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Call to Youth Art Educators

(c) Cook, Barbara 'From France' 3rd Place Pro (400 x 273)Plein Air–Easton! is seeking youth art educators to participate in expanded children’s arts programming during Plein Air–Easton! The Next Generation on Sunday, July 21, 2013. This event will provide students with hands-on experience and high quality art education showcasing children creating art en plein air (in the open air, in the moment). The day will be comprised of a series of workshops and art-related stations held outdoors in downtown Easton for students in kindergarten through sixth grade. Students may rotate through the workshops, spend time at stations, or simply “paint out” on their own (any artist age 25 and under may participate in the freeform paint out). Plein Air–Easton! The Next Generation will take place from 10:30am to 1:30pm. It will be held rain or shine.

Plein Air–Easton! will provide all art supplies and stipends for educators.

Youth art educators must complete an application outlining proposed programming. Applications are available online at www.pleinaireaston.com. Completed applications should be emailed to Colleen Brighton at colleen@theavalonfoundation.com. For more information, call the Plein Air–Easton! hotline 410.822.7297. All applications must be submitted by 5:00EST on April 30. Selected educators will be notified by May 15, 2013.

Plein Air–Easton! is the work of the Avalon Foundation, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide diversified arts and educational programs that improve the quality of life in the Mid-Shore region. The Plein Air–Easton! Competition & Arts Festival is sponsored by the Friends of Plein Air–Easton!, the Talbot County Arts Council, corporate donors, and media sponsors. For full itinerary, artists’ information, ticket sales, and more, call 410.822.7297, email info@pleinaireaston.com or visit www.pleinaireaston.com.

In photo: “From France” by Barbara Cook

Plein Air–Easton! Artists Prospectus Released, Dates Announced; 9th Annual Competition & Arts Festival to be Held July 15-21, 2013

1d281367 (204 x 170)The Competition Prospectus for the 9th Annual Plein Air–Easton! Competition & Arts Festival will be released on January 25, 2013. Release of the prospectus marks the official kickoff of the 2013 event and begins the essential selection process for the next Plein Air–Easton! Competition. Amidst an art movement that has spurred hundreds of competitions across the country, Plein Air–Easton! is America’s premier plein air festival. Some of the best plein air artists from across the country and around the globe converge on Easton and Talbot County to vie for large cash and product prizes during a weeklong art extravaganza. In 2013, more than $20,000 in cash and product prizes will be awarded, plus the opportunity to sell their work to a large audience of art buyers.

The caliber of artists competing at Plein Air–Easton! has strengthened each year, which has been a crucial component in the festival’s standard of excellence. With such stiff competition, the release of the prospectus offers timely and vital information for artists. The prospectus describes the process for artist entries, gives information about the entry jurist and awards judge, and outlines the competition guidelines. It will be released January 25 on the event website, www.pleinaireaston.com.

Plein Air–Easton! is a rare opportunity to interact with these artists and experience an up-close view of the spontaneous and exciting art movement form of plein air painting—where artists leave their studios to paint “in the moment” outdoors. In just a few days, hundreds of pieces of some of the best representational art in the world are created and sold, making this a major East Coast art sale and a hot spot for art collectors and enthusiasts.

The pinnacle of the competition is the Collector’s Preview Party which offers the first opportunity to view and purchase the competition paintings and to see the competition exhibit intact before paintings begin to be sold. Winners are announced during an awards ceremony at the Collectors’ Preview Party.

Artists, art collectors, art and nature enthusiasts, students, tourists, local businesses, and spectators alike have discovered that this event truly lives up to its slogan of offering “Art for Everyone.” Over the past eight years, Plein Air–Easton! has become one of Easton’s largest events, attracting crowds and consistently posting impressive figures for art sales.

Important Dates
January 25, 2013 – Artists’ prospectus released
March 8, 2013 – Artists deadline to enter juried competition
March 29, 2013 – Competition artists announced.
July 15-21, 2013 – Plein Air–Easton! Competition & Arts Festival
July 19, 2013 – Plein Air–Easton! Collectors’ Preview Party at the Academy Museum

Plein Air–Easton! is the work of the Avalon Foundation, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide diversified arts and educational programs that improve the quality of life in the Mid-Shore region. The Academy Art Museum is the museum venue for the competition exhibit. The event is supported by Friends of Plein Air–Easton!, the Talbot County Arts Council, and corporate, media, product, and community based sponsors.

Mark your calendars now for the 2013 Plein Air–Easton! Competition & Arts Festival to be held July 15-21, 2013, with pre-festival events beginning the week before.

Plein Air–Easton! highlights are available on an extensive video blog available at www.pleinaireaston.com.

For information, call 410.822.7297 or visit www.pleinaireaston.com.

Plein Air–Easton! Announces Dates for 2013

The 9th Annual Plein Air–Easton! Competition & Arts Festival has announced important dates for 2013, as follows . . .
January 25, 2013 – Artists’ prospectus released
March 8, 2013 – Artists deadline to enter juried competition
March 29, 2013 – Competition artists announced.
July 15-21, 2013 – Plein Air–Easton! Competition & Arts Festival
July 19, 2013 – Plein Air–Easton! Collectors’ Preview Party at the Academy Museum

Plein Air–Easton! is America’s premier plein air festival. It is a juried competition that attracts the best plein air artists from across the country and around the globe, who converge on Easton and Talbot County to create and sell some of the best representational art in the world.

Plein Air–Easton! is a rare opportunity to interact with these artists and experience an up-close view of the spontaneous and exciting art form of plein air painting—where artists leave their studios to paint “in the moment” outdoors. In just a few days, many hundreds of paintings are created and sold, making this a hot spot for art collectors and enthusiasts. Each artist enters two of their best paintings created during a multi-day painting marathon, and may also exhibit and sell other paintings created during Plein Air–Easton! as well as paintings brought with them. The pinnacle of the competition is the Collector’s Preview Party, which offers the first opportunity to view and purchase the competition paintings—many of which still contain wet paint—and to see the competition exhibit intact before paintings begin to be sold. Winners are announced during an awards ceremony at the Collectors’ Preview Party.

Artists, art collectors, art and nature enthusiasts, students, tourists, local businesses, and spectators alike have discovered that this event truly lives up to its slogan of offering “Art for Everyone.” Plein Air–Easton! has become one of Easton’s largest events. Over the past eight years, Plein Air–Easton! has attracted tens of thousands of visitors and consistently posted impressive figures for art sales.

Plein Air–Easton! is the work of the Avalon Foundation, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide diversified arts and educational programs that improve the quality of life in the Mid-Shore region. The Academy Art Museum is the museum venue for the competition exhibit. The event is supported by Friends of Plein Air–Easton!, the Talbot County Arts Council, and corporate, media, product, and community based sponsors.

Mark your calendars now for the 2013 Plein Air–Easton! Competition & Arts Festival to be held July 15-21, 2013, with pre-festival events beginning the week before.

Plein Air–Easton! highlights are available on an extensive video blog available at www.pleinaireaston.com.

For information, call 410.822.7297 or visit www.pleinaireaston.com.

In photo: Hiu Lai Chong (second from left) from Rockville, MD, won both the $5,000 Grand Prize and the Artists’ Choice award for her nocturnal painting of the Hooper Strait Lighthouse, “All Tucked In.” Shown (left to right) are Avalon Foundation Executive Director Al Bond, Hiu Lai Chong, Krystal Allen of PleinAir magazine, and Plein Air–Easton! volunteer Cindy Reed. Photo courtesy of Attraction magazine.

Plein Air–Easton! Photography Competition Exhibits Opens Sept. 7 at Christine-Daniels Gallery

Winning photographs from the 2012 Plein Air–Easton! Photography Contest will be exhibited at the Christine-Daniels Gallery in downtown Easton during the month of September.

The Plein Air–Easton! Photography Competition attracted photographers from the Mid-Atlantic region and beyond. Prominent Maryland photographer Mike Morgan judged the contest and selected the winners from more than 250 entries. Prizes were announced at an awards ceremony held on August 16.

Winners are as follows . . .
BEST IN SHOW Charles Riter, Easton MD “Sunrise at the Wharf”
Second Place Coleman Sellers IV, Centreville MD “Flying Cloud”
Third Place Nancy O. Henry, McDaniel MD “Evening Walk in St. Michaels”
Honorable Mention Leslie Sinclair, Rehoboth Beach DE “St. Michaels Vignette”

BEST BLACK & WHITE
First Place
(A. Aubrey Bodine Award) Charles Bandura, Greensboro MD “North Star”
Second Place Charles Riter, Easton MD “Perspective”
Third Place Nanny Trippe, Easton MD “A Ride Through the Pines”
Honorable Mention Steve Aprile, Easton MD “Anchor Chain”

BEST LANDSCAPE
First Place Fran Sanders, Cambridge MD “Cornfield”
Second Place Coleman Sellers IV, Centreville MD “Belted Galloway”
Third Place Anne Whaley, Centreville MD “Rendezvous at Masons”
Honorable Mention Barbara Cook, Tilghman MD “St. Michaels Harbor”

BEST MARINE
First Place Charles Riter, Easton MD “Sunrise at the Wharf”
Second Place Coleman Sellers IV, Centreville MD “Island Bird on Port Tack”
Third Place Nanny Trippe, Easton MD “The First Mark”

BEST SPIRIT OF PLEIN AIR
First Place Ted Mueller, Easton MD “Masons”
Second Place Ann Whaley, Centreville MD “Paint Out Reflection”
Third Place Steve Aprile, Easton MD “Windows on Dover”

BEST STUDENT CATEGORY
First Place: Sarah Ann Jump, Cordova MD “Cordova”
Second Place: Courtney Usilton, Witman MD “Friendly Fellow”
Third Place: Kristin Seymour, Denton MD “Film Textured Sails”
Honorable Mention: Henley Moore, Cambridge MD “Gate”

JUDGE’S CHOICE, BEST DIGITAL
First Place: Coleman Sellers IV, Centreville MD “Belted Galloway”
Second Place: Charles Bandura, Greensboro MD “Bleu”
Third Place: Donna Rhody, Churchton MD “Easton Piling, FX”

JUDGE’S CHOICE, BEST ANIMAL
First Place: Nancy O. Henry, McDaniel MD “Claiborne”
Second Place: Cecile Davis, Easton MD “Maxwell”
Third Place: Jay Shotel, Tilghman MD “The Odd Couple”
Honorable Mention: Steve Carroll, Cordova MD “Settin’ Sail”

PEOPLE’S CHOICE: Tara Cook, Crownsville MD “Afternoon Nap”

The Christine-Daniels Gallery is located at 30 E. Dover St. (across from the Avalon Theatre). The exhibit will open Friday, September 7 during Easton’s First Friday Gallery Walk. Refreshments will be served.

The Plein Air-Easton! Photography Competition is the work of the Avalon Foundation, and supported by the Talbot County Arts Council and anonymous and community sponsors. Local photographers Tom McCall and Hunter H. Harris donated workshop prizes and A. Aubrey Bodine Gallery donated the prize for Best Black & White. For more information, visit www.pleinaireaston.com or phone 410.822.7297.

In photo, above: “Sunrise at the Wharf” by Charles Riter from Easton MD won Best in Show and First Place in the Best Marine category in the 2012 Plein Air–Easton! Photography Competition. Winning images will be exhibited at the Christine-Daniels Gallery in downtown Easton during the month of September.

In photo, left: “North Star” by Charles Bandura from Greensboro MD won the Best Black & White award in the 2012 Plein Air–Easton! Photography Competition. Winning images will be exhibited at the Christine-Daniels Gallery in downtown Easton during the month of September.

2012 Plein Air–Easton! Stays High and Dry

For the first time in eight years, Plein Air–Easton! crowds traded in a sunhats for umbrellas as a torrential downpour soaked the Saturday Quick Draw. Notwithstanding the downpour and about 45 minutes of lost time (a significant amount in a paint-out that lasts a total of only two hours), more than 160 artists—most of them drenched—participated in the Quick Draw.

Despite the deluge, sales from the Quick Draw (including more than a few rain-splattered watercolor paintings) were higher than last year. By the end of the festival, sales at the Competition Exhibition at the Academy Art Museum totaled almost $217,000, up by more than 17% from last year, and total sales were higher overall, exceeded expectations and making 2012 the best year ever.

In addition, the Local Color Show, held at the Tidewater Inn and sponsored by the Working Artists Forum, sold 31 paintings for approximately $10,000.

In total, 315 paintings were sold during Plein Air–Easton!, 96 of those (almost $122,000) in one evening during the opening event, the Collectors’ Preview Party on July 20, during which Awards Judge Tim Newton announced this year’s winners. Extraordinarily, the same painting, “All Tucked In,” a nocturnal painting of the Hooper Strait Lighthouse by Rockville, MD artist Hiu Lai Chong, received both the Grand Prize and Artists’ Choice awards. The Grand Prize was presented by Ellen General on behalf of the Timothy Dills Memorial Award.

Sixty children (ages 5-12) participated in the free Children’s Quick Draw, sponsored by the Working Artists Forum and the Academy Art Museum. About 60 more young artists (age 25 and under) participated in Quick Draw: The Next Generation, an event especially geared toward encouraging the careers of up and coming artists. Besides having a lot of fun and the chance to win large cash prizes (a total of more than $3,000), these artists have the opportunity to meet and get advice from dozens of professional plein air painters.

“The way the community reacted to the rain shows the spirit of this event,” said Al Bond, executive director of the Avalon Foundation. “I saw lots of smiling faces under a sea of umbrellas on Saturday. One story really brought it home for me. Tommy Peter Roberts is a disabled, wheelchair-bound painter with the use of only one hand. He was working on a painting called ‘Spirit of Plein Air’ when the sky opened up. One of our volunteers, Maureen Golden, saw him struggling in the rain and held an umbrella so he could continue to work. We talk a lot about how the whole community comes together for Plein Air–Easton! and how this is the key to the event’s success, but this scene tells the story in an instant.”

Other Plein Air–Easton! highlights are available on an extensive video blog available at www.pleinaireaston.com.

Plein Air–Easton! is the work of the Avalon Foundation, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide diversified arts and educational programs that improve the quality of life in the Mid-Shore region. The Academy Art Museum is the museum venue for the competition exhibit. The event is supported by Friends of Plein Air–Easton!, the Talbot County Arts Council, and corporate, media, product, and community based sponsors. The 2012 festival was also supported by the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, Maryland Public Television, and Chesapeake Publishing.

Mark your calendars now for the 2013 Plein Air–Easton! Competition & Arts Festival to be held July 14-21, 2013, with possible pre-festival events beginning the week before.

For information, listing of winners, painting galleries, artist bios, or for information about becoming a Friend of Plein Air–Easton!, call 410.822.7297 or visit www.pleinaireaston.com.

In photo: Hiu Lai Chong (second from left) from Rockville, MD, won both the $5,000 Grand Prize and the Artists’ Choice award for her nocturnal painting of the Hooper Strait Lighthouse, “All Tucked In.” Shown (left to right) are Avalon Foundation Executive Director Al Bond, Hiu Lai Chong, Krystal Allen of PleinAir magazine, and Plein Air–Easton! volunteer Cindy Reed. Photo courtesy of Attraction magazine.

In photo: Volunteer Maureen Golden (center) provides handheld protection for Tommy Roberts (left) during the Plein Air–Easton! Quick Draw. Roberts is a wheelchair-bound disabled painter who has the use of only one hand. He was working on a painting called “Spirit of Plein Air” when Golden came to the rescue as a sudden cloudburst disrupted the event. Photo credit: Colleen Spencer Henderson

Plein Air–Easton! Photography Competition Awards Announced August 16

On August 16 at 7 pm, an awards ceremony will be held at the Avalon Theatre to announce the winners in the 2012 Plein Air–Easton! Photography Competition. Refreshments will be served and competition Judge Mike Morgan will announce the winners at 7:30 pm.

The 8th Annual Plein Air–Easton! Competition & Arts Festival held in July drew hundreds of artists and crowds of art enthusiasts from across the country and around world. The Photography Competition followed suit, attracting photographers from the Mid-Atlantic region and beyond.

Morgan selected the winners from more than 250 entries in this prestigious competition. He will present more than $1,600 in awards. The following cash awards will be given: Best in Show $800; Second Place $300; Third Place $200; Best Marine $75; Spirit of Plein Air $75.

The Best Landscape award will be $50 plus a free two-hour session with Easton photographer Hunter H. Harris on landscape photography and using Photoshop to enhance landscape photographs. Harris is an FAA certified commercial pilot who is licensed to fly all categories of aircraft including airplanes, seaplanes, gliders, jets, helicopters, and blimps. He is a member of Professional Aerial Photographers Association (PAPA) International.

Best Student award will be $50 plus a free two-hour portfolio critique by Easton photographer Tom McCall. McCall is an award-winning photographer who specializes in documentary wedding photography, bridging the gap between photojournalism and fine art photography. In this session, he will discuss in depth the winning photographer’s work and to create a professional portfolio.

The Best Black & White award will be a copy of A. Aubrey Bodine’s latest book, Bodine’s City: The Photography of A. Aubrey Bodine, published in October 2011. Bodine was a master photographer and famed Baltimore pictorialist. In the book, Bodine’s daughter Jennifer B. Bodine, showcases a collection of award-winning, inspiring photographs that represent the extraordinary depth and variety of her father’s photographic career. Jennifer Bodine will attend the awards ceremony and present the prize in person.

A People’s Choice award of $50 will be given to the photograph with the most “Likes” at the Plein Air–Easton! Photography Contest Facebook page. Votes may be cast for one or more photographs and voting ends August 13.

The contest judge was Mike Morgan, a prominent Maryland photographer, author, and lecturer. Morgan is a graduate of the University Honors Program at the University of Maryland, College Park, and has trained at the Maine Photographic Workshops and Santa Fe Photographic Workshops. He is a member of the American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP), the American Photographic Artists (APA), Editorial Photographers (EP), and Nikon Professional Services.

Winning photographs will be exhibited for the month of September at the Christine-Daniels Gallery, located at 30 E. Dover St. (across from the Avalon Theatre). The exhibit will open Friday, September 7 during Easton’s First Friday Gallery Walk.

The Plein Air-Easton! Photography Competition is the work of the Avalon Foundation, and supported by the Talbot County Arts Council and anonymous and community sponsors. For more information, visit www.pleinaireaston.com or phone 410.822.7297.

Plein Air-Easton! Photography Competition Deadline to Submit is August 1

The 7th Annual Plein Air–Easton! Photography Competition is open to professional, amateur, and student photographers.

All photographs must be original and taken in Talbot County July 16-August 1, 2012. Any subject shot en plein air (“in the open air”) qualifies. These may include: landscapes, wildlife, marine scenes, streetscapes, architectural, environmental portraiture, and—of course—artists at work. Competition guidelines are available at pleinaireaston.com/photocontest.

Prizes in this prestigious competition may include Best in Show, Second Place, Third Place, Best Black & White, Best Marine, Best Landscape, Vanishing Landscape Award, Spirit of Plein Air, Best Student Entry, People’s Choice Award, and Best Orientation-Assigned Award.

Submissions will be accepted online only. All submissions must be made online at www.pleinaireaston.com.

Deadline to enter is Wednesday, August 1, 2012 at 5pm.

The contest will be judged by Mike Morgan, a prominent Maryland photographer, author, and lecturer. Morgan is a graduate of the University Honors Program at the University of Maryland, College Park, and has trained at the Maine Photographic Workshops and Santa Fe Photographic Workshops. He is a member of the American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP), the American Photographic Artists (APA), Editorial Photographers (EP), and Nikon Professional Services.

Judge Mike Morgan will announce the winners on August 16 at 7pm at an Awards Ceremony held at the Avalon Theatre in downtown Easton. Refreshments will be served and the upstairs bar will be open.

Winning photographs will be exhibited for the month of September at the Christine-Daniels Gallery, located at 30 E. Dover St. (across from the Avalon Theatre). The exhibit will open Friday, September 7 during Easton’s First Friday Gallery Walk.

The Plein Air-Easton! Photography Competition is the work of the Avalon Foundation, and supported by the Talbot County Arts Council and various prize sponsors.

For updates and more information, visit: www.pleinaireaston.com or “like” Plein Air Easton! Photography Competition on Facebook.

In photo: Prominent Maryland photographer, Mike Morgan, will judge the 2012 Plein Air–Easton! Photography Competition.

Easton Galleries Host Sunday Gallery Walk During Plein Air-Easton

On Sunday, July 22, the final day of this year’s Plein Air-Easton Art Competition & Festival, local art galleries will open their doors to artists and art lovers alike.

The Sunday Gallery Walk will take place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., as downtown galleries host a progressive brunch of sorts, similar to the Gallery Walks that they host on the First Friday of each month. Gallerygoers will enjoy, not only art exhibits, but also brunchy refreshments as they stroll from gallery to gallery.

Several local galleries have announced what they will be serving:
• Assorted seasonal pastries and coffee at the Troika Gallery
• Bagels with cream cheese at the South Street Art Guild
• French toast casserole at Easton’s Promise
• Fresh fruit at the Cottage Studio and Gallery
• Ham biscuits with butter, jellies and jams at Grafton Galleries
• Ham, potato quiche and fruit at the Trippe-Hilderbrandt Gallery

Have a bite of this here, a glass of that there, and so on around town.

Stop by the Plein Air–Easton! Welcome Center at Red Hen Coffeehouse and Café, any local gallery, or the Easton Welcome Center at 11 South Harrison Street to pick up a free pocket-size map of Easton’s art galleries.

For more information, visit pleinaireaston.com or phone the Plein Air–Easton! hotline at 410.822.7297.

Jennifer Wagner Unveils Mural on Saturday During Plein Air–Easton!

On Saturday, July 21 at 11 a.m., mosaic artist Jennifer Wagner will unveil her latest community mural. The project was created on an outside wall of the West Wing Salon & Spa, owned by Rhonda Robinson. The salon is located at 111 N. Harrison Street in downtown Easton. Under Wagner’s direction, the mural was created by children ages 8-17 in conjunction with an Academy Art Museum summer camp and partially underwritten by the Academy Art Museum.

Maddie Moffett designed the mural. The students gave input on design elements, used tools to cut sheet glass, adhered glass to the wall, and grouted the finished design.

“Despite the hot weather, the kids did a great job,” says Wagner. “They learned a lot and we cooled off with water balloon fights and took breaks to eat pizza provided by the salon.”

Wagner is well-known for creating delightful mosaics around the region. In 2011, she was named “Best Artist on the Upper Shore” by Maryland Life magazine, and in 2010 her Gallery 26 was voted “Most Unique Gifts” by What’s Up? magazine.

For more information, email jwmosaics@ymail.com or contact Jennifer Wagner at 443.521.4084.

In photo: Shown (left to right) are Mackenzie Campbell, Nathan Mullen, Ellie Kilmon, Sarah Kilmon, Savannah Allen, Zoe Jones, and Brandon Stacey while working on a mosaic mural at West Wing Salon & Spa in downtown Easton. The project was directed by Jennifer Wagner and will be unveiled Saturday, July 21 at 11 a.m. during Plein Air–Easton!.

Troika Gallery Features Plein Air–Easton! Demo by Russian Artist Victor Nizovtsev

Troika Gallery in downtown Easton will host “Fantastic Fantasy Reality,” a free Artist Talk and Demonstration on Saturday, July 21 from 2-5pm during Plein Air–Easton! (July 14-22) in conjunction with the gallery’s exhibit of Nizovtsev’s work during the month of July. During the Artist Talk and Demonstration, the artist will explain and demonstrate his fascinating painting technique and how he works to capture his “fantasy reality.” He will use one color while showing multiple methods to manipulate the pigment on a white panel.

Victor Nizovtsev is a masterful oil painter known for meticulous craftsmanship and brilliantly colored shimmering surfaces. He is also widely recognized for major fanciful and whimsical themes and explorations of harlequins, mermaids, floral still lifes, and angels. Whether from Greek mythology, Russian folklore, childhood impressions, great Masters of the past, routine daily life, or his own imagination, inspiration for his art comes from the realms of the world around him.

Nizovtsev was one of the last to be treated as a child prodigy in his native Russia, where he was classically trained for fourteen years. He learned classical drawing and painting techniques during his school years in the Republic of Moldova and St. Petersburg, where he attended three art schools and graduated with honors. He moved to the United States fifteen years ago and has been represented by Troika Gallery ever since. He is one of the gallery’s consistently top sellers.

Nizovtsev’s education and deep affection for both western civilization and Russian influences have allowed him to develop an unmistakable, universally understood style of visual communication.

Troika Gallery is located at 9 S. Harrison Street in downtown Easton. Gallery hours are Monday through Saturday, 10am to 5:30pm, and by appointment on Sunday. The gallery will be open from 11am to 4pm on Sunday, July 22 during the Plein Air–Easton! Sunday Gallery Walk. Artist portfolios and gallery information are available online at www.troikagallery.com. For more information, email art@troikagallery.com or phone at 410.770.9190.

In photo: “Queen’s Time” by Russian painter Victor Nizovtsev. Meet the artist during Plein Air–Easton! at an Artist Talk and Demonstration on Saturday, July 21 from 2-5pm.