Call Detail
2024 Floyd Plein Air Biennial

Entry Deadline: 2/14/24
Application Closed

Entry Fee (Application Fee): $50.00
Work Sample Requirements
Images | Minimum:Min. 5, Maximum:Max. 5
Total Samples | Minimum:Min. 5, Maximum:Max. 5
Call Type: Unspecified
Eligibility: National
State: Virginia

Artists juried into this event will enjoy painting plein air the Blue Ridge Parkway, the famed Buffalo Mountain, unique sites along the beautiful Little River, local farms and vistas, as well as the Town of Floyd. Events include artist demonstrations, collector educational talks, Juried Artist Collector Preview Exhibition, Artist/Patron Welcome Reception including Wet Paint Sale, Artist/Patron Cocktail Party, Quick Draw Contest at the Historic Floyd Country Store & Friday Night Jamboree, Gala Reception and Art Sale. The top cash prize for this exhibition is $1000, as well as other cash prizes for “Best of” themes and manufacturer awards and gifts. Approximate juried artist field is 30. Quick Draw will allow for non-juried artist participation competing for a separate award, and this call to artist announcement will occur closer to the event. Fulfilling the role of 2024 event judge, we will welcome Laura McManus, who serves as Curator of Education for the Maier Museum of Art at Randolph College in Lynchburg, VA. Plein air painter and Virginia native Joli Ayn Wood will return as Chairperson for the 2024 event. Artists may apply to be juried into the event beginning January 3, 2024, with a deadline to apply February 14, 2024.


The Center will make every effort to offer free host housing to participating artists. Availability of host housing may be limited or we could become unable to provide host housing for the event due to changing circumstances. Any host housing provided will be granted on a first come basis & at the discretion of the hosts & the Center. Interested artists will have the opportunity to request free host housing while submitting the entry application. We will let all participants know if their request for housing was approved no later than 60-days prior to the start of the event.

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Application Requirements

All 2D artist media and substrates accepted to include watercolor, acrylics, oil, gouache, or other mixed media.

The non-refundable entry fee is $50. Failure to pay entry fee will result in application denial. For additional questions not answered here, please call the Center at 1-540-745-2784.

Visit to submit your images. A total of FIVE (5) works of art may be submitted for jurying per artist. Submitted digital images should represent the skill level and unique voice of each artist’s work. Video entries cannot be accepted. Review and acceptance of the artist field will be performed by Center committee. 

Eligibility Criteria

Open to all artists 18 years of age or older with a desire to paint the beauty that is Floyd County, Virginia.