Marblehead Arts Association, 8 Hooper Street
Frank Costantino painting the town during Festival 2010
Plein aire painting is a French expression for painting outdoors. These fresh, often rapid works can capture the essence of a scene and the weather with a unique charm, unlike the more careful studies produced in a studio.
Chairperson: Jean Guastaferri
On a specified date, plein aire artists meet for breakfast at Marblehead Arts Association. Around 9:00 AM, they seek out strategic locations throughout Marblehead and begin capturing the town's scenic beauty on canvas and paper. That afternoon or the next morning, they turn in their completed, framed works for inclusion in the Painting-the-Town Exhibit.
At the exhibit opening, awards are presented at an Artists' Reception. The public is invited to meet the artists, view the exhibit, and cast balllots to determine the People's Choice Award winner.
In addition to the Paining-the-Town Exhibit, Marblehead Arts Association features its Members’ Summer Exhibit.
Marblehead Arts Association, King Hooper Mansion, 8 Hooper Street, Marblehead.
Photo by Nancy Fromson
Photo by Daniel Woolhiser
Information about the 2013 Painting-the-Town will be posted here when available. To receive notification of Festival events, subscribe to Collage, the Festival's free e-newsletter.
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For information on entering art for this exhibit, see Artists' Info