Plein Air & Paint the Town

Thank you to our plein air sponsor, First National Bank


You are invited to paint our Wiscasset village and the surrounding area during our Plein Air event, July 21-25. The Gallery will be open from 10 am to 4 pm each day of the event.

There will be a public reception on Saturday, July 24, from 5 pm to 8 pm at the Maine Art Gallery. We will provide wine, refreshments, and entertainment.

For Participating Artists:

  • Please register by July 14.

  • The fee to participate is $25 for nonmembers, and $15 for Maine Art Gallery members.

  • Continental breakfast will be available each morning at 8 am at the Maine Art Gallery. Cold drinks and light refreshments will be available in the afternoon.


A plein air painting of the Wiscasset library, by artist Celia Ludwig

  • Please submit three dry plein air paintings prior to the event for display and sale. They will be exhibited July 22-24.

  • Your completed paintings from the event will be hung following their completion at the Maine Art Gallery, where they will be displayed for sale through the end of the event on Sunday, July 25.

  • Each of your paintings must have a label, stating title, medium, your name, and price.

  • Name tags will be provided for each artist. A map of Wiscasset and listing of suggested locations with addresses will be available. Artists will submit their blank canvases for us to mark indicating they are fresh/current works.

  • Completed wet works will be judged. A prize of $200 will be awarded to the most accomplished painting. There will also be a $50 Special Recognition Award, and a $50 People’s Choice Award.

The Maine Art Gallery receives 30% of the sale price for each dry and wet sold paintings. Any questions, contact

To Register by Mail:


  • Send check made out the Maine Art Gallery, to 15 Warren St., Wiscasset, ME, 04578

  • Include a sheet of paper with your first and last name, and a phone number where you can be reached while you are painting in Wiscasset.

To Register Online:

  • Maine Art Gallery Members enter coupon code: PLEINAIRMEMBER to receive your discount at checkout.

  • Click on the register button below, and follow the steps to register.

  • Although the booking will say July 21, this is just the start date. Purchasing your spot is good for the duration of the event.