The Indiana Plein Air Painters Association held its member show recently and pulled winners from the 111 pieces submitted. Who won?
Best of Show was won by Charlene Marsh for her piece “Snow in the Forest, Melting, March 7, 2015.” Ron Monsma, the juror for the show, says the piece demonstrates “a confident handling of thick impasto with great tonality, color, and light. The artist holds the space together while at the same time revealing the abstract nature of her vision.”
First Place went to Ron Burgess for “Adirondack Allure,” and Second Place was earned by Chris Newlund for “Colors of Winter.” Third went to Troy Kilgore for “Winter Stream — Brown County State Park.”

“Adirondack Allure,” by Ron Burgess. First Place

Judge’s Awards of Merit went to Gwen Gutwein, Jeanne McLeish, Mark Miller, Lawrence Rudolech, Martha Sando, Donna Shortt, Dan Woodson, and Thom Robinson.

“Colors of Winter,” by Chris Newlund. Second Place

Merit Awards were given to David Allen, Mark Burkett, Corrine Hull, Troy Kilgore, Nancie King Mertz, Beth Clary Schwier, Jerry Smith, Mark VanderVinne, and Steve Warner.

“Winter Stream — Brown County State Park,” by Troy Kilgore. Third Place

The event was hosted by Arts on Main, a gallery and arts center in Elkhart, Indiana. The show featured 77 pieces from 59 IPAPA members


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