What fun! Artists paint outdoors (en plein air) and submit their works of art for prizes and auction. The contest is named for Evansville native Theodore Robinson, an artist who lived 1852 to 1896, and was a well regarded contemporary of Claude Monet’s. To participate in the competition, artists pay a small fee to receive a specially marked canvas. They then paint any subject matter they choose within the immediate Evansville area. You just might happen to see someone with a canvas, easel and palette standing on a city sidewalk or off the highway in a field! Completed, framed and ready-to-hang artworks will be submitted by 11 a.m. Sunday, October 1, when they will be judged and awarded prizes. All art will be exhibited and for sale from noon to 3 p.m. October 1, at John M. Evans Hall, 104 W. Main St., Evansville. After the event, several pieces of art will be loaned for a temporary exhibit at the Andrews Gallery at Creekside Place (102 Maple St.).