Lois Hessenauer wrote in the Richfield Historical Society newsletter the following: The Richfield Historical Park was a flurry of activity on July 28th as 67 talented artists set up their tents to display their works of art and 12 plein air artists selected scenic locations to paint.
At 9 am, people began to arrive on the people mover or walk to the exhibit area to browse and purchase items. The Silent Auction tent was filled with donations of original art work ranging from wooden bowls, paintings, glass items, yard sculptures, to rugs – plus much more.
At 1 pm, the outstanding plein air paintings were judged with the following outcome: 1st place: Thomas Buchs, 2nd place: Kristy Sankey, 3rd place: Elizabeth Carr. The crowd was entertained with music by Meisel Music Collective and food catered by Bilda’s Friess Lake Pub was enjoyed. Many attendees enjoyed tours of the mill, farmhouse, and log buildings that are located in the park.
Even though the day was chilly, the attendance was 1,071—a 100% increase over last year’s attendance. The number of artists increased from 28 in 2012 to 67 this year. The proceeds of Richfield Art at the Mill will go towards RHS projects, in particular the restoration of the Messer/Mayer Mill foundation.
Many Thanks to the Art Fair sponsors, Oarsman Capital and Monches Farm; exhibiting artists; plein air painters; fair attendees, and in particular, all of the RHS volunteers who made Art at the Mill a success.
Now let's talk about Richfield Art at the Mill 2014. 20 artists from this years event have agreed to return in 2014. If you are interested in participating next year email Lois at firstname.lastname@example.org. The 2014 event will be held July 26th, 9am to 4pm at the Richfield Historical Park.
Hope to see you there.