Don’t miss our 2016 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.
The exhibition was also featured at the Easton Hospital Gallery @ the State Theatre this winter. Here’s a peek at some of the the plein air art.____________________________________________________ #EastonPleinAir 2017 is Sept 16+17. News!
First place ‘ringer’ Michael Schade is stepping down to be a judge in the 2017 contest – leaving that #1 $1000 prize spot wide open for this year’s best artist.
We are working on a ‘Four Seasons’ #EastonPleinAir workshop. The idea is to feature the same sight, for a weekend plein air workshop and each is taught by a different plein air artist expert. Maybe something like $250 each weekend | $900 for the entire 4 seasons? Your feedback is welcome – we hope to kick off this Four Seasons #EastonPleinAir workshop series this spring: Stay tuned!
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.
- 2016 * 7th annual Plein Air Art Contest Application. it’s ok to use this one for now; 8th annual updated app form is coming soon.
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 goes directly to our top 3 plein air art cash prizes. Thanks also to EmelleMD Restorative Medicine & Free Bridge Realty!
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.