Collectors' Reward

Win this beautiful plein air painting of historic Schifferstadt! Collectors Reward will be awarded during the Collectors Preview, June 17, 2016.

Day Lilies at Old Schifferstadt, by Deborah Lovelace Richardson, New Market, MD, 2014

See Our 2016 Juried Plein Air Artists in Action!

Explore the painting area maps below to see where the 30 Easels in Frederick juried artists will paint during the week, Monday—Friday morning, June 13—17. The artists start anywhere in the county or the county Focus Area and then move into Frederick City.

Monday and Tuesday, June 13—14 Focus Area. Artists paint throughout Frederick County or in a special Focus Area—the northeastern portion of Frederick County east of US 15 and north of I-70. The Focus Area map highlights locations of historic architecture, natural beauty, and the grand vistas of our scenic county. Simply "mouse over" a numbered site to see a photo and name of the venue. Click on the map site number to access a brief description of the site. Click the image to open the venue's Web site.

Wednesday, June 15, Artists' Choice. Artists paint in either the county Focus Area, Frederick County, or in Frederick City.

Thursday and Friday morning, June 16—17, Frederick City. The entire city is the artists' inspiration. They may choose our historic downtown of quaint streetscapes, shaded parks, and unique architecture or be attracted to unique industrial areas, the numerous historic sites, or an inspiring garden.

And Celebrate Art, Artists, and Frederick!

Easels in Frederick Week concludes with events that focus on plein air artists and artwork.

Thursday, June 16, 6:30—8:30 pm. Judge's Talk with Dee Beard Dean. Frederick Visitor Center, FREE. Dee Beard Brown, of Charleston, SC, is a nationally recognized artist and author who hosts plein air workshops both nationally and abroad. Her talk focuses on what she considers the key attributes of a successful painting. Free.

Friday, June 17, 7:00—10:00 pm. Grand Exhibition—Collectors Preview. Ticketed event to be among the first to see and buy the juried artists' work and learn who takes home $13,500 in cash prizes.

Saturday, June 18:

  • 9:30—11:30 am, Quick Draw Contest, Downtown Frederick. Watch artists of all experience levels paint against the clock for prizes. For this year's event, young artists ages 8 to 17 share in the fun with their own prizes and awards.
  • Noon—1:00 pm. Quick Draw Art Market. See and buy artwork created during the event. Cash prizes total $2,250.
  • Noon—5:00 pm. Grand Exhibition—Public Opening. Wm. Talley Rec Center, 121 N. Bentz Street, downtown Frederick. Open to the public for viewing exhibition of juried artists' work in addition to other juried arts displayed and for sale. FREE.

Don't miss these opportunities to meet the juried artists and view how they capture Frederick County and City on canvas. And don't forget to see and buy works by artists of all ages who compete in the Quick Draw competition—works you probably watch as they were created. Your chance to enjoy art LIVE!

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