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Art Competitions
Buda Arts Festival
September 17 - 21

Plein Air Competition

3-day Outdoor Painting Competition in Buda, TX and the 78610 zip code

 

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: 9/8

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Quick Draw Competition

2-Hour Outdoor Painting Competition on Main Street in Historic Downtown Buda

 

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: 9/16

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Festival Fine Art Show Competition

1-Day Juried Art Exhibit and Sale in the

Inspired Minds Gallery

 

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: 9/1

Art Competition Registration Menu

Quick Draw Competition
Information & Registration

Artists have 2 hours to paint en plein air in Historic Downtown Buda, TX and a chance to win awards totaling $500!

Please DOWNLOAD the PDF for further details.

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Artist Registration Fees And Discounts

  • $25 Standard Registration

  • $10 w/ Plein Air Competition Registration

 

Artists Requirements & Festival Dates:

  • Saturday, September 21, 2024

  • 9:30am-11:30pm

  • This competition is open to artists of all skill levels from beginner to professional of all mediums except photography.

  • Artwork will be created outside in the spirit of "plein air"

  • See PDF of additional Rules & Guidelines

Plein Air Painting Locations:

  • Downtown Buda, TX

  • Select outdoor locations locations from Stagecoach House to Jackson Tyler Morris Memorial Skate Park

  • See MAP

Artist Check-In & Canvas Stamping:

  • Buda Welcome Center

  • Saturday, September 21

  • 8:00am-9:30am

  • All canvases must be stamped before use

  • See PDF of additional Rules & Guidelines

 

Quick Draw Competition Submissions:

  • Turn in framed artwork by 12:00pm on Saturday, Sept. 21

  • Location: Buda Welcome Center

  • Maximum of 1 artwork may be submitted

  • 2D artwork must be framed

  • Late artwork and 2D artwork that is not framed, stamped, and ready to hang will not be accepted.

  • See PDF of additional Rules & Guidelines

 

2024 Quick Draw Judging & Awards Ceremony

  • Judging at 12:00-12:30pm

  • 1st Place: $250, 2nd Place: $150, 3rd Place: $50

  • Awards will be presented at the 3pm Awards Ceremony in the Buda Welcome Center

  • Artwork will be displayed and for sale from 1pm-5pm at the Buda Welcome Center

  • Winning artwork is invited to be exhibited in the Buda Plein Air juried exhibition in the Inspired Minds Gallery, September 23–October 12, 2024.

  • See PDF for Rules & Guidelines

 

Registration Confirmation 

Quick Draw Regstration

Plein Air Competition
Information & Registration

Artists have 3 days to paint en plein air anywhere outdoors in the 78610 zip code for a chance to win prizes totaling $1000!

Please DOWNLOAD the PDF for further details.

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Artist Registration Fees And Discounts

  • Early Bird Plein Air Artist Registration:

    • $40

    • DEADLINE August 1, 2024

    • Includes $15 off Quick Draw Entry Coupon (check your email)

  • Standard Plein Air Artist Registration:

    • $60

    • DEADLINE September 8, 2024

    • Includes $15 off Quick Draw Entry

  • Student Plein Air Artist Registration*:

    • $20

    • DEADLINE September 8, 2024

    • *A valid student ID must be presented upon arrival for festival check-in.

  • The 2024 Buda Plein Air Competition includes additional activities and gatherings for artists.

    • Artist Welcome Reception & Swag Bag - Sept. 17 (FREE)

    • Artists' Happy Hours at local establishmentson Sept. 18 &19.

    • Discounted Workshops TBA

    • $15 OFF Quick Draw registration

    • VIP First Look Fête (FREE tickets for registered artist + 1 guest)

 

Artists Requirements & Festival Dates: September 17–21, 2024

  • This festival is open to artists of all skill levels from beginner to professional of all mediums except photography.

  • Artwork will be created outside in the spirit of "plein air"

  • Wednesday Sept. 18 through Friday Sept. 21 are optional paint days.

  • All 2D artwork must be turned in, framed, and ready to hang on Saturday no later than 9am.

  • See PDF of additional Rules & Guidelines

Plein Air Painting Locations:

  • Select outdoor locations in the 78610 zip code

  • See MAP

Artist Check-In & Canvas Stamping:

  • Begins at Inspired Minds Art Center on Tuesday, September 12th at 5:00pm at the Welcome Reception and continues daily through 5pm on Friday, September 15.

  • All canvases must be stamped before use at IMAC.

  • See PDF of additional Rules & Guidelines

 

Plein Air Competition Submissions: DUE Saturday, September 21

  • Deadline: Turn in artwork between 8am-9pm on Saturday, Sept. 21

  • Locations: Buda Welcome Center

  • Maximum of 2 artworks may be submitted

  • 2D artwork must be framed and ready to hang

  • Late artwork and 2D artwork that is not framed, stamped, and ready to hang will not be accepted.

  • See PDF of additional Rules & Guidelines

 

Juried Exhibit

  • Up to two works may be submitted for awards and the Buda Plein Air juried exhibition in the Inspired Minds Gallery September 23–October 12, 2024.

  • See PDF of additional Rules & Guidelines

 

2024 Buda Plein Air Festival Judging & Awards

  • $600 Best in Show

  • $300 Second Place

  • $100 Third Place

  • Honorable Mentions

  • All winning artwork will be guaranteed inclusion in the 2024 Buda Plein Air Festival juried exhibition

  • See PDF of additional Rules & Guidelines

 

Registration Confirmation 

You will receive 2 emails after completing festival registration. 

  1. The first is a transaction receipt showing the amount paid. 

  2. The second will contain your discount code needed to save $15 off Quick Draw registration.

    If you do not receive it, check your spam or junk folders for an email from susan@inspiredminds.art, sinead@inspiredminds.art, or info@inspiredminds.art

Plein Air Registration

Festival Fine Art Show Competition
Information & Submission

Open to artists of all mediums! Display and sell your artwork in the Festival Art Show located in the Inspired Minds Gallery. Win the Judge's Choice Award and the People's Choice Award!

Please DOWNLOAD the PDF for further details.

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This is a juried exhibit open to artists of all mediums for artwork created prior to the Buda Art Festival.  Artists must submit a portfolio of 3 works of art in any medium to be juried. A link to upload images will be provided in the follow-up Registration Email. If selected, artists may display up to two works of art for the Festival Art Show. Artists will be notified of acceptance within 5 days from submission date.

 

Artist Registration Fees And Discounts

  • $40 Early Bird Registration - DEADLINE Aug 1

  • $60 Standard Registration - DEADLINE Sept. 1

 

Rules and Guidelines:

  • Register by filling out the online form.

  • See PDF for Rules & Guidelines

  • Artists will be notified of acceptance within 5 days from submission date.

Important Dates:

  • Friday, September 1: Deadline to Register

  • September 9 -14: Artwork Drop-Off (10am-6pm)

  • Saturday, September 21: Exhibit is OPEN

  • See PDF for Rules & Guidelines

Festival Art Show Time & Location:

  • Inspired Minds Gallery

  • 121 N. Main Street, Buda, TX

  • 9:30am - 5:00pm

2024 Festival Art Show Awards:

  • Judge's Choice Gift Basket

  • People's Choice Gift Basket

  • Saturday, September 21

  • 5:00pm

  • Inspired Minds Gallery

 

Registration Confirmation 

Fine Art Show Competition
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