Award-winning professional artists painted each day from sunrise to after sunset to capture the beauty of Balboa Island, California during the 18th Annual “Just Plein Fun” event hosted by Huse Skelly Gallery. This year, select invited artists were from California, Texas, Colorado, Massachusetts, and Florida including Suzie Baker, Manon Sander, Debra Huse, Terry Muira, Daniel Marshall, Ryan Jensen, Mark Fehlman, Mark Shasha, Durre Waseem, and Lisa Skelly.
The Juror for awards this year was Peter Adams. Since 1993 Peter has served as president of the historic California Art Club, which was established in 1909 and is one of the largest and most active professional arts organizations in the country. Working in pastel, Peter’s work has been featured in museums, national exhibitions, and publications across the world. He is also on the faculty of the upcoming 4th Annual Pastel Live virtual art conference (August 17-19, 2023).
18th Annual Just Plein Fun Winners
1st Place, Best of Show
“Busy Balboa” by Suzie Baker
Best “Brush-Off” Award
“Royal Hurrah” by Debra Huse
2nd place Award
“Standing Tall” by Terry Miura
3rd Place Award
“Summer Treat” by Mark Fehlman
Greg LaRock Memorial Award
Greg was a great artist friend of the gallery and his award-winning work is admired by artists and collectors across the nation. He is remembered with great fondness and respect.
“Monday Morning Musings” by Terry Miura
Celebrate Balboa Island Award
“Ferry Tale” by Debra Huse
“Morning Atmosphere” by Daniel Marshall
“Walking the Island” by Ryan Jensen
“Sharing Some Wisdom” by Durre Waseem
The exhibition of Balboa Island paintings continues through August 31st, 2023. View them online at huseskellygallery.com.