Saturday, July 16, 2016

Plein Air Easton Quick Draw "Moonvine Alley"

"Moonvine Alley," oil, 8"h x 10"w, ©2016 Jill Banks was awarded an Honorable Mention in the Plein Air Easton Quick Draw by Tim Newton. Honorable Mention was a third place prize in the competition among non-juried artists -- of which there were MANY.
I took a quick, rather spur of the moment trip to Easton MD to participate in the Quick Draw for Easton Plein Air, an event I'd heard lots about but never witnessed for myself. Got in some painting in Easton and St. Michael's. You'll see the St. Michael's piece sometime soon. One very large yacht (of which there is no shortage in St. Michael's) eventually really obstructed my view. Good thing. I was melting.

Judge Tim Newton's credentials include 25 years of art collecting; being the founder and curator of American Masters annual exhibition at the Salmagundi Club; and he is Chairman of the Board at the Salmagundi Club.

For the Quick Draw, each entrant had from 10am to noon to go from a blank canvas (or paper) to a signed piece ready for framing and display. Meanwhile, LOTS of people wander all over the town to see works in progress, check out how we're doing. I was set up seated at the back of my van. Kudos for smart thinking to stay in the shade, keeping relatively comfortable. (It was still plenty warm out there.)

I did see the top award winners' work from Plein Air Easton's juried competition. Happy to see Sara Linda Poly take home the Grand Prize.

Thanks for reading!


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May through December:  First Friday Art Walk, 6-9pm, Artists' Atelier, 756 Walker Road, Great Falls, VA. The Atelier is also open on Wednesdays, noon to 4pm and Saturdays, 10am to 2pm (or whenever an artist is in there working.)
June 21-August 15: "Fresh Fare: the Still Life Show" Solo Exhibit, Triny's, Great Falls, VA.  14 of my original still life oil paintings on exhibit at Triny's Tex-Mex Grill in Great Falls.
July 18-29: Salmagundi Club's Non-Member Painting and Sculpture Exhibition, 47 Fifth Ave, NYC. "Heart of Telluride" accepted into exhibit on view in the Upper Gallery.
July 23-24: Loveladies Fine Art Festival, Loveladies, NJ (on Long Beach Island)
August 27-28: Shadyside: the Art Festival on Walnut Street, Pittsburgh, PA
September 17-18: King Street Art Festival, Alexandria, VA
September 24-25: Armonk 55th Annual Outdoor Art Show, Armonk, NY

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