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2018 St. Augustine Plein Air Paint Out

Artists are invited to participate in a community-wide Plein Air Paint Out in St. Augustine, Florida, the nation’s oldest city. The event celebrates the town’s historic, architectural and coastal beauty through the time-honored tradition of panting en plein air. Selected works will be featured in the juried exhibition, Where Art Meets History, at the St. Augustine Art Association from May 4-27, 2018. Awards total more than $2500, including a $1,000 Best in Show.

Register Now

  1. ONLINE: Login or create an Entrythingy profile. Select the 2nd Annual St. Augustine Plein Air Paint Out and complete the form. Pay the registration fee via PayPal.
  2. BY MAIL: Print and fill out the Registration Form included in the Rules & Guidelines. Mail or drop off to the St. Augustine Art Association, 22 Marine Street, St. Augustine, FL 32084 with a credit card payment or check made payable to the St. Augustine Art Association.

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

Rules & Guidelines Register Online


May 4-27, 2018 at the St. Augustine Art Association

Selected works created during the Plein Air Paint Out will be featured in this juried exhibition, May 4-27, 2018. See rules and guidelines for details.

Painting Demo – April 26

Roger Bansemer, host of the PBS series Painting & Travel and last year’s Plein Air Best in Show Winner, will give a painting demo on Thursday, April 26, at 6pm. Please RSVP by calling (904) 824-2310. Open to the public (reservations required).

2017 Plein Air Paint Out “Gilded” Exhibit Winners

  • 2017 Plein Air "Gilded" Exhibit Winners
  • Best in Show - Roger Bansemer
  • First Place - Xi Guo
  • Second Place - Lyn Asselta
  • Third Place - Jeanne Hollington
  • Fourth Place - Martha Ferguson
  • Honorable Mention - Mary Hubley
  • Honorable Mention - Paul Ladnier


The St. Augustine Plein Air Paint Out is sponsored in part by the Community Foundation of NE Florida and the JoAnn Crisp-Ellert Foundation.

2018 Dates & Events

ONLINE REGISTRATION DEADLINE: April 16, 2018. Mailed registrations must be received by April 16, 2018. Registration Fee: $45.

Early Check In: April 21, 2018; 12-4pm

Orientation Brunch: April 22, 2018; 10am

Quick Draw: April 22, 2018; 1-4pm

Painting Demo with Roger Bansemer: April 26; 6pm

April 29 Closing Reception and Nocturne Painting Session under the light of a full moon.

For more information call (904) 824-2310.