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2016 Snoqualmie Plein Air Paint Out

The 2016 Snoqualmie Plein Air Paint Out had more than 20 entries of original artwork painted. During an artist reception at The Black Dog Arts Café, the winning work was chosen.

     2016 Winning Artwork
     Watercolor by Beverly Fotheringham










Information for Next Year 

The next Snoqualmie Plein Air Paint Out will be on Saturday, August 19, 2017. The Snoqualmie Arts Commission will accept applications from artists of all skill levels and mediums to paint “en plein air,” or in the open air.

Registration and Requirements
Two ways to submit the event registration form.

  • Register in advance by mailing or emailing the completed form to Jeffrey Waters. Instructions are on the form.  via email completed form.
  • Bring  the form to the Railroad Park Gazebo on the morning of the event. (7971 Railroad Ave SE at the corner of Railroad Ave SE and SE King St)

The event registration is free.No business license needed. No commissions taken from paintings sold the day of the event.

Event Check-In: Railroad Park Gazebo
All artists must check in on the day of the event at the Railroad Park Gazebo, 7971 Railroad Ave SE (corner of Railroad Ave SE and SE King St) before beginning pieces.  Blank watercolor paper or blank canvas must be stamped upon check-in to qualify. Competing works must be started and completed during the event.  Painters must actively be working on paintings on-site and not solely selling artwork.

Winning Works Announced at Artist Reception
There will be an artist reception on the same day at 3 p.m. during which the Snoqualmie Arts Commission will announce first, second, and third place winning works. The free reception is open to the public at the Black Dog Arts Café, 8062 Railroad Ave SE. The first place winner will be featured on the 2018 Plein Air Paint Out poster with optional artwork purchase. Second and third place winners will be given gift certificates to Daniel Smith Art Supplies.  

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