Thank you for visiting Mountain Maryland Plein Air!

For 10 years, the Mountain Maryland Plein Air Competition & Exhibition has served Western Maryland as its premiere plein air event, bringing artists from across the United States to the heart of Appalachia for a week of artistry and beauty. In 2018, we celebrated our 10th year.

In 2020, more than 75 artists entered for the opportunity to participate in the weeklong program and our Class of 2020 included 30 artists from around the nation. Unfortunately, the national pandemic forced us to change plans, moving to 2021.

We are thrilled to announce the 2021 program will take place June 15-20, 2021, with 27 of our original artist class. More information is on the way, but for now, mark your calendars for an amazing celebration, some extraordinary art, and a chance to once more gather. 

Learn more about a visit to the Mountain Side of Maryland and plan a trip to take part in our many activities – enjoy the mountain air, hospitality and warmth of all Western Maryland hast to offer.

We look forward to seeing you in June!