In its 11th year, Plein Air Easton is the largest and most prestigious outdoor painting competition in the United States. The festival is the work of the non-profit Avalon Foundation. The object of Plein Air Easton is to expose the area’s vibrant arts community to a larger market. The Avalon Foundation’s mission is to improve the quality of life for the people living on the Eastern Shore of Maryland.
Nice is good. Right? Nice is certainly amiable. Unassuming. Congenial. But is it good? After all, the girl doesn’t always get the ‘Nice’ guy, right? The girl wants the bad boy, the rebel, the boundary pusher. The guy who’s going to make her feel like she’s alive.
Like many places sprinkled throughout the United States, Easton, Md. is a quintessentially All-American town. Its tree-lined streets steeped in compelling 18th and 19th-century architecture along with its charming historic district, brick sidewalks and quaint storefronts scream for the likes of Norman Rockwell to come record its beauty on canvas.
THE BUZZ IS STILL BREWING Plein Air–Easton! 2013 was off the charts! A month after artists departed Easton, they are still talking, blogging & posting about the event. Read about the experience from a first-hand perspective . . .
This is a behind the scenes interview with Bryan Russo from WAMU at Theo's restaurant in St. Michaels, Maryland. It is an interesting to hear Garin speak about his competition painting before it was even awarded. Please click the link below.