A Breath of Fresh Air

Call for Artists

A Breath of Fresh Air

The WAA Spring Plein Air Open & Worker’s House Show

Smithville Park and Worker’s House Gallery
Event Location: 803 Smithville Road – Mount Holly, 08060
Event Date: Saturday May 1, 
Rain Date Sunday, May 2, 2021
Registration: 8:30-9:30am 
(for full-day of painting)
12:00-12:30pm (for half day of painting)
Contact us at info2019@willingboroart.org

Cash prizes will be awarded. Entries will be judged at 4:00 pm, May 1st

Register and Submit

Its simple and easy to enter the show. Fill out the online registration form, then upload your art work with the button below.

Exhibition: Worker’s House Gallery, May 9 – June 30, 2021

Cash Prizes


Come paint Historic Smithville Park which features many intriguing locations and things to see including historic buildings, sprawling gardens, crumbling ruins, hiking trails, docks on Smithville Lake, fishing, boating, and the Rancocas Creek. Any location on or visible from Smithville Park is eligible.
All work created during the Plein Air Competition will be eligible for Cash Award Prizes and will be exhibited in the Worker’s House Gallery at Historic Smithville Park for the month of May. Artists can submit an additional work to also be displayed in the Gallery and online. It can be a previously created work and is not required to have been painted Plein Air but it should fit that general theme.
To Register:
Register and pay online at willingboroart.org/call-for-artist/, or complete the Registration form and mail it with a check by April 24 to; WAA PLEIN AIR Competition, P.O. Box 2276, Willingboro, NJ 08046..

Rules of Entry:
1. Check-in for all competitors will be in front of the Worker’s House from 8:30-9:30 am for all day painting and 12:00-12:30 pm for half a day of painting.
2. Artist is responsible to have artwork surfaces STAMPED by officials at check-in. All work surfaces should be blank when they are stamped, a toned surface is acceptable.
3. Artist must work on location.
4. Works cannot be created from photographs and no props can be used..
5. All mediums and styles are acceptable..
6. Open to all artists 18 years of age and over.
7. Finished paintings must be UNSIGNED, delivered, and displayed on your easel, with your assigned number card attached, at the Worker’s House for judging by 4:00 pm, SHARP.
8. Plein Air Awards will be announced at 4:30 pm in front of the Worker’s House. Artist must be present to win.
9. Works may be dropped off at the Worker’s House Sunday, May 2nd, 12 –4 pm, and Tuesday, May 4th, 12 – 2 pm.
10. Show ends June 30, pick up is 2-4 pm on June 30 (if an artist can not pick up, further arrangements can be made).
11. All works must be exhibition-ready (framed or gallery wrapped) and wired for hanging.
12. The Worker’s House Gallery is limited in space to 30-40 pieces of art. Entries will be juried into the show if the number received exceeds the gallery space. All works will be photographed and shown online on the WAA website.

Entry Fees:
• WAA Members: $15 to enter competition (Plein Air artwork only)


• WAA Members: $20 for 2 entries (Plein Air artwork + 1 additional )


• WAA Members: $20 for 2 entries (two Plein Air artworks created on-site)


• Non-members: $25 to enter competition (Plein Air artwork only)


• Non-members: $30 for 2 entries (Plein Air artwork + 1 additional )


• Non-members: $30 for 2 entries (two Plein Air artworks created on-site)


Judge: Charles Newman
Charles Newman received his Master’s Degree in Fine Art from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in 2008, focusing on Plein Air painting; he earned a BFA in Painting from Rowan University in 2002. In 2001, Charles studied painting and photography at the Scuola Lorenzo de’Medici in Florence, Italy. Charles has received numerous awards including Second Place at Plein Air Easton 2019, and was featured in the Aug/Sept 2018 issue of Plein Air Magazine. He was awarded Best in Show at the Philadelphia Sketch Club’s 150th Annual Small Oil Painting Exhibition.
For more information please contact Info2019@willingboroart.org

TWO options

Online Registration Form

Complete the online registration form below and submit, then upload your artwork and pay the entry fee.


Download the prospectus, print, complete and mail in your payment. Mail in registration forms with a check payable to Willingboro Art Alliance by April 24, 2021

Willingboro Art Alliance Plein Air Painting Competition at Historic Smithville Park 2021 Online Registration Form

Info not needed to complete registration
Your submission of the prospectus and registration form is confirmation of your. agreement to the statements above.
  • Your submission of the prospectus and registration form  is confirmation of your agreement to the statements above.
  • Artist will NOT hold the sponsoring organization or the Burlington County Board of Commissioners and its employees responsible for damages or losses.
WAA Plein Air Entry Fee

Click the button to upload your Previously Painted/Exhibition artwork. Before you upload please include your name within the title.

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