Welcome to the 2nd Annual Lost Sierra Plein Air Festival

Painting by Kristian Mathews

May 20th Through May 27th 2023

Join us for our 2nd annual Lost Sierra Plein Air Festival in beautiful Quincy California.  Plein air artists from across the country will converge on the Lost Sierra to paint the vast vistas and small towns of the area.  There will be painting demonstrations, workshops and the artist reception and awards ceremony in the Gallery at Bear Creek Frames.  The festival will culminate with a quick draw competition and “Off The Easel Sale” at the Saturday Morning Market in downtown Quincy on May 27th.  Vendors and food booths fill the park during the Market.   Come join us for this fun event!

What is Plein Air Painting?

“en Plein air” is a French term meaning painting “in the open air”. Plein air painters are challenged with rapidly changing light conditions and bravely paint in all sorts of weather.

The Lost Sierra Plein Air Festival is open to artists of all skill levels. With hundreds of square miles to paint there is no limit to the beautiful paintings you will produce.

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Where is The Lost Sierra?

A little known area North of Truckee Ca is a vast tract of land known as The Lost Sierra.  Countless lakes, mountain valleys full of old barns, waterfalls, and mountain vistas abound.  The quaint little towns of Portola, Graeagle and Quincy are in the heart of The Lost Sierra.  Bring your hiking boots and a fishing pole to enjoy the area while you take a break from painting.

The Lost Sierra Plein Air Festival is brought to you by Bear Creek Frames

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Thanks to the Feather River Tourism Association’s grant money that helped make this festival possible.

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Thanks to Dick Blick Art Supplies for being one of our Partners

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