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Los Gatos Plein Air
2019 Los Gatos Plein Air

Los Gatos Plein Air 2019


Application Information



Los Gatos Plein Air 2019 is the tenth anniversary presentation of artists’ interpretations of the

beauty of Los Gatos, California, and the surrounding areas. The event is a fundraiser, sponsored

by the Los Gatos Morning Rotary Club, that supports art, music, and science education for youth

throughout Santa Clara County and the programs of the Los Gatos Morning Rotary Charitable

Foundation. This year’s event will take place from Wednesday, June 19th to Sunday, June 23rd,

2019, in the Town of Los Gatos, California.



Open to all artists 18 years and older.


Entry Form and Fee

The application for Los Gatos Plein Air 2019 will be available online from November 15, 2018

through January 31, 2019. A completed online application form should be submitted via Please print your application receipt for your records. The Los

Gatos Plein Air 2019 Application fee is $45.00. The fee is payable when you apply online via

credit card or a check to 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 artwork images 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 help is available at


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 22 artists for a

total of 28 artists to participate in the 2019 event (Top artists of previous LGPA events will be

invited back to join the 2019 event.) Notification of selected artists will be sent to each applicant

via email no later than March 1st. 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 from June 19th

through June 22, 2019. 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 18; however,

registration will not begin, and artists will NOT be provided host lodging, until June 19.



Registration will take place, and canvases will be stamped with an approved insignia, beginning on

Wednesday, June 19th 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 19th. 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 within 30 days after the exhibit closes.



Los Gatos Morning Rotary will make every effort to provide complimentary accommodations to

each participating artist for four nights, June 19th through 22nd. 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.



November 15th, 2018 Artist Entry Application available online

January 31st, 2019 Artist Entry Online Application Cut Off

(If paying by check, 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


March 1st Artist Notification emailed, Artist Agreement Mailed

March 15th Artist Agreement signed and returned

Wednesday, June 19th Artists Arrive in Los Gatos

Registration 8:00 a.m.

7:30 p.m. Artist Orientation

Saturday, June 21th Paint the Town Wine Reception

Sunday, June 23rd Fine Art Exhibit and Sale and Wine Tasting Festival


For more information please visit or contact:

Carol Waitte at or 408-205-8668.

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