The 5th Annual Plein Air Camp Hill Competition and Arts Festival in Camp Hill, PA, will be held May 29-31, 2015, with the main festival day being Saturday, May 30th. More info to come about this free family festival with activities and competitions for those of all ages and abilities.
A Call to Painters and Photographers will be issued on January 9, 2015
Please take a moment to fill out this Online Survey and tell us about your experience with the 2014 Plein Air Festival.
|1st Place||Jill Peckelun||"The Susquehanna"|
|2nd Place||Julie Riker||"Underneath It All"|
|3rd Place||Patricia Walach Keough||"Spring On High Street"|
|Honorable Mention||Jason Tako||"The Basement Door"|
|Honorable Mention||Elissa Gore||"Azalea Nocturne"|
|Artist's Choice||Jill Peckelun||"The Susquehanna"|
|People's Choice||Jason Tako &|
Julie Riker (tie)
|"The Basement Door"|
"Underneath It All"
|1st Place||Irene VanBuskirk||"Reflections in Concrete"|
|2nd Place||Jim Crowley||"The Wayfarer"|
|3rd Place||George Rhyne||"Inside Looking Out"|
|Honorable Mention||R. Andrew Hoff||"Plastic & Fog"|
|Honorable Mention||Donald Uvick||"Cars Only"|
|Artist's Choice||Steve Hargrove||"The River Awakens"|
|1st Place||Jane Albin||"Selfie for the Road"|
|2nd Place||Beth Bathe|
|3rd Place||Bill Lewis|
|Honorable Mention||Paul Gallo|
|PleinAir Magazine Award of Excellence||Jane Albin||"Selfie for the Road"|
|1st Place||Mike Morris||"Salute to Armed Forces Day"|
|2nd Place||James Eash||"Ghost Bride"|
|3rd Place||Jim Whetstone||"Couple Running"|
|Honorable Mention||Al Holliday||"Granny Doesn't Live Here Anymore"|
|1st Place||Anna Schrader||Lower Dauphin High School|
|2nd Place||Lauren Pinson||Central Dauphin East High School|
|1st Place||Mya Markley||Camp Hill, PA|
|2nd Place||Anna Ruth Kadar-Kallen||Harrisburg, PA|
|1st Place||Team Kinneman|
|2nd Place||Team Nolan|
|3rd Place||Team Lesko|
Thank you to all who particpated!
If you are new to this centuries old tradition, Plein Air is a French phrase "en plein air", it literally means 'in the open air'. And while painting out in the open air is a familiar concept today, in the late 1800's when the Impressionists ventured out of their studios into nature to investigate and capture the effects of sunlight during different times of day on a subject, it was quite a revolutionary idea. The Plein Air Collector's Preview Party unveiled various winners from competitions on Friday evening May 16th.
72 artists and photographers from five states were juried into this year's juried competition, along with 25 students from 10 area schools districts for the student competition. Check out all of This Year's Participants.
Much of the festival with vendors, exhibitors, music, food and events was based in Willow Park at 24th and Market Streets in Camp Hill on Saturday, May 17th, with other activities nearby. Visitors were able to walk Market Street and other tree-lined streets and alleyways of the historic Camp Hill Borough with its Victorian-style houses, watching and talking with artists as they paint.
2014 Event Schedule
2014 Food Vendors