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Plein Air Washington Artists
On The Edge With Plein Air Washington Artists



On The Edge- Exhibition 2021 

December 3, 2021 through January 29, 2022 

First Place Award $1000 Entry Deadline October 17, 2021 

Aimee Erickson-Juror of Awards 


Plein Air Washington Artists (PAWA) is sponsoring a juried exhibit, On the Edge, to be hosted by The American Art Company, Tacoma, WA. This is a large gallery space where the exhibition will showcase plein air paintings and studio paintings derived from the plein air experience. Each artist may submit up to three plein air and three studio paintings. A total of 6 paintings may be entered in any combination of small plein air paintings (no smaller than 6x8) and studio paintings (no smaller than 14x18). Sold works are not to be submitted. All works submitted for jurying into the show must be available for the show and sale. 


Entry deadline: October 17, 2021
Acceptance notice: November 1, 2021
Delivery of Artwork: November 17 - 28 During Gallery hours Tuesday through Saturday, 10 am to 5pm. (Except November 26-Thanksgiving Day)
Show dates: December 3, 2021 – January 29, 2022
Opening Reception and Awards Presentation: Saturday, December 3, 2022 from 2 PM to 5 PM (if gatherings are permitted)
Exhibition Closing: January 29,2022
Closing Celebration: Saturday, January 29, 3 to 5 PM (if gatherings are permitted)
Pick-up unsold painting: January 29 after Closing Celebration or February 1, 2022--10 AM-5 PM 


Each entry should contain an artist’s interpretation of the idea--
On the Edge -- in the landscape setting either man made, natural or abstractly conceptual. 

Up to three plein air painting may be submitted with a minimum size of 6x8.

Up to three studio paintings may be submitted with a minimum size of 14x18. Studio painting should be derived from a plein air experience using plein air paintings or photos for reference.

A maximum total of 6 paintings can be submitted. A maximum of 4 paintings per artist will be exhibited.

As each entry is reviewed during the entry process, include information about the painting in the DESCRIPTION text box. This information may be used for publicity purposes.


By entering this exhibition, the artist gives permission for PAWA to use the images of each painting for promotion which include postcards, catalogs and a possible volume of the Washington En Plein Air book.

Images of paintings both accepted and not accepted may be included in the Washington En Plein Air book.

Please include a biography in your profile at Online Juried Shows which can be used in PAWA promotion.

Entries submitted must be available for show and sale. Artists may submit up to 6 images.The fee is $40 for the initial entry. A fee of $5 will be charged for each additional entry for a maximum total of $65. All entries must be submitted through Entry fees will be paid at when entering the exhibition.


Paintings must contain some subject that includes the concept of --On the Edge.

There will be no exceptions for deadlines, specifications or rules.

Open to all artists 18 years and older who are a current member of Plein Air Washington Artists. The  $30 membership fee must be paid in advance of entering the show. You can go to to pay fee.

Original art painted en plein air (on location) and studio paintings derived from the plein air experience will be accepted. Paintings created in a workshop or while under the instruction of another artist are

All entries are to be made at using digital images of the paintings. Each image should be 72 dpi, 1920 pixels on the longest side of the image, and under 4 mb.

Digital images are assumed to be accurate representations of the entrant’s original art works.

Paintings must be for sale and priced at $300 (retail) minimum. Any artwork priced below the show minimum will automatically have its price increased.

All artwork must be suitably framed and ready to hang with strong wire and flat metal hangers.

A 50% commission is retained by the Gallery.

All artists will receive an email notification when results are ready.

Accepted entries may be displayed in an online gallery with sales associated with the gallery exhibition.

Submission of entries gives PAWA permission to include image or images in advertising and a catalog for the exhibition and for inclusion in the volume of Washington En Plein Air if one is published.

Entries must include a short description of the plein air experience including the location and/or the experience of painting there.

Submission of entries and entry fee constitute agreement with all conditions set forth in this prospectus.


A jurying committee consisting of two selected members of PAWA and three non-members either professional artists, curators or gallery owners will jury the entries. The decision of the jury is final. There is no refund of entry fees for unaccepted entries. 


Awarded by Aimee Erickson
$1,000 .... Best of Show.
$750.........First Place
$500..........Second Place
$350........Third Place
$300........Best Plein Air
$250 .......2 Honorable Mentions $200........People’s Choice
Other awards may be added to this selection 

EXHIBITION OPENING RECEPTION: (if gatherings are permitted) Friday December 3, 2021 from 2:00 to 5:00 PM
Awards Presentation at 3:30 PM
at The American Art Company, 1126 Broadway Plaza, Tacoma, WA 98402 

EXHIBITION CLOSING RECEPTION: (if gatherings are permitted) Saturday, January 29, 2022 from 3:00 to 5:00 PM 

People’s Choice Award presented at 4:00 PM
at The American Art Company, 1126 Broadway Plaza, Tacoma, WA 98402 


Must be a current member 18 years or older and the 2021 membership dues of $30 must be paid before entering the show. 


All reasonable care will be taken with paintings and submissions. PAWA, its officers, volunteers and the American Art Company shall not be held responsible for the loss and damage to paintings, frames or digital entries.

Insurance for any loss or damage to artwork is the sole responsibility of the participating artist.

The artist grants permission to reproduce work for publicity purposes, both in print and digital galleries.
Copyright will be attributed to the artist.

By entering the show, you agree that you have read and will abide by all rules outlined in this prospectus. Entry into this exhibition constitutes agreement with all conditions set forth in this prospectus and is your commitment to participate.

For problems using the website or getting your entries in online, contact at 949-287-8645 or email For general information about Plein Air Washington Artists visit our website at For specific questions about Plein Air Washington Artists or this prospectus, contact: Jane Wallis at -- 360-509-5443 or Fatima Young at -- 206- 954-0157.


Aimee Erickson 

Awards Juror 

Workshop Instructor 


Color has emotional weight and is related to the shape of space. Drawing or painting, for me, means to look at the thing and transmit its vitality to the canvas.” 

Aimee Erickson is a representational oil painter. Born in Paris (1967) and raised in Sunnyvale, California, she started oil painting at age eight. After earning a BFA in Visual Communication Design/Illustration, she developed a warm, inviting pictorial voice grounded in traditional realism, informed by the principles of design, and inspired by nature and human experience. She has also studied with a number of prominent painters. Her approach to painting tends to be very direct and experimental, without a set routine, and leans toward the abstract; she uses brushes mostly, palette knives frequently, and sometimes a bigger scraper or straightedge 


Members have a unique opportunity to paint plein air under the instruction of Aimee Erickson
WHEN: December 4, 5 and 6
TIME: 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
COST: $450 per person for the 3-day workshop including demo and individual instruction or a morning Extra people attending a morning demo will be determined later. 

WHERE: Donna Trent Studio in Gig Harbor 

Please print this prospectus and workshop information for your records. This prospectus and application will be removed from the website after entry the deadline has passed. 

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