Three jurors have rated the work of artists hopeful to participate in Plein Air Coastal Delaware (PACD), an art and photography competition, exhibition and sale. Renown art consultant, Jean Athan, Sharon Ewing of Gross McCleaf Gallery and Todd Peenstra of Peenstra Appraisals, have selected 61 finalists to participate.
From Monday, May 7 until Thursday, May 11, artists will migrate from town to town capturing the beauty of the Delaware Coast and competing for $11,000 in cash and prizes. Artists will have the opportunity to paint and photograph Lewes, Rehoboth Beach, Dewey Beach, Bethany Beach and Milton.
Tickets for a preview gala at the Children’s Beach House are on sale now. Patron Preview Party tickets are available for $200 – doors open for patrons at 6:00 p.m. General admission tickets are available for $100 – doors open at 7:00 p.m. The artwork will remain on display for show and sale from 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 12. Admission is free on Saturday. Donations will be accepted at the door.
Proceeds from PACD benefit Children’s Beach House, Food Bank of Delaware and Rehoboth Art League, whose missions help children and families statewide. “I am proud of an effective collaboration with Rehoboth Art League and the Food Bank of Delaware,” said Rich Garrett, Executive Director of Children’s Beach House. “Plein Air Coastal Delaware celebrates our state, its talented artists and the generous people who share their time, talent and treasure in support of needy children.”
To purchase tickets or to learn more about Plein Air Coastal Delaware, please visit www.PleinAirCoastaDE.org.