Prairie Plein Air

Prairie Plein Air

Artists are invited to participate in the 2018 Prairie Plein Air Competition and Show by creating an original plein air painting or drawing of any location within the Schaumburg, IL city limit. While there's no shortage of great locations to inspire your work, we've created a map with a few notable locations to get you started.

Participating in the competition is easy! Just fill out a short entry form and pay your $30 registration fee by the April 13 deadline or fill out and print an entry form to apply by mail. Works must be completed between April 27 and May 11, 2018. See our prospectus for complete information. 

Submitted works will be exhibited and for sale in the Herb Aigner Gallery inside the Al Larson Prairie Center for the Arts May 16 - June 30, and will coincide with the 31st annual Prairie Arts Festival, which will be held Memorial Day weekend (Saturday and Sunday May 26-27) on the grounds of the Robert O. Atcher Municipal Center.

2018 Prairie Plein Air Competition and Show Judge: Susan Ploughe,  OPA, AIS, Signature member of oil painters of America and the American Impressionist Society,

 For more information, contact Roxane Benvenuti or call 847-923-3605.

2017 Award Winners

First place: Deb Anderson, Oil, Spring Valley Meadow

Second Place: Eddie Corkery, Oil, Trail to the Cabin

Third Place: Christina Body, Oil, Forest Shelter

Honorable Mention: Jeanne Clohisy, Oil, Suddenly Spring

Honorable Mention: Frankie Johnson, Oil, Porch Light

Honorable Mention: Miguel Malagon, Oil, Olde Schaumburg Park