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Friday, September 16, 2022

Plein Air in Atlantic County Parks

Plein Air in Atlantic County Parks

Calling all artists of any skill level or experience to participate in a Plein Air event hosted at the Atlantic County Parks System on Saturday, October 8, 2022 (rain date Sunday, October 9).

Participants will be able to sketch and paint outdoors at any one of the county parks that include Gaskill and Lake Lenape Parks in Mays Landing, the park at Estell Manor, Weymouth Furnace, Oscar E. McClinton Waterfront Park in Atlantic City, Leeds Point Nature Area in Galloway, the 7.5 mile county bikeway and more. Photographers are also welcome to participate.

All participants must register the day of the event beginning at 8 am at the Atlantic County Park Nature Center, 109 Route 50, Estell Manor and submit completed artwork by 6:30 PM that evening. There is a $20 entry fee for up to two pieces of artwork and a $15 entry fee for up to three photographs.

The event is co-sponsored by the Friends of the Parks, Inc., a non-profit citizens group established in 1985 to help promote Atlantic County parks, and Atlantic Cape Community College, which will hold an exhibit of submitted works October 12  through November 30 at the college’s art gallery on its Mays Landing campus.

Monetary prizes of $50-$100 will be awarded to the top three artists and a $75 prize will be awarded to the winning photographer at a Plein Air Exhibit opening reception on Thursday, October 13, 5-7 PM, in the Atlantic Cape Art Gallery.

For more information, please call Cathie Skinner at (609) 576-2388 or Anne Dowling at (609) 214-7388.






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