Evanston Plein Air Festival Award Ceremony and Art Sale

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Evanston Plein Air Festival Award Ceremony and Art Sale

July 16 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Evanston Plein Air Festival Award Ceremony and Art Sale

We are pleased invite everyone to join us for the culmination of our week- long Plein Air Festival!

The Competition ends on Sunday, July 16th when top competitors submit final work judged “Best in Show” by world renown Master Plein Air Painter Nancie King Mertz. Community members are also invited to a morning demo by the Artist and vote for “Fest Favorite” as part of a “Pop up Artist’s Market” taking place at Fountain Square. Fan Voting begins at 12pm and closes 3pm.

Nancie King Mertz, has spent her lifetime painting in oil & pastel. She was awarded the Master Circle by Int’l Assoc. of Pastel Societies, Eminent Pastelist in 2018, and is a Master Signature member of Pastel Society of America & Chicago Pastel Painters. Nancie juries, demos & teaches numerous workshops across the US, Italy, France & Croatia. She is on the faculty for the Plein Air Convention, Plein Air South, and the IAPS Convention.

Visit evanstonmade.org for more information on this festival.

Evanston Made Plein Air Art Festival is sponsored in part by the Evanston Arts Council, Downtown Evanston, Blick Evanston, and Evanston Made.


    • Alley Gallery
    • Blick Art Supplies
    • Block Museum of Art
    • Central Street Business Association
    • Chicago NorthShore CVB
    • DeSalvo’s Pizza
    • Downtown Evanston
    • Evanston Arts Council
    • Evanston Chamber of Commerce’s MashUp Fund
    • Great Merchant Grant
    • Mack’s Bike & Good
    • Main Dempster Mile
    • Masterpiece Framing & Imaging
    • Northwestern University
    • Soul & Smoke
    • stumble & relish
    • The Graduate Hotels

About Evanston Made

Evanston Made is a membership based, nonprofit arts org, that creates innovative programs and events that promote a thriving arts community. Learn more at evanstonmade.org


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