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Mediums accepted: Oil, Acrylic, Watercolor, Pastel, Gouache & Pencil.
Paint during the day and sip wine with us in the evening. Open to the general public, the Artist Reception and Awards Ceremony at the Courtyard Gallery (54240 Ridgeview Drive), takes place from 5-8pm with your artwork for sale and an opportunity to:
- mingle with artists and visitors
- congratulate the winners
- meet the judge
- promote your artwork
Exhibit your work at the AAI's Courtyard Gallery from June 15th to June 30th or take your unsold painting home after the reception. You may also exhibit up to 3 pieces of your other Plein Air artwork from June 15th to June 30th in the Courtyard Gallery.
Bring your family and friends to enjoy breathtaking scenery and visit our galleries and art hot spots to shop for unique, original giftshere
We will set up an event information booth at the AAI's Art Visitors Center at the Courtyard Gallery on Saturday, June 15th from 7:30am to 2pm.
Our Patron Inns will be happy to welcome you to Idyllwild and make your stay memorable.
Important Dates for Artists
- Online registration required. Register by June 8th.
- Awards and prize money will be given to 1st place $300, 2nd place $200, and 3rd place $100.
- No limit to the number of artists but, once registered, there are no refunds.
- Mediums accepted are Oil, Acrylic, Watercolor, Pastel, Gouache, and Pencil.
- Click here to download the Artist Information document.
- AAI members get a discount. To become a member and enjoy additional member benefits throughout the year, click here.
- A 30% commission to the AAI will apply for all artwork sold while in the Courtyard Gallery.
Location: Courtyard Gallery, 54240 Ridgeview Drive, Idyllwild, 92549
Questions? Emails to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Event Registration Deadline: Saturday, June 8th
- Optional Early Artist Check-In: Fri. June 14 (Noon to 4pm)
- Day Of Artist Check-In: Sat. June 15th (7:30am-8:30am)
- Completed Art Check-In: Sat, June 15th (12:30-2pm)
- Artist Reception: Sat, June 15th, (5:00-8:00pm)
- Unsold Art Pick Up: Saturday, June 15th after 8pm or Sunday, June 16th from 11am to 4pm or you may leave your artwork in the Courtyard Gallery for sale until Sunday, June 30th or July 1st with pick up between 11am and 4pm