2019 Participating Artists


Mike Allison, Santa Cruz, CA mikeallisonart.com

Sally Bookman, Soquel, , CA sallybookmanart.com

Wendy Brayton, Petaluma, CA braytonart.com

Tanvi Buch, Los Altos, CA tanvibuch.com

Bonni Carver, Watsonville, CA carverart.com

Sandra Cherk, Santa Cruz, CA sandracherk.com

John Crawford, Soquel CA

Wendy G. Franklin Rohnert, Park, CA wendyfranklin.com

Victoria Galitzine, Aptos, CA victoriagalitzine.com

Jon Golling, Boulder Creek, CA facebook.com/jonathan.golling

Annie Haines, San Jose, CA anniehainesart.com

Bruce Harman, Aptos, CA

Sterling Hoffmann, Yorkville, CA

Franklin Lei, South San Francisco, CA

Suzi Long, Mendocino, CA portablepainter.com

Oscar Lopez, Pacifica , CA artbyoscarlopez.com

Heather Ihn Martin, Concord, CA heatherihnart.com

Marie Massey, La Selva Beach, CA mariemassey.com

Kristian Matthews, Vacaville, CA kristiantaylormatthews.com

Annette Dion McGowan, Moss Landing, CA

Fernando Micheli, Laguna Beach, CA

Mark Monsarrat, San Francisco, CA markmonsarrat.com

Gia Moody, Huntington Beach CA GiaMoody.fineartstudioonline.com

Sara Mordecai, San Jose, CA threemoonsstudio.com

Michael Mote, Watsonville, CA michaelmote.com

Deborah Newman, Henderson, NV

Joe Ortiz, Capitola, CA

Justin Owens, Berkeley, CA justinowensart.com

Erika Perloff, Santa Cruz, CA erikaperloff.com

Chris Potter, Santa Barbara, CA chrispotterart.com

Paul Rickard, Bayside, CA

Kari Ganoung Ruiz, Interlaken, NY kariganoungruiz.com

Bonnie Joy Sedlak, Half Moon Bay, CA bonniejoysedlak.com

Julia Munger Seelos, Redwood City, CA

Al Shamble, Marina, CA alshamble.com/artist

Nancy Takaichi, San Jose, CA nancytakaichi.com

DonnaTheresa, Aptos, CA donnateresafineart.com

Cleo Vilett, Oakland, CA cleo@vilett.com

Marti Walker, West Sacramento, CA martiwalker.com

Durre Waseem, Corona, CA


Submission Deadline: August 1, 2019


Forty artists will be selected to paint en plein air all around Capitola October 30—November 3, 2019, and compete for the blue ribbon on Sunday, November 3.

Entry form must be filled out in its entirety. List sizes up to the nearest inch. Submitted images must not include matting or frame.  Crop the photos to include only the artwork. Be sure your images are right-side-up.


1st Place: Winning entry will be purchased for $1,500, added to the City of Capitola’s public art collection, and may be featured in subsequent promotion for the event.

2nd Place: Winning entry will be purchased for $800, and added to the City of Capitola’s public art collection.

Honorable Mentions: Ribbon only

People’S Choice Award, Artists Choice Award, and others: Prizes vary


  • The registration process is juried, and artists work will be reviewed. Not all entrants will be invited to attend.

  • Works in any medium are welcome in the competition and exhibition/sale.

  • You may paint any subject from any location, outdoors, within Capitola city limits. You may also paint views of Capitola from a distance!

  • Saturday, November 2 is a mandatory painting day, 10am-2 pm.

  • There is no limit to the size of the work created, provided that, framed, it does not extend beyond the allotted display area. The display area allotted to each artist are two panels, measuring 36”x 80”.

  • No hosted lodging or transportation is provided to artists.


  • All works displayed must have been painted during the event. No studio paintings, please.

  • All works entered into the juried exhibition must be signed, framed and wired. No sawtooth hangers, please.

  • Artists working in oils are encouraged to utilize floater frames if needed, no gallery wrap will be accepted.

  • The display area allotted to each artist is 36″x 80.” Framed works must not extend beyond the edges of the display area.

  • All paintings displayed between 10-11 am will be considered part of competition. They must be completed, framed, signed, and displayed at the panel provided by 10 AM on Sunday, November 5th.

  • By participating in the competition, you give your permission for the city to use images of you or your work in promotion of this or subsequent Commission or City events .


  • The commission on sales is 30%, with artists retaining 70% of sale price.

  • Capitola Plein Air will collect all sales, and responsible for all transactions, record keeping, and collection of sales tax on your behalf. Commissions will be payable within 30 days after the close of the exhibition.

  • All artists may sell any works painted during the event. Artists may also sell artwork at their painting site, and will be subject to the 30% commission. Please be honorable about sales made on painting days. Works sold before Sunday exhibition are not eligible to compete for a prize.

  • The display wall for each artist at the sale is 3′-0″ x 6′-8″. All works displayed at Sunday’s sale must be framed, and must not extend beyond the edges of the display area.

  • All paintings on display must be available for purchase.


  • While we wish we could provide alternate transportation solutions for artists, at this time we have no shuttles, or carpools arranged for the event. Artists are responsible for all transportation, movement of supplies and artworks, and parking.

  • No hosted lodging is provided to artists. We know this can be a difficulty for artists, and understand that you may choose not to register for the event.

  • On exhibition day, plenty of parking is available at New Brighton Middle School Performing Arts Center. Volunteers will be nearby to help out with unloading on exhibition day, but having a helper with you is not a bad idea.

Parking in Capitola on painting days:

  • Capitola recently added more than 220 parking spaces in the new Beach and Village Parking Lot 2 (lower), located behind City Hall at 420 Capitola Avenue. Access to Beach and Village Parking Lots 1 & 2 (Upper and Lower) is on Capitola Avenue, Bay Avenue and Monterey Avenue.

  • Long term parking (up to 12-hour) is available at the Beach and Village Parking Lots 1 & 2 (Upper and Lower) and on Cliff Drive west of the Village. On Saturday artists may park with the free parking pass provided. The passes are valid only at the Beach and Village Parking Lots 1&2. They are not valid for any metered parking spacesDo not lose your parking pass; it is not replaceable.

  •  All other times and locations, plan on paying for parking at the pay stations. The rate for these spaces is up to $1.50 per hour. Vehicles may be cited if they remain in the same space longer than posted hours, regardless of payment for more time. Vehicles must be moved to another space to avoid ticketing.

  • Seasonal residential parking enforcement ends September 20th, so free parking will also be available in many neighborhoods surrounding the village. Please be respectful of residents.

  • The pay stations accept cash ($1.00 & $2.00 Bills Only), debit cards and credit cards, and operate everyday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.


Restrooms are available at City Hall,  Esplanade Park, and the wharf. See map.