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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. All registrations received after April 16, 2019, will be assessed a $10 late fee.


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


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!


  • 2018 St. Augustine Plein Air Quick Draw


Where Art Meets History, Plein Air Exhibit

May 3-26, 2019 at the St. Augustine Art Association

See the completed plein air works created during the Paint Out in this juried exhibit at the St. Augustine Art Association, May 3-26! Artists will be eligible for the Clark & Alice Alger Awards, including a $1,000 Best in Show, and other cash prizes.

Exhibit Judge: William A. (Bill) Suys, Jr. OPA, PSS

Oil painter Bill Suys is a Signature Member of both the Oil Painters of America and the Portrait Society of America.  He has won multiple national and international awards and is proud to serve on the OPA Board of Directors.

Bill’s recent accomplishments include Best Body of Work and the Matisse Award at the Olmsted Plein Air Invitational and the Silver Medal at the OPA National Salon Show. The last five years have been a period of accelerated growth for Suys, whose work was selected to hang in seven OPA National Exhibitions in which he earned the 2016 Best Animal Award and 2017 Animal Award of Excellence. He has been repeatedly chosen as finalist and award winner in the ARC Salon, and in 2013 was awarded Best in Show at the Salon International. He has also received robust editorial coverage in Southwest Art, Fine Art Connoisseur, PleinAir magazine and American Art Collector magazine.

Suys’s devotion to his craft, his participation in plein air invitationals and juried exhibitions, judging, and teaching, have helped him grow as an advocate, educator and painter who believes in lifelong learning, “no excuses” and the power of observation.

See Bill Suys’s recent interview in Plein Air Magazine’s blog, and Suys’s essay published in the Oil Painters of America blog. Click Here to learn more about Bill.

2019 “Where Art Meets History” Award Winners





The 2019 St. Augustine Plein Air Paint Out is sponsored in part by the National Endowment for the Arts, and media sponsor PleinAir Magazine.

2020 Dates & Events

St. Augustine Plein Air Paint Out: April 20 – 26, 2020

Exhibit Receiving: April 27, 2020, 12-6pm

May 1, 2019: Exhibit Opening

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