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Plein Air Easton!

  • Academy Art Museum Easton MD (map)

Plein Air Easton is the largest and most prestigious juried plein air painting competition in the United States.  In its 14th year, it is held in Easton, Maryland each July. Plein air painters produce art from life (as opposed to in the studio). Artists from all over the United States and beyond apply to this competition 

Plein Air Easton is at the center of the modern plein air movement. Easton is making history and the work produced here has importance beyond the daily joy of seeing original artwork in your home.  We invite you to experience the vibrancy and artistic excellence of Plein Air Easton and to be a part of the history being made here.


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2019 Collectors' Preview Party 

Friday, July 19th, 2019 - 7:00pm to 9:00pmAdd to Calendar

Ticketed Event. The Collectors' Preview Party offers the first opportunity to see the entire competition exhibit. 

Location: Academy Art Museum & Waterfowl Festival Building 



Over a six day period, the 58 juried artists will paint throughout the Delmarva Peninsula 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. This evening bustles with excitement and sales are brisk as a painting is sold every 45 seconds over 90 minutes.

Plein Air Artists; Plein Air Easton; Water color; oil paints

Collectors Party

More Upcoming Events 

Friday, July 19, 2019


Jove Wang - Demo


Local Color: Opening Reception, Awards, Exhibit and Sale


Local Color - Demo: PAE Competition Artist Tim Bell


Local Color - Demo: PAE Competition Artist Zufar Bikbov

Saturday, July 20, 2019


PAE Art Exhibit and Sale - Library at the Armory

Earlier Event: May 3
Forgotten Coast En Plein Air