First place and a $5,000 cash prize sponsored by BCG Companies went to John Guernsey.

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.

Christina Body won the PleinAir Magazine Award.

Georgia artist John Guernsey won the first place award and $5,000, sponsored by BCG Companies, while second place, the McGuire Woods Award, went to Stewart White, along with $2,500 in cash. Nancy Tankersley took third place and a $1,500 cash prize sponsored by James River Air Conditioning.

The PleinAir Magazine Award was won by Christina Body.

Richard Sneary won the Fast and Fresh competition with his watercolor painting.

The Fast and Fresh competition on June 15 was won by Richard Sneary, with second place going to Kate Dobson Cundiff and third place to Lori Putnam. Greg LaRock and Tom Lynch earned Honorable Mention honors.

Dawn Whitelaw, Billyo O’Donnell, Larry Moore, Stewart White, and Richard Sneary take in the opening reception.

Honorable Mention award winners in the overall competition were Jim Carson, Kate Dobson Cundiff, Ken DeWaard, Billyo O’Donnell, Dan Graziano, Shelby Keefe, Larry Moore, Flora Pinkham, Lori Putnam, Robert Steele, Meg Walsh, and Dawn Whitelaw.

Kate Dobson Cundiff won second place in the Fast and Fresh competition.

Greg LaRock “in the zone” at the Plein Air Richmond event

Robert A. Johnson was the juror of submissions. The exhibition was hosted by Brazier Gallery, in downtown Richmond, Virginia. The artists were asked to group around a new location in Richmond each day, and the public was invited to watch them paint. For more information, visit the event’s website.


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