Painters will bring the outdoors indoors during the Brigham City Museum of Art and History’s 2017 Utah Plein Air Competition and Exhibition. “En plein air” is a French expression that refers to the 19th century style of painting outdoors.
Up to $4,000 may be awarded in purchase prizes at the discretion of the Museum Director. Works can be created anywhere in the state of Utah by artists of any age. Purchase prizes have been sponsored by an anonymous donor in honor of Bertha “Bert” Midgley Kotter, Gillies Funeral Chapel, Myers Mortuary, and AutoLiv. Select opportunities to sponsor the exhibition are still available.
From Aug. 24 through Sept 5, artists must have their canvases or drawing paper stamped at the museum and produce up to two completed works of art. Submissions must be no longer than 30 inches on the long side, and must be at the museum by 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept 5. The entry fee is $35. For detailed requirements, visit www.brighamcitymuseum.org or phone 435-226-1439.
Works accepted for the juried exhibition will hang in the museum Sept. 9 through Nov. 11. Admission is free. An award ceremony and artist’s reception will be held Saturday, November 11 at 4 p.m. The public is invited.
The museum is located at 24 North 300 West. Hours are Tuesday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 1 to 5 p.m.
A separate competition and exhibition for photography will be held later in the year, with entries due to the museum by Nov. 8.