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Discovering Port En Plein Air
May 18 – July 20, 2019

An opportunity to paint the many and varied scenic views of Port Washington at your convenience over the course of ten weeks. No worries about the weather or scheduling conflicts, just show up when the spirit moves you! For those who prefer to paint with a group, we are offering four free meet up dates with a different guest plein air artist and painting location each time. Otherwise you may choose your time and locations as long as it is within the City of Port Washington, and painted between May 18 and July 20. 

Meet-up Dates and Painting Locations (Free) 
The group will gather at the Arts Council at 303 N. Franklin Street at 10:00am before heading out to paint.

Saturday, May 18    Historic Architecture with Tom Kubala

Saturday, June 15   Marina with Christopher Behrs

Saturday, June 29    Lakefront with Erin Callahan Blum

Saturday, July 13     Main Street and Market with Clarey Wamhoff


Plein Air Exhibition at Gallery 224 August 2 – August 24
Submit up to 3 paintings for one $35 entry fee, paid by July 21. 

Paintings must have been painted in Port Washington between May 18 and July 20 and represent a subject found within the City of Port Washington. Paintings should be framed and ready to hang. Not all paintings submitted are guaranteed to be included in the show. You will be notified in advance of acceptance into the show. Painting may be for sale or not, the gallery takes a 40% commission. 

The four guest artists for the meet-ups will also serve as our judges, and a $250 cash prize will be awarded for the best painting in each of these four categories, courtesy The Tom Didier Real Estate Team: 

Best Historic Architecture Painting

Best Main Street Painting, (street scene, festival, market, people)

Best Marina Painting

Best Lake Front Painting (not Marina)


Important Dates Related to the Exhibition

July 26-27, 10am - Noon   Deliver paintings to Gallery 224

Friday, August 2   Opening reception from 5:00-8:00, award ceremony at 6:00

Saturday, August 24   Last day to view Plein Air show

Saturday, August 24    Pick up work from Gallery 224 from 3:00-5:00

Sunday, August 25   Pick up work from Gallery 224 from 10:00-1:00


$35 entry fee is required by Sunday, July 21, 2019 in order to include works in exhibition. We anticipate being able to represent all artists who register. Due to possible space constraints, we cannot guarantee that every work submitted will be exhibited.

Thank you for your interest.

We look forward to seeing what you discovered in Port!

Plein Air Call for Art 2019


The Tom Didier Real Estate Team values quality of life in Port Washington and how art energizes community. We thank them for their generous support of Discovering Port En Plein Air.