Coastal VA Plein Air Artists and Organizers

5th Annual Coastal VA Plein Air Festival – Press Release

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 […]

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M Stephen Doherty, 2020 Coastal VA Plein Air Judge

Coastal VA Plein Air Announces M Stephen Doherty as 2020 Judge

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 […]

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2020 Coastal VA Plein AIr Artists announced

Coastal VA Plein Air Announces Artists for Festival’s Fifth Year

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, […]

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Maria Reardon, 2019 Best of Show at Coastal VA Plein Air Festival

Coastal VA Plein Air Announces Fifth Annual Festival Events

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 […]

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Ocean View Park - Norfolk, VA

Reviewing Sculpture Applications – January 2020

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.

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Reck on the Road: Coastal VA Plein Air - April 2019

Reck on the Road: Coastal VA Plein Air

April 9, 2019 the local NBC station WAVY TV featured Coastal VA Plein Air on their The Hampton Roads Show. Coastal VA Plein Air is a 3-day local art event with 21 local, regional and nationally known artists taking their paints, brushes and canvas out into the public creating and selling art for a great […]

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