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45th Annual LAG Open Juried Exhibition - March 2 March 30, 2014

Juror:  Due to unforeseen circumstances, we have officially changed the juror for the show. Lee Boyton has graciously accepted to judge the show.

Lee Boynton is a painter of light. He studied with the late Impressionist master Henry Hensche at the Cape School of Art in Provincetown, MA early in his artistic career. Hensche taught Lee to see and paint the light, profoundly impacting the direction of his work.

Lee found further inspiration in the work of master Impressionists John Singer Sargent and Joquin Sorolla. Like these two painters, Lee paints in both the oil and watercolor mediums. Intrigued with how the Impressionist theories of color and light would translate to watercolor, a medium with a more translucent, etherial quality, Lee pioneered effective techniques for capturing the subtle effects of light with watercolor. He co-authored Painting the Impressionist Watercolor with Linda Gottlieb, one of his longtime watercolor students. It was published by Watson Guptil in 2004.  The American Artist Magazine has featured Lee and his work in articles on technique and the painting of light.


Lee was instrumental in founding the Mid Atlantic Plein Air Painters Association in 2002, the hosting organization for Paint Annapolis. The success of this plein air painting competition, one of the first on the east coast, inspired other towns to adopt the idea of bringing artists together with the public in this way. He was the 2009 recipient of the Annie Award in recognition of his contributions in the field of the visual arts in Anne Arundel County, Maryland.

Lee has won top awards for his watercolor and oil paintings in Paint Annapolis, Plein Air Easton and the Wayne Plein Air Festival in Wayne, PA. His oil painting Thanksgiving Snow was selected for the American Impressionist Society 13th annual national juried exhibition in 2012.


  •  Please visit the Montpelier Arts Center to see the artwork. The gallery is open 7 days a week from 10am - 5pm.
  •  Show Schedule for the exhibitors

    •  January 24 Postmark Deadline for CD/Upload
    •  January 31 Notifications of accepted will be available on the website
    •  February 21 Deliver Art Work; 12-2pm & 6-8pm
    •  March 2 Exhibit opens to the public
    •  March 9 Reception and Awards Ceremony 2-4pm
    •  March 30 Exhibit closes
    •  March 31 Pick up artwork; 12-2pm & 6-8pm
  •  Click here to download the Prospectus

  •  Submit online entries at

 Questions can be referred to Risa Elle at: lagopen@laurelartguild.org