2nd Annual Watercolor Plein Air Carson City Nevada 

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Thursday, September 15, 2022 at 7:30 AM PDT
Sunday, September 18, 2022 at 5:00 PM PDT

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Nevada Governor's Mansion (Proposed location) 
606 Mountain St
Carson City, NV 89703

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Colleen Reynolds

This is a Charitable Fundraising Event 

Plein Air Painting Event Dates
September 15 - 18, 2022
Carson City, Nevada

Over $2500 in cash and prizes

 Best of Show Award $1000
(BOS award must be a plein air only entry)

This is a Two-Phase Plein Air Competition
   Phase I – Juried Painting
   Phase II – Plein Air Painting

Event Registration $70

Artist's Guest Ticket $40 each
Guest tickets purchased for the Fundraiser Event Reception
Save $10 on each guest ticket if purchased with Artist registration

Fundraiser Event Reception - Sunday, September 18, 2022

Paint plein air in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains in this second annual watercolor plein air 2-Phased competition and charitable fundraising event. 

All proceeds from this fundraising event will be donated to the local non-profit Capital City C.I.R.C.L.E.S Intitiative, and a Western Nevada College scholarship fund.



Artist's Prospectus

Prospective artists are required to read and agree to the event propectus. Click the link above or the image below. 



Entry Submission

After registration and when ready, use the google form to submit  entry images and information (click image or link below).

Must establish a FREE google account and login to participate. 

Entry information may be edited up until the submission deadline. 

Painting Submission Form


Awards Reception and Sales Auction Fundraiser

  Nevada Governor's Mansion*

Ticketed Fundraiser Event

Sunday, September 18, 2022
1 - 4 pm

Image: "October Mansion" by Kristi Grussendorf, Juror for 1st Annual Watercolor Plein Air Event (Click on image for a larger view)

*Planned location depending on availablity

Reception organized by the Carson City Democratic Women’s Club.

Thank you to our generous Carson City sponsors for their continued support for this exciting plein air event. 

  • CRME Exploring Watercolor (Colleen Reynolds, Artist and Juror Organizer)
  • Carson City Democratic Women's Club (Fundraiser Organizer)
  • FastFrame of Carson City
  • Carson Piazza Bar - St. Charles Hotel
  • NID (Neighborhood Improvement District)
  • Kilpatrick, Bullentine and Woodrum Law
  • Betty & Fred Holmes


Juror for Selection & Awards


Watercolor Plein Air Specialist
Art Instructor, Salt Lake Community College
Artist's Statement and Curriclum Vitae



Watercolor "Canyon Pines" by Tom Howard


Juror for Selection

Tenured Art Faculty
Western Nevada College

Acrylic landscape abstractions by Rachel Stiff


Juror Coordinator

Nevada Watercolor Artist







Image is of a diptych watercolor plein air painting "Post & Pillar of the Senate" by Colleen Reynolds