Forgotten Coast Plein Air Invitational - America’s Paint-Out

Each year over 300 exceptional works of art are created here on the Forgotten Coast by a selection of some of the world's best contemporary plein air artists. As we approach the 11th year of this event, over 3000 paintings have been created. These paintings tell a story about the Forgotten Coast and document the evolution of this place called the last vestige “Old Florida”.  Now featured in private and corporate collections across the country, these valuable works have become important documents of the landscapes and the people of Northwest Florida. Please enjoy our online gallery. If there is a painting you are interested in acquiring, please email and we will research the availability.

Of special interest is our Artists’ Choice Collection. Each year at the “Collectors’ Gala” the participating artists select what they consider the “best” painting of the 10 day event. Our organization purchases that painting and adds it to the collection. We now own seven pieces and you can enjoy the collection online by clicking on the highlighted link.

Forgotten Coast Cultural Coalition's Artist Choice Collection