October 14-17, 2021

The Alexandria Museum of Art invites you to celebrate their new signature arts event, the Farm to Forest Plein Air Festival. This five-day festival will bring artists to Central Louisiana to paint "en plein air" - outdoors!

Artists will be in the city as well as surrounding farms, nurseries and Kisatchie National Forest painting the abundant natural beauty of our area.

Meet Phil Sandusky

2021 Farm to Forest Plein Air Festival Juror

Phil Sandusky is a nationally renowned plein air impressionist landscape and cityscape painter who has had 36 solo exhibits in New Orleans and across the country. Though he is also an accomplished portrait and figure painter, he is best known for his cityscapes of New Orleans. He studied academic art privately from a very early age, and also, having an aptitude in math and science, graduated from Jacksonville University with a BA in Physics in 1980. In keeping with his dual interest in science, Sandusky has tempered his painting with an understanding of vision that goes beyond the age old dictums about optics, light, and perspective to venture into the realms explored by modern vision science.

He has written four books, New Orleans en Plein Air, Painting Katrina, Jacksonville Through a Painter’s Eyes, and New Orleans Impressionist Cityscapes.  He has also been the subject of, and often himself written, many articles in such national periodicals as “American Artist”, and “Plein Air Magazine.” His many speaking engagements include delivering the keynote address at the 2017 Plein Air South conference. He is one of 276 dead and living artists entered in A Unique Slant of Light, the official bicentennial art history of Louisiana, commissioned by the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities.




Artist's Choice

Win a 1/4 page ad in Plein Air Magazine

 First Place - $1,000

Second Place - $750

Third Place - $500


Best Nocturn - TBA

Additional purchase awards will be announced soon!

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Southern Forest Heritage Museum

Purchase Award - $1000


Community Partners

For More Information, Contact AMoA Director of Development & Community Relations Olivia Helmer at 318-443-3458 or

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