Roland E. Stevens III (1st Place), Duane Sabiston (Honorable Mention), Elissa Gore (2nd Place), Al Gury (2013 Juror/Awards Judge), Ron Boehmer (Best of Show), Loriann Signori (Honorable Mention), Lauren Andreach (Artists’ Choice), Hiu Lai Chong (3rd Place)

Ron Boehmer won Best of Show at the 5th Annual Mountain Maryland Plein Air event, held June 1 through 16 in Western Maryland. See his winning entry and other winners after the jump.

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“Barton Park Overview,” by Robert Boehmer, 2013, oil, 16 x 20 in.

The event, sponsored by the Allegany Arts Council, attracted 30 selected artists. Boehmer is a fan of the festival. “The great thing about Mountain Maryland is having the choice of painting anywhere within two counties,” he says. “This offers a broad range of subject matter.

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“2176 Tracks,” by Elissa Gore, 2013, oil, 8 x 10 in.

“This was my third year participating, and the best so far — not because of winning Best in Show (although that is always nice) but because I was more acquainted with the regional landscape — and have met several great folks over those previous years, so I had a good chance to visit and catch up. Also, the weather this year was great — wonderful skies.”

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