Upcoming Events

July

Online: Originals Only
July 28 @ 7:00 pm - July 28 @ 8:00 pm

Free! A special online edition of our monthly Originals Only – a place for music and more! Tune in to the Art League of Ocean City’s Facebook page (www.facebook.com/artleagueofoceancity) for performances from local up-and-coming artists. Lineup TBA.

Free Online Lecture with David Simpson: Beyond Plein OC
July 29 @ 5:30 pm - July 29 @ 7:00 pm

Join resident studio artist David Simpson for a free online lecture on the topic of plein air painting, throughout history and here on Delmarva.

David will share a brief history of where the plein air style began and who made it popular. Learn why this region is such an asset to the unique style of plein air painting, and see a variety of artwork examples by select Artists Paint OC participants.

Register in advance to receive the Zoom link.

August

First Friday Opening Receptions for August Exhibits
August 6 @ 5:00 pm - August 6 @ 7:00 pm
Three locations! Meet the artists, enjoy hors d’oeuvres, and see the new exhibits by a variety of local artists. Visit our satellite galleries at the Coffee Beanery (94th St) and the Princess Royale (91st St oceanfront) for additional exhibits. FREE. All are welcome.
At the OC Center for the Arts: Ed Challenger: A Retrospective, and featured artists Carol Gentes, Jill Glassman, and Helen Prah. Plus, the Beverly Bassford memorial group show continues.
At the Coffee Beanery: Susan Hunsberger.
At the Princess Royale: Leo Kahl.
Artists Paint OC: A Plein Air Event
August 11 @ 7:30 am - August 15 @ 4:00 pm

$50 for members/ $65 for non-members, includes two Quick Draw competitions. Registration fee is non-refundable.

Welcome to the Art League of Ocean City’s 2021 Plein Air Event! Artists will take to the boardwalk, streets, harbors, bay and marshes to participate. “En plein air” is a French expression that means “in the open air,” used to describe the art of painting outdoors. Plein air events take place wherever the scenery is inspirational, artists congregate to paint it, and watchers gather to see the painters make art right before their eyes.

Artists will paint the picturesque spots of the Ocean City area Wednesday through Saturday, August 11-15. Then gather at the Arts Center on Saturday to hang your best work and offer it for sale from 5-8 p.m. at a free reception open to the public. The entries juried in will continue on display at the Arts Center through September 2021.

See the event calendar and competition prospectus on our web site.

Artists Paint OC: Quick Paint Competition
August 15 @ 8:00 am - August 15 @ 1:00 pm

$25 members/ $30 non-members
Paint against the clock from beach to bay and inlet to N. Division St. Then head to the OC Center for the Arts on 94th St for judging and off the easel sale.

Schedule:
8-8:30 am – Artists check-in at S. Division Street and the boardwalk and get paper/canvas stamped. Onsite registration available.
9-11am – paint!
11am – cease painting and return to the OC Center for the Arts to set up artwork.
12:30pm- judging of artwork, followed by sale at 1pm.

Judge: Alison Leigh Menke. Cash awards will be presented by the Ocean City Development Corporation – 1st – $300, 2nd – $150, 3rd – $50; 1 Honorable Mention ribbon.

Originals Only
August 25 @ 7:00 pm - August 25 @ 8:30 pm

Free! And back for our first in-person show! Join us at the OC Center for the Arts for performances from local up-and-coming artists. Lineup TBA.

September

First Friday Opening Receptions for September Exhibits
September 3 @ 5:00 pm - September 3 @ 7:00 pm
Three locations! Meet the artists, enjoy hors d’oeuvres, and see the new exhibits by a variety of local artists. Visit our satellite galleries at the Coffee Beanery (94th St) and the Princess Royale (91st St oceanfront) for additional exhibits. FREE. All are welcome.
At the OC Center for the Arts: The Artist’s Exchange, artwork from Artists Paint OC: A Plein Air Event, and featured artists Eileen Olson, Jim Schaefer, and Joan Danoff.
At the Coffee Beanery: TBA.
At the Princess Royale: Leo Kahl.
Virtual Film Night
September 18 @ 7:00 pm - September 18 @ 8:30 pm

Join us for a special streaming-edition of our monthly film night, brought to you by the Ocean City Film Festival. Watch with us via Facebook Live on the Ocean City Film Festival page. Available to watch for up to 24 hours after broadcast. Content not rated by MPAA.

Originals Only
September 29 @ 7:00 pm - September 29 @ 8:30 pm

Live and in-person! Join us at the OC Center for the Arts for performances from local up-and-coming artists. FREE! Lineup TBA.