Easels in Frederick 2016


The paint is dry and the easels have been put away for now. But for 6 days from June 13 to June 18, Frederick County and City were the subject of this year's juried plein air artists at their easels—and at their artistic best. This year's artists came from 29 different states, with artists from as far away as Missouri and Minnesota. Many were discovering Frederick County for the first time—and they were enchanted. Artists painted day and night in competition for $14,500 in awards presented at the Collectors Preview Gala Friday night June 17.

On Saturday morning June 18th juried artists shared the heart of downtown Frederick with other artists, both adult and youth, when they had just 2 hours to complete a plein air painting during Easels in Frederick's fifth Quick Draw contest, vying for more than $2,000 in prizes.

Then on Saturday afternoon from noon to 5:00 pm residents and visitors joined the juried artists for the plein air Public Exhibition. The Table Gallery offered an even greater selection of juried artists' artwork. Many attendees now own a "piece of Frederick," having purchased eye-catching new images of Frederick City and County that grace the walls of their homes and businesses.

During Easels in Frederick week, artists sold paintings, made contacts with local collectors, and enjoyed Frederick County's special hospitality. Find out which artists walked away winners—and see their prize-winning work—and meet the winners.

Of course, the 6th Anniversary Easels in Frederick celebration would not be possible without the financial support of our generous donors, the enthusiasm of our volunteers, and the attendance of the great citizens of Frederick and their guests. THANK YOU!!

Thank You to Our Donors
PNC Bank

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Celebrate Frederick

Community Foundation of Frederick County


Delaplaine Foundation Inc

The Joseph D. Baker Fund

Bach and Associates

Everedy Square

Frederick County Bank

Morgan Keller Construction

Proffitt & Assoc. Architects

Woodsboro Bank

Frederick Town Realty