Frank M. Costantino is an instructor at the Plein Air Convention & Expo (PACE) and an in-demand leader of workshops or "seminars." And the people associated with the Ocean Park Plein Air Festival are spreading the news about his involvement with that event as well. His work with the event in Ocean Park, a choice slice of land just 1/2 mile by 1/2 mile along the coast in southern Maine, has moved the organizers to make a change in their schedule.
The change in structure for the Shorewood Plein Air event in Wisconsin has some artists upset. Comments online refer to it as a "pay to play" model because artists are asked to pay an upfront fee to participate. The organizer of the event contacted PleinAir Today to explain the changes and the reasoning behind them.
In this series, plein air painter and instructor Jeanne Mackenzie takes a look at new paintings by contemporary artists and points out why they succeed as painted images. This week, Anthony Weitz's "Mistra Bay, Malta."