Plein Air Coastal Delaware's Patron Preview Reception or Opening Gala is on Friday, May 11, 2012, at Children's Beach House in Lewes. This exclusive preview party showcases artwork entered, with a chance to meet the artists, preview the winners' circle, & make purchases!

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Schedule of Events

 Sunday, May 6, 2012
  • Artist Check-In & Canvas Stamping at Rehoboth Art League 12 p.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Opening Artist Reception Rehoboth Art League from 5 p.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Review Rules & Regulations

Monday, May 7, 2012 (Dawn - Dusk)
  • Paint, Draw, & Photograph Lewes

Tuesday, May 8, 2012 (Dawn - Dusk)
  • Paint, Draw, & Photograph Rehoboth

Wednesday, May 9, 2012 (Dawn - Dusk)
  • Paint, Draw, & Photograph Bethany

Thursday, May 10, 2012 (Dawn - Dusk)
  • Paint, Draw, & Photograph Milton
  • Prime Hook Wildlife Refuge

Friday, May 11, 2012
  • Competition at CBH
  • Patron Preview Recption & Awards Ceremony from 6 p.m. - 7 p.m. at CBH
  • Opening Gala for ticket holders 7 p.m. - 10 p.m. at CBH

Saturday, May 12, 2012
  • Art Exhibition & Sale - Free & Open to the Public at CBH 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

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Attend Plein Air Coastal Delaware's Patron Preview Reception or Opening Gala on Friday, May 11, 2012, at Children's Beach House in Lewes.   This is an exclusive preview party showcasing all artwork entered into the competion with a chance to meet the artists, preview the winners' circle, and make purchases!

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Plein Air Coastal Delaware Applicant Details

Plein Air Coastal Delaware is open to all artists ages 18 and above working in pastel, oil, acrylic, watercolor, mixed media, and photography. 

Artists are invited to submit application and portfolio with a $25.00 non-refundable application fee through the Plein Air Coastal Delaware Website (www.pleinaircoastalde.org). The timeline for applications is February 1, 2012 through March 15, 2012. Artists will be notified if accepted by March 30, 2012. Artists who are selected MUST confirm attendance within 5 days of notification and pay a $75.00 non-refundable registration fee. Plein Air Coastal Delaware is accepting 75 painters and 25 photographers.  Jurors will be accepting artists / photographers on a rolling basis, once we have reached our target, the application process will be closed, even if it is prior to March 15.  Get your applications in early to be considered!

Special housing arrangements for artists are being made, if an artist is in need of housing, the artist must make us aware at time of final registration. Housing will be distributed on a first come – first serve basis.

A special artists’ reception will be held on Sunday, May 6, 2012 at Rehoboth Art League located at 12 Dodds Lane in Rehoboth from 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. Plein Air sites will be presented, rules and regulations will be discussed, and artists will have an opportunity for Q&A. All canvasses will be stamped at this event or may be stamped at Rehoboth Art League prior to the artists' reception from 12 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Work must be completed in the time frame allotted and submitted to the committee on the assigned dates.

Prizes

Plein Air Coastal Delaware judges will award prizes in the following categories:

Paintings & Drawings (Cash Awards)
  • First Prize - $2,000
  • Second Prize - $1,000
  • Third Prize - $500
  • Artists' Chioce - $1,000
  • Vanishing Landscapes - $1,000
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Photography (Cash Awards)
  • First Prize - $2,000
  • Second Prize - $1,000
  • Third Prize - $500
  • Artists' Choice - $1,000
  • Vanishing Landscapes - $1,000
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Honorable Mentions

Plein Air Coastal Delaware judges will award gift certificates for the following categories:

Paintings & Drawings
  • First Prize - $150 Value
  • Second Prize - $100 Value
  • Third Prize - $50 Value
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Photography
  • First Prize - $150 Value
  • Second Prize - $100 Value
  • Third Prize - $50 Value
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If you have any questions, please contact us today.

View Complete Artist Entry Rules and Regulations

Paintings & Drawings (Cash Awards)
  • First Prize - $2,000
  • Second Prize - $1,000
  • Third Prize - $300
  • Artists' Chioce - $1,000
  • Vanishing Landscapes - $1,000
  •  
Photography (Cash Awards)
  • First Prize - $2,000
  • Second Prize - $1,000
  • Third Prize - $300
  • Artists' Choice - $1,000
  • Vanishing Landscapes - $1,000
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Plein Air Coastal Delaware Beneficiaries

Children's Beach House Food Bank of Delaware
Rehoboth Art League