Plein Air Easton is the largest and most prestigious plein air painting competition in the nation. The Collectors' Preview Party offers the first opportunity to see the entire competition exhibit.
Location: Academy Art Museum & Waterfowl Festival Building
Over a six day period, the 58 juried artists will paint throughout the Delmarva Peninsula and select their two best works to exhibit and compete for thousands of dollars in prizes. Enjoy the company of friends, wine, food and conversation with the participating artists. The Collectors' Preview Party offers the first opportunity to see the entire competition show. This evening bustles with excitement and sales are brisk as a painting is sold every 45 seconds over 90 minutes.
This is a ticketed event that always sells out well in advance. Due to extraordinary demand last year Collectors' Preview Party tickets will be $250 each this year. The full value of tickets will apply to the purchase of artwork in the Competition & Library Galleries.
Complementary tickets to the Collectors Preview Party are available to Friends of Plein Air Easton at the Patron, Benefactor & Host levels as well as access to the Meet the Artists DInner which will be held July 15. These complementary tickets are available even after traditional ticket are sold out. To learn more about joining the Friends of Plein Air and associated benefits, click here.