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.

Purchase Patron or Opening Gala Tickets Online

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!

Purchase Tickets

Juror Login


Fred Comegy 

Since the 1960s, photographer Fred Comegys has captured international celebrities and local kids forthe pages of The News Journal. His distinctive images present national news and local interest stories,and perhaps most memorably, the intersection of the two. Born and raised in Delaware, he comes bythese local angles naturally.

A self-taught photographer, Comegys seems to have an innate ability for capturing what Henri Cartier-Bresson called “the decisive moment”—the instant when a story is told beautifully in a single frame. Thebest of his photographs require only a caption—or only a date—to tell their stories. His photographsare also distinguished by his eye for patterns and humorous juxtapositions. Unexpected scenes seem tocompose themselves before his camera.

Comegys’ photographs have appeared in Life, Time, Sports Illustrated, The Sporting News, andForbes. In 1985, he was named National Newspaper Photographer of the Year by The National PressPhotographers Association. That same year, he was one of five finalists for a Pulitzer Prize.

Clifford P. Diver

An entrepreneur and successful businessman, Clifford Diver has been active in the arts fordecades. As a renowned art collector, his art holdings have been on display at museums and artacademies around the world including: the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museum of ModernArt, the Whitney Museum, American Academy of Arts and Letters, The Corcoran Museum, TheLudwig Museum, the Palais de Tokyo in Paris, the Weatherspoon Art Museum and the NationalGallery of Canada.

Closer to home, Clifford has curated exhibitions including “Interior Landscapes”, works from hiscollection at the Delaware Art Museum and “The 28 Second Project” in Sussex County.

Mr. Diver is the Founder and Executive Director of The Farpath Foundation, an artist exchangeand residency program based in Dijon, France. He spends his time between Lewes Delaware,New York City, and Dijon France.

Plein Air Coastal Delaware Beneficiaries

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