6 Magnificent Works From the May Salon

Jane Bell Meyer, owner of Illume Gallery of Fine Art, has revealed her selections for the winners in the Plein Air Salon monthly art competition.

Congratulations to the winners of the May 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, May 2021 Winners:

1st Place Overall: “Morning Shadows at Pt Lobos” by Brian Blood

Plein Air Salon - "Morning Shadows at Pt Lobos" by Brian Blood
“Morning Shadows at Pt Lobos” by Brian Blood

2nd Place Overall: “Mother” by Kathie Odom

Plein Air Salon - "Mother" by Kathie Odom
“Mother” by Kathie Odom

3rd Place Overall: “Fading Light” by Richard Boyer

Plein Air Salon - "Fading Light" by Richard Boyer
“Fading Light” by Richard Boyer

Best Plein Air: “A New View From the Roof” by Charles Newman

"A New View From the Roof" by Charles Newman
“A New View From the Roof” by Charles Newman

Best Landscape Painting: “West of Town” by Jane Hunt

"West of Town" by Jane Hunt
“West of Town” by Jane Hunt

Best Outdoor Still Life: “Found in Agios Pavlos” by George Politis

"Found in Agios Pavlos" by George Politis
“Found in Agios Pavlos” by George Politis

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.

Related Article > 3 Secrets to Winning Art Competitions

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