The prospectus for the 2014 Solomons Plein Air Festival is here! The event this year is on September 17-20, 2014. The deadline to apply is May 15, 2014!! Download a
The Solomons Plein Air Committee is proud to announce that M. Stephen Doherty will be the entry and prize judge for this years plein air festival!!
The competition will be September 17-21, 2014. The artist applications are due May 15, 2014.
The selected artists registration will be Tuesday, September 16, 2014.
The Affaire of the Arts opening reception will be held on September 20, 2014 (Saturday night).
New next year! Nocturnal Quickdraw and invitational (free) plein air painting on the Riverwalk for anyone who wants to enter (Saturday morning). ALL proceeds will go to a designated charity.
A BIG Thank You for attending, sponsoring, and participating in this years Avian Solomons Plein Air Festival!!
A huge ‘Thank You’ to the artists who came from all over the East Coast, and beyond, to paint Solomons and Calvert County and produced fabulous, strong paintings!
Thank You to our Major Sponsors for this event including:
Ruddy Duck Brewery
Thank you to ALL who contributed. The sponsor list is available at http://www.solomonspleinair.com/sponsors-2/. Please patronize these businesses and tell them you appreciate their contribution to the arts in Southern Maryland!
Avian “Best of Show”
Ray Ewing for “Pixie Dust” (pastel)
Paul Romano for “Crab Boat” (oil)
Wesley James Drake for “Lost in the Cypress Swamp” (oil)
Ann Crostic “Poplars” (oil)
Star Spangled Quick Draw Winners
1st place – Greg Johannesen
2nd place – Luc Herbots
3rd place – Lissa Abrams
6 Honorable mentions:
Wesley James Drake, Alison Mehnke, Kevin Beck, Debra Howard, Dennis Young, Ann Crostic
1st place: Jo Gilhooly
2nd place: Rachel Gill
Just wanted to give a heads up to all participants in the plein air event. Calvert County is proud to have some of the best law enforcement officers in MD. That said, a notice has been sent out to Calvert County residence stating that in September and October both the sheriffs office and state trouper barracks will be conducting “Operation Slow Down” on Route 4. Route 4 runs the length of Calvert County and is a training ground for state and sheriff recruits to cut their teeth at speed traps. Please drive responsibly on all county roads but be vigilant on route 4.