On our tenth anniversary, we have changed from a juried competition to an invitational.
Bath County Plein Air Festival awards $20,000 in cash prizes:
We have a number of generous supporters who will open their homes to visiting artists. All artists will be placed in private homes. Several community members have also volunteered to host dinner for the artists.
“I was enormously impressed with the community support this event received, the warm hospitality extended by residents of the community and the extent of the planning by Warm Springs Gallery that made the very first outdoor painting event in Bath County a huge success. I know that every artist I spoke with was overwhelmed by the generosity of county residents in providing accommodations, hosting dinners offering financial support, and buying paintings. I'm sure they will continue to tell others about the beauty of the landscape and the wonderful people of
--M. Steve Doherty, Editor Plein Air Magazine