Plein Air Paint Out Contest

Deadline: Noon on Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Plein Air Paint Out Contest

Art Submission Deadline: Noon on Wednesday, June 16, 2021

2021 Summerfest Arts Faire Plein Air Contest
Registration & Canvas Stamping

NOTE: We have Amateur and Professional Divisions in the Plein Air Contest. Entrants must decide which category they fit into.

Eligible Media
Oil, Acrylic, Watercolor, Pastel

Registration Times
Friday, June 11, 5 – 8pm and Saturday, June 12, 8 – 10am
Summerfest Office/Logan Pride House
69 E 100 North, Logan, UT

Artwork Submission
Wednesday, June 16th, 10am - noon. Please do not try to check in earlier than 10am.
Summerfest Plein Air Rooms
Cache County Events Center
490 S 500 West, Logan, UT

Silent Auction
June 17-19, 2021, during Summerfest open hours, closing at 4pm on June 19


  • Registration is Friday, June 11, 5 – 8pm, and Saturday, June 12, 8 – 10am. If you cannot make one of these times, you may stop in at the Summerfest office/Logan Pride 69 E. 100 N. Logan, on Monday morning, June 14.
  • Paintings must be created in Cache County, Utah, and the sections of Cache Valley that are in Franklin and Bannock Counties in Idaho, up to Red Rock Pass. Maps may be obtained from the Summerfest office, 69 E. 100 N. in Logan, at registration, or online at Paintings must be created and completed on stamped canvases/paper/board/etc. This guarantees that you created the work on the dates required, i.e., between June 11 and June 16.
  • All art must adhere to Summerfest’s family-friendly guidelines. Summerfest is a family-oriented event. Nude, erotic, occult, graphic and/or violent images will not be considered for this event. Images depicting smoking and drinking are also not acceptable. If a piece is deemed by the staff to violate any of these guidelines, it will not be displayed.
  • Each artist can enter up to two paintings, but can get more canvases stamped, so if they sell a painting or mess one up, they can replace it with another stamped piece.
  • Submit framed paintings, ready for hanging (we require a wire--not alligator hangers), Wednesday, June 16, from 10am to noon at the Plein Air and Silent Auction rooms in the Events Center. All paintings must be framed or have finished edges (no tape). Finished edges generally are either painted black or painted as extensions of the painting on the front of the canvas. Paintings may be rejected if they are not finished in a professional manner.
  • All entries will be juried on Wednesday, June 16, and displayed at Summerfest, June 17-19, 2021. Prizes will be awarded at the opening reception on Wednesday evening.
  • Artists may choose to sell their work in the silent auction, which runs from 11am, June 17 to 4pm, June 19, 2021.
  • You must set the minimum bid amount for your pieces. If your work is sold at Summerfest, it is subject to a 25% gallery fee and Utah sales tax. The tax will be added at the time of sale. A check for 75% of the paid price will be sent to the artist after the buyer has paid. Please take this into consideration when pricing your work for sale.
  • Unsold artwork must be picked up Saturday, June 19, between 4pm and 7pm (AND NOT BEFORE THEN) or at the Summerfest office throughout June. To pick up at the office, please call for an appointment at 435.213.3858. Artwork not picked up within 30 days of the event becomes the property of Summerfest Arts Faire and may be sold to help fund Summerfest operations.
  • Registration Prices

    Professional artist registration fee (nonrefundable): $40

    Amateur artist registration fee (nonrefundable): $15


    Prizes will depend upon the amount of registration money received. Professional Division prizes will range from about $250 for third place to as much as $1,000 for first place. Amateur Division prizes will range from about $20 for third place to as much as $125 for first place.

    An awards ceremony and welcome reception will be held Wednesday, June 16, at 6:00pm in the Plein Air Silent Auction gallery. All painters and photographers who enter the Plein Air Contest are invited to this reception.

    Questions? Contact us at 435.213.3858 or


    Mission Statement

    Summerfest Arts Faire, an annual juried event held on the grounds of the Cache Country Fairgrounds, celebrates the arts in Cache Valley by bringing people together to enjoy a festival of high-quality art, music and food.

    Contact Details

    Mailing Address: 
    69 East 100 North
    Logan, UT 84321

    Event Location:
    Cache County Fairgrounds
    450 South 500 West
    Logan, UT 84321


    Phone: 435-213-3858

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