ARTISTS PAINT HISTORIC FREDERICK COUNTY, MARYAND

A Juried Plein Air Event

Save the Dates for Easels in Frederick 2016! Our 6th Year! The Region's Premier Juried Plein Air Event Monday, June 13—Saturday, June 18

SEE 30 ARTISTS FROM ACROSS THE NATION AT WORK OUTDOORS AT THEIR EASELS—RAIN OR SHINE—IN HISTORIC DOWNTOWN FREDERICK AND FREDERICK COUNTY

  • Monday—Tuesday, June 13 and 14. Artists paint in Frederick County. Note that artists often prefer to paint in the early morning and late afternoon when sunlight and shadows are at their most colorful and dramatic.
  • Wednesday, June 15. Artists choose to paint in the County or in downtown Frederick.
  • Thursday, June 16—Friday morning, June 17. Artists paint in designated area of downtown Frederick.
  • Thursday, June 16, 6:30—9:00 pm. Frederick Tourism Center. Plein air presentation by Awards Judge.
Grand Exhibition and Sale: Own a Piece of Frederick as Viewed through Our Juried Artists' Skilled Eyes and Talents
  • Friday, June 17. The Collectors' Preview, 6:30—9:30 pm. Be among the first to see and buy artwork completed by this year's 30 juried artists. This ticketed, private event (purchase tickets online here starting April 1) takes place at the William Talley Recreation Center in downtown Frederick. Meet the artists, sip some bubbly, and get a fresh artistic perspective on Frederick City and County. Awards Judge will present 6 of 9 cash prizes and several Honorable Mention Awards. Can you predict who will win the $5,000 Grand Prize Award! Additional cash prizes include the Collectors' Choice Award and Artists' Choice Award. Enter to win the door prize—a Frederick painting by a juried artist.

  • Saturday, June 18. Even more Art—Downtown!
    • Quick Draw Contest. 9:30—11:30 am. Watch professional and amateur artists paint against the clock, as they compete in the Quick Draw Contest. Visit the Art Market, noon-1:00 pm, where Quick Draw artists will exhibit and sell their work. Cash awards presented for Easels in Frederick juried artists and Quick Draw participants. There's even a Quick Draw event for young painters.
    • Public Opening of the Grand Exhibition. 1:00—4:00 pm. This free finale event welcomes the public to view and purchase exhibited artwork and cast their ballots for the People's Choice Award.
As we draw closer to our 6th anniversary event, Easels in Frederick 2016 will announce a series of activities that focus on plein air painting, presentations, and plein air demonstrations. Be sure to visit this site often for exciting updates!

Note: Online artist application available Tuesday, December 1, 2015, through Sunday, January 31, 2016.

Thank You to Our Donors
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Morgan Keller Construction

PNC Bank

Proffitt & Assoc. Architects

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