Gallery 224

Discovering Port En Plein Air
May 18 – July 20, 2019

An opportunity to paint the many and varied scenic views of Port Washington at your convenience over the course of ten weeks. No worries about the weather or scheduling conflicts, just show up when the spirit moves you! For those who prefer to paint with a group, we are offering four meet up dates with a different guest plein air artist and painting location each time. Otherwise you are free to pick and choose your time and locations as long as it is within the City of Port Washington, and painted between May 18 and July 20.

Meet-up Dates and Painting Locations
The group will gather at our main street location at 303 N. Franklin Street at 10:00am before heading out to paint.

Saturday, May 18 Historic Architecture with Tom Kubala
Saturday, June 15 Marina with Christopher Behrs
Saturday, June 29 Lakefront with Erin Callahan Blum
Saturday, July 13 Main Street and Market with Clarey Wamhoff


Plein Air Exhibition at Gallery 224 August 2 – August 24
You may submit up to 3 paintings for one $35 entry fee, paid by July 21. Paintings must have been painted in Port Washington between May 18 and July 20 and represent a subject found within the City of Port Washington. Paintings should be framed and ready to hang. Not all paintings submitted are guaranteed to be included in the show. You will be notified in advance of acceptance into the show. Painting may be for sale or not, the gallery takes a 40% commission.

The four guest artists for the meet-ups will also serve as our judges, and a $250 cash prize will be awarded for the best painting in each of these four categories:

Best Historic Architecture Painting
Best Main Street Painting, (street scene, festival, market, people)
Best Marina Painting
Best Lake Front Painting (not Marina)


Important Dates Related to the Exhibition

July 26-27 Deliver paintings to Gallery 224
Friday, August 2 Opening reception from 5:00-7:00, award ceremony at 6:00
Saturday, August 24 Last day to view Plein Air show
Saturday, August 24 Pick up work from Gallery 224 from 3:00-5:00
Sunday August 25 Pick up work from Gallery 224 from 10:00-1:00



Please pay your $35 entry fee by Sunday, July 21, 2019.