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Posted on: August 10, 2020

13th Annual Ralph Love Plein Air Competition

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Local artists are invited to participate in the City of Temecula’s 13th Annual Ralph Love Plein Air Competition from THU, SEP 24 through SUN, OCT 4, 2020.

Plein Air artists are invited every year to paint different locations around the City of Temecula during the competition. Canvas submissions must be stamped from THU, SEP 24 through SUN, OCT 4, 2020 in order to qualify for judging. Stamps for canvas submissions are available inside the Temecula Valley Museum by appointment only by calling (951) 694-6455.

This Year’s Three Paint Locations Include:

  • Old Town Temecula: Artist’s Choice of Old Town Site
  • Temecula Wine Country: Artist’s Choice of Winery
  • City of Temecula Parks: Artist’s Choice of Temecula Park

All entries will be on display tentatively in The Gallery at The Merc from WED, NOV 4, 2020 through SAT, JAN 2, 2021. Reception plans are being made with additional details to be provided at a later date pending the latest State and County Orders, health protocols, and gathering policies. Winners will be announced at the reception, or notified by phone if a public event is not possible. This year’s awards will include: Best of Show / City Purchase Award ($500); 1st Place ($200); 2nd Place ($100); and 3rd Place ($75).

Plein Air artists may apply online at and register for activity #9030.201. There is a non-refundable application fee of $30. For additional information, please contact the Arts & Culture Team at (951) 694-6455. 

Plein Air Informational Flyer 2020