Past Show

Event Dates: July 21st – July 28th, 2019
Reception: July 28th 4-7PM

Camden Falls Gallery will be hosting “The Camden Classics Plein Air”.

Camden Falls Gallery artists and visiting artists will be painting marine art “plein air” coinciding with the fourth annual Camden Classics Cup, hosted by Lyman Morse / Wayfarer Marine on July 21st-28th.

Plein Air is a French word that means“in the open air”. This painting style was first pioneered by the impressionists in the 1800’s  most notably endorsed by Claude Monet.

The event will be bringing almost 88 sailboats into Camden Harbor to race this year, for the weekend. The Classics Cup is one week earlier than the 34th annual Eggemoggin Reach Regatta which is Maine’s major Classic wooden sailboat race. The race touches in at Camden (Castine Classic Yacht Race) for the second leg of the race, and start of the Camden Feeder Regatta. With the two events back to back in Camden, we will see a major influx of classic yachts and enthusiasts in town.


A number of public and private locations will be open to participating artists as they paint around Camden and the surrounding area. The Plein Air event will have an emphasis on marine paintings of Camden Harbor, visiting yachts, and the natural beauty of Mid-Coast Maine.

Well known in the circuit, marine artists like Roberta Goschke, Mark Shasha, Kirk McBride, Jonathan McPhillips, Peter Yesis, Todd Bonita, Ken DeWaard, and Poppy Balser are in the area painting. Come see them capture the scenes that we love onto canvas. The finished paintings will then be on display and for sale at Camden Falls Gallery. An opening for the artwork will be held on Sunday, July 28th from 4pm to 7pm.

Camden Falls Gallery is located at 5 Public Landing in Camden, ME.

It is open daily from 10am to 8pm.  For more information, please call 207-470-7027 or visit