The Studios of Key West Plein Air Competition

The Studios of Key West Plein Air Competition

with Juror Priscilla Coote

Entrants may have their blank canvas stamped between 9 and 10am, and must return to the Armory with a finished work by 2pm. At 5pm, our juror will announce the three cash prize winners, and three honorable mention artists.

This is a chance to show and sell your freshly created scenes of Key West. The TSKW Plein Air Competition is a juried plein air painting contest with cash prizes and awards.


Artists may enter a maximum of 2 works.

The competition is open to everyone working in any painting or drawing medium on canvas or paper.

Canvases and papers will be stamped upon arrival at registration.

Participation fee: $20 for TSKW Members / $30 for non-members.

Works must be able to be displayed on your own easel.

Prizes: 1st $150, 2nd $100, 3rd $50 and 3 honorable mention ribbons.

For work to be judged, it must also be available for sale.

Works may be displayed with frames to fit stamped canvases – this will not affect judging.

Full information packets will be handed out upon registration.


9-10 am        Registration at TSKW- Canvases or paper will be stamped, coffee provided

9-2 pm          Painting at your choice of location anywhere on the island of Key West

2 pm              Deadline for Artists to return to TSKW with their entries to be displayed, judged and priced for sale.

The price of works should be fair and in keeping with appropriate valuation of artist’s work. Artists will maintain 75% of the sale price.

4-6 pm            Sculpture Garden Show & Sale (free and open event)

5 pm               Awards will be announced and presented by juror.

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