Celebrating 61 Years This Summer!
Saturday Aug. 11th: 10am-6pm | Sunday Aug. 12th: 10am- 5pm
This year's 61st Annual Mystic Outdoor Art Festival will celebrate Mystic's maritime heritage with three variant logos depicting famous sea myths & monsters.
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.
Thank You to our 2018
Mystic Outdoor Art Festival Sponsors
Emerging Student Artists
This year, the Greater Mystic Chamber of Commerce is thrilled to announce the launch of our “Emerging Student Artists” initiative. With the addition of the “Emerging Student 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 be 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.
2017 Artist Award Winners
Best in Show (sponsored by Mystic Knotwork): Russ Kramer, Oils
Robert Brackman Award (sponsored by Celia Gallup): Lloyd Garrison, Oils
Beonne Beronda Award (sponsored by Grover Insurance): Lydia Schrader, Watercolors
Marion Tetlow Award (sponsored by Foxwoods Resort Casino): Casion John Pattenden, Graphics
Milton Baline Award (sponsored by Block, Janney & Sisley LLC): Eugene Smith, Watercolors
Del-Bouree Bach Working Artist Award (sponsored by Del-Bouree Bach): James Millar, Wood
1st Place: (sponsored by Extra Virgin Olive Oil): John Mansueto, Acrylics
2nd Place: (spnosored by Karma Kitchen, Paddle Mystic, SALT Mystic): Jeanette Vertentes, Acrylics
3rd Place: (sponsored by Catherine M.):Jeffery Sabol, Acrylics
1st Place: (sponsored by Sticky Situations): Anatasia Alexandrin, Graphics
2nd Place: (sponsored by Universal Package Store): Eli Helman, Graphics
3rd Place: (sponsored by Sawyer Law Firm): Jennifer Connor, Graphics
1st Place: (sponsored by Hilton Mystic): Kristen Dahms, Mixed Media
2nd Place: (sponsored by Courtyard Gallery): Wayne Gao & Michelle Chang, Mixed Media
3rd Place: (sponsored by JetPay): David Poppie, Mixed Media
1st Place: (sponsored by Abbott's Lobster in the Rough): Jihong Shi, Oils
2nd Place: (sponsored by Costello's Clam Shack): Lloyd Garrison, Oils
3rd Place: (sponsored by R&B Apparel Plus): Ken Orton Oils
1st Place: (sponsored by Universal Package Store): Roxane Chardon, Pastels
2nd Place: (sponsored by Courtyard Gallery): Donna Gratkowski, Pastels
3rd Place: (sponsored by From This Corner TV): Jenniefer Gardner, Pastels
1st Place: (sponsored by Advanced Improvments, LLC): David Micelotta, Photography
2nd Place: (sponsored by Angie's Pizza): Jilly Mulry, Photography
3rd Place: (sponsored by David Brown): Nelson Holt, Photography
1st Place: (sponsored by Curated): Kimberly Irons, Sculpture
2nd Place: (sponsored by Sift Bake Shop): Peter Bowe, Sculpture
3rd Place: (sponsored by Marketing & Biz Professionals): Rommel Ricuarte, Sculpture
Watercolors (sponsored by Foxwoods Resort Casino)
1st Place: Michael Davidoff, Watercolors
2nd Place: Susan Peifer, Watercolors
3rd Place: Philip Chagnon, Watercolors
Fine Crafts (sponsored by The Katherine Forest Crafts Foundation)
Teddy Goberis Award for Excellence in Ceramics: Susan Toppin, Ceramics
Louise Forest Gibson Prize: Andrew Wender, Ceramics
Mabel Kingsbury Fentress Prize: Julia Britell, Jewlery
Joseph Gualtieri Prize: Liza Abelson,Glass
Alice Clark Hubbard Prize: Rebecca Grills, Glass