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Paint the Town 2013
Artists Win Awards For Plein Air Art
Paint the Town is the premier plein air event sponsored by RiverArts on Thursday, April 25 through April 28. The artwork from the first three days of painting was on exhibit in the Wet Paint Show and Sale on Saturday, April 27. The fifty-five artists on exhibit that evening voted on the Best in Show individual painting and body of work. Ray Ewing was voted as the best body of work and Deborah Maklowski’s painting, “Red Barn”, won the best in show award.
At the Quick Draw Competition on April 28, Judge Diane Mullaly selected Michelle Byrne’s ”Morning Coffee” for the best in show award. Michele also won the People’s Choice award for the same painting. Brad Ross was selected as the 2nd place winner for his “High Street Shade”. Honorable Mentions were awarded to Marilyn Rose, David Diaz and Janice Kirsh.
Michele Byrne Brad Ross
Call for Artists: Paint the Town 2013
Chestertown RiverArts invites artists to the 4th Annual “Paint the Town” scheduled for Thursday, April 25 through Sunday, April 28 on Maryland’s beautiful Eastern Shore.
This weekend will be filled with exciting activities and fun for plein air artists. Chestertown offers a wide range of subjects from historic streetscapes and gardens to the color and charm of the outdoor Farmers’ Market. Other special events include the annual Taste of the Town on Sunday.
This non-juried event is open to plein air artists painting in all media and includes a “Wet Paint” exhibition and sale, 5-7 p.m. on Saturday evening, April 27 and a “Quick Draw” on Sunday morning, April 28. Prizes will be awarded at both events. A Friday cocktail reception and a Saturday dinner for artists are included in the registration cost.
At the conclusion of the Quick Draw competition, participating artists may leave up to four pieces of unsold work for the Chestertown RiverArts exhibition, “Second Look,” set to open on Friday, May 3, 5-8 p.m. and running through May 25.
“Paint the Town” space is limited and participation is on a “first-come, first-served basis” with submission of entry form and $40 fee. We will offer hosting for any out-of-area artists who request this on the participation form. The entry form is below and also can be found on the RiverArts website: www.chestertownriverarts.org. Contact Melinda Carl at firstname.lastname@example.org, or Lani Seikaly at email@example.com for additional information. For maps and photos of Chestertown, see www.chestertown.com
To participate, return the entry form and $40 fee to Chestertown RiverArts, 315 High St., Suite 106, Chestertown, MD 21620. Please make checks payable to Chestertown RiverArts. You may also call RiverArts at 410 778-6300 to register using a credit card. RiverArts is open from 11:00 to 4:00 on Wednesday through Friday and 9:00 to 3:00 on Saturday. Please note that RiverArts will take a 35% commission on sales.