5th Annual Plein Air Arts Festival
May 29-31, 2015 in Camp Hill, PA
Call to Painters and Photographers will be issued on January 9, 2015
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    2014 Plein Air Camp Hill
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    May 16-18, 2014
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    Quick Draw, Saturday, May 17th
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    Support Local Art
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    Free Entertainment
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    Kids Activities and Art Show


2015 Festival

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

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2014 Competition Winners

Art Competition Winners
1st PlaceJill Peckelun"The Susquehanna"
2nd PlaceJulie Riker"Underneath It All"
3rd PlacePatricia Walach Keough"Spring On High Street"
Honorable MentionJason Tako"The Basement Door"
Honorable MentionElissa Gore"Azalea Nocturne"
Artist's ChoiceJill Peckelun"The Susquehanna"
People's ChoiceJason Tako &
Julie Riker (tie)
"The Basement Door"
"Underneath It All"
Photography Competition Winners
1st PlaceIrene VanBuskirk"Reflections in Concrete"
2nd PlaceJim Crowley"The Wayfarer"
3rd PlaceGeorge Rhyne"Inside Looking Out"
Honorable MentionR. Andrew Hoff"Plastic & Fog"
Honorable MentionDonald Uvick"Cars Only"
Artist's ChoiceSteve Hargrove"The River Awakens"
Quick Draw Winners
1st PlaceJane Albin"Selfie for the Road"
2nd PlaceBeth Bathe 
3rd PlaceBill Lewis 
Honorable MentionPaul Gallo 
PleinAir Magazine Award of ExcellenceJane Albin"Selfie for the Road"
Quick Shoot Winners
1st PlaceMike Morris"Salute to Armed Forces Day"
2nd PlaceJames Eash"Ghost Bride"
3rd PlaceJim Whetstone"Couple Running"
Honorable MentionAl Holliday"Granny Doesn't Live Here Anymore"
Student Competition Winners
1st PlaceAnna SchraderLower Dauphin High School
2nd PlaceLauren PinsonCentral Dauphin East High School
Youth Paint Out Winners
1st PlaceMya MarkleyCamp Hill, PA
2nd PlaceAnna Ruth Kadar-KallenHarrisburg, PA
Scavenger Hunt Winners
1st PlaceTeam Kinneman
2nd PlaceTeam Nolan
3rd PlaceTeam Lesko

Thank you to all who particpated!


Plein Air Camp Hill images

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.

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2014 Primary Sponsors

Reager Adler, 2014 Gold Sponsor   M&T Bank, 2014 Platinum Sponsor   Everest Care Management, 2014 Gold Sponsor

Mr. & Mrs. Carmer Finestra, Bronze Sponsors    Camp Hill Borough    Mid Atlantic Realty, Artist Awards Sponsor    The Lion Foundation, Youth Paint-Out Sponsor    Penica and Associates, 2014 Stident Awards Sponsor    RSR Realtors, 2014 Bronze Sponsor    Samuel & Joyce Reed, Bronze Sponsors

Metro Bank, 2014 Artist Awards Sponsor    Nancy & Earl Besch, Artist and Photography Pre-View Party Sponsor    Lamar Advertising, Contributing Sponsor    PleinAir Magazine, Contributing Sponsor    Peter LaBella, Photography Awards Sponsor    Pennsylvania Retina Specialists, PC, Jonathan Frazier Painting Workshop Sponsor