Thirty-five artists recently converged in Tulsa, Oklahoma, for the inaugural Plein Air Tulsa! Competition, judged by the nationally known Gil Adams. With Tulsa’s outstanding subjects to paint — such as gardens, parks, and Art Deco architecture — which artists captured them best?
Gil Adams had some tough decisions to make this fall during the inaugural Plein Air Tulsa! Competition. Thirty-five artists in total participated in the festival and were found painting a number of great locations, including the gardens of Gilcrease and Philbrook Museums, Woodward and LaFortune Parks, Utica Square, the Post Oak Lodge, and the city’s renowned historic Art Deco architecture.
Even judge Adams himself couldn’t resist, finding inspiration for a painting in the historic architecture. His painting was generously donated as a door prize for the conclusion of the competition. Best in Show honors went to Terri Wagner for “Park at Gilcrease,” while Britt Morgan earned First Place for “Woodward Park.” Second Place was taken by Charles Harrington for “Coffee House.” Three Honorable Mentions included Ken Brown’s “Never Ending Trail,” Karen St. Clair’s “Tempretto at Philbrook,” and Joey Frisillo’s “Water Lettuce and Reeds.”
As can be expected, the event also hosted a lively Quick Draw competition that took place near and around the Whittier Square area, which was won by artist Charles Harrington. To learn more, visit here.
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