Plein Air Paint Out Contest

Deadline: Noon on Wednesday, June 15, 2022

2022 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 10, 5 - 8pm
Saturday, June 11, 8 – 11am
Monday, June 13, 9 – 11am

Summerfest Arts Faire Office
69 E 100 North, Logan, UT

Artwork Submission
Wednesday, June 15th, 9 - noon. Please do not try to check in earlier than 9am.
Summerfest Arts Faire Plein Air Rooms
Cache County Events Center
490 S 500 West, Logan, UT

Silent Auction
June 16-18, 2022, during Summerfest Arts Faire open hours, closing at 4pm on June 18

  • Registration is Friday, June 10, 5 – 8pm, and Saturday, June 11, 8 – 11am. If you cannot make one of these times, you may stop in at the Summerfest Arts Faire office/Logan Pride 69 E. 100 N. Logan, on Monday morning, June 13.
  • 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 Arts Faire 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 10 and June 15.
  • All art must adhere to Summerfest Arts Faire’s family-friendly guidelines. Summerfest Arts Faire 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 15, from 9 - 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 15, and displayed at the Summerfest Arts Faire, June 16-18, 2022. 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 on June 16 to 4pm on June 18.
  • You must set the minimum bid amount for your pieces. If your work is sold at the Summerfest Arts Faire, 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 18, between 4pm and 7pm (AND NOT BEFORE THEN) or at the Summerfest Arts Faire 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 Arts Faire operations.

Registration Prices
Professional artist registration fee (nonrefundable): $40
Amateur artist registration fee (nonrefundable): $20

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 15, 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.

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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