Now in its 8th year. To enter go to www.FallsChurchArts.org/enter.show and enter The Plein Air Festival, upload one of your recent Plein Air Paintings as a sample of your work and also pay your fee on-line. Stamping is available at
FCA Central Gallery, 700-B West Broad Street – Mon. – Sat. 11 am to 6 pm
FCA @ The Falls Church Farmer’s Market, corner of Park Avenue and Little Falls Street – Saturdays, 9 am to noon (weather permitting)
Art and Frame of Falls Church, 205 West Jefferson Street – Mon. – Sat., 10 am to 6 pm
Painting supports stamp is $5 per stamping, so bring your canvases and papers and have them stamped prior to doing your work. Let us know where you are painting and FCA will come photograph you in the process of making your artwork for promotional purposes and to authenticate you are working “en plein air.” Entry fee is $25 for members and $35 for non-members, plus $5 for supports. Fees are used for prizes for the artist competition, and the People’s Choice Award and The FCA President’s Prize. Prizes in 2016 were $1,000, $750, $500, $300, $250 and $250 respectively. Prize winners are selected by the Plein Air judge(s) except for (a) the “The Young Group Artists Choice Award,” which is chosen by the artist entrants and (b) 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.