6 High-Powered Paintings from the December Salon

American Master artist C.W. Mundy has revealed his selections for the winners in the Plein Air Salon monthly art competition.

Congratulations to the winners of the December 2021 Plein Air Salon!

First place will receive a cash prize, plus all winners will be entered into the judging for the annual cash prizes, including the $15,000 grand prize for the best painting of the year, and they’ll see their painting on the cover of Plein Air Magazine. Could you be the next winner?

Plein Air Salon, December 2021 Winners:

1st Place Overall: All is Bright

Plein Air Salon - Timothy Cunningham, "All is Bright," oil, 16 x 20 in.
Timothy Cunningham, “All is Bright,” oil, 16 x 20 in.

2nd Place Overall: Just Passing Through

Plein Air Salon - Marc Anderson, "Just Passing Through," oil, 36 x 36 in.
Marc Anderson, “Just Passing Through,” oil, 36 x 36 in.

3rd Place Overall: Seabrook Van

Plein Air Salon - Gareth Jones, "Seabrook Van," oil, 10 x 20 in.
Gareth Jones, “Seabrook Van,” oil, 10 x 20 in.

Best Plein Air: Rail Stone and Steel

Joe Paquet, "Rail Stone and Steel," oil, 30 x 24 in.
Joe Paquet, “Rail Stone and Steel,” oil, 30 x 24 in.

Best Landscape Painting: Tuscan Light

Art competitions - Joe Paquet, "Tuscan Light," oil, 40 x 50 in.
Joe Paquet, “Tuscan Light,” oil, 40 x 50 in.

Best Outdoor Still Life: Surviving Grief

Bethann Moran-Handzlik, "Surviving Grief," oil, 36 x 34 in.
Bethann Moran-Handzlik, “Surviving Grief,” oil, 36 x 34 in.

View the rest of the Plein Air Salon winners soon at pleinairsalon.com/winners.
Note: Judges are not provided with contestant names.

The next round of the Plein Air Salon has begun so hurry, as this competition ends soon. Enter your best art in the Plein Air Salon here.

New This Year! We’re now offering a People’s Choice Award in each monthly cycle, with a prize of $100! (When you enter your painting, you’ll be able to “promote your artwork” with a special link.)

About the Plein Air Salon:

In the spirit of the French Salon created by the Academie des Beaux-Arts in Paris, this annual competition, with monthly cycles leading to annual Salon Grand Prize winners, is designed to stimulate artistic growth through competition. The competition rewards artists with $30,000 in cash prizes and exposure of their work, with the winning painting featured on the cover of Plein Air magazine.

It is our belief that cash prizes provide further inspiration and an avenue for artists to thrive and create new work by helping alleviate financial pressure.

Winners in each monthly competition may receive recognition and exposure through Plein Air magazine’s print magazine, e-newsletter, and social media. Winners of each monthly competition will also be entered into the annual competition.

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