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5th Annual Plein Air Arts Festival

May 29-31, 2015

Plein Air Camp Hill Festival

Come out and enjoy live music, exhibits, demonstrations and food and drink at the free 5th Annual Plein Air Camp Hill Arts Festival hosted by the Economic and Cultural Development Group (ECDG) of Camp Hill, PA, in partnership with the Borough of Camp Hill. For those new to the centuries-old tradition of plein air, the term comes from the French en plein air meaning "in the open air." While a familiar concept today, it was quite revolutionary in the late 1800s when the Impressionists ventured out of their studios into nature to capture the effects of sunlight and different times of the day on a subject. The sun moves, shadows change; there is only a short period of time that an artist has to capture the shifts of light and color when painting outdoors – but it is this very desire to distill the energy and freshness of nature that drives the plein air painter.

2015 Schedule of Events

Friday, May 29th

5:00pmJuried painters and photographers, student finalists and their guests, sponsors and those with pre-purchased tickets can enter Collector's Preview Party, Prosser Hall Gallery, 2145 Walnut Street
6:00pm -
8:00pm
Collectors Preview Party ($25 per person); awards presentation 7:00 pm

Saturday, May 30th

NOTE: events may be added or adjusted as we get closer to the festival date.
8:00amVendors and Exhibitors set-up on 24th Street
9:00amRegistration begins for Quick Draw Adult and Quick Draw Youth Events. Canvases are stamped at Prosser Hall
10:00amSunscoping Telescope and Interaction by Lou Thieblemont, Session #1 at Willow Park Plaza & Market St.
 Prosser Hall Gallery OPEN at 2145 Walnut Street
 Food Sales begin at Willow Park and 24th Street
 Music by Jay Smar at Willow Park
10:00am -
12:00pm
Quick Draw Adult, Quick Draw Youth and Youth Paint Out
10:00am -
2:00pm
Camp Hill Fire Department interactive fire hose demonstration on 24th Street
10:00am -
4:00pm
Face Painting by Mariah Rose Hursh along 24th Street at Willow Park
10:00am -
5:00pm
Art Exhibit by Mount Gretna School of Art
11:00amClassic Youth Cello Group performance at Prosser Hall
11:00amPottery Workshop by Kurt Brantner, Session #1, 24th Street
 Glass Blowing Demonstration by Michael Peluso, Session #1, 24th Street
 Sunscoping Telescope and Interaction by Lou Thieblemont, Session #2
11:00am -
1:00pm
Snow Plow Painting at Willow Park
11:00am -
2:00pm
Free Back Massages by Hygea Salt Room at Willow Park
NoonQuick Draw and Quick Shoot competitions conclude. Painters to display their works on 24th Street and judging begins (Photographers have until 3:00pm to print, frame and mount their Quick Shoot works)
 Music by Jerry Haines at Willow Park Gazebo
1:00pm Quick Draw Awards announced at Willow Park
2:00pmMusic by Willow Park Union at Willow Park
 Anecdotal Slide Lecture on Claude Monet: The Painted Garden by Selby Doughty at Prosser Hall
3:00pmQuick Shoot Photography contest set-up at 24th Street. Judging begins at 3:15pm.
 Pottery Workshop by Kurt Brantner, Session #2
 Glass Blowing Demonstration by Michael Peluso, Session #2
 Sunscoping Telescope and Interaction by Lou Thieblemont, Session #3
4:00pmPhotography Quick Shoot winners announced at 24th Street
4:00pmMusic by Frayed Nott at Willow Park
4:30pm Photography Workshop, "Being Artistic with a Digital Camera", by Jim Whetstone at Prosser Hall
 Pottery Workshop by Kurt Brantner, Session #3
 Glass Blowing Demonstration by Michael Peluso, Session #3
6:00pm -
8:00pm
Music by Minshara at Willow Park
8:00pmProsser Hall Gallery Closes

Sunday, May 31st
10:00amProsser Hall Gallery, 2145 Walnut Street, opens for juried competition art sales; painters painting "en plein air" in Willow Park, on Market, Walnut and other streets
3:00pm -
5:00pm
Competition painters, photographers and students pick up artwork at Prosser Hall Gallery


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2015 Sponsors

Camp Hill Borough    Reager Adler, 2014 Bronze Sponsor    Everest Care Management, 2014 Bronze Sponsor   RSR Realtors, 2014 Bronze Sponsor


Penica and Associates, 2015 Painters Awards Sponsor    Lamar Advertising, Contributing Sponsor    Alpha Consulting Engineers, Sustainer of Plein Air    Centric Bank, Sustainer of Plein Air Sponsor    FMA Advisory, Sustainer of Plein Air    Metro Bank, Sustainer of Plein Air


Char's Restaurant, Friend of Plein Air Sponsor    Creative Elegance Boutique, Friend of Plein Air Sponsor    Dr. Peter Brier, Internists of Central PA, Friend of Plein Air Sponsor    Optima Technology Associates, Friend of Plein Air Sponsor    Pennsylvania Retina Specialists, Friends of Plein Air    Kern and Comapny, Friends of Plein Air    PleinAir Magazine, Contributing Sponsor    Leon E. Wintermeyer, Inc, Friend of Plein Air Sponsor    Leon E. Wintermeyer, Inc, Friend of Plein Air Sponsor    West Shore Photpgrpahy Club, Student Awards Sponsor