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St. Augustine Plein Air Paint Out

Artists are invited to participate in a community-wide Plein Air Paint Out in historic St. Augustine, Florida! Be inspired by the Spanish architecture, coastal environment, small-town streets, and Old World charm of the nation’s oldest city. Artist gatherings, demos, public gallery, quick draw, patrons’ preview and robust art sales make this a memorable experience for emerging and professional artists alike. Selected works from the Paint Out will be featured in a juried exhibition at the St. Augustine Art Association opening May 3, 2019. Awards total more than $2500, including a $1,000 Best in Show.

2019 Artist Registration

Register and pay online for the 2019 3rd Annual St. Augustine Plein Air Paint Out! Click the links below to register online or by mail. The online registration deadline is April 16, 2019. Registrations received in the mail must be postmarked by April 11, 2019.


Need help? Contact us M-F 10:30am-4:30pm at (904) 824-2310

  • 2018 St. Augustine Plein Air Quick Draw


It is our volunteers’ dedication and generosity that make the St. Augustine Plein Air Paint Out such a memorable painting experience for both local and visiting artists. If you’re interested in being part of the dynamic group that makes this event happen, we encourage you to sign up today!


Quick Draw

Sunday, April 28, 2019, from 2-5pm at the Lightner Gardens; Free & Open to the Public

Held in the beautiful Lightner Gardens, the exciting Quick Draw competition pushes the artists’ limits, giving them just TWO HOURS to complete a plein air painting! Not only will they be working against the clock, but also each other–First, Second and Third Place cash awards are given out at the end of the Quick Draw. The public is invited to come to the Quick Draw, meet the artists and see their paintings come to life on the easel. Artwork will be for sale in the STAAA Wet Room.

  • ARTISTS: Scope out the competition ahead of time! Quick Draw Participating artists are invited to brunch at the St. Augustine Art Association at 11am before the event. Sign up to participate in the Quick Draw when you register for the Paint Out.



Learn from award-winning artists as they paint on location, sharing plein air tips and techniques. An ideal opportunity for fellow artists to learn from the best. (Demos are open to the public)

Field Demo Schedule: Friday, April 26, 2019


The 2019 St. Augustine Plein Air Paint Out is sponsored in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.

2019 Dates & Events

2019 St. Augustine Plein Air Paint Out: April 23 – May 1, 2019

Check In/Meet & Greet: April 23, 2019 – 5pm

Field Demos: April 26, 2019 – 10am; 1pm; 4pm

Quick Draw: April 28, 2019 – 2 to 5pm

Nocturne Night & Pizza Party: April 30, 2019, 5pm

Exhibit Receiving: May 1, 2019, 12-6pm

May 3, 2019: Exhibit Opening & Patron’s Preview Awards Reception

For more information call (904) 824-2310. Updates will be added regularly.