traditional two-dimensional paintings of all genres, plein air or studio. Please, no digital art or photography.

There is no timeline on when the art was created.

It CANNOT be art that has been accepted and hung into the Little Gems show or in the Scott Milo Gallery in the past.

It CANNOT be art that has been accepted and hung in other prior PAWA shows.

All art must be available for sale. There will be a 50% commission to the gallery on items sold.


For best results, make sure your image is 1920 pixels @72 dpi on the longest side. Images must be in JPEG format, smaller than 4 mb, and sRGB color space.

Help in photographing your work and properly sizing your images can be found at: If you need help entering your images, please email or call 888-666-1351.


      Must be received at Scott Milo Gallery, Tuesday, August 1, 2023 between 11am-1pm. NO art is to be shipped directly to the gallery. We will put out a call for PAWA volunteers to carpool the art. If you have concerns with being able to deliver the art to the gallery, please reach out to show chair Sabina at, we will do our best to help with making arrangements.

      Must be suitably framed or gallery-wrapped and ready to hang with wire to gallery- quality standards. This includes quality frames, picture hanging wire and clean glass/plexi. If you’d like to have your work framed at the Scott Milo Gallery, you may do so under your own arrangements. The gallery offers a discount to artists in the show. PAWA and Scott Milo Gallery reserve the right not to hang accepted art if it does not meet standard gallery-quality standards.

      Will be published in the “Published Shows” section of and will also be shown on the Scott Milo website. Selected art will also be used for advertising the show.

      Artists will be responsible for retrieving, or making arrangements for retrieval of their art, at the end of the show. Art may be picked up at 4:30pm the day of the closing or the following Tuesday between 11am and 1pm.


All reasonable care will be taken with paintings and submissions. PAWA, its officers, volunteers and the Scott Milo Gallery shall not be held responsible for the loss and damage to paintings, frames or digital entries. 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. Insurance for any loss or damage to artwork is the sole responsibility of the participating artist. The artist grants permission to reproduce work for publicity purposes, both in print and digital galleries. This permission includes use of images and supporting information in our blog, on our website or other means of promotion. Copyright will be attributed to the artist. Entry into this exhibition constitutes agreement with all conditions set forth in this prospectus and is your commitment to participate.


For help with submitting to, read their FAQ’s on the website, email or call 888-666-1351.

For specific questions about Plein Air Washington Artists, please go to

For help regarding the show or this prospectus, email Sabina Yuldasheva at or by calling (347)706-0336

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


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