October 13 -16, 2022
In Alexandria, Louisiana

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.

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Just Announced 2022 Juror
Suzie Baker

Suzie Baker is an award-winning artist whose paintings are regularly on display in magazines, prestigious national shows and plein air invitationals. She became president of Oil Painters of America in 2020 and holds signature status in that distinguished organization as well as the American Impressionist Society, American

Women Artists, and others. In addition to being a still life and portrait artist, Suzie has been painting en plein air since she was a teenager. A sought-after instructor, for her humorous and informative style, Suzie teaches through her instructional video, Color Magic, and in workshops around the United States, Europe and close to her home in the Houston, Texas area.

Tentative schedule

Event Details: The Farm to Forest Plein Air Festival will be held October 13-16, 2022 in Alexandria, Louisiana at the Alexandria Museum of Art (933 Second Street, Alexandria, LA 71301). Please see below for tentative schedule of events. Note: While festival dates have been finalized, individual event dates/times may change.

Thursday, 10/13/2210:00 am - 2:00 pm
3:00 pm
Artist Check In at AMoA
Quick Paint Challenge 3:30 pm, location to be confirmed
Friday, 10/14/22All DayFree Paint
Museum open for art drop off 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday, 10/15/22All DayFree Paint
Museum open for art drop off 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sunday, 10/16/2212:00 pm
4:00 pm
Deadline for art drop off
Palette Party & Awards
Monday, 10/17/2210:00am - 4:00pmArtist Workshop with Suzie Baker (separate fee and registration required)

2021 Plein Air Awards



Artist's Choice

Kathy Hammond from Friendswood, TX
Prize: 1/4 page ad in Plein Air Magazine

 First Place - $1,000
Stacey Rhoades, Baton Rouge

Second Place - $750
Marne Meynig, Sunset

Third Place - $500
Lyla Clayre, New Orleans

Crowell Lumber Industries

Old Crowell Lumber Mill Purchase Award:
Kathy Hammond from Friendswood, TX

Community Partners

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