Paint the Parks Presented by the Coutts Museum

An open international artists' competition focusing on painting national parks with proceeds to benefit the arts.

About Paint the Parks

Paint the Parks is the Coutts Museum's open international artists’ juried competition.

Paint the Parks is America's leading competition and exhibition designed to illustrate the beauty and significance of America’s National Parks. Paintings entered must depict one of our nation's 390+ areas supervised by the National Park Service.

For a complete list of eligible National Parks, monuments and areas please visit the National Parks Service website.

Entries, Scoring and Prizes

All entries will be individually scored by a jury panel, with winners in full-size and mini categories, plus a Grand Prize Purchase Award Winner and juror's award winners in each. The “Paint the Parks” winning paintings are chosen to go on to a national touring exhibit. With this honor comes national exposure, through an online and touring exhibition, professional national publicity and attention. The competition’s overall winner claims a $6,000 Grand Prize Purchase Award. Mini Grand Prize Purchase Award winner receives $3,000. Other artists in the “Paint the Parks” competition also have an excellent chance to receive additional cash awards and sales of their work.