In 2017 Mr. Sills participated in Plein Air Easton Art Festival, Gloucester Arts Festival and Boston International Fine Art Show. His paintings are in numerous collections in the United States as well as collections in Canada, England, France, Jamaica, Grand Cayman B.W.I. and Australia.
John has won many awards including the Grand Prize, Best Painting by a Maryland Artist twice, and Artists’ Choice awards all at Plein Air Easton; first place twice for the Have De Grace Plein Air Competition; and first place in Paint Annapolis Plein Air Competition.
John Sills was featured in Plein Air Magazine in July 2016; Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine Jan/Feb 2017; American Artist Magazine, The Capital Gazette, The Talbot Spy, The Star Democrat, and the Baltimore Sun. In 2014 Mr. Sills was included in the book 100 Plein Air Painters of the Mid-Atlantic.