At the recent Realism Live virtual art conference, CEO and Publisher Eric Rhoads and Fine Art Connoisseur Editor-in Chief Peter Trippi announced the finalists and top winners of the Artist and Selfie Painting Competition, which featured $44,000 in cash and awards.

One of the competition categories was “Best Painting of an Artist in Plein Air,” and we’re honored to share the finalists with you:

1. Beth Bathe, “Lon Brauer”

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Beth Bathe, “Lon Brauer,” oil, 20 x 16 in.

2. Brian Keeler, “Under Seneca Summer Skies”

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Brian Keeler, “Under Seneca Summer Skies,” oil, 44 x 44 in.

3. Joke Frima, “Alessandra Marrucchi Painting at Ponte di Pruno in Italy”

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Joke Frima, “Alessandra Marrucchi Painting at Ponte di Pruno in Italy,” oil, 11.8 x 15.7 in.

4. Suzie Baker, “George Painting”

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Suzie Baker, “George Painting,” oil, 8 x 10 in.

5. Jove Wang, “My Demo”

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Jove Wang, “My Demo,” oil, 30 x 40 in.

“My Demo” (above) by Jove Wang won the “Best Painting of an Artist in Plein Air” award, valued at $4,000.

Watch the full online award ceremony below:

Enter your best work in the monthly Plein Air Salon here for a chance to win cash and get your work on the front cover of Plein Air magazine!

Plein Air Salon art competition 10th Annual


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