Call For Entries: 3rd Annual Central City Plein Air Festival Exhibition & Sale

Submission Deadline: Friday, May 1st, 2020

2020PleinAirCentral City Opera, in partnership with the Gilpin County Arts Association, seeks 20 artists to participate in the 2020 Central City Plein Air Festival, September 24- September 27. Up to 20 artists will be selected to paint the fall landscapes and historic architecture of this Colorado mountain town. The festival culminates in an Exhibition, Sale, and Awards Reception on Sunday, September 27th in which the paintings created throughout the weekend will be on display and available for purchase in the Gilpin County Art Association’s Washington Hall Gallery. Awards reception, featuring $3,700 in cash awards, will be judged by Jennifer Reifenberg.


All artwork must be completed within a 2-mile radius of the Central City Opera House area between September 24th and September 27th, 2020. Selected artists are asked to paint a minimum of three (3) original paintings for prize judging at the Exhibition and Sale on Sunday, September 27, 2020. Artists are selected through a blind juried process consisting of one juror: Jennifer Reifenberg. The judge will review all submitted applications and select up to 20 artists to participate in the 2020 event.

Application Details

Entries must be submitted electronically, along with a non-refundable application fee of $40. Required application information includes 3-5 plein air artwork images and an artist bio/statement. Application via Juried Art Services.