Contemporary painters will find the same French colonial buildings, Victorian commercial structures, and extensive gardens in the downtown historic district that intrigued the artists who founded the Sainte Genevieve Art Colony some 80 years ago.  The ragged Mississippi shoreline, midwestern farms, and remnants of old building sites still appeal.  Seven picturesque wineries, Hawn State Park, Pickle Springs Nature Preserve, and other conservation areas are easily accessible by car.

13th Annual Ste. Genevieve Plein Air Painting Event
September 20-24, 2017

Creole House, 339 St. Mary's Road

Congratulations to the Winners of the Following Awards in 2017: 

Best of Show                                         Marty Coulter for Oil painting "Audubons"

Oil/Acrylic 1st Place                              Tatyana Robberts for Oil Painting "Morning Light"
Watercolor/Pastel 1st Place                  Mike McClure for Watercolor "Side Tracked"

Oil/Acrylic 2nd Place                             Marty Coulter for Oil Painting "Show-Me Shop"
Watercolor/Pastel 2nd Place                 Patrick Henning for Watercolor "Evening Stroll"

Oil/Acrylic 3rd Place                              Mike McClure for Acrylic Painting "Night Train"                    
Watercolor/Pastel 3rd Place                  Gary Beazley for Watercolor "Linden House"

Oil/Acrylic Honorable Mention                Derek Gollaher for Oil Painting "Trail by the Trees"
Watercolor/Pastel Honorable Mention    Lorraine McFarland for Pastel "Entitlements After Dark"

People's Choice                                      Michael McClure for Watercolor "Side Tracked"

Dorothy "Dot" Uding Memorial Award     Lorraine McFarland for Pastel "Before Sunrise"

Sainte Genevieve Art Guild Member Awards:
Bette Geraghty Memorial Award             Dianne Dickerson for Oil Pastel "Corn Field"
First-time Plein Air "Rookie" Award         Victoria Gallagher Cummings for Pastel "Leaves"

Purchase Awards for $250 Cash:   
Lalumondier Cabin                                 
 Janet Kraus                    
European Entitlements                            Gary Beazley        
Green Tree Tavern                                  Marty Coulter         


Registration open from 8am to 4pm, Sept. 20, 21, 22 and 8 to 11am Sept 23.  Registration Fee for Entire Event $40
($30 for Sainte Genevieve Art Guild Members)

Purchase Award locations in downtown Ste. Genevieve are included in registration packet.
Only one timed event on Saturday, Sept. 23 from 11am to 4pm Purchase Award by Ste. Genevieve Herald.
Purchase Award entries must be turned in by 1pm Friday Sept. 22 for judging. 

General Award entries must be turned in by 12Noon Saturday, Sept. 23 for judging.  Due to funding restrictions, all paintings must occur in Ste. Genevieve County.
General Awards are:
Best of Show                                                  $        600
1st Place Oil/Acrylic                                                  300
1st Place Watercolor/Pastel                                       300
2nd Place Oil/Acrylic                                                 100
2nd Place Watercolor/Pastel                                      100
3rd Place Oil/Acrylic                                                   50
3rd Place Watercolor/Pastel                                        50
Dot Uding Memorial Award                                        500
People's Choice                                                        200

Guild Bette Geraghty Memorial Award                       150
Guild Rookie Award                                                    50

        Cash Awards                                          $      2,400
        Purchase Awards  (3 x $250)                            750

        Total Awards                                          $      3,150


Awards Announced:  Reception Saturday, Sept 23rd, 6pm to 9pm.  Awards for Best/1st/2nd/3rd/Purchase announced.
Light reception Sunday, Sept 24th, 11am to 2pm.  Awards for Dot Uding Memorial and Guild Awards announced.

Rules: All entries must bear registration stamp on back of canvas or paper.  Entries may be signed at the discretion of the artist.  Entries must be in gallery-quality frame (or wrap-around canvas where sides are part of the painting) with wire hanger.  Entries must be labeled with a painting identification form provided.
To encourage sales, all entries must remain hanging until 2pm Sunday.  "Purchase award" paintings become the property of the judge at the conclusion of the event. 
Finished paintings may be turned in at any time during the event, and labeled for sale (30% commission).
Up to six paintings from previous Sainte Genevieve Plein Air events may be displayed in the "back room" on easels furnished by artist, and labeled for sale (30% commission).
Guild Awards only available to members of the Sainte Genevieve Art Guild in good standing at the beginning of the event.
All unsold art must be picked up at 2pm Sunday, Sept 24.

NOTE: While precautions will be taken to safeguard artwork and participants, we accept no liability for loss of or damage to artwork in transit, in storage or on display, or for any personal injury incurred during participation in this event. Artists are strongly encouraged to insure their own person and artwork.

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The Sainte Genevieve Plein Air Painting Event is an annual enterprise sponsored by the Sainte Genevieve Art Guild, with financial assistance from the Ste. Genevieve County Community Foundation, the Dorothy "Dot" Uding Memorial Fund, the Ste. Genevieve Herald Newspaper, and generous private donors.  Special thanks for assistance provided by the State of Missouri Department of Natural Resources, Division of State Parks, Creole House.  And thank you to all the volunteers who made this event possible.