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Hampton Mansion Plein Air Exhibit and Sale

  • 20 Apr 2012
  • 21 Apr 2012
  • Hampton National Historic Site, Towson, Maryland

Paintings inspired by Hampton National Historic Site (HNHS) are eligible to be considered by a jury of artists for participation and judging in the inaugural event of the Hampton Arts Initiative (HAI), which will take place on Friday, April 20th, 2012, from 6-8pm in the Orangery at HNHS. 


After initial submission of any two samples of original artwork, approximately 20 artists will be selected to exhibit one painting of a maximum size of 22”x 28”. This painting must be inspired by Hampton


These works of Hampton will then be displayed for final judging at the April 20th event, which will also feature a book-signing and talk by artist Elizabeth Cockey and historian Dr. Barton Cockey. 


Prizes to be awarded: 

$1,000 - 1st prize, $350 - 2nd prize, and $150 - 3rd prize. 


Entry Rules: 

~ All paintings for April 20th event must be inspired by any aspect of Hampton National Historic Site. 

~ All work must be original, for sale, framed, and ready to display on easels provided by the artist. 

~ All work is subject to be judged by a committee in order to earn a prize at the April 20th HAI event. 

~ There is no entry fee, but 30% of the sale price of the work will be donated by the artist to HHI. 

~ Paintings that are up to three years old may be submitted for the April 20th event. 

~ Artists must deliver any accepted work and pick-up any unsold work by specified dates. 


Time Line: 

~ Artists must submit 2 samples of work by March 1st, 2012, via email: historichampton@verizon.net 

~ Images must be in JPEG format, and be a maximum of 2 MB in size. 

~ Notification of participation in April 20th event will be emailed to artists by March 10th, 2012. 

~ Delivery of accepted work: Friday, April 20th, 2012, from 10 am to 12 pm in the Orangery at HNHS. 

~ Reception: Friday, April 20th, 2012 from 6:00 pm-8:00 pm, in the Orangery at HNHS. 

~ Pick-up any unsold artwork: Saturday, April 21th, 2012, between 3 pm to 4 pm. 

This event is being held by HNHS’ supporting organization, Historic Hampton, Inc. (HHI),* in partnership with Baltimore County Historical Trust (BCHT)*, along with regional artists. 

Go to www.mapapa.org to visit the main website of the Mid-Atlantic Plein Air Painters Association.

Mailing Address (general inquiries to Board Chairman- do NOT send payments): 3831 Proctor Lane, Nottingham, MD 21236-4748
Membership payments (do NOT mail payments without first contacting membership@mapapa.org): 21 Haven Avenue, Abingdon, MD 21009-2007

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