As the First Prize winner in the PleinAir Salon, Todd A. Williams of Siloam Springs, Arkansas, will receive a $100 gift certificate from Blick Art Materials, a Golden Artists Colors OPEN acrylic and Williamsburg Oil Introductory Set, plus a $50 gift certificate (total value $120), Royal Talens Cobra Water Mixable Oil Color Sets ($125 value), and a Julian Plein Air Travel/Table easel ($200 value).
â€śHills Above Nicasio,â€ť by Davis Perkins, the Second Place award winner
Californian Davis Perkins, the Second Prize winner in the July/August PleinAir Salon competition, will receive a set of Rosemary Handmade Oil Brushes ($100 value), a Take-It-All easel ($100 value), and a WET-CASE Canvas Carrying System ($65 value). Utah artist Jennifer Worley, the winner of the PleinAir Salon Third Prize, will receive a set of Watercolor Quill and Essential brushes from Princeton Brush ($150 value) and a Koi Water Color Field Sketch Kit from Sakura of America ($34 value).
Jennifer Worsley, the Third Place award winner
Congratulations to these three winners and to the nine semi-finalists chosen by San Francisco gallery owner John Pence. The paintings chosen as semi-finalists include â€śAspen Shadows,â€ť by Eleinne Basa; â€śPeonies & Ginger Jar,â€ť by Thomas Jefferson Kitts; â€śAlternations,â€ť by Shelby Keefe; â€śThe Philosopher,â€ť by Alan Lawson; â€śNurturing Hands,â€ť by Stacy Barter; â€śThe Escape,â€ť by Wyatt LeGrand; â€śThe Road Home,â€ť by Mikel Wintermantel; â€śBig Sur,â€ť by Jesse Powell; and â€śParry Mansionâ€ť by Larry Moore.
â€śBig Cottonwood Creek in October,â€ť by Jennifer Worsley, the Third Place winner
In November, 2012, the next bimonthly contest will be judged by Michael Zakian, director of the Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art at Pepperdine University. He will select another three award winners and nine semi-finalist paintings. To enter this exciting and rewarding contest, visit www.pleinairsalon.com.