TEMECULA ─ Local artists are invited to participate in the city of Temecula’s 12th annual Ralph Love Plein Air Competition taking place from Thursday, Sept. 26, through Thursday, Oct. 3.
Plein air artists are invited to paint at various locations around Temecula during the competition. This year’s contest locations are the artist’s choice of location in Old Town Temecula, any city park or any winery in Temecula Wine Country.
Canvas submissions must be stamped from Thursday, Sept. 26, through Thursday, Oct. 3, in order to begin painting and to qualify for judging. Stamps for canvas submissions are available inside the Temecula Valley Museum from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The museum is closed on Mondays.
All entries will be on display in The Gallery at The Merc from Wednesday, Oct. 29, through Sunday, Dec. 29. The public is invited to attend a free artist reception Friday, Nov. 1, from 6-9 p.m., where the competition winners will be announced. This year’s awards will include: Best of Show/City Purchase Award, $500; First Place, $200; Second Place, $100, and Third Place, $75.
Plein air artists may register online at www.TemeculaCA.gov/TCSD for activity No. 9030.201, and there is a nonrefundable registration fee of $30. For additional information, contact the Temecula Arts and Culture Team at (951) 694-6417.
Submitted by city of Temecula.