Plein Air–Easton! Artists Prospectus Released, Dates Announced

pae2008_gallery_paragon_light_07262008_5664 (400 x 270)Now is the time to gear up for the 6th Annual Plein Air–Easton! Competition & Arts Festival, to be held July 19-25, 2010. The Competition Prospectus, which describes the process for artist entries, gives information about the entry jurist and awards judge, and outlines the competition guidelines, will be released December 1, 2009 on the event website
America has caught plein air fever, as this spontaneous and exciting art form—where artists leave their studios to paint “in the moment” amidst the great outdoors—experiences a robust revival that has spurred a new art movement. Plein air events and artist groups have emerged from coast to coast. Plein Air–Easton! has quickly established itself as the East Coast’s premier plein air festival. Many are calling it the top event in the country.
Artists, art collectors, art and nature enthusiasts, students, tourists, local businesses, and spectators alike have discovered that this event truly lives up to its slogan of offering “Art for Everyone.” Plein Air–Easton! has become one of Easton’s largest events. Over the past five years, Plein Air–Easton! has attracted crowds and posted impressive figures for art sales.
Important Dates
December 1, 2009: 2010 Competition Prospectus released to artists and general public
March 6, 2010: Submissions deadline for entry in national competition
March 27, 2010: Announcements of Competition Artists
July 19-25, 2010: Plein Air–Easton! Competition & Arts Festival

Plein Air–Easton! is a project of the Avalon Foundation and hosted by the Academy Art Museum, which provides an accredited museum venue for the competition exhibit. The event is supported by the Talbot County Arts Council and corporate and individual donors. Donations from Friends of Plein Air–Easton! support the event while promoting conservation and tourism through the arts and a strong sense of place.
The rapid success of Plein Air–Easton! has largely occurred because of the talents and dedication of festival organizers and community volunteers who have worked tirelessly to make this a successful event.
Mark your calendars now for the 6th Annual Plein Air–Easton! July 19-25, 2010.  For more information, call 410.822.7297 or visit