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Cole Gallery
2024 Edmonds & Beyond Plein Air Paint Out

Edmonds & Beyond Plein Air Paint Out - August 28 – October 14, 2024


Event Details:

Cole Gallery invites you to apply for our 3rd annual juried invitational Edmonds & Beyond Plein Air Paint Out!

Painting Edmonds, Kingston and the Islands of Washington, artists will offer a range of subjects from small town cityscapes and marinas to lush landscapes and ocean beaches. Accepted artists may paint between August 28th through September 8th. Each canvas, panel, or paper will be stamped at the gallery prior to painting. For the final show, artwork should be ready to hang at Cole Gallery with frames or painted canvas edges.   

Exhibition Dates: September 14 – October 14 

Show Opening Reception & Optional Quick Draw: September 14


Location:  Cole Gallery  

107 5th Ave S. Edmonds, WA 98020 


Open Mon-Sat 10-6, Sun 10-5 


Submission Information:

To apply, please submit three examples of your plein air paintings for consideration of being invited to participate. These examples need not be available for sale and must have been completed in the past two years. We will use these submitted examples for jurying purposes.  From these applications, we will select artists who will be invited to participate in our plein air paint out.  Results will be available in your artist profile. 


Image files must be jpg and under 4 mb. For best results, images should be 1920 pixels on the longest side @ 72 dpi or higher.


For help with your entries, contact or 888-666-1351.


Entry Fee (non-refundable):  $45


Deadline for Entries: July 10


Notifications: July 15


Exhibition Information:

Paintings created during the 12-day period are to be submitted via email from the artist to by 6pm on Sep. 8th.  One to four paintings will be selected from each artist from up to five paintings presented to the gallery by the artist completed during that 11-day period.  Selected paintings will be consigned to Cole Gallery and available for purchase. Price to be determined by artists with a minimum price $350. 50%/50% artist/gallery split on sales. All sizes of art will be accepted. 

Selected paintings will need to be dropped off by 10 AM on September 11th. We will hang the selected paintings on the 12th.  The show will remain on display from September 14th through October 14th

Participating artists are invited to attend a gala reception on Saturday, September 14th from 5 - 8 PM, following our 9:00AM – 12:PM optional quick draw event in Edmonds earlier that day.  The show will also be featured during Third Thursday Art Walk Edmonds on September 19th.  Each year that we have held this event, we have invited one or more participating artists to join the gallery. 



Best in Show Award - $1000

2nd Place - $500

3rd Place - $250

People's Choice - $250

Quick Draw Award - $250

Honorable Mention Awards – totaling over $1000 in art supply merchandise. 


Denise Cole, Owner

Scott Jones, Plein Air Event Coordinator


Cole Gallery

107 5th Ave South

Edmonds, WA 98020



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