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NC Plein Air Art Festival Begins

May 12 @ 6:30 pm - May 19 @ 1:00 pm
New Bern Farmer’s Market

37 nationally acclaimed artists begin today to create a complete new body of artwork of New Bern, Beaufort and Oriental NC. Competing for awards totally $13,000, artists are free to […]

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Exhibition & Sales Gallery

May 13 - May 19
New Bern Farmer’s Market

2024   DATES—OPEN DAILY MAY 13 – 19, 9 AM Closing Hours  May 13-17  8pm May 18 – 2-6:30 pm – Closed for judging , Collectors Preview and Sale (Ticketed) (5pm-6:30pm) […]

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Greg Barnes demonstrates pastels on the waterfront – Queen St at Front St – New Bern

May 13 @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am

Greg Barnes got his formal training at Wake Forest University, receiving a BFA in 1985. Following college, Greg entered a career path that included technical illustration, computer graphics, computer-based training, […]

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Jill Banks demonstrates Historic Downtown New Bern’s Mitchell Hardware

May 13 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Mitchell Hardware

SPONSORED BY MITCHELL HARDWARE I strive to place you right by my side, in the middle of the action – by being there. During a recent trip to Key West, […]

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Vlad Duchev demonstrates a Nocturnal – Galley Marina – New Bern

May 13 @ 9:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Gallery Marina

The beauty of visual storytelling lies in its ability to provoke emotions and spark the viewer’s imagination. In my work I try to encourage the viewers to find their own […]

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Karen Crenshaw demonstrates in Historical Gardens – Pollock Street & Eden Street

May 14 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

“A sense of place. That is the goal of my landscape paintings, for the viewer to “see” what I am seeing and to feel that is a place they have […]

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Adam Houston demonstrates painting Historic architecture – Bern Street & Pollock St – New Bern

May 14 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Since buying my first set of oil paints while still in high school, I’ve been alternately fascinated and frustrated by Plein Air painting. There is nothing quite like being out […]

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Fen Rascoe demonstrates painting activities – Oriental waterfront – Oriental

May 14 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Oriental, NC 28571, USA

Whether painting en plein air or in the studio, Rascoe strives to simplify his subject and composition into a non-rendered three dimensional tale that allows the viewer to actively jump […]

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Mille Gosche demonstrates late morning light at Galley Marina – New Bern

May 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Gallery Marina

Painting outdoors from life is a praise and a worship. To me it’s like breathing. I am drawn to simple spaces like open fields and the low country; sunshine and […]


Russell Jewel demonstrates watercolor – Historic Architecture – Beaufort

May 15 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Beaufort Historic Site

Russell Jewell is an internationally recognized plein air painter, published in multiple books and magazines such as: North Light’s Splash Series, The Best in Watercolor, Sketchbook Confidential II, The Artist […]

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