Over a six day period, 58 juried artists will paint throughout the Eastern Shore of Maryland 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.
Exciting changes have been planned for this year's party and exhibition. The biggest change involves the use of the Academy Art Museum for the i.g. Burton Competition Galleries and the Waterfowl Festival Armory directly across South Street for the Library Exhibition and Sale for the display and sale of additional works by the competition artists. For the first time the Competition Paintings including the award winners and sold pieces will remain on display in the i.g. Burton Competition Galleries throughout the weekend. This gives everyone visiting Plein Air Easton the opportunity to see the entire show all weekend.
The Armory will be used this year as the venue for the awards ceremony, the “library” paintings, and for the Judge's Talk on Saturday evening. For the first time, all library paintings will be viewable without pagers, lines, escorts or flipping through stacks of paintings. In addition, each artist will have a space to highlight an example of their work on a gallery lit panel. Moreover the Armory will allow more space for people to attend the Awards and Judges talk.