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Los Gatos Plein Air
Los Gatos Plein Air 2014

Los Gatos Plein Air 2014

Los Gatos Plein Air 2014 is the sixth annual presentation of artists' interpretation of the beauty of Los Gatos, California, and the surrounding areas.  The event is sponsored by the Los Gatos Morning Rotary Club, which supports the arts, music and youth in Los Gatos and throughout Santa Clara County, and the humanities programs of Rotary International.  This year's event will take place from June 17th through 21st, 2014, in the Town of Los Gatos, California.

Eligibility Open to all artists 18 years and older.  

Entry Form and Fee
The application for Los Gatos Plein Air 2014 will be available online from October 1, 2013 through January 31, 2014. A completed online application form should be submitted via  Please print your application receipt for your records.  The Los Gatos Plein Air 2014 Application fee is $45.00.  The fee is payable when you apply online via credit card or by check. If by check it must be mailed immediately following the online submission to:   Carol Waitte, 19 Glen Ridge Avenue, Los Gatos, CA   95030  Applicants who fail to submit payment will be dropped from the application pool prior to the selection process. 

Image Format
Each artist must submit three (3) professional quality images of artwork in JPEG format with an Image Size of 72dpi @ 1920x1920 pixels.  Image helpers, guidelines, tips for photographing your work and an Image Resizing Tool can be found at If you have format questions or trouble uploading your images, please contact website manager, Erich Neubert, via email at: or by calling 949-287-8645.  

Entry Process
Los Gatos Plein Air is a juried exhibition, with applications reviewed by a panel of outstanding jurors. The panel will review all submitted applications and select approximately 35 artists for a total of 40 artists to participate in the 2014 event (Award winners and top artists of 2013 will be invited back to join the 2014 event.) Notification of selected artists will be sent to each applicant via email no later than February 28, 2014. Artist agreement forms will be emailed to those who have been accepted following the announcement. 

Exhibition Details
All artwork must be completed in Los Gatos or the surrounding South Bay Area between June 17th and June 21, 2014. Only artwork on canvas stamped with the approved insignia will be accepted into the event. Artists are permitted to arrive in Los Gatos as early as June 16th; however, registration will not begin, and artists will NOT be provided host lodging, until June 17th.

Registration will take place, and canvases will be stamped with an approved insignia, beginning on Tuesday, June 17th at 8:00 a.m. Artists are permitted to bring in WET canvases that have been painted the day before or early the morning of the 17th.  Only artwork with this stamp will be permitted in the Exhibition & Sale. In addition, all works must be suitably framed with proper backing. Wire hangers or a suitable hanging device must be attached and ready to hang.

This event is a fundraiser for the Los Gatos Morning Rotary Charitable Foundation, a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization. The Los Gatos Morning Rotary Charitable Foundation will retain 40% of all sales revenue generated throughout the sale. Commissioned pieces during the course of the event will also be permitted at the previously mentioned rate. Payments for all work sold will be mailed shortly after the exhibit closes.

Los Gatos Morning Rotary will make every effort to provide complimentary accommodations to each participating artist for four nights, June 17th through the 20th, 2014. Artists are responsible for accommodations for spouses or companions, and also for providing their own transportation to and from Los Gatos, California.  Discounted lodging will be made available at a local hotel. 

January 31, 2014 Artist Entry Online Application Cut Off  (Please mail your application receipt and check immediately following the online submission.  As long as the online submission is on time your application will be reviewed).

For more information please visit or contact Carol Waitte at or at 408-205-8668

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