Sonoma Plein Air Festival
The 18th annual Sonoma Plein Air Festival will be September 7-12, 2020, bringing nationally acclaimed artists to Sonoma for a week to paint, show and sell their work to benefit youth art education in Sonoma.
The Festival is produced by the all-volunteer Sonoma Plein Air Foundation. The Art Show and Sale and a Gala Dinner event are the primary source of funding to provide art education for public school students in the Sonoma Valley.
Sonoma Plein Air Foundation
The Sonoma Plein Air Foundation facilitates artists, art organizations, public schools and the community to create, appreciate and understand the importance of visual arts.
We seek to engage youth through art education, foster artistic excellence, nurture a vibrant local arts community and bring people together for experiences that inspire a creative exchange of ideas.
We welcome volunteer participation.
Call to Artists 2020
The Sonoma Plein Air Festival is a competitive juried show, now in its 18th year.
Approximately 36 applicants will be selected by a jury consisting of professional artists, gallerists, art educators and SPAF board members.
Artists are required to spend a hosted week in Sonoma and create 8-12 paintings to be sold at the Art Show on Saturday, with 40% of the proceeds directed to the Sonoma Plein Air Foundation which uses the funds to support youth art education in Sonoma Valley.
All applications are to be submitted through Juried Art Services beginning January 2 - through February 28.
Full details about the process are posted at JuriedArtServices.com