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Translated from French, “plein air” literally means “in the open air.”

Next month, participants in the 13th annual Paint San Clemente competition will be doing just that, painting the city from an open air perch. And it’s not too late to take part in the yearly contest that brings artists and the community together.

Those interested in participating can register at until Sunday, June 1.

Between Saturday, June 14 and 21, artists will take to San Clemente’s streets to paint. The contest brings the “Spanish Village by the Sea” to life and introduces the public to local artists. Community members are invited to see artists’ progress each day throughout the competition.

The contest’s winner will be announced during a gala on June 21 and $13,000 will be awarded to winners in various categories—including plein air and quick draw contests. Full information packets will be sent to participants following receipt of entry forms and registration fees.

Only artwork completed during the week of the actual event will judged. No studio work will be accepted. Contact Pam Hill at the San Clemente Artists Association for more at 949.369.0260.

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