The Peninsula Area Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the Cuyahoga Valley National Park, is sponsoring its Fifth Annual Plein Air Competition.

In 1913, a massive flood engulfed the Valley and destroyed the Ohio and Erie Canal. This year's event, which will commemorate the flood of 1913, will take place in and around the Village of Peninsula and the Cuyahoga Valley National Park.

Peninsula's Fifth Annual Plein Air Competition is June 7, 8 and 9. An exhibit of the works created during the competition will be on display and available for sale at

Peninsula Art Academy June 29 through Aug. 10. Awards will be presented at an artists' reception on June 29, from 5 to 7 p.m. at PAA.

Details can be found at

The competition is open to artists 18 years of age and older. Employees of theNational Park and members of the Peninsula Chamber may enter but are ineligible for awards.

Artists may produce as many works as they wish during the competition but are limited to two pieces for submission for judging. Artwork must be created on site in the true plein air style and may not be worked on off site or generated from reference photos.

Applications will be received through June 9. A $35 registration fee will assist in covering the cost of the juror, prizes and logistics. Checks, payable to PACC, are preferred.

For details, contact Debra or Steve Bures 330-657-2788, or email Artists also can register online at