To be included in The Lost Sierra Plein Air Festival guide as a Participating Artist you must register by March 31st.


1st Place $800.00 and $200 worth of products from Dick Blick

2nd Place $600.00 and $100 worth of products from Dick Blick

3rd Place $400.00and $50 worth of products from Dick Blick

Peoples Choice $250.00

3 Honorable Mentions $100 each

Quick Draw Competition

1st Place $300

2nd Place $200

3rd Place $100

Competition Rules

The competition is open to all artists both professional and amateur.  Paintings in acrylic, oil, watercolor, pastels and gouache will be accepted.

Canvases, boards and paper can be stamped all week at Bear Creek Frames in Quincy CA from 7:00am to 5:00pm.

Please wear your name badge during the festival.

Artwork will be limited to any size up to 20″ X 20″ and must be created in the field.

The deadline to turn in up to two paintings, framed and ready to hang for the Friday night Artist Reception and Collectors Party, is Noon on Friday May 24th at the Veterans Hall.  The Artists reception and awards ceremony is from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm in the Veterans Hall on Lawrence Street.   The Hall will be open to the public from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm Friday night and all day Saturday.

Any unsold paintings in the Veterans Hall must be picked up by 6:00pm on Saturday May 25th unless the artist would like to dispaly the work in the Gallery at Bear Creek Frames for one month and pay for shipping it home.

Any paintings painted during any workshop will not be eligible for judging or include in the show.

Bear Creek Frames will retain 25% of the painting sale price and the remainder will be mailed to the artist within 30 days of the closing of the event.

Quick Draw

Canvas stamping will start at 8:00am Saturday morning in the Gallery at Bear Creek Frames.

The quick draw competition starts at 9:00am and ends at 11:00am on Saturday.  You can paint anywhere in downtown.  Air horns will start and end the Quick Draw Competition.  At 11:30am you will set up your easel in the Bear Creek Frames booth at the Artist Street Fair on Bradley Street between Main and Lawrence Street and put your framed wet painting up for sale and judging.  The Street Fair ends at 1:00pm  and the paintings in the Veterans Hall must be picked up by 6:00pm.

The “Off the Easel Sale” will be handled by the artist and the proceeds of the Quick Draw Paintings at the Lost Sierra Artist Street Fair will go 100% to the artist.

Participating Artists 2024

Kelly Allen                            Gardnerville, CA

Stacy Best                       Woodland Hills, CA

Thea Schoettgen          Hathaway Pines, CA

Lisa Burns                         San Francisco, CA

Matt Burns                        San Francisco, CA

Richard Lisle                             Littlefield, AZ

Monika Piper Johnson     Incline Village, NV

Sally Yost                               Taylorsville, CA

Hans Quinonez      Huntington Beach, CA

Janette Jones                    Angles Camp, CA

Sally Anne Fischer                        Sonora, CA

Kara Lemens                                  Austin, TX

Günther Haidenthaller                   Alpine, UT

Lorie Batson                            Westcliffe, CO

Jessica Fan                Hacienda Heights, CA

Yuann Jen Fan           Hacienda Heights, CA

Kathy Housden                                 Reno, NV

James Parker                                  California

Andrea Quraishi                              California

Nick Vogt                                         California

Joyce Wilson                       Grass Valley, CA

Lori Van Laanen                   Grass Valley, CA

Kara Crisp                                        California

Paul Rickard                                   Arcata, CA

Nancy Rickard                               Arcata, CA

Mark Monsarrat               Redwood City, CA

Steve Snyder                                   California

Linda Brown                                    Biggs, CA

Miriam Murphy                                California

Deanna Osborne                           Quincy CA

Pamm Ciupa                                Proctor, MT

Barry Jamison                              Folsom, CA

Cynthia Moffatt                               California

Tamara Vieira       Cape Town, South Africa

Sasha Nealand                         Fort Brag, CA

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