En Plein Air Competition

We’re holding our first ever En Plein Air contest at the 34th Annual Fremont Festival of the Arts.

En Plein Air is a French expression for “in the open air.” This competition invites local artists to create and compete on Festival grounds, during Festival hours. There are 3 categories of the competition: Painting, Photography, and Chalk Art. All 3 competitions will take place on Saturday, August 5th from 11am – 5pm. A winner will be announced on the main stage at 5:30pm on Saturday and the 1st and 2nd place winners will be on display all day Sunday at the Festival.

What’s At Stake:

1st Place – $175 CASH + Ribbon

2nd Place – $75 CASH + Ribbon

Winners will be determined by a panel of 3 Judge on the following criteria:

– Skill

– Composition

– Creativity



Laurie Manuel – Chair of Fremont Art Review Board

Terry Allie – Owner of California Artists