Coastal Autumn Plein Air Paint Out

Open Call

September 21, 2018 - September 30, 2018


About the Exhibition

Artists participating in this exhibition were  juried in based upon a review of their previous plein air work. From designated locations in the Lewes, Rehoboth Beach, Dewey Beach and Bethany Beach areas each had up to five days to paint scenes that embody the natural beauty or culture of our coastal community. The artists will then choose their two best works to be entered into the exhibition and for consideration of an award  by Awards  Judge Brian Murphy.

Participating Artists

Jacalyn Beam  |  Susan Francese  |  Gerilyn Gaskill  |  Liz Griesser  |  Jason Janjaninn
Michelle Marshall  |  Eileen Olson  |  Keith Patterson  |  Martha Pileggi  |  Jim Rehak
J. Stacy Rogers  |  Maggii Sarfaty  |  Sherry Schnepfe  |  Patricia Truitt  |  Maureen Wheatley
Cheryl Wisbrock  |  Libby Zando

Exhibition Awards

Best in Show  –  Jacalyn Beam, On the Canal, 2018, oil, 11″ x 14″ (featured image above)
Best Maritime  –  J. Stacy Rogers, Jetty, oil, 12″ x 16″
Best Townscape  –  Maggii Sarfaty, Penny Lane, oil, 12″ x 12″
Best Use of Light  –  Michelle Marshall, Green Marsh, Gordons Pond, acrylic, 20″ x 16″
Judge’s Choice  –  Cheryl Wisbrock, Path to Deauville Beach, watercolor, 12″ X 16″

Fundraiser / Receptions

In lieu of an Opening Reception these works will first be viewed and available for sale during a  ticketed fundraising event scheduled for September 21, 2108. The award-winning works will be auctioned off live during this event. The remaining works will  remain available for sale to the general public through September 30, 2018.  

Exhibition Extension

From October 19 – November 26, a spotlight exhibition showcasing  unsold works from the September exhibition in addition to any other works created during the paint out. The Opening Reception will be held on Friday, October 19, from 5-7pm.

A Closing Reception will take place on  Sunday, September 30, from  2-4pm at the Homestead. Both the artists and general public are invited to attend.

About the Judge

Brian Murphy is an award-winning plein air artist who has committed himself to capturing on canvas the scenic environment throughout the United States, Europe and Asia.


For Artists:  Call for Entries