Artist Application

12th Annual Plein Air Competition and Art Show

We are pleased to announce that our Judge will be noted plein air artist Suzie Baker.

Plus $10,000 in awards & prizes

Application Fee: $65 (non-refundable)
  • Juried competition limited to 40 plein air artists
  • Artists will submit three plein air images with application
  • Registration and welcome reception with artists and patrons, Sunday, April 29
  • Open day to explore and paint, Monday, April 30
  • Painting at Candlelight Ranch with BBQ lunch, Tuesday, May 1
  • Sunrise and/or nocturne painting, Wednesday, May 2
  • Lakeside Painting and Student Mentoring followed by luncheon with the students and patrons, Thursday, May 3
  • Competition pieces (one per artist) due by 11:30am, lunch with Suzie Baker,
    followed by lecture and demo by Ms. Baker, Friday, May 4
  • Reception and Awards 5:00pm-9:00pm, Friday, May 4
  • Quick Draw Downtown Marble Falls from 10:00am-Noon followed by QD awards at Pavilion, Saturday, May 5
  • Each artist will have two-sides of 30”x72” panel to display his/her works in the gallery Friday and Saturday, May 405
  • Pavilion Gallery open to public Friday and Saturday, May 4-5
  • Host accommodations available on a limited basis and special weekly room blocks at area hotels/bed and breakfast
    Artists are requested to participate in all activities
    Additional details sent to artists upon acceptance.

2018 Schedule

  • Sunday, April 29 – Registration/orientation/reception – artists and Palette pass holders only
  • Monday, April 30 – free paint day
  • Tuesday, May 1 – Candlelight Ranch painting and BBQ lunch –
    • Open to the public
    • Lunch complimentary for artists and Palette Pass holders, ticketed for public
  • Wednesday, May 2 – Sunrise and nocturne painting
  • Thursday, May 3 – Young Artists Day – 10am-Noon
    • Open to the public
    • Artists mentoring students (limit to 30) at local lakeside restaurant
    • Supplies and frames provided by HLCA
    • Lunch complimentary for artists, students and Palette Pass holders, ticketed for public
  • Friday, May 4 – Lakeside Pavilion open at 11am for gallery sales
    • Deadline for competition pieces – 2pm
    • Palette Pass Private Show 4:30-6:00pm
    • Collectors Reception and Award Celebration 6:30-9:00pm
    • Ticketed event (open to Palette Passes holders)
  • Saturday, May 5 – Paint The Town Celebration @ Lakeside Pavilion – 10am-7pm
    • Open to the public
    • Art sales and demos
    • food and beverage available for purchase
    • Quick Draw @ 10am – street auction of QD pieces on-site