Into Nature: Plein Air Competition

Into Nature began in the spring of 2020 as a way to connect artists with the joy of the outdoors during a very isolating time. The tradition continued online in the spring of 2021. WBCA is thrilled to announce that this year, Into Nature will take place in-person. Those who enter the competition are welcome to paint at different locations around the White Bear Lake community from June 11-19. Artists of all levels are invited to enter.

The call for entries is open now through June 6. All plein air works will be displayed in WBCA's Ford Family gallery until June 24. Selected works will be displayed in the Exhibition Hall until August 25. Guest artist Spencer Meagher will award $5,000 in cash prizes. Enter today!

The link for the entry form is located below. Deadline for entry is June 6, 2022 by 11:59 PM.  Please read the guidelines before registering.

Registration fee: $30 (up to three submissions).

Into Nature: Plein Air Schedule of Events

*Please note that there will no longer be an Open House on Sunday, June 19, in observance of Juneteenth and Father's Day.  Drop off dates have also changed (please see below).

Drop Off Dates:

Saturday, June 18, 2:00-4:00 PM
Monday, June 20, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM

All submitted work will be on display in the Ford Family Gallery from June 21-June 24, 2022.

Into Nature Reception and Award Ceremony:

Wednesday, June 22, 2022, 6:30-8:30 PM, Artist Talk at 7:00 PM

Come and view the results of the Into Nature Plein Air Competition. Visiting artist, Spencer Meagher, will award $5,000 in prizes and will talk about the process of painting in plein air. Registration required (link below).

FREE with Registration
Age/Level: All ages
Location: WBCA