Saturday and Sunday Workshops to be Announced

Workshop Teachers to be Anounced


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 $100 worth of products from Dick Blick

Peoples Choice $250.00and $200 worth of products from Dick Blick

3 Honorable Mentions $100 each

Quick Draw Competition

1st Place $300 and $200 worth of products from Dick Blick

2nd Place $200 and $100 worth of products from Dick Blick

3rd Place $100 and $100 worth of products from Dick Blick

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 26th.  The Artists reception and awards ceremony is from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm.   The Gallery 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 Gallery must be picked up by 6:00pm on Saturday May 27th unless the artist would like to dispaly the work 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 10:00am and ends at noon on Saturday.  You can paint anywhere in downtown.  Air horns will start and end the Quick Draw Competition.  At 12:30 you will set up your easel in the Lost Sierra Plein Air 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 5:00 PM  and the paintings in the gallery must be picked up by 6:00PM.

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

Participating Artists

Charles Bevel

Kristian Matthews

John Bucklin

Miriam Barker

Mark Monsarrat

Sally Fischer

Linda Roemisch

John Hewitt

Ginger Shell

Bonnie Griffith

Steve Weinberger

Kelly Allen

Thanks To Our Partners

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Friends of the Festival

Sally Yost


The Toy Store

Mountain Builders


Round Table Pizza


Plumas Physical Therapy, Inc


Patti’s Thunder Cafe


T’s 2 Go