Stems Plein Air Paint 2020

In response to Covid-19 public health concerns, we’ve decided to convert this year’s Stems Plein Air Paint 2020 into an online juried event.

What will this year’s event be like?

  • Because we know times are tight, we’ve reduced the fee to sign up for this year’s event to $25.
  • You still get to plein air paint outdoors at your leisure and your level of socially distanced comfort!
  • Because we want you to have plenty of time to create something special, you will have more time to paint, from May 11th to June 27th, 2020!
  • There will be no canvas stamping, no sign-in, and no painting boundaries. Just paint at your leisure! We trust that you will create your plein air paintings during the allotted time!
  • Your $25 application fee allows you to submit up to three paintings with your juried show application, due no later than June 27th, 2020 (*one application per artist please)!
  • After the submission deadline, our jury will review all applications and then make selections to be included in this year’s Stems Plein Air sale and exhibition!
  • All juried selections will be featured for sale online, showcased on social media, and presented in an in-person exhibition at The Rice Gallery of Fine Art on Friday, July 31st, 2020 (future public health laws/guidelines will dictate how and when the in-person exhibition will happen, please stay tuned)!
  • Juried selections will also be featured for sale in the Stems: A Garden Soirée sales tent (currently scheduled for August 8, 2020)!
  • A portion of sales will benefit Friends of Overland Park Arts, part of the Arts & Recreation Foundation of Overland Park, and its mission to expand arts opportunities and public art in Overland Park, KS.
  • As always, all juried selections are eligible for cash prizes, including a $2,500 Best of Show Prize, awarded by our panel of judges!

So how does it work?

  • Pay the $25 fee to sign up for the event!
  • Go create as many plein air paintings as you can from May 11th to June 27th, 2020!
  • Submit your works (maximum 3 per artist) by the June 27th deadline (submission instructions forthcoming)!
  • Await the juried selection announcements!
  • If your work is selected for the show, you will be notified on when and where to drop it off!
  • Judges will pick cash prize winners and all juried selections will be featured for sale both online and in-person at all applicable locations associated with this event!
  • It’s that simple!