IT’S TIME TO PAINT EN PLEIN AIR! 2014 NSW PARLIAMENT PLEIN AIR PAINTING PRIZE NOW OPEN FOR ENTRIES

Artists with a penchant for painting ‘en plein air’ will have the chance to win $20,000 with the NSW Parliament Plein Air Painting Prize, which is now open for entries.

One of the only art prizes in Australia to celebrate this unique art form, the Prize is awarded to the best ‘en plein air’, or outdoor, painting of a landscape in New South Wales.

“Everyone from professional to emerging artists will have the opportunity to compete for the coveted Prize, and for the chance to be included in an exhibition of finalists at Parliament House from June to August. Entries typically celebrate just about every corner of New South Wales from our natural, rural, regional, urban and suburban surrounds,” said Thomas George MP, Nationals Member for Lismore.

“The North Coast has many wonderful and unique landscapes, and I would encourage local artists to enter and make sure we are represented in the Prize.”

Artists can enter up to two en plein air paintings of a New South Wales landscape, painted at any time.

Entries will be accepted from Tuesday 1 April – Thursday 17 April via electronic submission.

Finalists will be notified in May, and the winner will be announced at an awards hosted by the Parliament during the exhibition in June. This year, the Parliament will also host a special Salon Des Refuses exhibition alongside the main Prize.

For more information, including important dates, conditions of entry and the entry form please visit www.pleinair.com.au or phone 02 9230 2893.

Lismore Contact Details:

Office: 55 Carrington Street  LISMORE
Postal: PO Box 52  LISMORE  NSW  2480
Telephone: 02 6621 3624
Facsimile: 02 6622 1403
Email: lismore@parliament.nsw.gov.au

Murwillumbah Contact Details:

Telephone: 02 6672 7577