ARTIST APPLICATION: 2020 Plein Air Plus Fifth – Annual National Juried Competition

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Date: Monday, January 6th, 2020 - Monday, June 22nd, 2020

Time: All Day



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Exhibitions & COVID-19 Update (as of April 13) – About the current uncertainty of COVID-19 and health concerns: At this time there are no plans to cancel the Works on Paper or Plein Air Plus exhibitions. The online process has allowed us to continue accepting submissions. If these exhibitions must be cancelled by the LBIF due to the Covid-19  after each Juror has made their selection, application fees will be refunded to those artists who were selected by the Juror to participate in the exhibition. At this time there are no plans to switch to an online format and the gallery exhibition is still planned.


NOTE: Entry Deadline Extended: June 22, 2020

Application Fee: $35
> Artist Notification of Acceptance: June 29, 2020
> “Paint Out”: July 1st – August 31st
> Quick Draws Events: July 17th & 18th

> “Plein Air: Island Life” Exhibition Dates: September 12th – November 1st

Thirty-five artists will be selected by the Juror to paint the unique seashore environment of LBI during a 2 month “Paint Out”, allowing artists the freedom to visit and paint the scenic, seashore environment of LBI, New Jersey on their own schedule, any time between July 1st through August 31st. Artists can choose the time of day, weather, and varied locations to paint. Artists can paint as often as they wish and enjoy the beautiful coastal landscape. Culminating in the “Island Life” exhibition and gallery sale in September, 135 paintings will feature the selected artist’s Plein Air works and larger studio paintings developed from Plein Air studies. Many prizes.

About the Juror: David C. Levy 

David C. Levy has an illustrious career as an internationally known and highly respected art professional. He is an artist/designer, educator, photographer, museum director, art historian and musician. In his current role as President of the Education Division of Cambridge Information Group, Levy is also President of Sotheby’s Institute of Art, and Chairman of Bach to Rock.

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Paintings by: 2019 1st Place for Plein Air Plus for “Beach Greenery” + Linda Hibbs, Honorable Mention 2019 for “Summer Clouds” 

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