Past Exhibition

Plein Air 2017

May 7 – June 24, 2017

The festival will run from May 7 through May 13, 2017, and the exhibition will be on view from May 15 through June 24, 2017, in the Wayne Art Center’s Davenport, Vidinghoff and Outer Galleries.

This annual national juried exhibition is dedicated to enhancing the public’s awareness of outdoor painting while providing a venue for established and emerging artists alike to share creative endeavors with collectors and the public.

Juror – Don Demers

Wayne Art Center is pleased to welcome Don Demers as the juror for the 11th Annual Plein Air Festival. He will judge the entries based on technique, style, concept, composition and originality.

Demers was educated at the School of the Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, MA, and the Massachusetts College of Art in Boston, MA. His professional career began as an illustrator and expanded into the field of fine art. His illustrations have graced many book covers and national publications such as Reader’s Digest, Sail Magazine, Field & Stream, Sports Afield, Yankee, and National Geographic. His paintings have been featured in publications including American Artist Magazine, Artist Magazine, Plein Air Magazine, Fine Art Connoisseur, Art and Antiques, Yachting Magazine and several other noteworthily publications.

A Fellow of the American Society of Marine Artists, Demers is an elected member of the Guild of Boston Artists, an elected member of the California Art Club, and a signature member of PAPA (Plein Air Painters of American). Demers has won a record number of awards for his commercial and fine art paintings on both the east and west coasts.


Juror Don Demers awarded over $15,000 in prizes this year to the most deserving artists and their work.

Best In Show
Patrick Lee · Cruisers

1st Place
Neal Hughes · Castle Roxx

2nd Place
Christopher Leeper · Tow Path Nocturne

3rd Place
Tara Will · Morning Path

Plein Air Magazine Award
Jane McGraw-Teubner · Alongside Bartram’s

Best Nocturne
Elise Phillips · Rise of the Flower Moon

Best Depiction of Light
Paul Bachem · Chanticleer

Best Street Scene
Joshua Been · Italian Market

Best Water Feature
Tim Kelly · Fairmount Dam

Best Architecture
Charlie Hunter · Strafford Station

Kathie Odom · Time Passages

Source Tek Award
D. Eleinne Basa · Kirkwood Sunset

Princeton Brush & Ampersand Award
Valerie Craig · Starbucks on the Run

JFM Enterprises
Anthony Watkins · Wayne Station Nocturne

Blick Art Award
Chuck Marshall · Valley Forge

Canson Award
Richard Sneary · Bike Garage

Rosemary & Co. Award
Michele Byrne · Urban Lunch Hour

Guerilla Painter Award
John Caggiano · For the Love of Junk

Raymar Award
Chris Dixon · Red Coat

Golden Artists Colors Award
Stewart White · Overgrown Garden

Guerilla Painter Award
Roberta Goschke · Washington Memorial Chapel
Arcenio M. Campos · North Philadelphia


2017 Wayne Plein Air Artists:

Paul Bachem (Locust Valley, NY)
Bruno Baran (Nottingham, MD)
D. Eleinne Basa (Jackson, NJ)
Joshua Ray Been (Salida, CO)
Robert Bohne (Brookhaven, PA)
Michele Byrne (Wyomissing Hills, PA)
John Caggiano (Rockport, MA)
Arcenio Martin Campos (Philadelphia, PA)
Valerie Craig (Villanova, PA)
Chris Dixon (Lakeville, CT)
Roberta Goschke (Waldoboro, ME)
Ray Hassard (Cincinnati, OH)
Jennifer Holmes (Chester, CT)
Neal Hughes (Moorestown, NJ)
Charlie Hunter (Bellows Falls, VT)
Tim Kelly (Baltimore, MD)
Allen A. Kriegshauser (Kirkwood, MO)
Patrick Lee (Pittsburgh, PA)
Christopher Leeper (Canfield, OH)
Chuck Marshall (Wilmington, OH)
Jane McGraw-Teubner (East Northport, NY)
Patrick Meehan (Annapolis, MD)
Alison Leigh Menke (Silver Spring, MD)
Kathie Odom (Knoxville, TN)
Elise Phillips (Elverson, PA)
Richard Russell Sneary (Kansas City, MO)
Jonathan Stasko (Sharon Spings, NY)
R. Gregory Summers (Overland Park, KS)
Anthony Watkins (Bradley, ME)
Stewart White (Baltimore, MD)
Tara Will (Hampstead, MD)
Peter Yesis (Searsport, ME)



Calendar of Events

May 7
Artist Welcome Dinner, including orientation presentation and canvas stamping.

May 8-13 (5 ½ days to paint)
Artists paint within 25 miles of Wayne, PA.

May 11 and 12
Artists paint in Center City Philadelphia and designated locations.

May 13 (morning)
Artists paint in Wayne.

May 13 (evening)
11th Annual Plein Air Soirée and Sale at Wayne Art Center.

May 14
Plein Air Lecture/Demo by juror Don Demers.

May 15-17
Plein Air Painting Workshop (leader TBA).

May 15–June 24
11th Plein Air Exhibition open to the public.