A view of the beach in Ocean Park, Maine

This July offers a chance to get in on the ground floor of a new plein air competition in Ocean Park, Maine.

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The woods figure prominently in Ocean Park, with 100-foot hemlocks bordering the community on its west side

Artists will paint from daybreak on July 9 through 11 a.m. on July 11 in the small community, which consists of a half-mile-wide and half-mile-long sliver of land along the Atlantic Ocean near Kennebunkport, Maine. A wet paint sale will be held on the night of July 9.

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Appealing beach houses line the shore in Ocean Park

“This is an excellent opportunity for outdoor artists who will be in the Kennebunkport area in early July,” says a notice from the organizers. “All interested artists are asked to submit three samples of their work to Frank Costantino (in[email protected]) in JPEG form and a non-refundable application fee of $35 to Ocean Park Association, PO Box 7296, Ocean Park, Maine 04063, by March 15, 2014.”


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