ATLANTIC COUNTY — Officials from Friends of the Parks, Inc. and Atlantic Cape Community College are calling artists of all skill levels to participate in the third annual Plein Air event held on Saturday, Sept. 28.
Artists can sketch and paint outdoors at any of the county parks that include: Gaskill and Lake Lenape Parks in Mays Landing, the park at Estell Manor, Weymouth Furnace, Oscar E. McClinton Waterfront Park in Atlantic City, Leeds Point Nature Area in Galloway, the 7.5 mile county bikeway and more.
“Plein Air is becoming very popular and we are pleased to provide this opportunity to our residents in cooperation with Friends of the Parks and Atlantic Cape Community College,” County Executive Dennis Levinson said. “It is a great way to promote our wonderful parks system and show our support of the arts.”
All participants must register the day of the event beginning at 8 a.m. at the Atlantic County Park Nature Center located at 109 Route 50 in Estell Manor. Completed artwork must be submitted by 6:30 p.m. the same day. There is a $20 fee to participate for up to two pieces.
The event is co-sponsored by the Friends of the Parks, Inc., a non-profit citizens group established in 1985 to help promote Atlantic County parks, and Atlantic Cape Community College, which will hold an exhibit of submitted works October 3 through November 30 at the college’s art gallery on its Mays Landing campus.
Monetary prizes will be awarded to the top three selections at a Plein Air Exhibit opening reception on Thursday, October 3rd, 5 through 7 p.m., in the Atlantic Cape Art Gallery.