CPAP 2016 International Plein Air Challenge Prizes and Awards

The following awards and prizes are currently available. This list will be continuously updated as we add sponsors.

California Plein Air Painters Awards:

First Place                $500 cash award; ARC International Salon Jury Award

Second Place           $200 cash award

Third Place               $100 cash award

Sponsor Awards

ARC International Salon Jury Award ($3000 Value):

  • This Award affords the winning artist the opportunity to jury the 2017 Plein Air Category of the ARC International Salon and serve alongside such internationally known art professionals as Peter Trippi, Editor of Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine; Eric Rhoades, Publisher of PleinAir Magazine; James Hastie, Senior Director of Christie’s;  Dr. Gabriel Weisberg, Senior Fellow, Guggenheim Foundation, and Regents Professor, Smithsonian Institution; Dr. Gregory Hedberg,  Director,  Department of European Art, Hirschl & Adler Galleries in Manhattan; and Fred Ross, ARC Founder, Chairman and an international art collector and lecturer.
  • The winning artist will have their name and information displayed prominently on the pages of the ARC International Salon. The ARC website receives over 5 million views per year.

Guerilla Painters Award of Excellence                       

    Best Figure in the Landscape                                   $250 Pochade Box & Paint Kit

Blick Art Materials Awards:

  • Blick Art Materials Award of Excellence               $75 Gift Certificate
  • Blick Art Materials Award of Distinction                $50 Gift Certificate
  • Blick Art Materials Awards of Merit (5 Awards)     $25 Gift Certificate per Award

CPAP Exhibition Awards:

  • Honorable Mention: Four artists will have their artwork displayed for one year on our Allied Organization Page on the Art Renewal Center Website
  • Top Artists will have their artwork displayed on our website and in an exhibit in Monterey California (Feb1 thru Mar 31, 2017

As we add more awards we will update the list with specifics.


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