Event Dates: April 19-23, 2023
Deadline to Apply: October 23, 2022

Applications have been received and we will announce the 2023 artists shortly.


Plein Air professional artists are invited to express their interest in participating in the 2023 Farewell Coastal VA Plein Air event, to be held April 19-23, 2023 in Norfolk, Virginia. Artists should send an email to with his or her expression of interest to participate and include a bio, website, and three recent plein air images. Emails must be received by Sunday, October 23 to be eligible for consideration. There is no fee to apply. Eighteen artists will receive an invitation to participate and will be notified by November 1, 2022. Any questions may be sent to For general information about Coastal VA Plein Air, please explore our website.

John Meyers
Maria Reardon Plein Air Painting

Artists Responsibilities:

The eighteen artists that are invited to participate will be asked to sign an artist agreement stating that they will participate in the entire event which begins on Wednesday, April 19 and ends on Sunday, April 23. Artists will participate in all events that include (1) an Artists Welcome Dinner on Wednesday evening, (2) a ticketed Art Patron Opening and Sale on Saturday evening, and (3) a Public Art Show and Sale that will take place on Sunday afternoon. Events will take place in the East Beach neighborhood, located in the Ocean View District of Norfolk, Virginia. During the event, artists will produce original works of art that reflect the Coastal Virginia area. The paintings will be offered for sale during the event and on-line for one-month thereafter. Artists agree that all art sold during the event, on the on-line gallery, or as a result of commissions earned during the event will be subject to a 35% commission and sales will go through Coastal Virginia Plein Air, a not-for-profit organization.

Coastal VA Plein Air Responsibilities:

The event will be professionally managed and marketed by Coastal VA Plein Air. Out of town artists will be offered courtesy housing during the event.


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