Talk about cleaning up. Bill Cramer of Prescott, Arizona, came to Sedona for its plein air event and went home with three of its biggest awards. 

Cramer won Best of Show, Artists’ Choice, and Collectors’ Choice at the Sedona Plein Air Festival, which wrapped up on October 25 in Arizona. This was the 10th year the Sedona Arts Center has held the event, which is an invitational competition. This year 30 artists participated, including Michele Byrne, Debra Joy Groesser, Michael Chesley Johnson, Shelby Keefe, Dave Santillanes, and James McGrew. 

Michele Byrne paints during the Sedona Plein Air Festival. Photo by Kelli Klymenko

A triptych titled “Oak Creek” by Joshua Been won the Poster Award, sponsored by PleinAir magazine, and that image will be used in all the event’s marketing in the coming year.

An artist works on location at the Page Springs Cellars winery. Photo by Kelli Klymenko

Merit Awards went to Mitch Baird, Michael Chesley Johnson, Shelby Keefe, and James McGrew. Jim McVicker served as judge.


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