Wayne Art Center welcomes 31 artists to 14th annual Wayne Plein Air Festival – Mainline Media News

WAYNE – The Wayne Art Center enthusiastically celebrated the return of its annual open-air festival this spring. The 14th annual Wayne Art Center Open Air Festival began on Monday, May 9, and will run until Saturday, May 14, 2022. One of the major plein air events in the country, the 14th annual Wayne Art Center Open Air Festival for Artists, attracted more. for 100 works by artists from the United States, with only 31 artists, the festival jury, the jury of the year Catherine Stats. Traveling to many locations within 35 miles of Wayne during the second week of May, the artists painted “in the open air” (outdoors / outside) to create a work that is now on display and sold to the public. Works from the 2022 Wayne Art Center Open Air Festival will be on display from May 15 to June 25, 2022.

Works from the 2022 Wayne Art Center Open Air Festival will be on display until June 25, 2022. (Photo sent)

This year juror Catherine Stats came to Wayne from southern Utah. She is a member of the American Artists Open Air. The award-winning artist, she won a gold medal at the annual Salon of Artists of America in 2021. Her paintings have been exhibited in national and international galleries, and her educational videos and personal seminars reach students around the world. Ms. Statis selected cash prizes of $ 20,000 and presented these awards at the 14th Annual Open Air for Collectors on May 14th. While in Wayne, she offered a jury demonstration on May 15 and held a three-day workshop from May 16 to 18.

Festival events began on the morning of Monday, May 9, at Willowbrook Farm in Malvern, when artists registered and “stamped” their canvases to identify each painting produced during the festival. Artists were invited to spend the day at Willowbrook Farm to paint on site among fields, paths, a yard, a stone barn, stables, a spring house, a pond and gardens in Malvern. During the week, the artists visited iconic and exciting sites in Delaware, Philadelphia, Chester and Montgomery counties, where their paintings captured natural beauty and character in and around Wayne, Pennsylvania.

About this year’s festival and exhibition, Wayne Art Center Executive Director Nancy Campbell shares: “We were delighted to welcome 31 nationally recognized open-air artists to Wayne to participate in the 14th annual Wayne Art Center Open Air Festival. It is really surprising that in just 5 and a half days 280 paintings were created, when artists captured the essence of the beauty of our area. On Friday, May 13, the artists dared to paint “local treasures” known to our community. Ardrosan, Chantickler, Valley Forge Park and the Willow Preserve are just a few of the selected locations.

Thanks to the generosity of our many friends, volunteers, patrons and business sponsors, the Wayne Art Center plein air festival has become one of the most anticipated events of our community. The funds raised ensure that the Wayne Art Center continues to provide a wide range of exhibition and artistic educational opportunities for people of all ages and abilities. ”

Wayne’s Open Air has become an exciting annual tradition in Wayne. The joint support of this event comes in various forms. Wayne’s Plein Air Festival – from acting as an artist’s host to practical assistance in the exhibition itself – is an engagement with the community in every way. Many residents have opened their homes to visiting artists who have temporarily settled in the area. Regarding the reception of the artist during the festival, plein air festival chairman Deb Crayley states: “Being part of the global plein air art movement and supporting one of the best festival venues in the US at the Wayne Arts Center was a very enjoyable experience. The reception of an experienced artist, who has undergone an energetic selection process, not only deepens participation in the event, but also gives an understanding of the life and passion of these artists for their work.

The festival and its artists are invaluably supported by the efforts of the Art Center Plein Air Festival Committee both during the festival week and during the opening. Donations from local businesses and individual sponsors make Wayne’s Open Air possible. The support of generous sponsors not only allows the Wayne Art Center to host the festival, but contributes to the organization’s outreach, education and exhibition programs throughout the year. PNC Private Bank is the sponsor of the 14th annual Wayne Art Center Festival and Open Air Exhibition.

The festival week ended with a party and sale for collectors on May 14, where guests had the opportunity to meet artists in a festive and elegant setting and purchase works of art before the opening of the exhibition to the general public. All works created by the artists of the 2022 plein air, as well as paintings by this year’s Community Paint Out artists are now available for viewing and open to the public. We invite visitors to the Wayne Art Center Gallery until June 25. Visitors are encouraged to donate $ 5 to guests.

Wayne Plein Air Artists 2022 with their awards

Best in the show “Poetry in Bloom” Cynthia Rosen from Vermont 1st place “Morning at Manayunk” Tim Kelly from Maryland

Cynthia Rosen with Best in Poetry in Color with Nancy Campbell, Executive Director of the Wayne Center for the Arts. (Photo sent)

2nd Place Edmand Prebe’s Garden of Tennis Courts of Maryland 3rd Place Dessert First Valerie Craig of Pennsylvania Wayne Art Center Award Charlie Hunter Farm Award of Vermont

Award for half a page of Plein Air magazine by Pasha Henry Coe of Maryland

Quarterly Plein Air Magazine Award Glen Mills Station Neil Hughes of New Jersey Award for Best Local Treasure Ardroson Farm, Mick McEndrews of Pennsylvania

Evening of the Best Nocturne Award by David Lucie of New Hampshire

Best display of the Christopher Lipper Willowbrook Backlight Award from Ohio, LK Burket & Bro Award for Best Street Stage. Troy Tatlak of Wisconsin

Charles Newman of New Jersey’s Little Water Award for Best Water Painting The Cold Day at Railway Station Award for Best Architecture Quiang Huang of Texas Method Lights Award Mark Anderson of Wisconsin

The Vasari Barnlight Award from Beth Bath of Pennsylvania

JFM Enterprises Frames Award Sunrise Song Barbara Berry of Pennsylvania SourceTek Award Brandywine Landscape by Brain Keeler of New York Winsor Newton Award Down Under Ken Dwarf of Maryland

Golden Artists Colors Award Bucket of Truth Randall Graham of Pennsylvania Gamblin Award Shed Willowbrook Farm Thomas Bucks of Wisconsin Rosemary & Co. Knox Award Headquarters Eileen Eder of Connecticut Julian Isla Award Sweet Comfort Katie Odom of Tennessee

Raymar Willowbrook Award Alison Menke of Puerto Rico Blick Award 1 Lukens Steel Fred Jackson of Pennsylvania

Blick Award 2 Lawn Bath Chairs by Elena Kriegshauser of Missouri Blick Award 3 Meet Me at the Coop Elise Phillips of Pennsylvania Blick Award 4 Cheesesteak & Swiss by Antoine Ramar of Florida

Merion Art & Repro Award Valley Creek Bridge J. Stacey Rogers of Delaware Ampersand Award Giants of the Forest Palden Hamilton of Maryland

Panel Pak Latchford Hall Award from John Cream of Pennsylvania

Jack Richeson & Co. Award Flood damage, Sam Wyatt of Vermont

The schedule of the upcoming events of the 14th annual plein air festival Wayne Art Center

Saturday, June 4; 13:30

Open Air Pizza Box: Kids ages 6-11 gather at the Wayne Art Center Gardens to learn about the open air method and create their paintings using pizza boxes as easels.

Tuesday, June 7; 18-20: 30

French Provincial Lunch: Sign up online at to attend a French cooking seminar with chef Patrick Gatron and explore Seafood Buyabes-pear, salad with endives and walnuts, and chocolate and gecko.

Thursday, June 9; 17-19 hours

Night of Arts: join the WAC in a happy time among the galleries of the open air.

Demonstration of Plein Air 2022 artists: Wednesday, May 25; 17-19 hours Demo with Mick McEndrus, Wednesday, June 1; 17-19 hours Demo with Valerie Craig Wednesday, June 8; 17-19 hours Demo with Eliza Phillips Wednesday, June 15; 5-7pm Demo from Randall Graham

May 15 – June 25 The plein air exhibition continues.

The Wayne Arts Center is located at 413 Maplewood Avenue in Wayne, Pennsylvania. Opening hours of the gallery: Monday-Friday from 9.00 to 17.00 and Saturday 10-4. It is proposed to contribute $ 5 to view the 14th annual open-air exhibition. Wayne Art Center 413 Maplewood Avenue Wayne, PA 19087 610-688-3553

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