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The 7th Annual Plein-Air

Jul 20, 2011 07:30PM ● By Anonymous

Historic Avalon Theatre
40 East Dover Street
Easton, MD 21601

Artists will be completing their work to be judged.

WHO: Competition Jurist Tim Newton
Awards Judge M. Stephen Doherty
Executive Director of the Avalon Foundation Al Bond
Operations Director of the Avalon Foundation Jessica Rogers

WHEN: Thursday, July 21, 2011, 7:00pm-9:00pm

DETAILS: Fifty-eight artists will compete in the 7th Annual Plein Air–Easton! competition. This week-long event produces some of the best representational art in America today, created by the nation’s top plein air painters. Artists, collectors, and art enthusiasts alike come together for the hottest art sale of the year. The juried exhibition and competition is a project of the Avalon Foundation and culminates with an awards presentation and multi-day exhibition and sale at the Academy Art Museum, a museum accredited by the American Association of Museums. The competition is part of an arts festival which will include other fine art exhibits, workshops, lectures, theatre and music.

Plein Air–Easton! is the work of the Avalon Foundation, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide diversified arts and educational programs that improve the quality of life in the Mid-Shore region. Plein Air–Easton! is supported by various corporate, media, and community sponsors, including the Talbot County Arts Council. Donations from Friends of Plein Air–Easton! support the event while promoting conservation and tourism through the arts and a distinct sense of place. Strong community support and sponsorships have been key components in the great success of this event. For full itineraries, artists’ bios, registration for ticketed events, and more, visit, email or phone 410.822.7297.