2023 Falls Church Arts “Scenes in the City” Plein Air Festival

By East City Art Editorial Team on August 21, 2023

Deadline: Fri, September 22 2023

Photo credit: Falls Church Arts.

Artists paint outdoors in Falls Church City September 15-29, 2023.

Plein Air Festival and Quick Draw Event on Saturday, September 30
(rain date October 14)

Juror: Alexia Scott

Plein Air Festival Judging
Participating artists check in and submit their competition works between 8 and 9 am.

Quick Draw Competition – 8 am to 11 am
Quick Draw is open to all levels and all ages. Artists register ($15 entry fee) at the Quick Draw table on September 30, create their plein air works between 8 am and 11 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.

To enter:

Stamping is available September 15-29 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, 307 East Annandale Road – (hours: Mon.- Sat. 10 am to 6 pm, Sun. noon to 4 pm)

Entry Fee (nonrefundable): $40 includes three stamps, $50 includes 5 stamps, $60 includes 7 stamps. Additional stamps available, $5 per substrate (cash or check)

A maximum of four 2023 Plein Air “Scenes in the City” artworks can be entered per artist for judging.

2022 prizes totaled $5,000.

Prize winners are selected by the Plein Air juror, except for the People’s Choice Award, which is awarded to the artist with the most popular painting as voted by the general public who attend the Festival from 9:00 am to 11:30 am.

More information about the festival and places you might consider painting in the City of Falls Church is at https://fallschurcharts.org/2023-falls-church-arts-scenes-in-the-city-plein-air-festival-2/