A Colorado artist took the top prize at Telluride Plein Air, and she reports that the win is particularly sweet because Best in Show at Telluride is determined by a vote among the artists.
One of the biggest invitational plein air events of the year just ended in Door County, Wisconsin. The rules required that 40 percent of the competitors be new to the event, so some awards went to painters who had never before been a part of the festival. Find out which new and returning artists received prizes from judge M. Stephen Doherty, editor of PleinAir magazine.
If it seems like competitions are awarding more prizes to painters, it's because they are. That's good news for artists painting on the plein air circuit.
The Best of Plein Air? The Laguna Plein Air Painters Association named them last week, and the winners will hang in the Randy Higbee Gallery in Costa Mesa, California, through July 18.
Stems Plein Air Paint, an event in Overland Park, Kansas, raised money for local arts and recreation organizations and attracted artists from the region for two Quick Paint events and "painting challenges" at several locations.