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Click here, or on the image, to view a short video of the wonderful collaboration between our National Gallery of Ireland and Wexford's Art in the Open.

Our 11th festival was a great success with 200 artists registered and 84 of them at our event for their first time. The weather was mostly kind for our paintining days around the county. Besides Wexford Town, which also hosted our Nocturne Session and Quickdraw, we also painted at Duncannon Beach, Artramon House and Farm near Castlebridge, Huntington Castle and Grounds at Clonegal, Rosslare Harbour-The Safe and Bunclody. Alvin Mark has made wonderful short videos summarising each day and also the Exhibition and our excursion by train to The National Gallery of Ireland. See links to Videos and Awards below.
Wexford's Art In The Open attracts some of the best outdoor painters from around the globe. Renowned for its friendliness and relaxed atmosphere our participants can be seen painting the wonderful Sunny South-East's landscapes leading up to the exhibition on the August bank-holiday Monday (The first Monday in August).

• OPEN EVENT    • STUNNING LOCATIONS    • MASTERCLASSWORKSHOPS    • 7 PAINTING DAYS
• AWARDS of €5000+    • 150+ ARTISTS    • QUICK DRAW    • EXHIBITION   

Alvin Mark's Videos of the 2018 festival
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Exhibition Awards 2018


Quickdraw Awards
Sponsored by Spectrum Art and Framing
1st: Dave West
2nd: Steve Browning
3rd: Haidee Jo Summers
4th: Hannah Bruce
5th: Valerie Symms Martin
6th: Tony Robinson

Pro Loco Prizes:
Annie's Haberdashery: Sheila MacNally
Ava's: Thomas Power
The Blue Egg Gallery: John Moriarty
Corcoran's Menswear: David Diaz
The Collins-Grant Gallery: Matthew Ryder
Empress: Jane Meyler
Essee: Jeff Monaghan
The Green Corner: Paul O'Kane
Kelly's of Cornmarket: Fergal Flanagan
W. R. Hamilton: Frances Murray
Macken's Cape Bar: Vincent Crotty
O'Brien's Sandwich Bar: Sadhbh Quinn
The Red Kettle: Lize Human
Shoe Style: Anna Brith Arntsen
Thomas Moore Tavern: Norma Healy





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