Join us for the Mystic Outdoor Art Festival!
August 11 & 12, 2018
Apply today to become an exhibitor
 
 
 
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This year's 61st Annual Mystic Outdoor Art Festival will celebrate Mystic's maritime heritage with three variant logos depicting famous sea myths & monsters.
 
Planned and exectuted by the Greater Mystic Chamber of Commerce, the Mystic Outdoor Art Festival is the oldest of its kind in the Northeast region, and draws more than 85,000 people from around New England and beyond during this two day event. As a juried art show, the Mystic Outdoor Art Festival serves an audience of discriminating art enthusiasts, as well as weekend visitors and residents from surrounding communities including Groton, New London, Waterford, and southern Rhode Island. 

The festival showcases over 230 artists, with more than two miles of arts and crafts including oils, watercolors, photographs, pastels, sculpture, woodwork, comics, acrylics, and more. The Mystic Outdoor Art Festival (MOAF) is free of charge, and features activities and artwork for all ages to enjoy, including a Children's Art Park.


Emerging Artists

Apply Today to become an Emerging Artists Exhibitor 

This year, the Greater Mystic Chamber of Commerce is thrilled to announce the launch of our “Emerging Artists” initiative. With the addition of the “Emerging Artist” category to the 61st Annual Mystic Outdoor Art Festival, we are creating a unique opportunity for student artists to gain experience and exposure in one of the country’s largest juried art shows. 

The GMCC recognizes that Art Shows of this caliber can by a costly and time consuming commitment, making it difficult for young, up & coming artists to participate. Through the “Emerging Artist” initiative, the application fee will be waived for student artists participating either solo or in conjunction with their school or university. While students will not be eligible to submit their artwork for jury review in the traditional award categories, students will be eligible to submit their work in the “Emerging Artist” Achievement Award . 

With over 85,000 visitors attending this 2-day event, the Mystic Outdoor Art Festival is an incredible opportunity for young and aspiring artists to showcase and sell their work at a premiere event, meet and network with other artists, and gain both experience and exposure, while enjoying everything that downtown Mystic, CT has to offer. Click here to apply.

a emerging artists flyer

 


 2017 Artist Awards, Sponsors, & Winners

Best in Show: Mystic Knotworks, Russ Kramer, Oils
Robert Brackman Award: Celia Gallup, Lloyd Garrison, Oils
Beonne Beronda Award: Grover Insurance, Lydia Schrader, Watercolors
Marion Tetlow Award: Foxwoods Resort Casino, Casion John Pattenden, Graphics
Milton Baline Award Block: Janney & Sisley LLC, Eugene Smith Watercolors
Del-Bouree Bach: Working Artist Award, Del-Bouree Bach, James Millar, Wood

Acrylics 
1st Place:  Extra Virgin Olive Oil, John Mansueto, Acrylics
2nd Place:  Karma Kitchen, Paddle Mystic, SALT Mystic, Jeanette Vertentes, Acrylics
3rd Place: Catherine M., Jeffery Sabol, Acrylics

Graphics 
1st Place  Sticky Situations, Anatasia Alexandrin, Graphics
2nd Place Universal Package Store, Eli Helman, Graphics
3rd Place Sawyer Law Firm, Jennifer Connor, Graphics

Mixed Media 
1st Place: Hilton Mystic, Kristen Dahms, Mixed Media
2nd Place: Courtyard Gallery, Wayne Gao & Michelle Chang, Mixed Media
3rd Place: JetPay, David Poppie, Mixed Media

Oils 
1st Place:  Abbott's Lobster in the Rough, Jihong Shi, Oils
2nd Place: Costello's Clam Shack, Lloyd Garrison, Oils
3rd Place: R&B Apparel Plus, Ken Orton Oils
   
Pastels 
1st Place: Universal Package Store, Roxane Chardon, Pastels
2nd Place: Courtyard Gallery, Donna Gratkowski, Pastels
3rd Place: From This Corner TV, Jenniefer Gardner, Pastels

Photography 
1st Place:  Advanced Improvments, LCC, David Micelotta, Photography
2nd Place: Angie's Pizza, Jilly Mulry, Photography
3rd Place: David Brown, Nelson Holt, Photography
                                    
Sculpture 
1st Place: Curated, Kimberly Irons, Sculpture
2nd Place: Sift Bake Shop, Peter Bowe, Sculpture
3rd Place: Marketing & Biz Professionals, Rommel Ricuarte, Sculpture

Watercolors 
1st Place:  Foxwoods Resort Casino, Michael Davidoff, Watercolors
2nd Place: Foxwoods Resort Casino, Susan Peifer, Watercolors
3rd Place: Foxwoods Resort Casino, Philip Chagnon, Watercolors
                        
Fine Crafts 
Teddy Goberis Award for Excellence in Ceramics: The Katherine Forest Crafts Foundation, Susan Toppin,  Ceramics 
Louise Forest Gibson Prize: The Katherine Forest Crafts Foundation, Andrew Wender, Ceramics 
Mabel Kingsbury Fentress Prize: The Katherine Forest Crafts Foundation, Julia Britell, Jewlery
Joseph Gualtieri Prize: The Katherine Forest Crafts Foundation, Liza Abelson,Glass
Alice Clark Hubbard Prize: The Katherine Forest Crafts Foundation, Rebecca Grills, Glass


 

  Thank You to our 2017 MOAF Sponsors

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MBAR | Energize Connecticut | Nutmeg Building & Remodeling, LLC 
M J Sauchuk A Thyme to Cook | Oyster Club & Engine Room 
Renewal by Andersen | Rick Arling Construction Corp.

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