Driggs Plein Air Festival Awards
2018 Judges include Workshop Artist, Ned Mueller, and Jackson artist, Bill Swaczuck
Main Competition Awards
Best of Show $1,200 * (purchase award)
1st Place $900
2nd Place $600
3rd Place $400
4th Place $250 - "The Plein Air Painters of Idaho Award"
4 Honorable Mentions - $25 Gift certificate - Dick Blick
Artist's Choice - $25 Gift Certificate - Dick Blick
People's Choice - $25 Gift Certificate - Dick Blick
Quick Draw Competition Awards
1st Place $300
2nd Place $200
3rd Place $50 Gift Certificate - Dick Blick
Honorable Mentions - $25 Gift Certificate - Dick Blick
*Competition paintings will be available for sale all day Friday, in order to give the public the opportunity to purchase paintings before the Awards Ceremony. Buyers will be asked to leave the paintings in the gallery through the end of the Awards and Reception.
If the BEST OF SHOW painting is purchased prior to the Awards Ceremony, and the price of the painting is less than the award amount of $1,200, the Downtown Driggs Association will pay the artist the difference between the purchase price paid by the buyer and $1,200 to reach the award amount of $1,200. If the purchase price exceeds $1,200, the Downtown Driggs Association shall pay the artist the full purchase price amount.
If the BEST OF SHOW painting is NOT purchased prior to the Awards Ceremony, the Downtown Driggs Association will purchase from the artist the BEST OF SHOW painting at exactly $1,200, regardless of the listed price. The Downtown Driggs Association reserves the right to offer the painting for sale in a Silent Auction immediately following the Award announcements during the Reception. The minimum bid will be $1,200. Any proceeds above the award amount of $1,200 will benefit the Downtown Driggs Association - host of the Driggs Digs Plein Air Festival. The Silent Auction will stay open through Saturday at 2:00 pm. The painting will be sold to the highest bidder, if their bid meets or exceeds the minimum, on Saturday at 3:00 pm.
Whether the BEST OF SHOW painting is sold before or after the Award announcement, and regardless of price, the artist will only receive $1,200 for the painting.