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Solomons Watercolor Workshop

October 3, 2017 by Robert English

Plein Air 2017

Quick draw artists

After the recent success of this year’s Plein Air Festival, we are delighted that talented artist Mick McAndrews will be back on Solomons Island on 23rd to the 25th of October. He will be hosting a watercolor workshop for aspiring watercolor painters. The event is organized by Carmen’s Gallery, just a paint splat away from Solomons Victorian Inn. Mick will be staying with us for three nights of restful sleep followed by yummy breakfasts to prepare him for the days ahead.

 

Mick MicAndrews

Mick McAndrews at this years Plein Air event

 

Both Judith and I are huge fans of the arts and we support all the local events on the Island. If you are interested in next year’s Plein Air Festival or Anne Marie Gardens’ Artsfest then please book Solomons Victorian Inn early. We will likely be fully booked for both events. Our guests commented on how much they enjoyed walking and interacting with the artists as they painted outdoors at beautiful locations throughout the Island. The event is competitive and the artists come in from far and wide and are all of a very high standard. Their work is judged at an end-of-week event and awards given for the best works on display. Maybe next year you could join the juried painters in the “Paint the Town for a Cause” event and see how you compare!

 

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Artists Inspired. Solomons Island

September 15, 2015 by Robert English

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TOSlogo_2015_4-297x300If you love art of all kinds you really have to visit Solomons Island this fall.

There are three exciting events taking place.

The must-see Solomons Plein Air Festival takes place September 15th to 20th. Experience live open-air painting at its best. Watch masterpieces created before your very eyes, by some of the most noted artists inspired by Solomons Island, this gem on the Chesapeake. It’s a competition and the work is judged. If you see something that inspires you – make an offer. Previous festival artwork will be for sale at various locations on the Island. We proudly have 4 pieces on display by artist Gregg Johannesen in our breakfast porch at the Inn. Ring the front door bell, step in and check out the art and our historic inn. For more information about this event visit: Solomons Plein Air Festival

The wonderful Anne Marie Sculpture garden & Arts Center is hosting Artsfest 2015 on September 19th and 20th. This event has 165 artist booths covering all kinds of art disciplines, more than 25 stage performers, a food/beverage area and Kids Activities in the Discovery Tent. There is an entrance fee of $6 (free for children under 11). For more information visit: Artsfest 2015

Don’t forget, on October 17th there is a very different kind of artistic inspiration on display. This is the kind you can eat! A Harvest of Solomons presents a chance to sample the cuisine of our excellent local restaurants and enjoy the fall on the Chesapeake Bay. Yummy! To find out more about this event visit: A Harvest of Solomons

All three events are walking distance from Solomons Victorian Inn in Solomons Maryland. If you are interested in staying at our historic inn and gardens with spectacular water views then Check Availability, for a choice of 7 charming and comfortable rooms, all with independently controlled A/C and heating. Freshly cooked breakfasts, afternoon cookies and helpful innkeepers to share more ideas on some of the wonderful things to see and do on your visit.

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