A Winner Tells Why You Should Enter the PleinAir Salon

Eric Bowman took the top prize in the most recent contest of the PleinAir Salon, a competition that awards more than $31,000 in prizes each year. He has some words of advice for artists thinking about entering such things.

Derived From Life: The Paintings of PleinAir Salon Winner Eric Bowman

Even if an Eric Bowman piece is done in the studio, it is utterly informed by his work outdoors.

Winners in Small Packages at Salmagundi

The Salmagundi Club in New York City announced the winners of its 2016 Thumb Box Exhibition & Sale. Who won?

The PleinAir Salon Made Someone’s Holidays Great

Artist C.W. Mundy judged the October-November contest in the PleinAir Salon, giving First Place to a stylized view of the West Coast landscape.

Anatomy of an Award Winner: Lon Brauer’s “Grandpa”

How do you get into the Outdoor Painters Society’s Plein Air Southwest Salon? One of the harder ways is the way Lon Brauer did it.

New Event Focuses on Monterey Area

- Bob Bahr reporting, Editor PleinAir Today - Last week the Central Coast Plein Air Painters opened its exhibition “Scenic Roadways of Monterey County” and...

Anatomy of an Award Winner: Suzie Baker

- Bob Bahr reporting, Editor PleinAir Today - People enter competitions for many reasons. Certainly, everyone enters them wanting to win. So what goes into...

Six Honored at Art Ball, Including Our Own Publisher Eric Rhoads

More than 300 people donned black tie, white tie, or historical costumes to attend the Florence Academy of Art Beaux Arts Ball, held at...
"Plein Air Self-Portrait" by Jim McVicker, Oil, 18 x 14in.

McVicker Takes Top Honor, $15K in PleinAir Salon

If you feel one of your paintings is something special, don't give up on it. That seems to be the message from Jim McVicker,...

Last Group Added to Pool in $21,000 PleinAir Salon Competition

Now all the entries are set in the 2015 PleinAir Salon, and the bi-monthly contest winners wait for the Plein Air Convention & Expo,...

Winners at Lighthouse Event

Palm Beach County was the destination for many top-flight plein air painters last week, when the Lighthouse ArtCenter hosted its second annual plein air...

Who Made the Cut in the Latest PleinAir Salon Contest?

A great mix of noted artists and up-and-coming painters fill the roster of winners for the October-November contest of the PleinAir Salon. Now 15...

Colorado Plein Air Arts Fest Hands Out the Hardware

They painted from July to the end of September, and now the work is hanging and the winners are announced. Who won at the...

Winners at the Tarpon Springs Paintout

A plein air competition in Tarpon Springs, Florida, awards its top prize to the person with the best body of work completed over the...

Sixty Artists, 16 Awards, Perfect Weather in Fort Myers

In the fifth year for Paint the Beach, 60 painters converged on the Florida town of Fort Myers to divvy up 16 awards. Who...

Best in Sedona

Talk about cleaning up. Bill Cramer of Prescott, Arizona, came to Sedona for its plein air event and went home with three of its...

Echternach Wins Big at Westcliffe

Jeanne Echternach won two awards -- including the PleinAir Magazine Award of Excellence -- at the recent Alla Prima Westcliffe event in Westcliffe, Colorado. ...

Winners of the August-September PleinAir SalonContest

Expanded categories, an hours-long jurying process, and 14 winners. Get the scoop below.    "Bourton on the Hill," by John McCartin,...

Lost in Beauty on the Coast of Northern California

The Pacific Coast Highway hugs the California coastline from Dana Point to Mendocino County, but it skips a big section about 230 miles north...

Parting Shot: Grand Canyon Celebration of Art Winners

PleinAir magazine was pleased to award Best of Show to Michael Obermeyer at the Grand Canyon Celebration of Art event, held at the Grand...

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