While the Avalon Foundation’s Plein Air Easton Art Festival, the nation’s largest outdoor painting competition, officially starts today, there has been a pre-event for several years on Tilghman Island that has also become a great tradition itself, the famed Tilghman Island Paint Out, which once again took place Thursday.
Painters, eager to get a headstart on both painting and entering into the competition, made their way over to Tilghman Island to participate in the $1,000 Friends of Tilghman Watermen’s Museum Artists’ Choice Prize. After a day of painting in the hot sun, artists were then hosted at Harrison’s Chesapeake House the following day to compare notes over crabs while waiting for the winner to be announced, which happened to be Robert Simone from St. Petersburg, Florida this year.
The Spy was able to capture some special moments from Tilghman with the help of MCTV.
This video is approximately three minutes in length. For more information on Plein Air, please visit the official website here