2017 Festival Prizes


Bermuda Plein Air Festival is pleased to announce the prizes  of $15,000 (total value of cash and gifts) will be awarded in 2017.

Grand Prize: Cash prize of $5,000 for Best in Show

Best Oil Painting: $2,000 value in cash and gifts

Best Watercolour/Gouache : $2,000 value in cash and gifts

Best Pastel:  $2,000 value in cash and gifts

Best Acrylic Painting: $2,000 value in cash and gifts

Best Quick Artist: $2,000 value in cash and gifts

Door Prize Sponsored by DNA Creative

Artist Gift Bags: Bermuda bag filled with samples and treats

Sponsored Items: Artist aprons

A few words about 2017  Sponsors to date:


PanPastel Colors are professional artists’ quality soft pastel colors packed in a unique pan format (cake-like). The special qualities of PanPastel Colors mean that artists can blend and apply dry color like fluid paint for the first time.

All PanPastel Colors are made using a unique manufacturing process requiring minimal binder and fillers, resulting in rich, ultra soft and super-blendable colors. (Pans contain 0.30floz (9ml) of color; 40% more material than the average pastel stick, yielding at least 4-5 times more coverage than sticks.)

Each color is loaded with the finest quality artists’ pigments for the most concentrated colors possible. The colors have excellent lightfastness and are fully erasable. Uniquely, for pastel color, they can be mixed together for a complete painting palette.

Guerrilla Painter:

At Guerrilla Painter Our Aim: Provide the tools you need…

• To paint more paintings… In more places…But not to burden you with more than you need.

• Just step out to paint…Travel with your paints…Hike the hills… Climb a mountain… Paint in your car…Attend a workshop… Paint with your grandkids…Get to class…

• Paint in your favorite cafe…Set up a compact studio on your kitchen counter.

We want to be able to supply you just what you need for that purpose, and nothing more – whatever medium you choose.

Silver Brush, Official Brush Sponsor of th 2017 Bermuda Plein Air Festival

The Silver Brush Limited® brand of brushes has become an institution to fine and decorative artists throughout the US and Canada, as well as a trusted resource for professional salons. Countless artists have written endorsement and “fan” letters to us extolling the quality and durability of our brushes. Legions of artists have been won over by our quality and selection.

Michael Harding:

My paints are made by hand, using techniques which date back to the days of the Old Masters. There is a very simple reason for this painstaking process. As an artist and painter I wanted to create colours that were true and vibrant, and paint which was beautiful and durable.

The greater the pigment content of a paint the greater the resistance it has to fading. Nearly all manufacturers use various fillers to extend the volume of the oil paint. It may increase profits but it compromises on quality. I totally refuse to do this. Why make something exceptional and then dilute it?

I will not claim that my paints will turn you into a great painter, but I can promise they will have a profound effect on your work. Your colours will be stronger and richer, and you will find the texture of the paint incomparable. You will love working with them.

Official Sponsor



Click here to visit Bermuda Tourism Authority, our official sponsor.


Supporting Sponsors


Click here to visit DNA Creative Shoppe, Bermuda.


Click here to visit Frameworks Bermuda.


Click here to visit Old Holland.


Click here to visit Silver Brush.


Click here to visit Plein Air Magazine.


Click here to visit Fine Art Connoisseur.

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Click here to visit Michael Harding.


Click here to visit Guerilla Painter.


Click here to visit Old Holland New Masters Classic Acrylics.


Click here to visit PanPastel Colors home page.


Click here to visit Butterfield & Vallis.


Click here to visit Goslings.




Click here to visit aac/Saatchi & Saatchi Bermuda.



Clck here to visit MailboxesUSExpress Bermuda.

Gallery Sponsors

Click here to visit Masterworks.


Click here to visit Bermuda National Gallery.


Click here to visit BSoA.


Click here to visit Arts Centre at Dockyard.