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Snoqualmie Plein Air Paint Out
The ninth annual Snoqualmie Plein Air Paint Out will be on Saturday, August 19, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. at Snoqualmie Railroad Days during the Snoqualmie Railroad Days Festival. The Snoqualmie Arts Commission is accepting applications from artists of all skill levels and mediums to paint “en plein air,” or in the open air.

2016 Winning Artwork, Watercolor by Beverly Fotheringham










Registration and Requirements

There are two ways to participate in the event:

  • Advance Registration. Mail or email the completed event registration form to Nicole Sanders. Instructions are on the form.  
  • Day-of Registration. Register in person at the Railroad Park Gazebo on the morning of the event, at 7971 Railroad Ave SE at the corner of Railroad Ave SE and SE King St.
Participants must register with the Snoqualmie Arts Commission to compete. 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 be actively 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 awarded gift certificates to Daniel Smith Art Supplies.  

More Information
Nicole Sanders
City of Snoqualmie 


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