Falls Church Arts will hold its 12th annual “Scenes in the City” Plein Air Festival September 9-24. Artists will paint outdoors in Falls Church City, VA, from September 9 through 23. The Plein Air Festival competition and a Quick Draw event will be held on Saturday, September 24.
Deadline: Friday, September 23
Painting Dates/Location: September 9-23, 2022 / Falls Church City, VA
Competition Date/Location: Saturday, September 24, 2022 / Falls Church City grounds, 300 Park Ave., Falls Church City, VA
Cash Awards: TBA – 2021 prizes totaled almost $5,000
Entry Fee: $40 includes payment for three stamps
$50 includes payment for five stamps
$60 includes payment for seven stamps
(Additional stamps available, $5 per substrate – cash or check)
A maximum of four 2022 Plein Air “Scenes in the City” artworks can be entered per artist for judging.
Stamping is available September 9-23 at:
- Falls Church Arts Gallery, 700-B West Broad Street – (gallery hours: Tues.-Fri. 11 am to 6 pm, Sat. 9 am to 4 pm, Sun. 11 am to 4 pm)
- Art and Frame of Falls Church, 205 West Jefferson Street – (hours: Mon.- Sat. 10 am to 6 pm, Sun. noon to 4 pm)
Registration: Must be made through the online entry form.
Drop-off/Pick-up: Participating artists check in and submit their competition works between 8:00 and 9:00 am, Saturday, September 24. Artists retrieve any unsold works between 1:30 and 2:00 pm that day. Participating artists have the option of leaving works for subsequent exhibition at selected Falls Church Arts venues.
Quick Draw Competition – 8 am to 11 am. Saturday, September 24
Quick Draw is open to all levels and all ages. Artists register separately ($15 entry fee) at the Quick Draw table on September 24, create their plein air works between 8:00 am and 11:00 am, and submit their work to be judged that morning.
Winners of both competitions announced at noon, Falls Church City Hall grounds, 300 Park Ave.