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A Plein Air Competition Event

SEPTEMBER 18 - 23,  2023

$5000 Cash Awards

Patrick Saunders - Awards Juror

ABOUT THE EVENT:  This is a membership paint out competition event presented by the Outdoor Painters Society and Kerr Arts And Cultural Center, Kerrville, Texas.  Artists will compete for $5000+ in awards and paint for 3 days and 3 nights at selected locations within the city of Kerrville, and the surrounding Hill Country area. This is an "open competition" that will be capped at 50 artists - with additional registrations wait listed. Competition artists will have the opportunity to interpret Kerrville and the Hill Country as only a plein air painter can.  The Exhibition will be in the Kerr Arts & Cultural Center.  A percentage of sales from the exhibition will benefit KACC.

Event Itinerary

September 18-19-20-21, 2023 - Official Paint Out: 50 artists paint on location in Kerrville & the surrounding countryside.  

September 22, 2023 - 5:30-7:00 pm:  Exhibition Preview VIP Reception - For an invitation, contact the Kerrville Arts & Cultural Center.

September 23, 2023 - Exhibition opens to public: More than 250 paintings will be on display and for sale in the Kerrville Arts & Cultural Center.

September 23, 2023 - 9:00 am - Noon:  "Quick Paint" This is a "timed" mini-competition.  Artists paint within the 2 blocks surrounding KACC; they must complete a painting in 3 hours or less & submit it for judging.

September 23, 2023 - 5:00 pm:  General Reception & Awards Presentation.

September 23, 2023 - 8:00 pm: Exhibition closes. 

                                Want to participate in this event? Join OPS & Register (Events Tab)

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