Ralph Love Plein Air Competition prepares for its 10th year

TEMECULA – The city of Temecula Community Services Department invites local artists to participate in the 10th annual Ralph Love Plein Air Competition Saturday, Sept. 30, through Friday, Oct. 6.

Plein air painters are invited to paint at five different locations around Temecula during the competition. Canvas submissions must be stamped from Sept. 30 to Oct. 5, in order to be judged. Stamps for canvas submissions are available inside the Temecula Valley Museum, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The museum is closed Mondays.

Contest painting locations are the Temecula Civic Center Quad at 4100 Main St., historic Old Town Temecula at the artist’s choice of historic site, the Rose Haven Heritage Garden at 30592 Jedediah Smith Road, the Temecula Duck Pond and 28250 Ynez Road and the Temecula wine country at the artist’s choice of winery.

Awards include best of show or the city purchase award which receives $500, first place receives $200, second place receives $100 and third place receives $50. All entries will be on display at the gallery at the Merc, Nov. 3 through Dec. 18.

The public is invited to attend an artist reception held 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 3, at the gallery at the Merc; the competition winners will be announced. Details and applications are available at www.TemeculaCA.gov. There is a nonrefundable application fee of $30. For more information, call (951) 694-6417.

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