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October 10-13, 2024 In Alexandria, Louisiana

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About the 2024 Juror: Richie Vios

A Signature Member of LPAPA-Laguna Pleinair Painters Association, Member- SWS Southwest Watercolor Society, Member OPS-Outdoor Painters Society, Member AIS-American Impressionist Society. Born and raised in Cebu City, Philippines, Richie N. Vios hails from an artistic family Studying architecture, in 1995 he graduated with a bachelor's architecture degree and University faculty member, teaching architectural design and presentation. In 2004 they decided to leave the Philippines in hopes of a better future in America, For the next five years, he worked closely as an architectural designer at a local architectural firm in Clearwater, Florida until his family decided to move to again in Baltimore, Maryland. Seeking to introduce more western architectural concepts in Southeast Asia, Richie returned to the Philippines by himself to share, develop, and construct many of the things he had learned from America. During the next five years there, in his spare time, he refined and honed down a unique mastery of watercolor painting evident in all of his art to this day. In the summer of 2017, his family would move back down to south Texas and after being away from them so long he made sure to be there for them in Victoria, Texas. that's where he knew he could passionately chase the American dream again not as an Architect but as a watercolor impressionist and Pleinair artist. Currently, he lives in Austin Texas but travels most of the time to compete Pleinair events all over the United States and conduct watercolor workshops along the way.


2023 Plein Air Awards

Congratulations to our Winners!

 First Place

Glory to a Grey Day

Lynn Dunbar

Second Place


Sabrina Schmidt

Third Place

Dance of Love

Natalia Andreeva

Artist's Choice

Lori Cusick

People's Choice

Ethan McManus

Interested in getting involved?

Sponsor the festival, offer a purchase award, or host a visiting artist by contacting us at or 318- 443-3458

The Alexandria Museum of Art invites you to celebrate their 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.

Festival Schedule

Event Details: The Farm to Forest Plein Air Festival will be held October 10-13, 2024 in Alexandria, Louisiana at the Alexandria Museum of Art (933 Second Street, Alexandria, LA 71301). Please see below for schedule of events.

Thursday, 10/12/2310 am
3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
6 pm
6:30 pm - 8 pm
Artist Check In at AMoA
Quick Paint Challenge in Historic Downtown Alexandria
Juror announces Awards
Dinner at AMoA (tickets required)
Friday, 10/13/23All DayFree Paint - Museum open for art drop off 10 am- 2 pm
Saturday, 10/14/23All Day
12 pm
Free Paint - Museum open for art drop off 10 am- 4 pm
Juror's Demo at AMoA
Sunday, 10/15/2312 pm
4 pm
Deadline for artists to turn in works at the museum
Palette Party Awards Ceremony and Art Sale at AMoA

Don't forget to purchase tickets for the dinner, and register for the workshop.



Community Partners

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