A Full Day of Events

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ogunquit’s third annual perkins cove plein air painting event

Ogunquit is hosting its Third Annual Plein Air Painting Event in beautiful Perkins Cove on Saturday, September 9th, 2023.

2023 Event Schedule is still being finalized – check back soon. All of the details below are from our 2022 Event.

Schedule of Events - Perkins Cove Plein Air Painting Event
Painting Competition - Ogunquit, Maine's Perkins Cove Plein Air Art Event

Painting Competition

September 10 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Event Judging - Ogunquit, Maine's Perkins Cove Plein Air Art Event

Competition Judging

September 10 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Wet Paint Sale - Ogunquit, Maine's Perkins Cove Plein Air Art Event

Wet Paint Sale

September 10 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

About The Judge: Eric Jacobson

Eric Jacobson

The judge for the Ogunquit, Maine’s 2022 Perkins Cove Plain Air Event is Eric Jacobsen.

Eric Jacobsen was born and raised in New England. He received a BA in History from Gordon College in Wenham, MA in 1989 and studied fine art at the Lyme Academy of Fine Arts in Old Lyme, CT from 1991-1995. At the Academy he received training in the Beaux Arts tradition of drawing and painting from life.

Learn More about Eric Jacobson: jacobsenfineart.com

Compete for $3400.00 worth of prizes!

Professional Division Awards

  • 1st place $1200.00
  • 2nd place $600.00
  • 3rd place $400.00

Amateur Division Awards

  • 1st place $500.00
  • 2nd place $300.00
  • 3rd place $150.00

PLUS a special amateur award will be given: the David Lussier Gallery of Excellence Award for $250.00.

for your listening pleasure

relax to live music in perkins cove

Make a full day of it! See the artists, dine at a local restaurants, drink-in the salty scenery, and relax to our schedule of live music in Perkins Cove!

Live Music - Ogunquit, Maine's Perkins Cove Plein Air Art Event

Live Jazz in Perkins Cove

September 10 @ 11:30 am – 5:30 pm

additional events

painting demonstrations & art history talks

In addition to seeing painters along Marginal Way and down to Perkins Cove, the entire day will be filled with even more activities including live music, painting demonstrations, and historical art talks.

ABOUT THE ART HISTORY TALK: Jay Smith, lifetime resident of Perkins Cove, will be sharing the history of Perkins Cove as seen through the eyes of Charles Woodbury, Hamilton Easter Field and numerous other artists who let the Cove become the place to erect their easels, set up their umbrellas, apply paint to their pallets and then to their canvases with precise brush strokes.  Jay’s discussion, at 2pm under the white tent on the “Riverside” lawn, will highlight several works of original art, selected historical photographic images, and a delightful dialogue of a time gone by.  With a passing reference to  the five teahouses that used to circumvent the Cove, Jay will share interesting nuggets such as the Gold Rush of 1960, the dredging of 1941, the impact of the Atlantic Shore Railway, the influence of the Playhouse, and the intoxicating period of Prohibition.  But predominantly he will try to recreate the Cove as seen thru the eyes, emotions and artistic aplomb  of those  who put Ogunquit on the map as a destination point for artists, both aspiring and well established.

Painting Demonstration - Ogunquit, Maine's Perkins Cove Plein Air Art Event

Painting Demonstration w/ David Lussier

September 10 @ 12:15 pm – 2:00 pm

Ogunquit Art History - Ogunquit, Maine's Perkins Cove Plein Air Art Event

Ogunquit Art History

September 10 @ 2:30 am – 3:30 pm

Ogunquit Art History - Ogunquit, Maine's Perkins Cove Plein Air Art Event

Painting Demonstration w/ Melanie Levitt

September 10 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Ogunquit Art History - Ogunquit, Maine's Perkins Cove Plein Air Art Event

Live Music at Marginal Way Lighthouse

September 10 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm