Plein Air Brochure

Welcome to the 2022
Marin County Fair!

 Special One Day Contest 

Plein Air

A Paint Out during the first day of the Fair!

Timeline & Rules


Entry Forms Due Enter online at through June 10th, 2022.

Entry Limit Each painter may enter one or two paintings.
(Second entry may be added on day of contest.)

Entry Fee $25 for first entry. $10 for second entry.

Check In Thursday, June 30th, 10 a.m., Artists Circle Tent.

Painting Time Thursday, June 30th, 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Fairgrounds.

Judging & Awards Thursday, June 30th, 5 p.m., location will be announced.

Exhibits Released After judging and awards.


  1. Local and State Rules govern this competition.
  2. Eligibility: Open to all residents of the USA, 18 yeards of age and over.
  3. Entry Procedure: Please follow timeline listed above.
  4. Passes: One combined admission and parking credential will be issued to each entrant.
  5. Supplies: Bring your own supplies. Be ready to paint on location within the fairgrounds, in public view. The artist’s canvas, paper, board, etc. must be stamped by the Fair coordinator prior to beginning work.
  6. Subject Matter: Plein Air compositions should be Marin County Fair related. (Carnival, Barnyard, Exhibits, Gardens, Rabbits, Food Booths, etc.)
  7. Liability: Every precaution will be taken to ensure the safe handling of exhibits; however, the Fair will not be responsible for any loss or damage which may occur from any cause.
  8. Sales: After conclusion of judging artists will have the option to add a sales price to their painting which will be on display for the duration of the Fair. Marin County Fair will retain a 25% commission. Sales will be handled through the Fair office. Sales price may not be changed at any later time.


Plein Air Awards (offered at the discretion of the judges)
Award Type
First Place Rosette
Second Place Rosette
Third Place Rosette
Honorable Mention Judge's Choice Rosettes
Best of Show* Rosettes

*Best of Show Special Rosette Ribbons awarded per Division at the discretion of the Judges.

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Division 90: Marin Fair Plein

Entry Fee $25 for first entry; $10 for second entry.

Entry Fee includes fair admission and parking.


  1. Plein Air Painting, any Marin County Fair subject.

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