Temecula exhibits 16th annual Ralph Love Plein Air Competition art through Oct. 29

Artist Ralph Love is best known for his southern California landscape paintings and views of the Grand Canyon and Monument Valley. Valley News/Courtesy photo

TEMECULA – View Temecula through the perspective of over 30 local painters at the city’s 16th annual Ralph Love Plein Air Exhibition on display now through Sunday, Oct. 29, at the Temecula Valley Museum, 28314 Mercedes Street. The museum is open Tuesday through Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Every year local artists are challenged to paint Old Town Temecula, Temecula Wine Country and city parks over a two-week period. New to the competition is the youth category. Artists aged 17 and under were encouraged to participate for a chance to win a large prize basket of art supplies. The pieces remain anonymous until the end of August for judging.

Competition awards will be announced at the public reception with live music and refreshments held at the Temecula Valley Museum Friday, Sept. 22, at 5:30 p.m. Award categories include: Life in Temecula; First Place; Second Place; Third Place and Best of Youth Category, which received an art supplies basket.

A special museum event, Paint in the Park, will be held Saturday, Sept. 23, at 1 p.m. Learn the joys and frustrations of painting outside with Barbara Nelson, multi-time winner of the Ralph Love Plein Air Contest. Paint along with Nelson as she explains her process and teaches a few of her tricks to paint Temecula scenery. The free class is for those 12+, and materials will be provided.

For additional information, contact the Temecula Valley Museum at 951-694-6450 or visit the website at http://TemeculaValleyMuseum.org.

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