16th Annual
Sedona Plein Air Festival
October 24–31, 2020


This year the Sedona Plein Air Festival will be a first of its kind –an all woman event.

Join us for a Sedona Plein Air Festival unlike anything that we have ever done before! We have explored many different themes in our past festivals; Art and Wine, Native American Culture, Figurative Salon—and now we are doing something entirely new—not only will this be a first-of-its-kind all-woman festival, but the festival will be presented completely online.

Each artist will be sending in work from their own diverse locations for presentation in the Arts Center’s online Gallery. At the conclusion of the festival week, well known plein air artist Lyn Boyer of Colorado will conduct an online awards ceremony.

Artists will submit new work as it is completed, accompanied by short narratives describing their selection of place and/or their creative process.

Online presentations allow for rich content that could not otherwise be experienced. Art lovers will be able to immerse themselves in presentations from their favorite artists throughout the festival. From live demonstrations, to short videos created by our festival artists all across the country, to an online gallery of new works updated daily—there’s something for everyone!

2020 Schedule of Virtual Events

Opening Event Online 
Saturday, October 24, 2020, Noon  – 1:00 pm
Meet the Artists – Explore the online Gallery where each artist will have placed their first work. For this first painting we invited the artists to present a very recent plein air or studio work of their choosing.  

Artist Panel Discussion – The Process of Art – Live Event! 
Wednesday, October 28, 2020 5:00 pm 

In the midst of the festival week artist’s will each be discussing a work of their choosing from the paintings completed thus far. 

 Awards Ceremony
Saturday October 31st at 5:00pm.
Artists will have turned in final works for awards consideration by 5:00 pm on Friday. Lyn Boyer of Durango Colorado will be the festival judge. Lyn will announce the Award winners and discuss her selections. 

Artist Awards

Artists will receive awards based on their first painting selected for the Opening Event. 

First Place      $1000         Second Place  $600            Third Place      $400

Artists will also receive awards for work done during the week of the festival

First Place      $1500         Second Place  $850            Third Place      $650


Thank you to our sponsors...

Sedona’s Annual Celebration of Plein Air Painting is Generously Made Possible by:

2020 Plein Air Workshops at Sedona Arts Center

Sedona Arts Center is one of Northern Arizona’s most well-established cultural organizations and serves as the creative heart of Sedona. Founded in 1958, the nonprofit organization is based at the Art Barn in Uptown and offers year-round classes, exhibitions, festivals, and cultural events that enhance the creative life of the Verde Valley. 

Sedona residents and newcomers alike look to Sedona Arts Center for their introduction to, and ongoing involvement in the arts.

The School of the Arts programming is designed to reach out to all aspiring artists and students – all ages and levels of learning. Ongoing instruction is available in a variety of mediums while workshops offer specialized content in an intensive format from nationally-known faculty.

Sedona Arts Center offers a variety of workshops

Scholarship funds are available

for plein air festival workshops

15 Art Barn Rd, Sedona, AZ 86336

Contact Us

Phone : (928) 282-3809

Email : sac@sedonaartscenter.org

Our Hours

FRI-SUN 10:00am – 5:00pm