Plein Air Salon
1st Place Overall: $1,000 Prize Angus McEwan, “Contemplation,” watercolor, 30 x 22 in.

Congratulations to the winners of the August–September PleinAir Salon! The 1st Place Overall winner is shown above; keep scrolling to see more winners and learn how to enter your best paintings and drawings today!

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2nd Place Overall
Paul Batch, “Cloud,” oil, 24 x 24 in.
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3rd Place Overall
Ober-Rae Starr Livingstone, “Feeling Your Touch,” oil, 24 x 48 in.
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Best Plein Air
Paul Kratter, “Creekside, Curry Canyon,” oil, 16 x 20 in.
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Best Pastel
William Schneider, “Reckless Abandon,” soft pastel, 24 x 18 in.
(Learn about Schneider’s painting techniques with his Liliedahl Art Instruction Videos, listed here!)

View all of the August–September 2018 PleinAir Salon winners at

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. Could you be the next winner of the $15,000 grand prize or one of many cash prizes? Plus, as the grand prize winner, your painting could be on the cover of PleinAir magazine.

Note: Judges are not provided with contestant names.

The October–November PleinAir Salon, judged by Patricia Terwilliger of Jones & Terwilliger Galleries, has begun. But hurry, this competition ends in just a few weeks, on November 30. Enter your best art in the PleinAir Salon here.

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  1. Excellent article on creativity and the value of art not only to the Artist, but to those who see the artworks created. In itself, Art adds beauty to that which we can daily experience all around us. Even more, it could serve as an indicator or sign post to others to see what they might not otherwise have seen. Loved this! Congratulations on your awards–well-deserved , by the inspiration your works provide.


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