Elora en Plein Air





May 17 to 20, 2018

Rules for the Elora en Plain Air Festival


Check-in is open on Thurs, May 17 & Fri, May 18 from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm and on Sat., May 19 from 7:00 am to 6:00 pm at the Elora Centre for the Arts, 75 Melville St, Elora ON. Advanced registration is encouraged, however you may register at check-in, space permitting. Number of entrants will be limited.


Artists may apply transparent or opaque grounds, without 3-dimentional textures, to their support of choice prior to registration. Supports with drawing or sculptural effects will not be permitted. Each canvas/panel/paper or other support must be stamped PRIOR to painting. No unstamped art will be accepted for the show.


Each work of art must be started and completed en plein air (outside).


All stamped canvases must be returned each evening to the Elora Centre for the Arts to be stored overnight: Thursday and Friday before 9:00.


The size of the image is not to exceed 18” x 24”. Artists must provide their own materials


Artists may paint any subject/scene outdoors, within the Township of Centre Wellington. Information regarding suitable paining locations will be available at registration.


The show and sale of work will take place on Sunday, May 20 at the Elora Centre for the Arts from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm.


Artists will select their artworks for the sale. A maximum of 3 works per artist will be accepted.


A 30% commission applies to all sales.




The artist must be registered for the event to participate in the show and sale.


Artwork for the show must be turned in at the Elora Centre for the Arts by 6:00 pm on Sat, May 19th. Any artwork not to be displayed in the show must be removed at this time.


The artist may select up to 3 pieces for the show.


All artwork for the show must have the artist’s name clearly marked on the back as well as the “Plein Air Stamp”. The entry card must be firmly attached stating the artist’s name, title of the work and price.


Works of art must be submitted in a manner that allows for easy handling and display on an easel or wall.


Event staff will set up the artwork for the jury process and exhibition.


Artists should be prepared to leave their artwork until the end of show at 5:00 pm on Sun, May 20.


Unsold artwork may be picked up at the Elora Centre for the Arts on Sun, May 20 from 5:00 to 6:00 pm and from Monday, May 21 to Wednesday, May 23 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Any artwork not removed by 5:00 pm on Wed, May 23 becomes the property of the Elora Centre of the Arts and will be disposed of as they see fit.




As an entrant of the 2018 Elora en Plein Air event, I understand that the Elora Arts Council reserves the right to not accept paintings that do not fall within the rules of the competition.


I declare that the work(s) of art submitted for the show are my own work, and I am not aware of any ownership of copyright of another person to the image.


I acknowledge receipt of the rules governing the event and agree, as a condition of entering the show, that the Elora Arts Council and the Elora Centre for the Arts may publicize and/or broadcast my name, likeness, photograph of my work and the fact that I participated in the event.


I acknowledge the Elora Arts Council and Elora Centre for the Arts assume no responsibility for loss or damage to any work, display or person during this event.



When: May 17th to 20th, 2018

Where: Fergus Elora and surrounding countryside

For more information: elorapleinair@gmail.com


Photo credits: Anne Hobbs, Silvia Gilbraith

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