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Mairead Holohan was crowned the winner on Sunday

Mairead Holohan was crowned the winner on Sunday

Painting in this years Art in The Open on Sunday was runner up prizewinner Trisha O’Callaghan from Kilmore who won a blue rosette with her Lino painting of Wexford from Ferrybank

Painting in this years Art in The Open on Sunday was runner up prizewinner Trisha O’Callaghan from Kilmore who won a blue rosette with her Lino painting of Wexford from Ferrybank

Painting at this year's Art in The Open on Sunday

Painting at this year's Art in The Open on Sunday

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Mairead Holohan was crowned the winner on Sunday

Wexford's Art in the Open festival is taking place as Art in a Month of Sundays due to Covid-19 measures with the first successful outing held over two days in Wexford town and environs.

The pared-down festival which usually attracts a large number of overseas participants, is confined to Irish artists this year because of travel restrictions with Kilkenny, Dunmore East and Enniskerry, County Wicklow also included as paint-out destinations during August. Indoor exhibitions and social gatherings cannot be held due to social distancing constraints.

In Wexford, many artists were drawn to the harbour, painting plein air pictures from the quayside and Ferrybank while others produced streetscapes or ventured to Johnstown Castle and Min Ryan Park.