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Quick Draw Adult Event

The Quick Draw Competition is a plein air painting competition, exhibit and sale, which takes place on Saturday, May 30th, 2015. This competition starts promptly at 10:00 am and ends at 12 noon. The artists must have their canvas stamped between 9:00 and 10:00 am at Camp Hill Borough's Prosser Hall, 2145 Walnut Street, Camp Hill, prior to the start of the event. They will have two hours to paint and frame one plein air piece within a designated boundary in the core of Camp Hill. A map will be provided. At 12 noon, all artists bring their completed, framed artworks, along with their easels, to appointed area. (20"x24" maximum size, including outside frame dimensions)

2015 Cash Awards

    1st Place Award, $800
    2nd Place Award, $600
    3rd Place Award, $400
PleinAir Magazine Award of Excellence The PleinAir Magazine Award of Excellence will be given to a Quick Draw participant. This provides a PleinAir Magazine Featured Artwork Award with exposure valued at $750 on For an example, visit

There will also be an Honorable Mention Award, Artists' Choice Award, and People's Choice Award.

Please note that the competition artists who win cash awards in the Primary Competition Friday night are invited to paint, exhibit and sell in the Quick Draw Competition but are not eligible to win a cash award in this event. However, they may win an Honorable Mention and/or one of the "Choice" awards. Also, if you are juried into the Primary Competition, you do not need to pay again to enter the Quick Draw; however you must submit a Quick Draw Entry Form.


Registration fee is $25. Register by mail or any time during the six-day event at the event headquarters, right up until 9:45am on the day of the event. You can also pay via PayPal here:


The geographic boundaries of the Quick Draw competition are the areas between 21st Street and 25th Street and from White Hall Alley (which runs parallel to Market Street) north to Walnut Street and including all of Willow Park.

Artists Paint

Before the event begins, the Quick Draw artists may choose a location within the boundaries. At 10:00am on Saturday, May 30th, the artists begin to create en Plein Air! The artists must start with nothing pre-painted, pre-drawn or pre-sculpted, and create the Quick Draw artwork only during the Quick Draw time frame between 10:00am to 12:00 noon. Any violators will be banned from future events.

All artists must finish creating their artworks and have their entry piece framed and ready for hanging by 12 noon.


All artists must arrive at the appointed area for the exhibit and judging by 12 noon with their completed, framed and ready-to-hang artworks, along with their easels. Event staff is on site to answer artists’ questions, direct artists to the exhibit space and help artists set up their easels. Each artwork must be for sale, and have a title and price. A label (supplied) must be completed and attached to the easel. There will be a 30% commission collected from the proceeds of each Quick Draw sale, which is used to fund this event. Each participating artist must consider Plein Air her/his gallery for this event, and must pay this commission. Any violators will be banned from future events.

Judging and Awards

Judging begins at 12:30pm, followed by awards presentation. The exhibit and sale continues, and all artworks must remain until the Quick Draw event concludes at 2:00pm.

Event Concludes

All paintings and easels must be picked up promptly at 2:00pm. Plein Air Camp Hill staff is not responsible for any equipment or artworks left after 2:30pm.

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2015 Sponsors

Camp Hill Borough    Reager Adler, 2014 Bronze Sponsor    Everest Care Management, 2014 Bronze Sponsor   RSR Realtors, 2014 Bronze Sponsor

Penica and Associates, 2015 Painters Awards Sponsor    Lamar Advertising, Contributing Sponsor    Alpha Consulting Engineers, Sustainer of Plein Air    Centric Bank, Sustainer of Plein Air Sponsor    FMA Advisory, Sustainer of Plein Air    Metro Bank, Sustainer of Plein Air

Char's Restaurant, Friend of Plein Air Sponsor    Creative Elegance Boutique, Friend of Plein Air Sponsor    Dr. Peter Brier, Internists of Central PA, Friend of Plein Air Sponsor    Optima Technology Associates, Friend of Plein Air Sponsor    Pennsylvania Retina Specialists, Friends of Plein Air    Kern and Comapny, Friends of Plein Air    PleinAir Magazine, Contributing Sponsor    Leon E. Wintermeyer, Inc, Friend of Plein Air Sponsor    Leon E. Wintermeyer, Inc, Friend of Plein Air Sponsor    West Shore Photpgrpahy Club, Student Awards Sponsor