The Bermuda Plein Air Festival Committee announced the winners of this year’s competition, which saw 58 local and international artists paint various scenes across the island during the week-long event.
The exhibition and prize giving were held on Saturday, November 21st, opened by Hamilton Mayor Charles Gosling, with welcome comments given by Bill Hanbury, the CEO of the Bermuda Tourism Authority, lead sponsor for this event.
Mr Hanbury said “The Plein Air Festival captured the essence of Bermuda. It has combined our extraordinary natural land and seascape beauty with the talents of artist both from on and off the island.
“The event committee is to be commended for executing a terrific week-long program that placed our island paradise in the best of possible light.
“Also, we are grateful to our overseas visitors who not only brought their impressive artistic talents to Bermuda, but also contributed to our tourism economy.
“These types of events, which speak to authentic and original tourism experiences, are exactly what the BTA is interested in nurturing as we invest in a brighter tourism future for Bermuda.”
THE PLEIN AIR SHOW WILL BE HELD AT BSOA IN CITY HALL:
Here’s the Line Up:
12 noon – 2.45 pm
Judging (doors closed)
3.00 – 4.00 pm
Sponsors and participating artists viewing
4.00 – 8.00 pm
Viewing open to the public
All artists must collect and sign out any of their own work not sold and already taken home.
Transport back to the hotel will be provided at 8:30-45 pm for those who have pre-arranged transport
Thank you to everyone for coming to our High Tea yesterday !
A lot of fun and thank you to Marlene for organising, and cutting 352 finger sandwiches. To Molly that swooped in late and jumped right in to sort things out.
To Lee Petty, Barb Freda, Paul and Janet Slaughter for their delicious donations !
And to all the Plein Air Artists that helped at the end of it all to clear everything away !
WHAT AN HONOUR TO BE A PART OF THIS GROUP WITH SUCH BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE !
Really doesn’t matter what the wind is doing today… we are off to a MAGICAL LOCATION !
DAY 4 – PLEIN AIR FESTIVAL
Wednesday, 18 November: Castle Point
Materials stamping and meeting point will be at entrance to the Castle Point property. Parking for locals will be by the “baby beach and tennis courts.” A shuttle will take you to the property.
Paint out at private estate: “Castle Point,” Tucker’s Town. A ten-acre property featuring beachfront, cliffs and caves, amazing views and all endemic plantings for inspiration. A beautiful homestead with classic Bermudian architectural features and a castle folly.
Noon: Box lunch available if pre-requested.
3 pm Transportation back to hotels and homes as pre-arranged.
5:15 pm: Michael Harding Workshop at DNA in Hamilton.