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AOY “Paint Our Towns” plein air exhibition opens


For the last two weeks, 65 local artists have been “painting the towns” as part of the 2022 “Paint Our Towns” Plein Air Open sponsored by AOY Art Center. The artists have been in Tyler State Park, Lake Afton, Core Creek, Washington Crossing State Park and Historic Newtown, Yardley and Langhorne and points in between.

The products of their work will be on exhibition at AOY Art Center beginning Saturday, May 28 from noon to 5 p.m. and then Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through June 12. Interested persons can also view and purchase artwork at as of the 28th.

Each artist can submit only two of their best works to the Exhibition. Those works will be judged and awarded top prizes by nationally-recognized and award-winning plein air artist Neal Hughes of Medford, N.J. Top prize of $500 is sponsored by Countryside Frames of Newtown. The awards program will be at noon on Saturday May 28.

“This show is especially fun because people recognize the places in their community and can purchase original art by local artists,” stated Bette Sovinee, AOY Coordinator.

AOY is located at 949 Mirror Lake Road in Lower Makefield on the Patterson Farm. The gallery is open to the public at no cost and is hosted by the participating artists.