Camp Hill On Canvas 2013

2013 Plein Air Camp Hill Competition and Arts Festival Friday, May 17 through Sunday, May 19, 2013 in Camp Hill , Pennsylvania.

Quick Draw Event to be held Saturday, May 18th at 10am. Walk-on registration open at 9am at 24th and Market Street in Camp Hill.

Call to Artists for 2013 Plein Air Camp Hill

2012 was our second Plein Air Camp Hill event. We would like to graciously thank all the artists who had extreme patience through our first year event and who came back for year two as well as to the new artists who participated in our 2012 event. It was a wonderful event and we greatly appreciated it. We are now embarking on year three! Welcome to 2013 Plein Air Camp Hill.

About The Competition

This juried exhibition and competition is a project of the Camp Hill Economic Development Group and culminates with an awards presentation and multi-day exhibition and sale at Gallery 2318 located on Market Street in Camp Hill.

The 2013 Plein Air Camp Hill event will run from May 17 - May 19, 2013. There will be an artist registration and reception Monday evening, May 13 at 6pm to welcome our participating juried artists. Artists may paint within specified areas from May 14 through May 17. On Friday, May 17, artists must turn in two completed, framed and ready to be hung artworks which were painted during the week of the event. No other works will be accepted. Two-dimensional medium with a 18" x 24" maximum canvas size is acceptable and all work must be done "en plein air" without the assistance of photography. All submitted artwork should be available for sale.

The sales and exhibits will be held at Gallery 2318 and a second galley site which is yet to be determined. Our Plein Air event will commence Friday evening, May 17, with a ticketed Collector's Preview Party and continue all day Saturday and Sunday. Artists must pick up work that is not sold at the end of the exhibition or make their own arrangements for shipping. Artists may provide up to five (5) additional plein air paintings from home or produced during the week to replace sold work. CHEDG shall charge a 20% commission on each sale.

Application Process (Download the application here Right mouse click "save as")

All artists wishing to participate must enter 3 digital images of their original plein air work completed completey en plein air along with a fee of $25.00. Entries should be submitted via the Plein Air Camp Hill website application form at the bottom of this page. Artists are encouraged to submit their best possible work in "jpeg image" format in 300 dpi. Name your file using: your first initial; last name; title of work; and number (ex. jdoepainting1.jpg).

• Applications will be accepted until Friday, March 8, 2013.
• You will be notified no later than Friday, March 29, 2013 of your acceptance status.


The First Place Award will be $2,000.00, The Second Place Award will be $1,000.00, The Third Place Award will be $750.00, The Fourth Place Award will be $500.00, and there will be an Honorable Mention Award, Artists Choice Award, People's Choice Award and a Purchase Award.

2013 Timeline

January 15, 2013: The Plein Air Camp Hill 2013 Call to Artists is released.
March 8, 2013:
Submission Deadline.
March 29: Announcement of Accepted Competition Artists
May 13: Artists arrive, register, and have all competition canvasses stamped. Up to five canvasses may be stamped.
May 14-17: Artists Paint and on Friday, May 17, submit two paintings for awards judging.
May 17 : Collector's Preview Party at Gallery 2318 opens to ticketed collectors at 6pm. There is a preview hour for artists and spouses with voting for Artists' Choice Award beginning at 5pm. Awards announced at 7pm.
May 18-19: Exhibit continues and sold paintings will be replaced with other work from that artist.
May 18 : Quick Draw Event: Any artist has the option to register and participate in a Quick Draw competition.
May 19 : Last day for exhibit and sales. Event ends at 4pm.

Last Year's 2012 Plein Air Camp Hill Competition Winners:

1st Place: Patricia Keough, Carlisle, PA
2nd Place: Jonathan Frazier, Dillsburg, PA
3rd Place: Peter Emeson, Lewisberry, PA
4th Place: Luo Hong, Downingtown, PA
Honorable Mention: Jason Tako, Dover, PA
Artist's Choice Award: Ann Crostic, Baltimore, MD
People's Choice Award: Jason Tako, Dover, PA
Purchase Award for the Fredricksen Library:
Julie Riker, Camp Hill, PA

Last Year's 2012 Plein Air Camp Hill Quick Draw Winners:

1st Place: Jason Tako, Dover, PA
2nd Place: Stephen Koons, Hummelstown, PA
3rd Place: Julie Riker, Camp Hill, PA
4th Place: Jill Peckelun, Hershey, PA
Honorable Mention: Johanna Monighan-Schaefer, Etters, PA
Honorable Mention: Ann Crostic, Baltimore, MD
People's Choice Award: Julie Riker, Camp Hill, PA