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Idyllwild Plein Air 2024

Saturday, August 3, 2024, 7:00 AM until 6:00 PM Pacific Time (US & Canada) (UTC-08:00)
Wylldwood Studio & Gallery
54960 Pine Crest Ave #3
Idyllwild, CA  92549

(213) 379-0223
Additional Info:
Judged Shows
Registration is required before Saturday, July 27, 2024 at 6:00 PM
Payment In Full In Advance Only

Plein Air Idyllwild 2024   Artist Information

       As you wander around the small town of Idyllwild, you will see many things that inspire the artist within you. Tahquitz Rock majestically sits above our town, inviting many to climb her.  Also called Lily Rock. Huge sequoias adorn the circle alongside the town statue of a bear, wolf, mountain lions and an eagle, carved of wood.  Charming buildings and cabins surrounded by lush woods and meadows filled with native rose bushes.  Strawberry Creek flows through town and you will find native strawberry plants and ferns. Inspiration is everywhere for Plein Air painting.  Here is a list of possibilities, it’s up to you!  

Idyllwild Park - Center of town.  Bathrooms in the Fort Building, downstairs.  The Art Alliance Steampunk Deer stands guard. 
Many painted deer decorate Idyllwild, all different!

Upstairs at The Fort -  Wonderful views from this location. Just leave room for passersby, the vendors won’t mind. 

Lake Fulmor - 7 miles North of Idyllwild along Route 243.  Minimal parking fee. Bathrooms. 

Idyllwild Regional Park, Entry Fee, bathrooms and picnic tables.  Large grass meadow with beautiful views and large trees.

Newly built public restrooms are located on North Circle Drive between Middle Ridge Winery

And Idyllwild Gardens Nursery.

 As always be aware of traffic and wildlife, walkways and leave no trace. 

Artist Check-In

All registered artists are to check in at our table located in front of the Wyldwood Gallery between 8:00 am and 10:00 am
Saturday August 3rd.

Wyldwood Gallery is located up the hill from the center of town;  cross street is North Circle Drive.

54960 Pine Crest Ave, #3

Idyllwild, CA  92549

Gallery contact - John E. Marin (213) 379-0223

 We will stamp the back of your substrates and give you a Plein Air Tote Bag filled with a few artist’s goodies, coupons and information about Idyllwild including a map with our suggestions. Name badges will be provided to represent our Plein Air Event. 

Artists under the age of 18 are invited to join us - no charge.

Parent or guardian must accompany minors.

Artwork for Judging

You may submit 1 painting.

Oil, acrylic, watercolor, pastel, gouache, pen & ink or mixed media.

All entries must have been painted “en plein air” the day of the event.

Maximum Size / Hanging Guidelines

Maximum size 16x20 canvas or paper, plus frame. 

All pieces must be wired for hanging.  D-Rings with wire preferable.

No sawtooth hangers please.

We will have a designated table with minimal tools to do your own framing.  

Gallery Sales

If your artwork is not for sale, please mark it NFS and plan on taking it home with you after judging.

If your artwork is for sale, you may leave it in the Wyldwood Gallery until the end of the show, 

August 18th.

Wyldwood Gallery will handle all sales and receive a 40% commission. Once the Plein Air Festival ends, any sales will be forwarded to the artists.  Please make sure that you fill out your contact info correctly. 

Please arrange to pick up any unsold pieces no later than 

August 18, 2024.

Gallery hours are 

Thursdays  1-4 pm

Fridays   1-7 pm

Saturdays  11-7 pm

Sundays  11-4 pm

Rain or Shine, this event will be happening.

Artist Reception

Artists are encouraged to attend the Reception and Awards Ceremony which begins at 4:00 pm

Winners will be announced and the general public will have a chance to purchase your art.

Art Alliance Idyllwild will offer wine, beer and soft drinks for sale.  Light refreshments included.

Musical performance by Rachel Perry Music; follow her on Instagram and Spotify.

Please invite friends and family to this event, and spread the word on social media.

Esteemed Juror Daniel Foster

We are fortunate to have multi-media conceptual artist and visual poet Daniel Foster as our judge.  He received his MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute.   He has been a leader in art communities located in the counties of Riverside, San Bernardino and San Diego.  Daniel’s 30 year career in arts and nonprofit organizations include:

           -Founder/President of Shumway in partnership with the State of CA and The Coachella Mountains Conservancy which oversees the 640 acre historic 1932 homestead.

           -Co-Founder Desert Plein Air Association with Diane Moore

           -Inland Regional Arts Forum

           -Riverside Cultural Consortium

           -Inland Empire Funder’s Alliance

           -North County Arts Network (NCAN San Diego)

           -Arts Connection (Arts Council for San Bernardino County)


Thank you for participating and making this a successful event for our charming town of Idyllwild!

Jolene Paige

(949)436-1536  text or call with any questions

Sponsors for this event -

Art Alliance Idyllwild  -   Creating Community through Art

We are a non-profit group of creative people that hold community events highlighting our members’ creations.  Throughout the year we are able to provide for the community in many ways and offer free art supplies to children for Christmas. 

Please consider becoming a member

Art Supply Warehouse 

6672 Westminster Blvd

Westminster, Ca  92683