Brushes By the Beach Plein Air Art Contest Is On!

Join us in supporting our non-profit partner Artist Boat. Plus More Wonderful Days to Paint Plein Air!

Contest Rules:

Early Bird Entry Fee: $25; $10 for each additional entry
To Enter and Pay:

Dates: October 21 - November 7, 2022.

Submissions of your plein air art from October 21 - November 7 may be uploaded to the Registration Form.

From October 21 - November 7 Submit your art: HERE

Entries: The contest accepts paintings created outdoors only and within the U.S.A.. Studio work is not allowed. Paintings in oil, acrylic, watercolor, crayon, graphite, pen and ink, or pastel are acceptable. No photographs or portions of photographs may be used. All entries must be originals. Each entry submitted requires the payment of the entry fee. Artists must be 16 years or older.

Painting Specifications: Sizes are to be no smaller than 5"x 7" or larger than 16"x 20". If the artist is selected by the juror and wishes to submit their art for sale it must be shipped, priced, labeled and wired by the artist. G. Lee Gallery will retain a 40% commission for artwork sold during the event and show period. NO SALES of art once shipped to the Gallery may be made directly by the artist for the duration of the event.

Check In: Artists must provide a "selfie" of themselves and their art while creating the art that they submit. Unlike past events, canvases will NOT be stamped at the G. Lee Gallery. Only plein air art created during the event time frame October 21 - November 7 will be accepted in the contest for judging or accepted for sale. The deadline to submit your art is midnight November 7, 2022. Complete and submit the "Registration Form". Upload one jpg of each of your entries plus your selfie(s) for each painting submitted via the above "Registration Form".

Hanging: The juror will select art to be placed for sale at the G. Lee Gallery. IF your art is selected and you wish to have it hung at the Gallery, art must be carefully wired, ready to hang, and tagged with the artist's name, size, media and price. Wiring and framing (artist preference) are the artist's sole responsibility. Shipping charges (both to the Gallery and return in the event the piece does not sell) must be PREPAID by the artist. Juror-selected art will hang at the Gallery from November 12 - 23, 2022.

Sale: IF your art is selected by the juror, submitting your art for sale is OPTIONAL. Sales will take place at the G. Lee Gallery and online immediately following judging and for the duration of the event. Only art selected by the juror, will be shown for sale at G. Lee Gallery. Contact the Gallery for additional instruction. G. Lee Gallery reserves the right to remove paintings that do not conform to the rules or are deemed offensive.

Judging: Will be conducted by at the close of the contest at November 8 - 11, 2022. Winners will be notified on or about November 12, 2022. Cash prizes to be announced. Awards will be announced at the close of judging and mailed to recipients.

Show: Art will be offered for sale at the completion of judging, Saturday, November 12, 2022, thru the event’s online closing.

Liability: G. Lee Gallery is not liable or responsible for any accidents, loss, damage or injury as a result of participation.

Questions: Call Brenda Lee: (409) 370-7350 or email: