We are kicking off a ‘Four Seasons’ #EastonPleinAir workshop. Meet at Hugh Moore Park for the weekend plein air workshop. Each season will be taught by a plein air artist expert, at this same site. Earth Day weekend is our first one, taught by artist William DeRaymond: April 22+23, 2017.
Send check with your name/phone/email to ACE, with memo ‘Four Seasons Plein Air Workshop’ on it: P.O. Box 465, Easton PA 18044 to sign up. A payPal /credit card payment link is here, or if you want to pay by check use the Workshop Signup Form. Artists should have at least a basic familiarity with painting and should also have some drawing experience. Bring your own materials – here’s a recommended list for the Spring Workshop from William DeRaymond. Hours are 10-4 on Sat + Sun.
You will be getting a nice Four Seasons plein air workshop booklet with tips and tricks. If we do not have at least 7 students by April 12, this workshop might be cancelled/refunded. More info on the next 3 seasons will be posted here soon. Questions? welcome.
Don’t miss our Plein Air Art Contest Exhibition: Now – March 31, 2017:
Plein Air Art paintings from a few of the last annual contests are now featured for sale, and 30% of those proceeds go to the non-profit 2017 arts festival & the Pomfret Club at 33 s. 4th st. in Easton. Now – thru March 31. Stop by 11-4, Tues-Fri.
This 2016 plein air art contest exhibition was also featured at the Easton Hospital Gallery @ the State Theatre this winter. Here’s a peek at some of the the 2016 plein air art.Who knows Diddley-Squat, about en plein air? Chauncey Howell, that’s who.
#EastonPleinAir Art Contest 2017 is Sept 16+17.
News! Plein Air Art Contest winner will step down in 2017
First place plein air art contest ‘ringer’ Michael Schade is stepping down and will not compete in 2017 – which leaves that #1 $1000 plein air art contest prize spot wide open for this year’s best artist!
Based on artists’ feedback: for the 2017 art contest, we might do a 2-8pm Saturday shift, and 6am-2:00 Sunday shift for a morning and eve plein air art contest this time. Input welcome – also considering good ideas for a theme this year, AND – maybe an #EastonPleinAir scavenger hunt! Festival attendees can be set up on a scavenger app (any favorite ones? Klickaklu? https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/klikaklu-scavenger-treasure/id541735944?mt=8), and we’ll have a contest to find all the plein air artists, with clues. Sound fun?
2016: What a wonderful 7th annual plein air art contest! $2000 in top prizes this year, to celebrate Riverside’s 20th event! $1000 to the 1st prize in 2016 went to …this is almost getting boring now: * Michael Schade! * With an entire new shift of judges he just keeps on winning. 2nd place went to Lauren Kindle ($500), 3rd to Lehigh student Amelia Galgon ($300), and honorable mention to Catherine Whitehead ($200): CONGRATS ALL! and thanks everyone for coming out to paint. BEAUTIFUL WORKS.
It’s $30.00 to enter our annual plein air art contest, BYO supplies, and you could win: $1000 1st | $500 2nd | $300 3rd place | $200 honorable. Contact Ellen, for any more info.
CONGRATULATIONS to our 2016 7th plein air art contest top winners:
Fundraiser: purchase a set of our gorgeous 9-notecard box-set, complete with beautiful lined envelopes for $20.00. They are 9 paintings from over the last 7 years of the contests and ALL PROCEED$ go directly to the next Riverside Festival plein air art contest! Pattern-lined envelopes; lovely. Call Ellen 610.360.3394 or just send an email to order a set.
Artists let us know if you have more ideas to improve the contests going forward. In 2017 we may do a ‘capture a moment’ theme. The plein air art continues to get better and better with every year. Follow @EastonRiverside #EastonPleinAir.
En plein air simply means “in the open air”. The challenge for these artists is the shifting light. Secure your spot and register, or just walk-in at the event. BYO supplies – we will have some ’emergency canvases’ handy, but no guarantees. We will have hanging eyes/wires/tools available on site, or pre-wire your own for the final presentation of paintings, for judging.
We hope to organize another plein air art exhibition with a local gallery or two, with opportunities to sell your work.
Thank you Shaughnessy Law Offices for once again being a major sponsor of the Plein Air Art Contest in 2016! Your $1000 went directly to the top plein air art cash prize. Thanks also to EmelleMD Restorative Medicine & Free Bridge Realty for sponsoring in 2016!
CONGRATULATIONS to our 2015 6th annual top 3 winners:
Thank you Sponsors… we are now accepting 2017 Sponsors! If you want to sponsor this contest /any specific element of the festival you may designate that.