Call to Artists: Chestnut Hill Plein Air Competition

This Deadline Expired: Sunday, May 14, 2017

An Open Invitation to Fine Artists


Chestnut Hill is hosting its third annual Plein Air Competition. For the Plein Air event artists set up along Germantown Avenue to paint in the open air.  Chestnut Hill has the advantage of landscapes that are commercial, residential and pastoral.  Applicants will be juried.  Participants will be judged.  Deadline for application is May 13th.




Date: Saturday June 10(rain date Sunday June 11)

Time: Set up 8 a.m.

          Judging: 1p.m. to 3 p.m. in situ

          Closing Event/Prize Announcements- 3:15 p.m.

Fee:  $30.00  (Make checks out to CHBA or request PayPal invoice)

Prizes: Judges-First, Second, Third Cash prizes

First Place Extra: Free space at Chestnut Hill Fall for the Arts Festival Sunday September 24 to sell/exhibit (value $185)

Location: Germantown Avenue between Willow Grove Avenue and Rex Avenue


            Artists can sell from their portfolios

Locations will be assigned by lottery
Completed paintings will be added to online gallery post event                                               


Application Process:

-Must be 18 or older to apply
-Submit 3 digital non-photo enhanced images and resume to: Kate O’Neill/
-Application Deadline: May 13
-Notifications, Location & Set-Up: Mailed May 20
-Accepted work may be used for promotional materials


                                    Tu Huynh, City Hall Exhibitions Manager

                           Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy



Rachel McCay, Woodmere Art Museum Curator

Heike Rass-Palmer, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts


Bruce Garrity

See Bruce Garrity's full Portfolio