10th Annual Mountain Maryland Plein Air

Cumberland,MD View Map
24 Sep 2018 - 29 Sep 2018
9 N. Centre Street, Cumberland, MD, 21502
37 days to opening
301-777-2787 | art@alleganyarts.org
Allegany Arts Council

Event Type - Competition
Free Event | Contestants Register Online


2018-09-24 2018-09-29 America/New_York 10th Annual Mountain Maryland Plein Air

Plans for the 10th Annual Mountain Maryland Plein Air are underway!  Save the dates of September 24-29, 2018!

What is the Plein Air Competition? 

This national, juried exhibition and art competition is sponsored by the Allegany Arts Council, and is celebrating its 10th Anniversary in 2018!

Plein air painting, originally begun by French impressionists, is the concept of painting in "open air."  The theory behind this type of approach is to challenge artists to leave the comfort of their studios and paint their surroundings.  In Western Maryland, we are lucky to have magnificent mountain vistas, pristine state forests and parks, historic architecture, an abundance of small-town charm and a variety of other visual attractions to form the basis of this artwork. Our destination is perfect for those artists who want to get away from it all and experience the beauty of the world around us. 

Who Attends?

Each year, the Allegany Arts Council launches a national call to artists for this competition and only 30 artists are invited to participate.  The following artists have been invited to the 2018 competition:

Lissa Abrams - Baltimore, MD
Bruno Baran - Nottingham, MD
Joanna Barnum - Abingdon, MD
Alison Barry - Lusby, MD
Lon Brauer - Granite City, IL
Claudia Brookes - Monkton, MD
Thomas Bucci - Washington, DC
Jackie Clark - New York, NY
Henry Coe - Parkton, MD
Amy Collins - Birmingham, AL
Michael Compton - Cambridge, MA
David Diaz - Annapolis, MD
Raymond Ewing - Swan Point, MD
David Finnell - Maurertown, VA
Patricia Hilton - Cumberland, MD
Rebecca King Hawkinson - Black Mountain, NC
Jane Knighton - Glenwood, MD
Wyatt LeGrand - Bloomfield, IN
Mick McAndrews - Downingtown, PA
Lynn Mehta - Alexandria, VA
Crista Pisano - Nyack, NY
Christine Rapa - Catonsville, MD
J. Stacy Rogers - Lewes, DE
William Rogers - Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada 
Robert Simone - St. Petersburg, FL
Katriel Srebnik - Charleston, SC
Lena Thynell - Port Matilda, PA
Robin Wright - Springfield, OH

Who is the Juror?

Vladislav Yeliseyev, AIS, NWS

Vlad Yeliseyev is no stranger to beautiful scenery. In fact, he’s traveled around the world to paint interesting cityscapes and landscapes. But unlike many artists who are drawn to a postcard-perfect site, Yeliseyev usually can be found around the back of a building, along the street or in an alleyway, capturing commonplace scenes," wrote BJ Foreman in her article "Everyday Poetry" in the Watercolor Artist Magazine (Feb.2016).

The Russian émigré came to the Unites States in the 1980s equipped with a classical art education from Moscow School of Art and a Master’s Degree in architecture from the Moscow Institute of Architecture. Now a renowned watercolor and plein air artist, his paintings are in personal and commercial collections worldwide.
 
Yeliseyev is the founder of Renaissance School of Art in Sarasota, Florida, where he teaches the basics of visual art: perspective, lighting, shading and color.  After receiving many inquiries about his watercolor techniques, he released an instructional DVD -“Painting Architecture” - which is available for purchase at this site. His second video workshop​ - "Impressions in Watercolor" - was released in 2017 and is also available for purchase at the same link.

In his work as a plein air artist, Vladislav has participated in prestigious invitational paint-outs nationwide and abroad. He has won numerous awards including Best of Show, Collector’s Choice Award and The BoldBrush Award.

Vlad is an exhibiting member of many art societies nationwide, and a signature member of American Impressionist Society, National Watercolor Society, and Florida Watercolor Society. 

Public Schedule

Tuesday, September 25    
  Exhibition Opens - Artists Spotlight 11:00AM-5:00PM
Wednesday, September 26    
  Exhibition Open - Artists Spotlight

11:00AM-5:00PM

  Sneak Peek Reception 5:00PM-7:00PM
Thursday, September 27    
  Exhibition - Artists Spotlight 11:00AM-5:00PM
     
Friday, September 28    
  Gallery Closed 11:00AM - 6:00PM
  Collector's Reception & Awards Ceremony (Ticketed Event) 6:00PM-8:00PM
Saturday, September 29  

 

  Quickdraw Registration

9:00AM-10:00AM

  Quickdraw

10:00AM-12:00PM

  Public Opening

12:00PM-4:00PM

  Quickdraw Judging & Awards

12:15PM-1:00PM

*Selected artists will be sent a detailed schedule individually. 

Sponsorships

This exciting annual event would not be possible without sponsorships from local businesses and families.  Click below to find out how you can support this year's Plein Air activities!

2018 Plein Air Sponsorship Opportunities
2018 Plein Air Pledge Form

2018 Sponsors

Premiere Sponsors


Platinum Sponsors
Keith Broome and Ben Osten
Marion and Kim Leonard
James and Margaret Scarpelli Foundation


Gold Sponsors


Silver Sponsors
Tom and Mary Kay Finan
Frank Fotia
Peter B. and Iris Halmos
Luxury Leasing, Inc.
Vic Rezendes and John Minnich
Mary Splain Shrout


Supporters
Betty Jo Gehauf
Suanne Lewis
Life Fitness Management
Potomac Farms Dairy
Dr. Diane Romaine


Friends
Alan and Susan Arnson
John and Kathy Burkey
Curtis Friendenberg, DDS
Kelly Mackie

Community Partner Sponsors

BB&T
PharmaCare
Rehab 1st


Questions?

Please contact the Allegany Arts Council at art@alleganyarts.org or at 301.777.2787.

9 N. Centre Street,Cumberland,MD,21502,United States Allegany Arts Council art@alleganyarts.org

Plans for the 10th Annual Mountain Maryland Plein Air are underway!  Save the dates of September 24-29, 2018!

What is the Plein Air Competition? 

This national, juried exhibition and art competition is sponsored by the Allegany Arts Council, and is celebrating its 10th Anniversary in 2018!

Plein air painting, originally begun by French impressionists, is the concept of painting in "open air."  The theory behind this type of approach is to challenge artists to leave the comfort of their studios and paint their surroundings.  In Western Maryland, we are lucky to have magnificent mountain vistas, pristine state forests and parks, historic architecture, an abundance of small-town charm and a variety of other visual attractions to form the basis of this artwork. Our destination is perfect for those artists who want to get away from it all and experience the beauty of the world around us. 

Who Attends?

Each year, the Allegany Arts Council launches a national call to artists for this competition and only 30 artists are invited to participate.  The following artists have been invited to the 2018 competition:

Lissa Abrams - Baltimore, MD
Bruno Baran - Nottingham, MD
Joanna Barnum - Abingdon, MD
Alison Barry - Lusby, MD
Lon Brauer - Granite City, IL
Claudia Brookes - Monkton, MD
Thomas Bucci - Washington, DC
Jackie Clark - New York, NY
Henry Coe - Parkton, MD
Amy Collins - Birmingham, AL
Michael Compton - Cambridge, MA
David Diaz - Annapolis, MD
Raymond Ewing - Swan Point, MD
David Finnell - Maurertown, VA
Patricia Hilton - Cumberland, MD
Rebecca King Hawkinson - Black Mountain, NC
Jane Knighton - Glenwood, MD
Wyatt LeGrand - Bloomfield, IN
Mick McAndrews - Downingtown, PA
Lynn Mehta - Alexandria, VA
Crista Pisano - Nyack, NY
Christine Rapa - Catonsville, MD
J. Stacy Rogers - Lewes, DE
William Rogers - Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada 
Robert Simone - St. Petersburg, FL
Katriel Srebnik - Charleston, SC
Lena Thynell - Port Matilda, PA
Robin Wright - Springfield, OH

Who is the Juror?

Vladislav Yeliseyev, AIS, NWS

Vlad Yeliseyev is no stranger to beautiful scenery. In fact, he’s traveled around the world to paint interesting cityscapes and landscapes. But unlike many artists who are drawn to a postcard-perfect site, Yeliseyev usually can be found around the back of a building, along the street or in an alleyway, capturing commonplace scenes," wrote BJ Foreman in her article "Everyday Poetry" in the Watercolor Artist Magazine (Feb.2016).

The Russian émigré came to the Unites States in the 1980s equipped with a classical art education from Moscow School of Art and a Master’s Degree in architecture from the Moscow Institute of Architecture. Now a renowned watercolor and plein air artist, his paintings are in personal and commercial collections worldwide.
 
Yeliseyev is the founder of Renaissance School of Art in Sarasota, Florida, where he teaches the basics of visual art: perspective, lighting, shading and color.  After receiving many inquiries about his watercolor techniques, he released an instructional DVD -“Painting Architecture” - which is available for purchase at this site. His second video workshop​ - "Impressions in Watercolor" - was released in 2017 and is also available for purchase at the same link.

In his work as a plein air artist, Vladislav has participated in prestigious invitational paint-outs nationwide and abroad. He has won numerous awards including Best of Show, Collector’s Choice Award and The BoldBrush Award.

Vlad is an exhibiting member of many art societies nationwide, and a signature member of American Impressionist Society, National Watercolor Society, and Florida Watercolor Society. 

Public Schedule

Tuesday, September 25    
  Exhibition Opens - Artists Spotlight 11:00AM-5:00PM
Wednesday, September 26    
  Exhibition Open - Artists Spotlight

11:00AM-5:00PM

  Sneak Peek Reception 5:00PM-7:00PM
Thursday, September 27    
  Exhibition - Artists Spotlight 11:00AM-5:00PM
     
Friday, September 28    
  Gallery Closed 11:00AM - 6:00PM
  Collector's Reception & Awards Ceremony (Ticketed Event) 6:00PM-8:00PM
Saturday, September 29  

 

  Quickdraw Registration

9:00AM-10:00AM

  Quickdraw

10:00AM-12:00PM

  Public Opening

12:00PM-4:00PM

  Quickdraw Judging & Awards

12:15PM-1:00PM

*Selected artists will be sent a detailed schedule individually. 

Sponsorships

This exciting annual event would not be possible without sponsorships from local businesses and families.  Click below to find out how you can support this year's Plein Air activities!

2018 Plein Air Sponsorship Opportunities
2018 Plein Air Pledge Form

2018 Sponsors

Premiere Sponsors


Platinum Sponsors
Keith Broome and Ben Osten
Marion and Kim Leonard
James and Margaret Scarpelli Foundation


Gold Sponsors


Silver Sponsors
Tom and Mary Kay Finan
Frank Fotia
Peter B. and Iris Halmos
Luxury Leasing, Inc.
Vic Rezendes and John Minnich
Mary Splain Shrout


Supporters
Betty Jo Gehauf
Suanne Lewis
Life Fitness Management
Potomac Farms Dairy
Dr. Diane Romaine


Friends
Alan and Susan Arnson
John and Kathy Burkey
Curtis Friendenberg, DDS
Kelly Mackie

Community Partner Sponsors

BB&T
PharmaCare
Rehab 1st


Questions?

Please contact the Allegany Arts Council at art@alleganyarts.org or at 301.777.2787.


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Community Partners

The BB&T Corporation

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BB&T

 

Royal Bank of Canada

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Western Maryland Health System

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Hunter Douglas

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Archway Station

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Wells Fargo

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Wells Fargo

 

Rehab 1st

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The PharmaCare Network

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Basic Business Members

My Bank First United Bank & Trust

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CBIZ, Inc.

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HBP Inc

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Urology Associates Cumberland Maryland

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Opposite Genders

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American Insurance Center

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American Insurance Center

 

Member Organizations

Allegany Museum

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Palace Theatre

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Schoolhouse Quilters GUILD

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St. Johns Episcopal Church

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FSU Dept. of Theatre & Dance

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Western Maryland Watercolor Society

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World Artist Experiences

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Partner Organizations

Garrett Information Enterprise Center

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Luxury Leasing

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Manhattan Centre Golf & Gallery

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Maryland State Arts Council

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The PharmaCare Network

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Rotary Club of Cumberland Centennial

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Farm to Eatery Table

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Arby's

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Eaton Young

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First Peoples

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Huber Michaels

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Main Street Books

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Allegany College of Maryland

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UMCES Appalachian Laboratory

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Children's Literature Center

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Colored Pencil Society of America

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Cumberland Theatre

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Discount Sponsor

 

Embassy Theatre

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Discount Sponsor

 

Evergreen Heritage Center

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FSU Visual Arts Department

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Allegany County Library

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Mountainside Baroque

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Front & Centre Stage

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Cumberland Jazz Society

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FSU Cultural Event Series

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