2022 Mount Dora Plein Air Winners

Morna Strengholt 1st place 2022 Paint Out winner

Jane Slivka 2nd Place 2022 Paint Out winner

Elisabeth Ferber 3rd Place Paint Out winner

Rudy Drapiza Honorable Mention 2022 Paint Out

Brian Lawson Honorable Mention and 2022 Peoples Choice Award

Morna Strengholt 1st place winner 2022 Quick Draw

Mount Dora

Join us in October for a week of Plein air painting in beautiful downtown Mount Dora, Florida. 

 This is an all inclusive and fun event . The annual event includes a people’s choice award and cash prizes.

What is Plein Air? (French: plein air )

Plein Air is the practice of painting landscape pictures outside. It’s creating an intense impression of the moment in the open air. 

Plein Air Sale and Exhibition

The artwork created by this year’s plein air artists will be available for sale in the MDCA gallery October 15 until November 12, 2022.  

 Hosted by the Mount Dora Center for the Arts, proceeds of all painting sales will support art education in local schools and underserved areas of our community.

Artist John Singer Sargent paints plein air around the turn of the century

PAINT THE TOWN Sunday Oct 9 - Saturday Oct 15, 2022

 How this works:

Pre register online anytime before Saturday October 8, 2022 to be a “Featured Artist.” Email a photo of yourself or an example of your work to [email protected] and we will add you to our website. This is optional. You do not need to submit material to register early.

Check-in at MDCA to get your mediums officially stamped any day from Sunday October 9 through Saturday October 15 between 8:30AM and 10AM in the gallery. After 10AM you can come upstairs to get stamped (M-F until 5PM) Max size allowed is 16×20 (two submissions allowed for judging but you can get more than two stamped for the gallery sale)

Venture over to the iconic lighthouse, seek a quiet setting along waterfront, Palm Island park, or grab a spot along the bustling sidewalks of the downtown shops to set up and PAINT! 

Paint on location from dusk to dawn and return your artwork to the Art Center anytime before Saturday October 15 at 1PM. We will award 1st ($100), 2nd ($75), and 3rd ($50) place prizes at 4PM in the MDCA gallery Saturday October 15. A People’s Choice award will be given on Sunday October 23 after tallying votes from gallery guests. 

Where to Check in: Mount Dora Center for the Arts 138 E 5th Ave Mount Dora, Florida

Paintings will be displayed for sale in the MDCA gallery through November 12, 2022.   Pick up artwork November 12, 2022 9AM-5PM. Paintings that remain will be considered donations to MDCA and are tax deductible.

Artist Registration Fees:  MDCA Members $30 / Non-Members $35, and to register at the door, $40

QUICK DRAW Sunday Oct 16, 2022

 How this works:

Pre-register online or during Check in and get your canvas stamped at the Mount Dora Village Market in Sunset Park (4th and Alexander St) on SUNDAY October 16 from 9 to 10AM.

The 2022 theme for this popular, timed event is “Village Market:  Capturing Images of local life”.  Artwork must be submitted by 12 PM.  We will award a $100 cash prize for the best Quick Draw painting and wet paintings will be available for sale until 2PM. (60/40 split) 

 Artwork will remain for sale in the gallery through November 12, 2022.   Pick up artwork November 12, 2022 9AM-5PM. Paintings that remain will be considered donations to MDCA and are tax deductible. 

Artist Registration Fees:  MDCA Members $20 / Non-Members $25, and to register at the door, $30

2022 Featured Plein Air Artists

Read Official Mount Dora Plein Air Paint Out RULES 2022 below

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