Call Detail
By the Light of Day
Entry Deadline: 6/7/22
Application Closed

Entry Fee (Member): $25.00
Entry Fee (Non Member): $35.00
Work Sample Requirements
Images | Minimum:Min. 1, Maximum:Max. 3
Total Samples | Minimum:Min. 1, Maximum:Max. 3
Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: Unspecified
State: New Jersey

For this art exhibition we invite artists to enter their Plein Air artwork; artwork done by the light of day.  All submission must be done in the Plein Air style of painting, creating the piece outdoors in the open air.

Plein Air painting is, in its strictest sense, the practice of painting landscape pictures out-of-doors; more loosely, the achievement of an intense impression of the open air in a landscape painting. Since the 1800s painting en Plein Air has allowed artists to capture the emotional and sensory dimensions of a particular landscape at a particular moment in time. It expresses a spirit of spontaneity and truth to personal impulse within art. Impressionist artist Vincent van Gogh was notably a fan of Plein Air painting, or the practice of painting in the great outdoors. Other impressionist painters such as Claude Monet, Camille Pissarro, Alfred Sisley, and Pierre-Auguste Renoir advocated Plein Air painting, and much of their work was done outdoors in the diffuse light of a large white umbrella. Decisions have to be made quickly, therefore painting reactions are more intuitive. 


Deadline to enter art: Tuesday June 7, 2022, 11:59pm Mountain Time

Jury dates: week of June 8 to 12

Accepted/declined emails sent: week of June 13 to 17

Drop off dates for accepted art: July 5 to 8

Opening Reception: July 15

Dates of show: July 12 to Aug 27


Jury panel: Lori Langsner and Bob Barish

Lori Langsner has had a rewarding career in arts education in the NYC Public Schools. After having received her BA in Art Education from Queens College, NY and a MS in Neurophysiological Learning Disabilities from Brooklyn College, she has continued her art studies at the Arts Students League in NY, the Princeton Arts Council and Mercer County Community College. She keeps her ties with the NYC Public Schools and is currently an Adjudicator for the Staten Island Borough Arts Festival. She is presently teaching “Art of Oil Painting” & “Plein Air: Capture the Moment” to adults at West Windsor Arts Council. Her prime focus is on “en plein air” paintings in oils. Her inspirations come from nature and her surroundings. The brilliant sunlight, gentle breezes, quiet sounds, and the fresh air all create a wonderful sense of inner peace. Most recently she has exhibited her paintings at Ficus Above Restaurant in Princeton, Princeton Arts Council, West Windsor Arts Council & Whole World Arts.To see her paintings you may visit her website

Bob Barish has always been interested in art, with his earliest recollections  watching and participating with the Jon Gnagy TV show, “Learn to  Draw”, in the mid 1950’s. That early interest has had a profound  influence on his life. Upon graduation from The University of The Arts,  Philadelphia, PA, and a corporate career as Art and Design Director in  the Pharmaceutical Industry, he remains a committed artist.  Bob is now a full time oil painter specializing in Plein Air scenes of the  Delaware Valley and the rich history of the area. Plein Air painting  offers him an immersion into the sights, sounds and feelings of the subject. HIs primary goal is to convey the immediacy of ‘being there’  with a glimpse of an instant image experiencing what he has seen and portraying in paint.  Bob is a board member of Artsbridge, the art association located in  Stockton, NJ, and has also served as Coordinator for the River Rats Plein Air Painting Group for the past 16 years, scheduling weekly paint outings at various locations in the Delaware Valley river towns and  surrounding countryside. Instagram: barishbob

Details and Art Specifications 

  • Submission Fees: $25 for members, $35 for all others
  • A maximum of 3 works may be submitted.
  • Art will be displayed at West Windsor Arts and online as determined by WWAC.
  • There is no size limitation for art, however, size will be taken into consideration by the juror.
  • All artworks entered MUST include finished edges or be framed. Alternative presentations that are part of the artwork will be accepted however we must be able to hang or display the art. Typically all work must be wired across the back with picture hanging wire. Wire must be approximately 1/3 from top of frame. Saw-tooth hooks, ribbon, etc. will NOT be accepted. Cardboard or press board frames are not recommended.  All pieces should be labeled with the artist’s name and the title of the artwork.

Application Requirements

Please have the following ready when you apply:

  • Bio focusing on the highlights of your career.
  • Artist statement for each work entered.  This might include why you created this work, your process or something specific to this piece.
  • Location and approximate time of year for each artwork.

Eligibility Criteria


  • Open to artists over 18 years of age.
  • Art must be created in the Plein Air method of working on location.
  • Art must be in original form for the medium being submitted. Giclée or other reproductions of original work will not be accepted, unless the original is a photograph/print. Example: giclée of watercolor will not be accepted.
  • Art to be considered include paintings and drawings, using such medium as acrylic, oils, watercolor, pastel, and pencil.