The Castine Arts Association hosted 40 jiuried artists from around the northeast and Canada for a three day plein air festival. Weather conditions began with pouring rain, but skies cleared and artists enjoyed warm sunny days for painting. A "Meet the Artists" social on Friday, July 25 was well attended by artists and the festival committee members, sponsors and hosts, and provided a pleasant social opportunituy for all. Saturday's Reception, Award Ceremony and Sale drew large crowds and brisk sales of art. The award winners for 2014 were as follows: First Place, Philip Frey of Sullivan, ME; second place, Roberta Goschke of Waldoboro, ME, Thrid Place, Paul George of Ipswich, MA. Five Honorary Mention winners were Michael Vermette of Indian Island, ME, Suzanne Savage Brewer of Sidney, ME, Chrissy Pahucki of Pine Island, NY, Michael Chesley Johnson of Lubec, ME, and Chrissy Nickerson of Cape Rosier, ME, and Alberta Cananda. Congratulations!
The visitor to Castine will find first class lodging in three fine coastal inns. Recreation and entertainment opportunities are many, including visiting museums offering exhibits focused on historical significance to Castine, the peninsula, and elsewhere. And when a busy day builds an appetite, one can always find the right establishment to satisfy the palate.
With thanks to all of our sponsors
Important information for our Juried Artists
Read about last year's festival.
Includes photos from the Plein Air Festival and other CAA events.