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. 

Last year was the inaugural year for the Ocean Park Plein Air Festival, and it attracted more than 25 artists. “We had watercolorists, oil painters, and pastelists, and it was a rare opportunity for this part of the upper East Coast,” says Costantino. “They asked me to participate because I founded the Plein Air Vermont competition five or six years ago. The Ocean Park event puts painters in a beautiful preserve up on the Maine waterfront, with all its distinctive qualities.”

“Steeples & Lanterns: Old South,” by Frank M. Costantino

The Ocean Park Plein Air Festival has extended its deadline for submissions to April 30 to ensure that all who wish to participate have time to enter. Do so here.

Costantino will serve as a field instructor at PACE in April in Monterey, California. He says that he plans on helping students with hands-on instruction, offering a demonstration, and discussing the use of watercolor materials, a highly portable but complex medium for plein air painting. Find out more about PACE here.


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