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2023  "Paint the Desert" Plein Air Festival is open for registration

The 2023 “Paint the Desert” Festival will be presented at the premier museum-quality gallery of the Artists Council’s facility at The Galen in Palm Desert .  In addition to the Festival competition/exhibition, DPAA members-only, will be invited to share paintings in two additional concurrent exhibitions: 

•    All Festival Participants:  one painting on formally stamped substrate submitted for judging and exhibition in the 2023 “Paint the Desert” competition.
•    DPAA Members:  one landscape painting (plein air or studio) inspired by one of our Paint-outs over the last three years.  This exhibition will be juried into the exhibition due to space constraints.
•    DPAA Members:  one landscape painting (plein air or studio) inspired by our Shumway Ranch Paint-outs over the last three years. This exhibition will be juried into the exhibition due to space constraints.

Click below to download the 2023 "Paint the Desert" Plein Air Festival Prospectus or Registration Form

Use PayPal to complete your  Festival and Workshop registration

You can also use Zelle  to pay your fees by sending them to Desertpleinair@gmail.com