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Brushes By the Beach Plein Air

Art Contest Is On!


October 14 - November 8, 2020

Galveston Island


This year is DIFFERENT - you have more time 

to paint and your plein air painting may be 

done anywhere in the U.S.A.

Join us in supporting our non-profit partner Artist Boat.

Questions about the event? Contact Us.


Plus More Wonderful Days to Paint Plein Air!

Contest Rules:

Entry Fee: $30 October 14 - November 8, 2020.


To pay entry fee by Pay Pal: CLICK HERE


Submissions of your plein air art during October 14 - November 8 may be uploaded to the Registration Form. On October 14 the Registration Form will be available: HERE


Entries: Contest accepts painting created outdoors only and within the U.S.A.. Studio work is not allowed. Paintings in oil, acrylic, watercolor, crayon, graphite, pen and ink, or pastel are acceptable. No photographs or portions of photographs may be used. All entries must be originals. Each entry submitted requires the payment of the entry fee. Artists must be 16 years or older.


Painting Specifications: Sizes are to be no smaller than 5"x 7" or larger than 16"x 20". If the artist wishes to submit their art for sale it must be shipped, priced, labeled and wired by the artist. G. Lee Gallery will retain 40% commission for artwork sold during the event and show period. NO SALES of art once shipped to the Gallery may be made directly by the artist for the duration of the event.


Check In: Artists must provide a "selfie" of themselves and their art while creating the art that they submit. Unlike past events canvas's will NOT be stamped at the G. Lee Gallery. Only plein air art created during the event time frame October 14 - November 8 will be accepted in the contest for judging or accepted for sale. Deadline to submit your art is midnight November 8, 2020. Complete and submit the "Registration Form". Upload one jpg of each of your entries plus your selfie(s) for each painting submitted via the above "Registration Form".


Hanging: IF the artist wishes to place their art for sale at the G. Lee Gallery following judging and thru the event close, art must be carefully wired, ready to hang, tagged with the artist's name, size, media and price. Wiring, and framing (artist preference) are the sole responsibility of the artist.


Sale: Submitting your art for sale is OPTIONAL. If you wish to submit your art for sale you may do so. Sales will take place at the G. Lee Gallery and on-line immediately following judging and for the duration of the event. Please contact G. Lee Gallery if you choose to submit your art for sale at the Gallery for additional instruction. G. Lee Gallery reserves the right to remove paintings that do not conform to the rules or are deemed offensive.


Judging: Will be conducted by at the close of the contest at November 9 - 13,

2020. Winners will be notified on or about November 14, 2020.

Cash prizes to be announced. Awards will be announced at the close of judging and mailed to recipients.


Show: Art will be offered for sale at the completion of judging, Saturday, November 14, 2020 thru the event’s closing.


Liability: G. Lee Gallery is not liable or responsible for any accidents, loss, damage or injury as a result of participation.


Questions: Call Brenda Lee: 409-996-5040 or email: [email protected]

Would You Like to be a Sponsor?

Support Levels

Benefactor - $500


You will receive: recognition on the event website; recognition in any electronic and print advertisement about the event; naming opportunity for one of the prize categories; an electronic invitation to view the Brushes By the Beach® Plein Air entries on the website; and, first choice in purchasing any one or more of the submitted paintings.


Patron - $250


You will receive: recognition on the event website; recognition in any electronic and print advertisement about the event: naming opportunity for one of the prize categories; and, an electronic invitation to view the Brushes By the Beach® Plein Air entries on the website.


Friend - $100

You will receive: recognition on the event website; and, an electronic invitation to view the Brushes By the Beach® Plein Air entries on the website.


Paint Buddy - $25

A BIG thank you and our enduring gratitude.

To Pay by PAYPAL: CLICK HERE


Pay by CHECK: write your check to G. Lee Gallery.

Mailing address: G. Lee Gallery, 2200 Market Street, Suite 735, Galveston, TX 77550


Advertisers and Sponsors helping us get kids outdoors

to paint plein air with our non-profit partner Artist Boat

are greatly appreciated!


Thank you.

You are greatly appreciated!

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