Cambridge hosts Plein Air paint-out
CAMBRIDGE — More than 30 artists from across the country came to Cambridge on Friday, July 8, for the third annual Plein Air paint-out.
The artists set up to paint “en plein air,” meaning outdoors, around Cambridge and captured their view of the area scenery with brushstrokes on canvas.
They could be found all over the city in places like Sailwinds Park, Long Wharf and downtown. The public was welcome to seek them out and watch them at work.
The Choptank River Lighthouse, a replica of the original station that was established in 1871, was a popular subject choice.
After the paintings were completed, the Wet Paint Show and Sale was held along High Street, starting at the arts center, where all of the paintings were offered for sale beginning at noon.
The artists selected a painting done by one of their peers to receive a cash prize. This Artists’ Choice Award, won by Patrick Saunders, was sponsored by William T. Hunt Insurance, Downtown Frame of Mine, Folger Nolan Fleming Douglas and Newcomb and Collins.
Katie Mae’s Country Shoppe and Cambridge Eateries provided breakfast and lunch to the artists.
Wednesday Morning Artists represented by Nancy Snyder, Dorchester Center for the Arts represented by Janette Jones, Cambridge Main Street represented by Tom Hutchinson and the City of Cambridge represented by Brandon Hesson, organized the event.
Artist Olena Babak painted the Choptank River Lighthouse at Long Wharf Park.
Artist William Rogers painted a portrait of a boat near Governor’s Hall at Sailwinds.
Artist Danny Robbins painted a portrait of a home at the end of High Street.
Artist Patrick Saunders painted a broad scene of Long Wharf Park with the Choptank River Lighthouse behind a “forest of masts.” His work won the Artists’ Choice Award.