Artists Will Travel to Ocean Pines for On-Site Painting Competition

Ocean Pines will serve as an inspirational spark during an upcoming festival that highlights artists who will transform oils, pastels and watercolors into impressive works of non-traditional art.

“For the first time, the Worcester County Arts Council is including Ocean Pines as a community for artists to paint on location, out in the elements,” said Denise Sawyer, marketing and public relations director for the Ocean Pines Association. “It’s a growing trend in the art world and Ocean Pines has been asked to join in on the colorful fun.”

A four-day painting event, entitled “Plein Air,” will take place from Wednesday, Sept.19 – 22 at a variety of locations throughout Ocean Pines, such as Pintail Park, Ocean Pines Yacht Club, Ocean Pines Golf Club, White Horse Park and the Community Center, the Worcester County Veterans Memorial at Ocean Pines and the Ocean Pine Library.

“It will be a pretty neat event,” said Sawyer. “While some artists photograph the landscape and then paint the scenes while inside a studio, this trendy technique requires that artists get out of their studios to paint the landscape on location.”

Folks will be invited to observe the artists as they work to create an Ocean Pines-inspired masterpiece. The finished pieces will then be sold during an art exhibit on Saturday, Sept. 22 from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. at 6 Jefferson Street in Berlin.

For more information about the event, contact the Worcester County Arts Council at 410-641-0809 or

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