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Historic Third Ward Events - 2017
Plein Air Painting Competition - July 15-21

Plein Air Painting Competition


Welcome to the 2017 Gallery Night and Day Plein Air Painting Competition presented by HUDSON Business Lounge.  

We are thrilled to partner with HUDSON Business Lounge and Splash Studio to make our Plein Air Painting Competition even better!



Registration is available online here.

Or, download the registration form and guidelines here.


Early Bird (June 23 or before) - $40.00  

Regular (after June 23) - $60.00


Registration includes participation in the 2017 Historic Third Ward Plein Air contest with the opportunity to submit up to two paintings.

Each registered artist will also receive:

 - Two (2) tickets to the VIP Reception ($20 value). Reception will include: exclusive first look at gallery of plein air paintings, passed appetizers, champagne, live music, awards ceremony and cash bar).

 - Complimentary participation in one Artist Masters Class at Splash Studio ($25 value, pre-registration is required).

Register today for Artist Early Bird Pricing!

We've also extended the length of the event. You’ll now be able to begin painting the weekend before Gallery Night and Day (starting Saturday, July 15).


Don’t worry – we still have prizes for First, Second, Third, and People’s Choice!


Want to attend the VIP Reception (Friday, July 21 5pm to 6:30pm, open to the public)? Click here!



2016 - 1st Place Winner

"From the Park" by Scott Hefti




2016 Plein Air Artists

Jean Curley
Elyse M. Gelinskey
Donna Heffler
Janet Knapp
Bashir Malik
Alfred Minzlaff
Nancy Montgomery
Mary Prince
Deborah T. Rollo
Thomas Trausch
Judith Van Gemert
Troy Yiannackapoulos



Gallery Night and Day


Plein Air Sponsors

Hudson Business Lounge


Season Sponsors





The Pfister


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Historic Third Ward Association






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