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.
As it meanders southward on its journey toward Manhattan and Long Island Sound, the Hudson River passes through some of the most beautifully scenic country in the United States. Lush rolling hills and rocky cliffs line the river and provided welcome inspiration for the earliest Europeans to settle here. Nestled among these hills, along the banks of the Hudson sits the small city of Newburgh, once home to 8,000 troops of the Continental Army as it stood guard over this strategic river during the American Revolution, preventing its use by the British army headquartered in New York City.
Plein Air Easton has just announced The Carol Hilderbrandt Award: Connecting Artists with the Community which celebrates the life of Carol Hilderbrandt, who loved art, especially as experienced through Plein Air Easton. She loved the vitality of the event and the ability to connect with the artists. This $500 award recognizes the Plein Air Easton competition artist that epitomizes that connection with the community.
Congratulations to Stewart White, past Plein Air Easton Grand Prize Winner for winning Plein Air Magazine Salon's big $15,000 award last night at the Plein Air Convention! He is a competition artist for this year's Plein Air Easton 2014! Check out the article below to learn more about Stewart White's style of Plein Air painting!
Plein Air Easton offers its competition artists lots of opportunities: the opportunity to paint beautiful landscapes, the opportunity to sell paintings, and the opportunity to be really, really……hot. But also, there is the opportunity to have your work seen and judged by true fine art connoisseurs. It’s especially true this year, as artists will have their work seen by this year’s judge Peter Trippi editor of Fine Art Connoisseur magazine.