About the Festival
The 2016 Castine Plein Air Festival was held on July 21, 22 and 23. Thirty seven juried artists participated in the three day event. The festival concluded on Saturday afternoon with an awards ceremony, reception and art sale. The artwork was among the best we have seen at any plein air festival. Winners for this year's festival are the following: First Place - John Slivjak of Philadelphia, PA; Second Place - Michael Vermette of Indian Island, ME; Third Place - Charles Fenner Ball of Blue Hill, ME; Hororable mention award winners: Mary Byrom of North Berwick, ME; Mary Hoffman of Summerville, SC; Michael Chesley Johnson of Lubec, ME; Janet Sutherland of Ipswich, MA and Paul Trowbridge of Sedgwick, ME. The winner of the special category "Castine Captured" was Frank Costantino of Winthrop, MA. Our judges for the festival were Tom Curry of Brooklin, ME and Jerry Rose of Sedgwick, ME. Congratulations to all winners. Thank you to our judges, to our artists and to the art loving public for their support of the festival. We look forward to our fifth festival next July.
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.
Information for Juried Artists
Painting by Joshua Adam, Adam Gallery, Castine
Read about last year's festival.
Includes photos from the Plein Air Festival and other CAA events.