Kinston Plein Air Competition

This post is long overdue, I know. It’s been a busy summer, but I’m trying to take some time to update my plein air adventures!

Every first week of May, the Kinston Arts center hosts a plein air competition there in Kinston. It’s a very artsy community in eastern North Carolina with tons of paintable landscapes along with many art patrons supporting the culture.

This year, even though the weather was mostly rainy and stormy, I was honored to take 1st place in the event. Below are some of my paintings during the plein air competition:

April Showers plein air painting in Kinston by North Carolina artist Jeremy Sams
“April Showers” 8×10 acrylic

 

Koi pond plein air painting in Kinston by North Carolina artist Jeremy Sams
Koi Pond 10×8 acrylic *sold
Mallard's Corner plein air painting in Kinston by North Carolina artist Jeremy Sams
Mallard’s Corner 8×10 acrylic *sold

 

plein air painting in Kinston by North Carolina artist Jeremy Sams
Plein air painting at the Harmony House

 

Harmony House plein air painting in Kinston by North Carolina artist Jeremy Sams
Harony House 9×12 acrylic *sold

 

Nocturne plein air painting of the Boiler Room in Kinston by North Carolina artist Jeremy Sams
Nocturne plein air painting in the alley at the Boiler Room

 

Boiler Room competition winner plein air painting at night in Kinston by North Carolina artist Jeremy Sams
“The Boiler Room” 1st place in the competition 14×11 acrylic *sold

 

I’m looking forward to visiting Kinston next year during their 50th anniversary for the Arts Center.