This annual plein air event & exhibition by the Outdoor Painters Society is usually held in the DFW area, but this year is Galveston’s turn.

Plein Air Southwest is juried membership paint out competition presented by the Outdoor Painters Society.  The 2019 event is hosted by Galveston Historical Foundation, Galveston, Texas.  Juried artists will compete for $25,000+ in cash and merchandise.  Artists paint for 6 days and nights at selected locations within the city of Galveston. 

PASW Competition artists will interpret this historic city as only a plein air painter can.  Our event takes place during the 45th Annual Galveston Historic Homes Tour that attracts thousands of visitors to the city.  For 6 days, artists  will have access to paint on the grounds of the homes on tour as well as special permission to other private locations including the 1877 Tall Ship ELISSA.  The Exhibition will be in the Grand Ballroom of the historic 1859 Ashton Villa estate.  A percentage of sales from the exhibition will benefit the Galveston Historical Foundation.

Important dates and event Itinerary: 
Competition Artists Orientation and Welcome: May 5, 2019
 Official Paint Out:  May 6 – May 9, 2019
 Turn In Paintings:  9 AM – 12 Noon, May 10, 2019
 Exhibition Preview Reception and Awards: 7:00 pm, May 10, 2019
 Exhibition open to public:  May 11 – 12, 2019
 Quick Paint & “Off the Easel Sale” – May 11, 2019″Off the Easel Sale” continues  till 2:00 pm – May 12, 2019

 Exhibition ends – pick up unsold work 3:00 pm:  May 12, 2019


Ft. Collins, Colorado artist Dave A. Santillanes