Capitola Plein Air

Capitola Plein Air
5th Annual Art Festival

Oct. 30-Nov. 3, 2019


Join the fun!


This fall, forty professional artists will arrive in Capitola to paint the town…literally!

Artists set up their easels on the wharf, shore, and streets of beautiful Capitola, to paint live for four days. You'll find hundreds of paintings on display, for sale, and entered into competition on Sunday, November 3. You can take home a piece of Capitola culture, vote for your favorites for the People's Choice Award, have a delicious meal from the food trucks, or get creative and make some art yourself!


Congratulations to Last Year’s Award-Winning Artists:


First Place:  Wendy Brayton, Good Morning Capitola, 20×20, oil

Second Place: Scott Hamill, Jacks Place, Pleasure Point, 18×24, oil

Honorable Mention:

Durre Waseem, With My Morning Coffee, 12×16, oil
David Savellano, Uniquely Capitola, 12×18, watercolor
Robin Berry, Mellow Yellow, watercolor
Cleo Vilett, Morning Tribute, 12×16, oil
Paul Rickard, Morning at New Brighton, 14 1/2 x 18 1/2, watercolor
Suzi Marquess Long, From the Sandbar, 12×9, pastel
Sandra Cherk, Bridges, 12×18, pastel
Justin Owens, Morning View of Opal Cliff, 8×10, oil
Wendy Brayton, After Hours, 12×24, oil
Chris Potter, New Brighton Cliffs, 12×16, oil
Mark Monsarrat, Under the Wharf, 16×20, oil
Ellen Howard, Bikini Girls, 8×8, oil

Artists’ Choice: Durre Waseem, A Charm Through the Trestles, 14×18, oil

People’s Choice: Cleo Vilett, Morning Tribute, 12×16, oil

Community Awards:
Capitola Village and Wharf Business Improvement Association: Cleo Vilett
Capitola-Soquel Chamber of Commerce: David Savellano

2018 First Place:  Wendy Brayton, Good Morning Capitola, 20×20, oil

2018 First Place: Wendy Brayton, Good Morning Capitola, 20×20, oil


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