Entrance is open to all plein air artists. Everyone is eligible to participate. Bring your canvases to be stamped at MOM (Museum of Monterey) 5 Custom House Plaza, Monterey, CA, on August 28 &/or 29, 8 AM - 9 AM and pay your fee ($25.00 MBPAPA members; $45.00 non-members.) Map provided.


Paint any subject found along the Monterey Recreation Trail at any location between Del Monte Beach (about 1 mile East of Fisherman's Wharf) and Lovers Point Park, Pacific Grove. Subjects may include seascapes, beach, wharf or boat scenes -- with or without wildlife. MAP of plein air painting route.


Aug 28 and Aug 29: Paint Out! 8AM to 9AM Canvas Stamping at MOM

August 29: 9AM to 5PM Deliver your wet framed paintings
(Labeled with Your Name / Title of painting / Size / Price / Medium.)

August 29: 6:30PM - 8:00PM Pick up any paintings not selected.

August 30: 5PM to 8PM Celebration and Awards at Museum of Monterey

September 30: Last Day of Exhibition

October 1: Pick up artwork at MOM 8AM to 3PM

Apply at: Online Juried Shows


Deliver your WET framed work back to the Museum Of Monterey (MOM) for Jurying. The juror will determine which pieces will be hung in the exhibition and which will receive awards. The process takes about approximately 1.5 hours. Any paintings not selected for exhibition should be picked up from 6:30 to 8:00pm.


First place: $500

Second place: $250

Third place: $100

Up to three honorable mention award certificates


Studio Show entrance is closed. We are so pleased to report 54 artists submitted 118 images for the #BigBlueLive - #TheArtist'sView studio show! Thanks so much to everyone who entered! This is going to be amazing! You will be notified of selection soon. Awards will be presented at the Celebration Reception on Artwork Sales. All artwork is for sale by the Arts Council unless indicated NFS by Artist. Artist sets the price. The Arts Council handles sales tax and retains 30% of the total to support arts education in Monterey County.

Online Juried Shows