Dear plein air artists, besides a season of plein air courses which started at Artform with Tony Robinson’s three-day workshop ‘Painting in the Open’ at the end of May, we would like to invite you to celebrate plein air painting in the beautiful coastal village of Dunmore East this summer, through


The Plein Air show will feature Irish-based artists included by invitation as well as through an open call selection process. A number of prizes will be awarded to artists in selected categories. Details of the opening event and other in-exhibition events dates to be announced on our social media and here later.


To take part in the Open Call competition, please follow the steps below:

  • visit Dunmore East (co. Waterford, Ireland) before 20 July, and get painting, (bring your work in progress along and upon showing it to the staff you can enjoy a complementary ‘artist coffee’ in The Strand Inn);
  • take and post images of your progress on social media, artist coffee on the sea-view terrace, show or awards, with hashtag #paintingdunmore
  • follow the instructions below to submit your plein air work painted in Dunmore East in the above period to our Open Call Competition;
  • come along for Exhibition of selected and invited plein air works at The Strand Inn Dunmore East between 1 – 31 August 2022 (further details to be posted shortly);

How to submit to the Open Call competition:

Applications must be submitted digitally on or before 20th July at the link below.

  • We will only accept submissions of works that are framed. Please ensure when photographing your work that the frame is included and visible.
  • It is essential that submitted images be of a sufficient quality of at least 1600px by 3200px wide, saved in file types: .jpeg, .jpg and .png. Selected artwork will be displayed both in The Strand Inn and online
  • The file name for submitted images should be in the format [surname]-[work title]. E.g. Bloggs-DunmoreSunset.jpg
  • Each artist is welcome to enter up to 3 artworks. No size restrictions apply (however you might contact us regarding very large work).
  • The following details must be provided in the online application form for each artwork: Artist name and surname, Artwork title, Medium, Dimensions in cm (as sold – framed in cm e.g. 30 x 30 cm), Price in euro including Artform sales commission of 35%

For selected artwork: Artwork details must be affixed on the back of each artwork. Submitted artwork must be framed equipped with hanging gear and ready to hang. Once displayed, all artwork is subject to being shown until the end of the exhibition.

The location of selected artwork collection points in Dunmore East and Dublin as well as the postal address for posting/couriering of work will be provided here at a later date. Please take extra care to package and to label both your artwork and packaging. While utmost care will be taken with all works submitted, Artform cannot be held responsible for any loss or damage.

An administrative entry fee of €10 was payable by secure card payment as part of the online submission application at the link below.

Apply here:

Open Submission Application Form

Thank you for submitting to our Open Call. Please follow us on FB and IG @artformdunmoreeast for updates as they happen. For further details please contact Martina at

Looking forward to seeing you paint Dunmore East!

(Image: artist Tony Robinson painting during his Artform course ‘Painting in the Open’, summer 2021)

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