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Sixty-One Artists Chosen for Plein Air Coastal Delaware Competition


Three jurors have rated the work of hopeful artists for an upcoming show and sale at the Children’s Beach House in Lewes.  Renown art consultant Jean Athan, Sharon Ewing of Gross McCleaf Gallery and Todd Peenstra of Peenstra Appraisals, have selected 61 finalists for Plein Air Coastal Delaware.

Artists migrate from town to town, on Monday through Thursday, May 7 through May 10, capturing the beauty of the Delaware Coast and competing for $11,000 in cash and prizes.

Judging by Fred Comegys and Clifford P. Diver occurs on Friday, May 11, after which all artwork and a winners” circle will be on display at the Children’s Beach House.  At 6pm, the doors open for a Patron Preview Reception; tickets are available for $200. At 7pm general tickets will be on sale for $100. The artwork remains on display for show and sale from 10am until 6pm on Saturday, May 12.  Admission is free on Saturday.

Proceeds from Plein Air Coastal Delaware benefit Children’s Beach House, Food Bank of Delaware, and Rehoboth Art League.

For a detailed look at Plein Air Coastal Delaware, including a calendar and locations, a sample of work by the finalists, and to purchase tickets for the event, visit www.PleinAirCoastalDe.org.