March 16, 2020 Dear Friends of Coastal VA Plein Air: It is with great sadness that are postponing the 2020 Coastal VA Plein Air Art Festival due to the Corona Virus disaster. The latest recommendation from our governor is to cancel events with more than fifty people for a minimum of eight weeks. We feel a responsibility […]
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.