More than $6,000 in prizes were awarded in the America's Parks II competition recently, with a familiar name pulling in the PleinAir Magazine Juror's Choice Award.
Tom Nachreiner took home the Best of Show award at the Plein Air Shorewood event, and a familiar name nabbed First Place.
At the 2nd annual Plein Air Richmond event last week, participants painted a mere two hours in the Fast and Fresh quick draw competition, with the paintings sold right off the easel to benefit the Richmond Symphony. The juror for the show was PleinAir magazine editor Steve Doherty. The winners were a diverse group.
The Oil Painters of America recently announced the winners at its 22nd Annual National Juried Exhibition, and Stan Rogers won the Bronze Medal award in the Associate Signature Division and a full-page advertisement in PleinAir magazine as part of the publication's sponsorship of the award.
The Forgotten Coast Cultural Coalition, a nonprofit organization promoting cultural events along Florida's Panhandle coast from Alligator Point to Mexico Beach in the Panama City area, held its 8th annual "America's Great Plein Air Event" from May 2 to May 12.
Artist Joseph McGurl won the PleinAir Magazine Award in the 2012-2013 Art Renewal Center Salon for his painting "Twilight From the Palisades." The award includes a feature story in the print edition of PleinAir magazine.
More than $7,000 in prizes were awarded recently at the First Brush of Spring plein air event in New Harmony, Indiana. Sponsored by the Indiana Plein Air Painters Association, the event draws close to 200 artists to paint the colors of early spring in southwestern Indiana, and it has a component directed at children as well.
During the Plein Air Convention & Expo, two artists received special recognition for their remarkable careers and their efforts to advance the cause of representational painting. John Stobart and Mian Situ were both honored with Lifetime Achievement Awards from PleinAir magazine.