Casting Call for National TV Show
Are you a plein air painter?

Want to be seen by 20 million people?
The Great Outdoor Painting Challenge with Eric Rhoads is casting now.

Simply read the information below and enter. There is no fee. 
PleinAir Magazine is launching a national television series called The Great Outdoor Painting Challenge™ to air on a major network (date TBA). There will be a cast of painters along with host Eric Rhoads.
If you’re selected to be in the cast of the show, you have the potential to become a national celebrity painter, enhance your career, and drive millions to your artwork.
The Winner of the 13 episode series will be named "America’s Best Painter". There will be winners for each episode.
The Grand Prize includes:
  • The Cover of PleinAir magazine to the winning painting.
  • ​$15,000 cash.
  • ​Your painting donated to a major US museum.
  • ​All cast members will receive coverage inside the pages of PleinAir magazine and its weekly newsletter Plein Air Today.
Artists selected to be on the show will be required to devote the required time for shooting (estimated at three weeks). There are other terms as well, outlined in the terms and conditions. 

To apply you must be experienced at plein air (outdoor) painting and capable of completing a painting outdoors, on location, within a two or three hour window. You will be asked to prove your ability prior to being cast.
The show has opportunities for both professional, semi-professionals (meaning you are selling work) and amateur artists. There are also opportunities for prominent painters to be on the show as judges.
All styles and methods of plein air painting are encouraged to apply; from colorful to lose and from dark to tight. Artists may use any medium No television experience is required.
In your application you will be asked to submit:
  • A recent photo
  • ​Three samples of paintings you’ve done outside
  • ​A video, which gives us a feel for your personality and why you would be good on the show and showing that you can paint. (Limit 7 minutes)
  • ​You will be asked to answer a series of questions.
Follow Up
As you can imagine, we cannot possibly follow up with each casting applicant, so we’ll apologize in advance. You will receive a confirmation that your entry has been received. If we have further questions or determine that you are a potential cast member, you will be contacted by the show. Please avoid contacting us with questions regarding your eligibility. Also do not contact PleinAir magazine or its publishers or other representatives, decisions will be made by the producers, not by the magazine or its representatives, or sponsors, who cannot sway casting decisions. 

If you have any questions, you may look on this Frequently Asked Questions page.
The Great Outdoor Painting Challenge™ is a Trademark of Streamline Publishing, Inc. © 2021 All Rights Reserved.