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2016 Castine Plein Air Festival

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Post-Event Information

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


Honorable 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
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.

Corporate Sponsors & Donors

Individual and Family Donors

  • Jeb and Lynn Baker
  • Constance Bernhardt & Steve Granoff
  • Janet & William Fisher
  • Verge and Janet Forbes
  • Bob & Sam Friedlander
  • Wendy & Donn Fullenweider
  • Walker Gilmer
  • Mrs. Francis W. Hatch
  • Rick & Kay Hightower
  • Jack and Sue Macdonald
  • Danielle and Larry Mutty
  • Holly Perry & Lana Gold
  • Jeanmarie Reed
  • Candace & Richard Stern
  • Gil & Brooke Tenney
  • Don & Marty Tenney
  • Bobby & Ruth Anne Vagt