Plein Air at the Olde Stone House Village
|9:00 am - 3:00 pm|
The Washington Township Historic Preservation Commission, The Friends of the Olde Stone House Village, and The Sustainable Washington Township Green Team will sponsor a Plein Air art event on Saturday, May 14, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm at the Olde Stone House Village at 208 Egg Harbor Road, Sewell, NJ. “Plein air” describes landscape painting done outdoors; artists are invited to use any medium except photography to create two-dimensional works of art.
Artists will paint between 9:00 am and 2:30 pm, and then work will be judged with prizes of $150 for first place, $100 for second place and $50 for third place. The work will be judged by Dr. Ross Beitzel, Gloucester County College (Rowan College of South Jersey) Professor emeritus. Prizes are sponsored by the Sustainable Washington Township Creative Team.
Artist registration can be completed on line at the Friends’ website at www.friendsoftheoldestonehouse.org. On-site and registration after May 1 is $15. Artists are also encouraged to display other work for sale.
Fine art vendors will have hand-crafted items for sale, including sculptural wooden charcuterie boards, plaster reliefs of flowers, fine photography, and acrylic paintings of landscapes, seascapes, and still life. Vendors must register through the website by May 10 for $25 vendor fee, no commission on works sold.
Children between the ages of 8 and 14 are also invited to sign up for an art class at 10:00 am. All materials are supplied and there is no charge for the one-hour class. Register in advance at www.friendsoftheoldestonehouse.org.
The public is encouraged to visit and observe the artists at work and shop the fine art vendors. A tour of the five historic buildings will begin at 1:00 pm; the centerpiece is the George Jr. and Sarah Morgan House, circa 1765, recently named to the National Registry of Historic Sites.
This program is made possible by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Art and the Gloucester County Cultural and Heritage Commission. Additional support is provided by Sustainable Washington Township, Washington Township Historic Preservation Commission, and the Friends of the Olde Stone House Village.