Plein Air Rules of Entry



  • Wed, Sept 12: Registration, orientation, brunch, artist demos, and paint out.
  • Thur and Fri, Sept 13-14: Paint Out Days plus Thursday evening artist social hour
  • Sat, Sept 15: Morning Demo followed by Opening Reception from 2-4 pm
  • Sept 15 – Oct 27: Exhibit Dates
  • Oct 30 – Oct 31: Art pick up dates

Umpqua Plein Air Paint Outs -­ Wednesday thru Friday, September 12 and 14, 2018

Paint out times are Thursday from dawn to dusk and Friday from dawn to 5 pm.  Hospitality Tables will be set up from 8 am to 1 pm at Colliding Rivers on Thursday and Doc Bailey’s Farm on Friday.  Artists may paint at these locations or at a location of their choice within a 50 mile radius of the Arts Center.  Turn in up to 3 paintings completed on Thursday and/or Friday to the Arts Center no later than 5:30 pm on Friday. The reception is at UVAA on Saturday from 2-4 pm and the awards will be announced at 3:15 pm.


  1. Artists must be a registered participant for Umpqua Plein Air 2018.
  2. Artists are encouraged to arrive on Wednesday for the check-in and dinner. However, if you are not arriving on Wednesday, check in at the Arts Center before you begin painting.
  3. Artists may paint as many paintings as they would like to on Thursday and Friday but can submit no more than three paintings.
  4. Artwork submitted must be 2D paintings completed outdoors, from life, on Thursday, September 13 and/or Friday, September 14, 2018 at a location within a 50 mile radius of UVAA.
  5. Artwork surface must start off blank. Pre-toned canvas, paper or gessoed canvas is fine.
  6. Only minor adjustments to your painting may be made off site.
  7. Artists may sign the back, but not the front of the painting. The wall tag will identify the work after the jurying process.
  8. The painting must be framed (or have gallery wrapped canvas with the sides pre-painted) and wired, ready to hang. Hanging hooks are not acceptable.
  9. The painting must be for sale. UVAA commission rates are 30% UVAA member and 40% non-member.
  10. UVAA will provide blank labels. Artists will fill out two identical labels for each painting; one label should be taped to the back and one label left loose to be turned in with the artwork. The label will include the title, price, medium and dimensions. The artist will also sign the tags as verification that the painting was done on location during the event.
  11. Artists must turn in their artwork to the Arts Center by 5:30 pm on Friday, September 14, 2018.
  12. Submitting participants will be required to sign the standard UVAA gallery contract.
  13. Entries will be judged from actual artwork. The top 40 paintings will hang in the Hallie Brown Gallery and the remaining work will be on display in the corridor.
  14. The exhibit will hang from Sept 15 – Oct 27, 2018. Unsold artwork may be picked up on Monday, October 30 from 10am-2pm or Tuesday, October 31 from 10 am to 4 pm.
  15. Artists may not substitute another work for an accepted work nor withdraw the work once it is accepted.
  16. If return shipping is required, the artist must provide a shipping container and will be responsible for total shipping costs from UVAA.
  17. UVAA reserves the right to refuse upon arrival any piece of artwork that does not meet hanging criteria or that was not painted during the event.

For more information, View our FAQ and Resource Page


Friends of the Umpqua Valley Arts Association: 

Hallie E. Ford Endowment for Arts in Education of The Oregon Community Foundation, Ed Moorin Trust, Oregon Arts Commission, Dr. John Wm. and Betty Long Unruh Fund of the Oregon Community Foundation, Betty Long Unruh Arts Fund of the Oregon Community Foundation, The Ford Family Foundation, United Commercial Travelers, Cow Creek Band, Arnold Morton, Lory Utz, Richard Worthey and Debbie Kelley, Marie Rasmussen, Umpqua Insurance, Umpqua Bank, Lone Rock Timber, Dawn and Jeffery Thomas.