Friday & Saturday

  Friday, April 13 - Sunday, April 15, 2018

Meet Our Auctioneer: Durwood Zedd

Artist and photographer Durwood Zedd is the auctioneer for our Live Auction. A long-time art collector, auctioneer and fitness trainer, Zedd's passions are evident in his work which is sought after by private collectors and designers across the country. His appreciation for art and design, his curiosity about the objects that shape and bring enjoyment to people's lives and his respect for the human form are clearly visible in his photographic images. The artist prints in both silver gelatin and iris, as well as pigment on canvas.  Mr. Zedd will also be auctioning one of his works during the Live Auction.

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​The event culminates on Sunday, April 15, 2018 at the East Beach Bayfront Club with three events where people can purchase the original art produced during the Art Escape:  

3 PM:  Join us for a private reception and sale for Plein Air Art Patrons ($25) and get the first opportunity to purchase art. 
4 PM:  The Art Show opens for general admission. This event is free and open to the public.
5 PM:  Attend the exciting live art auction!  It's fun and a portion of every painting will be donated to CHKD. Free admission.

​A portion of all artwork sold will be donated to CHKD.

Friday and Saturday, the public is invited to watch the painters in action as they paint beach and cityscapes, beloved landmarks, and people enjoying the beauty of the Chesapeake Bay.

The Event

​​Plein Air Patron Reception:  
Sunday, April 15 from 3 -4 PM 
Plein Air Patrons will be treated to an early reception with the artists and have the first opportunity to purchase art to benefit CHKD.  This early reception is for Plein Air Patrons only. ​To become a Plein Air Patron ($25), click HERE.  

Art Show and Live Auction:  

Sunday, April 15 from 4-6:30 PM 

The Art Show takes place from 4 - 6:30 PM and the Live Auction will begin at 5 PM.  These events are free and open to the public.


East Beach Bayfront Club

4550 East Beach DR, ​Norfolk, VA 23518

Twenty of the Mid-Atlantic's most acclaimed Plein Air artists will be swarming the Tidewater, Ocean View, and East Beach areas over the period of April 13-15, 2018 to paint outdoors and sell original artwork in support of Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters.