About the Festival
The Castine Arts Association hosted 41 juried artists from around the northeast and Canada for a three day plein air festival. Weather conditions were generally excellent, with the addition of a dramatic thunderstorm on Friday afternoon. A reception at the Castine Inn on Wednesday evening was well attended by artists and the festival committee members, sponsors and hosts, and provided a pleasant social opportunituy for all. Saturday's Public Reception, Award Ceremony and Sale drew large crowds and brisk sales of art. Local artists Jill Hoy and Tom Curry were our judges for the show.
The award winners for 2015 were as follows:
First Place; Michael Vermette for "Sunrise from Battle of 1779 Field"
Second Place; Chrissy Nickerson for "Looking West to the Camden Hills"
Third Place; Judy Taylor for "Castine Harbor Morning Light"
Laurie Lefebvre for "Wadsworth Cove"
Roberta Goschke for "Day Sailer"
Josh Adam for "Penobscot River"
Elizabeth Ashton Hallett for "No. 9"
Stephan Giannini for "Sleeping Boats"
Special CAA award - Castine Captured - Winner; Roberta Goschke for "Pentagoet Bicycle"
The visitor to Castine will find first class lodging in three fine coastal inns. And there are a number of additional housing options in the town as well. We are very proud of our local shops and galleries which offer the best of Maine art and gifts. 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.