Call for artists - It's time to get some plein air!

Published by: NSW Parliament Plein Air Painting Prize | 22-Jun-2016
Professional and emerging artists with a penchant for landscape painting 'en plein air' will have the chance to win $20,000 with the NSW Parliament Plein Air Painting Prize, which is now open for entries. The coveted Prize includes a public exhibition of finalists' works at Parliament House throughout October. #ArtPrize #parliamentnsw
Venue: Parliament of NSW
Address: 6 Macquarie Street Sydney NSW Australia
Date: Wednesday 22 June 2016 to Wednesday 27 July 2016
Call: (02) 9230 2893
The NSW Parliament Plein Air Painting Prize is one of the only landscape painting prizes in Australia to celebrate this unique and age-old art form, which requires the artist to paint entirely out of doors, in direct contact with nature and the elements. Artists cross fields, climb mountains, follow rivers, trek coastlines, or even simply wander out into the backyard or neighbourhood in search of the perfect subject.

Now in its 9th year, the Prize has gained a reputation for shining the spotlight on professional and emerging plein air painters, and is one of the most eagerly anticipated landscape painting prizes on the NSW arts calendar. It has been won by the likes of Tom Carment, Guy Maestri, Noel McKenna, Euan Macleod and Rodney Pople and has furthered the careers of artists such as John Bokor and Isabel Gomez.

Artists are invited to enter up to two paintings done en plein air, of a New South Wales subject, with the work begun on or after May 2014. So if you know someone who might be interested, encourage them to give it a go!

Entries will be accepted from Wednesday 22 June "“ Wednesday 27 July via electronic submission. For more information, including important dates, conditions of entry and the entry form please visit

The 2016 NSW Parliament Plein Air Painting Prize is proudly sponsored by Telstra.

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