3rd Annual “Paint Our Towns” Exhibition is Open

Pictured Above: Aida Birritteri – Rear Entrance, Court Inn Newtown PA. Photo Credit: Contributed.



Yardley, PA – The AOY Art Center/Art Gallery is delighted to announce the opening of the highly anticipated 2023 Plein Air Exhibition, featuring a stunning collection of outdoor artworks created by some 50 talented artists from the greater Bucks County region.

For the last two weeks, local artists have been “painting the towns” as part of the 2023 “Paint
Our Towns” Plein Air Open sponsored by AOY Art Center in Lower Makefield. The artists have been in Tyler State Park, Lake Afton, Core Creek, Washington Crossing State Park and Historic Newtown, Yardley, Historic Fallsington and Langhorne and points in between. The products of their work will be on exhibition at AOY Art Center beginning Saturday May 20 from 12-5 PM and then Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through June 4. Interested persons can also view and purchase artwork at the online gallery 24/7 at aoyarts.org.

Pictured Above: DHoeschen Thompson -Neely Farm. Photo Credit: Contributed.

Plein air painting, a French term meaning “in the open air,” refers to the practice of creating art
outdoors, capturing the essence and beauty of natural landscapes. This exhibition celebrates
the tradition and artistry of plein air painting, showcasing a diverse range of styles and
techniques that highlight the artists’ connection to the environment.

Each artist can submit up to three of their best works to the Exhibition. Those works will be
judged and awarded prizes by Bucks County’s own nationally-recognized and award-winning
plein air artist Alan Fetterman.

“We are thrilled to host the 2023 Plein Air Exhibition, which promises to be an extraordinary
display of talent and creativity,” said Bette Sovinee, Executive Director of the AOY Art Center. “Plein air painting offers a fresh perspective on the world around us, allowing artists to capture

fleeting moments and evoke emotions through their brushstrokes. We invite everyone to join us

for this remarkable celebration of art and nature.”

Visitors to the 2023 Plein Air Exhibition will have the unique opportunity to immerse themselves
in the vibrant world of outdoor art. The exhibition features over 100 original artworks which will
inspire and engage art enthusiasts of all ages. From picturesque landscapes to scenes of our communities, boroughs and parks, the collection captures the splendor of nature, architecture, and human interaction with the surroundings.  AOY is located at 949 Mirror Lake Road in Lower Makefield on the Patterson Farm. The gallery is open to the public at no cost and is hosted by the participating artists.

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