Cape Ann Plein Air

Painting Competition and Festival

2019 Artists

2019 competition artists have been selected! Collectors, fresh works by these prolific artists will be available October 2019.

Click HERE to see the full list of 2019 competing artists!

Cape Ann Plein Air 2019

October 6th - October 14th

For nearly two centuries, Cape Ann Massachusetts has been a destination for some of the finest painters who paint en plein air. Throughout its four picturesque seaside communities, Cape Ann Plein Air, a nationally recognized arts organization, will host its fourth annual week-long plein air painting competition in October 2019. This is when the famous Cape Ann light shines at its very best! CAPA will bring 40 of the finest artists in the nation to compete for over $20,000 in prizes and awards while raising awareness of all that painting en plein air is today.  Collectors! Many paintings will be available for sale during the full duration of the competition and festival. Selected works will be shown and available for sale during the Gala and Awards Presentation on October 12th.

Collectors - View CAPA 2018 Paintings

2019 Sponsors


What Is Plein Air?

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2019 Judge & Juror

2019 Competition Awards Judge


Kenn Erroll Backhaus


2019 Competitor Selection Juror


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There are so many ways to get involved in our arts community. Drop us a line to find out about CAPA 2019 events, volunteer opportunities and how to become a sponsor!

Cape Ann Plein Air

33 Commercial Street Gloucester MA 01930


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