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20th Annual Sonoma Plein Air FestIval
September 5, 2022 to September 10, 2022
Sonoma, California
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Application Dates:
Jan 3, 2022 - Feb 28, 2022
Application Fee:
Notification Date:
Mar 18, 2022

20th Annual Plein Air Festival and Fine Art Invitational
Application Dates: Jan 3 - Feb 28, 2022  •  Application Fee: $50.00  •  Notification Date: Mar 18, 2022
September 5 - 10, 2022

Join us for a week of plein air painting in the beautiful wine country of Sonoma Valley. Venture beyond to San Francisco, Marin, and the Coast. This is a painters paradise; vineyards, rolling hills, mountains, ocean, San Francisco cityscapes and the iconic Golden Gate Bridge. 

Hosted by the Sonoma Plein Air Foundation, 40% of painting sales support art education in the Sonoma Valley public schools and community arts organizations.

Kim VanDerHoek, 2021 Artist Choice Winner

Kim VanDerHoek, 2021 Artist Choice Winner

Open to all artists 18 years and older.


Entry Form and Fee
The 2022 Sonoma Plein Air application will be available online from January 3 through February 28, 2022. Submission fee is $50 (nonrefundable) & includes 4 images. No biography is required.


Image Format
Each artist must submit 4 images of their Plein Air artwork in JPEG format, color space preferred format with a resolution of 300 PPI (max 4000 pixels on the longest side). If you have an Apple computer, please use only letters and numbers in your filename and only 1 (.) period. Each image should include the name of the painting. Arrange the images in the order in which you would like them to be viewed.

Help entering images, questions or concerns can be directed to support@jurying.net.

Entry Process
Sonoma Plein Air Festival is a blind juried exhibition consisting of 4-6 jurors. The panel will review all submitted applications and select 32 artists. Notification of selected artists will be sent vial email no later than March 18, 2022.

Artist agreement forms will be sent via email to those who have been accepted.

Festival Details
Artists must paint on location for at least 3 of the 5 days of the event. Artists are asked to paint a minimum of 8 paintings. All exhibited plein air work must be original, framed, wired, and available for sale. Artists will submit 1 finished piece created during the Festival Week for prize judging and silent auction sale at the Collectors Preview and Gala. (September 9, 2022). Artist Choice Award of $2000 will be chosen September 9th, prior to the Gala. Artists are invited to the Gala. (Guests of the artists will need to purchase a ticket).


The Sonoma Plein Air Festival will take place in the historic Sonoma Square on Saturday, September 10, 2022. The event is a fundraiser for the Sonoma Plein Air Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non profit, which provides funding for youth art education. Sales revenue will be collected by the Foundation, which will retain 40% of the sale price in support of its mission. Sales tax will be collected and paid by the Foundation.

Payment to the artists for sold work will be mailed within 30 days of the event.

Promotion & Marketing
Sonoma Plein Air Foundation has a robust marketing program including social media, email newsletter and print advertising. Additional promotional opportunities will be outlined for accepted artists.


Housing & Transportation
Hosted housing for artists only will be available for 7 nights beginning Sunday, September 4, 2022 - Saturday, September 11, 2022. Artists are responsible for their own transportation.


Important Dates

  • February 28, 2022: Online application deadline.
  • March 18, 2022: Selected artists will be notified by email.
  • March 28, 2022: Selected artists confirm their participation.
  • September 05, 2022: Artist registration. Artist evening reception.
  • September 05 - 10, 2022: Festival Week.
  • September 09, 2022: Artist Choice Award & Gala.
  • September 10, 2022: Art Exhibition & Sale on Sonoma Square

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