Forty-two talented artists from five states painted their hearts out from September 18 – 21 in downtown historic Berlin and surrounding areas and competed for very attractive cash prizes in the Worcester County Arts Council’s annual Plein air event. Completed artwork in this competition was judged by accomplished local artist, Doris Glovier.

First place prize was awarded to Homer Proctor from Seaford, DE for his painting of “Assateague Sunset”. Second place went to Mary Viega of Baltimore, MD for “Marsh in Autumn”, and third prize award was received by Raymond Ewing of Lewes, DE for “Sunlit Porch”. Honorable mention award was given to Berlin artist, Barbara Kern-Bush for “The Evening Repose”.

Maryland Legislators’ Choice award was selected by the Delegate Wayne Hartman and presented to Stacy Rogers for his painting of “Taylor House”. Artists’ Choice award was given to Jose Ramirez for “Red Roof”, and the Arts Council’s Board of Directors award went to Nancy Thomas for the “Afternoon Light”.

In addition, artist Mateus Costa was a recipient of an award in Paint Berlin Quick Draw competition judged by Stacey Sass.

Selection of paintings created during “Paint Berlin” will remain on public display at the Worcester County Arts Council’s Gallery until September 30th and continue to be featured at the Berlin Library Gallery during the month of October. All artwork on the exhibit is available for sale.

The Worcester County Arts Council is grateful for the financial support of their sponsors: Berlin Arts & Entertainment, the Joan W. Jenkins Foundation, Salt Water Media, and many volunteers who contributed to the success of this event.