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En Plein Air

En Plein Air
Paint Out & Paint the Town, Art Auction and Gala

Mark your calendars for the 4th Annual en Plein Air “Paint the Town” 2017!
  • Saturday May 6, 2017 - artist en plein air paint day 
  • Friday June 9, 2017 – silent art auction and gala evening at the Cary Arts Center


1st place 2016 2nd Place 2016 3rd place 2016

2016 Award Winners (Juried Competition)
This year’s judges were Chad Smith, contemporary artist from Durham, and portrait/landscape artist, Karen Lee Crenshaw, from the NC coastal region.

1st Place, $400 – JJ Jiang, “New Neighbor”, watercolor
2nd Place, $300 – Ryan Fox, “Cary Arts”, watercolor
3rd Place, $200 – Dan Nelson, “Farmers Market Morning”, oil
People’s Choice Award, $100 – Lyudmila Tomova, “Working on Saturday”, watercolor
Honorable Mentions: 
Duncan Moore, “Festival”, oil
Galina Stockstill, “View from The Mayton”, oil
Lyudmila Tomova, “Market Jam”, watercolor

Highlights of Silent Art Auction & Gala

  • Approximately 200 guests visited the Cary Arts Center for an evening of art, music, dancing and community enjoyment.
  • The Jim McCann Jazz Project and Enrigo’s Italian Bistro of Waverly Place in Cary provided exceptional entertainment and delightful, savory fare
  • $5,335 of artwork was sold during the silent auction; approximately $4,000 of total proceeds was paid directly to the artists
  • $1,067 was raised for the Town of Cary’s Relief for Recreation Scholarship Fund
  • 165 votes were tallied from the public for the selection of this year’s People's Choice Award

20% of the proceeds from the art auction benefit the Town of Cary’s Relief for Recreation Scholarship Fund.


2016 Awards
2015 Awards 
2014 Awards



For more information about En Plein Air, please email Jewel Kichak or (919) 460-4972.