Coastal VA Plein Air April 20-24, 2022 / Norfolk VA 23518 Coastal VA Plein Air invites professional plein air artists to express their interest in participating in our 2022 event and fundraiser. This is an INVITATIONAL event, and invitations will be extended in early November to selected artists. A maximum of 20 artists will be […]
Grass Roots Effort Helps Build Community Through Art Watch the dedication here. NORFOLK, Virginia — The coastal Ocean View community is anxiously awaiting a new addition in October. “Chryshellis”, an 8-foot tall, fire-glazed porcelain and tile mosaic, by Nevada-based mosaic artist and concrete sculptor Eileen Gay will be the community’s next piece of public art. Scheduled for installation in Ocean […]
Coastal VA Plein Air is excited to have a number of talented artists to join us for the 2021 Coastal VA Plein Air Festival taking place April 15-18, 2021. During the first few days and evenings, these artists will paint at various sites throughout the the broader Tidewater community, as they paint seascapes, cityscapes, gardens, […]
Coastal VA Plein Air is proud to announce seventeen talented artists who will take part in this year’s Coastal VA Plein Air Festival on April 15-18, 2021. The event will feature artists painting “en plein air” (in the open air) throughout the coastal community. During the first few days and evenings, artists will paint at […]
Coastal VA Plein Air will help bring fine art to the Ocean View community by hosting the Fifth Annual Plein Air Festival on April 15-18, 2021. The event brings local, regional, and nationally known plein air artists to paint “en plein air” (in the open air) throughout our coastal community. Several events will be held […]
Coastal VA Plein Air is excited to announce that fine artist M. Stephen Doherty will serve at the judge for the 2020 event. A national leader in the plein air movement and an accomplished artist, Doherty will join 20 en plein air painters as they paint outdoors throughout coastal Virginia over the five-day festival, which […]
Over 20 artists will gather in Norfolk on April 22-25, painting throughout our diverse area and contributing to the all-volunteer group’s public art commitment. Coastal VA Plein Air’s organizers have planned an exciting week with expanded free offerings to the public for the festival’s fifth year. Led by renowned artist and judge M. Stephen Doherty, […]
So much excitement brewing over Coastal VA’s first public sculpture being commissioned by Norfolk Arts for Ocean View! Thank you to our sponsors and friends!
Fine arts meets grass-roots philanthropy at the Fifth Annual Coastal VA Plein Air Festival, scheduled for April 22-26. The festival’s all-volunteer staff will offer expanded events this year, with more free community-oriented opportunities for viewing the artists painting en plein air (in the open air). Proceeds from the artists sale will also benefit a greater […]
The sculpture selection committee met this morning to review 26 artist applications for the Request for Qualifications process for a public sculpture to be installed in 2021 in Ocean View Beach Park. Thank you to Karen Rudd of NorfolkArts for facilitating such a wonderful experience.