Paint Fest Plein Air Competition

This event last occurred on October 14, 2018, 9 am—5 pm.

Congratulations to this year's winners!

1st Place: Jamie Andrade
2nd Place: Melissa Guimaraes
3rd Place: Jeanne Smith 
People's Choice: Mailyn Lopez 
This year's curating judge was Martina Tanga, deCordova Koch Curatorial Fellow


Celebrate Plein Air painters with us at Paint | FEST! Bring your easel and supplies, pick a spot anywhere in the Sculpture Park, and enjoy creating art outdoors. Juried and People’s Choice prizes ($50–$250) will be awarded.

Registration fee: $25 (nonrefundable; includes Park admission)
Must be 18+ to participate.

Registration and guidelines at (or by clicking the button below!)

Register on Eventbrite!


Want to attend this event as a viewer? Sculpture Park admission will be $7 for regular visitors (free for members!). Enjoy a stroll around the Park to see our 60 sculptures on view and to watch artists create beautiful paintings right in front of your eyes!

Note: the Museum building will be closed this day while we install our fall exhibitions.

Event Type: 
Sculpture Park Programs
Art + Nature Programs