15th Annual Plein Air Invitational March 1-28, 2021

The 15th Annual Plein Air Invitational brings another outstanding exhibition of Plein Air paintings focusing on the unique beauty and environmental significance of the Anza-Borrego Desert and the Borrego Valley. The exhibition is a rich diversity of Plein Air paintings by a select group of 13 artists working in oils, watercolor or pastels, all producing work for the show during the week of March 1-6. Because of COVID, we have two less artists than in past Invitationals and we have to limit public interaction with the event. We are taking safety precautions very seriously to protect our artists and visitors to the Gallery. 

Art For Sale

We have 13 talented Plein Air artists in this show. Artists are showcasing multiple artworks in this exhibition. If you see anything on our website or social media that you like more information about, please call us at (760) 767.5152 during our business hours of Tuesday-Sunday from 10-4 (closed on Monday) and we gladly give you more information about the artist, size, and price. We ship to you for an additional cost.

Sponsors 2021

Jim & Anne Wermers
Anson Construction
Richen Design
King of Frames

Thank you for your support!


March 1-5
Artists out painting.

March 3
Quick Draw Competition.
(Due to COVID, it is closed to the public)

March 6
Reception and Awards starting at 3 pm.
Outside on the main patio, public is invited to this event.


Returning artists

Kadin Goldberg (Laurel, MT)
Ryan Jensen
(Blue Lake, CA)
Thomas Kitts
(Portland, OR)
Margaret Larlham
(San Diego, CA)
Patty McGeeney
(Del Mar, CA)
Barbara Tapp
(Kensington, CA)
Toni Williams
(Solana Beach, CA)
Simon Winegar
(Farmington, UT)
Jim Wodark
(Orange, CA)

New artists for 2021

Dan DeLouise (Rockport, MA)
Susie Hyer
(Evergreen, CO)
Natasha Isenhour
(Socorro, NM),
Paul Rickard (Arcata, CA)


Curator for the 2021 Invitational is Kay Levie, Director of the Borrego Art Institute Gallery. Kay has stepped in as curator to take the place of Shannon O’Dunn who decided not to travel during the pandemic. Shannon has become Curator Emeritus and continues to be available for consulting. Tim Horn is the Juror for the 2021 Invitational. Tim is an award winning artist from Fairfax, California.


March 1-6
Gallery hours: 10 am till 7 pm
Visit the Gallery during these business hours to view new work coming in daily.

March 7-28
We are open regular hours Tuesday - Sunday
from 10 am - 4 pm and closed on Monday.

Open Tuesday - Sunday 10 am - 4 pm
and closed on Monday.

© Borrego Art institute 2021

Borrego Art Institute is a 501 (c) 3

not-for-profit corporation


Borrego Art Institute

665 Palm Canyon Drive, at Christmas Circle

Borrego Springs, CA 92004

Mailing Address
P.O. Box 2383

Borrego Springs, CA 92004

Phone: (760) 767.5152
Email: gallery@borregoartinstitute.org

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