Welcome Artists!


We are so happy you are coming to Burnet for the 2019 Plein Air Art Competition and Octoberfest!

The Plein Air Competition will take place October 9-12 and culminate with the competition finale on October 12 with a reception, awards ceremony and art sale.  Please note that if you are selected for the Plein Air Competition, you are automatically eligible to participate in the Quick Draw Competition at no extra cost.  

The Quick Draw Competition is open to any and all who want to participate.  You can sign up on this website (no need if you registered for Plein Air). 

In addition to the Plein Air and Quick Draw Competitions, there will also be an  Open Gallery Competition and Show which will be open to the public Friday and Saturday.  This gallery show is a juried show with no canvas size or paint medium limitation.  A separate registration fee is required.  

Application, fee and three (3) portfolio images for juried entry can be submitted online or sent by mail to Art Festival c/o Hamilton Valley Management, P.O. Box 190, Burnet, Texas 78611

Your artist packet will be emailed to you with your juried acceptance and will include all the information you will need for the competition.  The Comfort Inn in Burnet has special Art Festival rate rooms blocked if you need a reservation. Call 512-756-1789 to make your reservation.  Special rates expire October 1.


We can’t wait to see you!                       




The Burnet Association of Merchants

See Schedule of Events Below

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