Cam­bridge hosts Plein Air paint-out

Dorchester Star - - Front Page - By VIC­TO­RIA WIN­GATE vwingate@ches­

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.

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