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Plein Air Washington Artists
Plein Air to Studio Winter Exhibition 2024





January 5 - February 11, 2024
Best of Show Award $1000    
Entry Deadline November 15, 2023  
Kimball Geisler, 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. 


We are excited to announce that our Annual Winter Exhibition will be hosted by Cole Gallery; the premier representational gallery in the Seattle metro zone. This year’s show will feature 70 paintings shown in both the physical gallery and on Cole Gallery’s website. 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




Entry Open Date: September 15, 2023

Entry Deadline: midnight PST,  November 15, 2023

Acceptance Notice: November 28, 2023. Results will be available in your OnlineJuriedShows artist profile.

 Delivery of Artwork: December 29 through January 2, 2023 10 am - 5 pm. (Gallery closed Jan 1st) If shipping, work must arrive no later than Jan 2nd. 

Show Dates: January 5, 2024 – Feb. 11, 2024

Opening Reception and Awards Presentation: January 5, 4 - 7 pm. Awards at 6:00 pm, Artists may park at Artworks, if needed.

Edmonds Art Walk: Jan. 18, 2024, 5 - 8 pm

People’s Choice Award: will be awarded on Feb 11th on social media and the painting will be held and exhibited at the gallery as a featured piece, if unsold. 

Pick-up Unsold Art: February 12-13th, 10 am - 6 pm, or call to make arrangements.


A total of six (6) paintings may be entered in any combination of a set of three (3) plein air and three (3) studio paintings or six (6) studio paintings. A maximum of four (4) paintings total per artist will be exhibited. 


This year, some paintings beyond the featured 70 accepted paintings may be included as Alternates. These paintings will be included in the gallery’s online exhibition of the show and may be invited to the exhibition by gallery staff. The maximum of four (4) paintings accepted will include Alternates.


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.



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. Consistent with above Combination Art Submissions, up to four stand-alone studio paintings can be accepted and featured.


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, entered work 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 a scenic show, including landscapes, cityscapes, skyscapes,  waterscapes, and also interiors will be accepted. Figures and animals are allowed in the scene. No portraits or still-lifes 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 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 70 accepted entries will be displayed, and available for purchase on Cole’s online gallery. 

•      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. Click on Your Artist Profile, bio/statement/password, and upload your word or PDF bio file. Please keep your file names short and free of special characters.

•      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 Kimball Geisler

$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 888-666-1351 or email For 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: Nora Masters by email:  

The prospectus and application will be removed from the website after entry thedeadline has passed.

Please print this prospectus for your records.


Awards Juror and Workshop Instructor




Kimball describes his style of Plein Air as realism. While in his work he strives for accurate drawing, value, and color to represent his subject, he relies heavily on the spontaneity of the paint as it is transferred from brush to canvas. Through thick and thin, rough and smooth brushwork, he believes that detail is better left implied than described.

Since entering into the art market, Kimball has enjoyed consistent sales and positive feedback from collectors, vendors, and other prominent artists. In 2021 he was inducted as a member of Plein Air Painters of America where he currently serves as vice president. His work has been featured in full articles in prominent art magazines, and it has taken him to incredible locations throughout many different states as well as other countries. He’s earned awards through various painting competitions and shows, including the Grand Prize for the annual Plein Air Salon for 2022. Today Kimball lives in Rexburg, Idaho, with his family where he enjoys the rich mountain terrain that Idaho has to offer.




Up to 16 members have a unique opportunity to study under the instruction of Kimball Geisler. 



DESCRIPTION: This workshop focuses on developing a strong framework for tackling the subject of value. Students will spend time understanding two different aspects of value: form and design. They’ll learn what these aspects are, how they complement one another, and how they detract from one another. Using value as a “lens” through which we can view other concepts in painting, students will have a new perspective on other areas such as color, edges, composition, and atmosphere. By the end of the workshop, students will have a new powerful tool in their kit that can be broadly applied to any subject, style, or approach that they may take.

Difficulty level: Beginner to advanced. Medium: oil. 

Kimball teaches in a way that is approachable for all skill levels, always bringing questions and concerns back to basic fundamentals. That being said, he strives to paint (and instruct) at the highest level possible, so experienced artists will be in very good company as the class works through the many difficult challenges of landscape painting.


WHEN: January 6-8, 2024


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


COST: $575 per person, register via Eventbrite


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





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


A 2 hour demo will take place per the tradition of the annual winter workshop. This demo is available for those who cannot attend the 3-day workshop. For those participating in only this aspect, we ask that you limit your time to the duration of the demo hours. 


WHEN: Saturday, January 6th 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM 


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


COST: To attend the live demo $60, register via Eventbrite




For questions or issues with Eventbrite registrations, please contact PAWA’s Eventbrite Coordinator Sarah Weiser at



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