Thursday, August 11, 2016

Registration Closes August 15th! Sign Up Now for Cape Ann Plein Air October 10 - 16, 2016

The first annual Cape Ann Plein Air competition and festival is happening this autumn. A weeklong competition and festival celebrating the region's rich history of painting outdoors it will build upon the area's rich plein air traditions with artists creating and selling their newly created works.
Cape Ann, always basking in its best light in the fall, will be host to plein air artists from around the country, with venues throughout all four of our waterfront communities. Sign up today to participate as an artist in the event at! Registation closes August 15th! Complete information about the competition and festival; entry forms, gala tickets, etc. can be found at the Cape Ann Plein Air site.
40 nationally recognized, professional, juried plein air artists will paint throughout Gloucester, Rockport, Essex, and Manchester-by-the-Sea, while special events will provoke, entertain, delight and enlighten.

October 10: Opening Reception - North Shore Arts Association, Gloucester

October 11: Gloucester Stage Company multi-media performance event

October 12: Painting-by-the-Sea, Quick Draw and Reception - Trask House, Manchester- by-the-Sea

October 13: Demo by Awards Juror Ray Hassard

October 14: Cape Ann Colonies events - Rocky Neck & Rockport

October 15-16: Paint Essex, Paint Out, Auction & Sale - Woodman's Essex

October 11-14: Cape Ann Museum tours - Painters past and present

October 10-14: Daily Demos

October 15: Cape Ann Plein Air-Grand Awards Gala & Sale - Rockport Art Association & Museum
Organized by: Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce, Cape Ann Community Foundation, seARTS, Rockport Art Association & Museum, North Shore Arts Association, Rocky Neck Art Colony, Cape Ann Cultural Districts: Rockport, Rocky Neck, Harbortown & Essex, the Essex Merchants Group, and the many other artists & culture organization and supporters of Cape Ann.

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