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Discover the these winners of recent painting competitions, including the PleinAir Salon, regional festivals, juried exhibitions, and more!

Painting en plein air

The First 15 Minutes of Plein Air Painting

Virginia Vovchuk, organizer of “Plein Air on the Santa Cruz,” shares the list of show winners and takes us behind the scenes into her painting experiences.
Plein air painting events

2018 Paint the Beach Winners

Judge Joe Palmerio deliberated carefully as he selected the winning paintings from those presented by the artists after two days of painting outdoors around the town of Fort Myers Beach.
Plein Air Painters

Plein Air Painters of New Mexico — 2018 Winners

We recently announced the Plein Air Painters of New Mexico juried exhibition. The winners have been chosen, and they are ...
Plein air festivals

Harford Plein Air Festival Winners

See who won awards at this plein air festival, hosted by the Maryland Center for the Arts. Also, get the details you need to enter or attend the 2019 event.
Plein Air Salon

August–September 2018 PleinAir Salon Winners Revealed

Elaine Adams has revealed her selections for the winners in the PleinAir Salon bi-monthly art competition.
Painting en plein air

Mendocino Open Paint Out Winners Announced

See who won awards at this recent plein air event. Do you know anyone listed?
Painting en plein air - OutdoorPainter.com

Plein Air Painting on the West Side of the Tetons

Congratulations to the Driggs Digs Plein Air winners! Do you know any of these artists?
Oil painting - John Whytock - OutdoorPainter.com

Artists and the Fear of Success

John Whytock, the June–July 2018 PleinAir Salon winner, addresses entering art in competitions.
PleinAir Salon - John Whytock - OutdoorPainter.com

June–July 2018 PleinAir Salon Winners Revealed

Jean Stern has revealed his selections for the winners in the PleinAir Salon bi-monthly art competition.
Plein air festival - OutdoorPainter.com

Door County Plein Air Festival: Winners Announced

Festival judge and artist CW Mundy tells us, “All works were judged based on the foundational truths of the science of painting — drawing, design, value, color, edges, paint manipulation, with variety and unity in each of those disciplines.”
Rocky Mountain Plein Air Painters - OutdoorPainter.com

A Plein Air Event That Benefits a National Park

Read a recap of the 7th Annual “Plein Air for the Park,” and see the list of winners from this year’s event.
Plein air oil painting - OutdoorPainter.com

LPAPA Best of Plein Air Winners

View the five award-winning works from the 14th Annual “Best of Plein Air” exhibition. Do you know any of the winners?
American Plains Artists - OutdoorPainter.com

American Plains Artists — Winners Announced

See the comprehensive list of awards and recipients from the recent American Plains Artists 33rd Annual Juried Exhibit & Sale.
Oil Painters of America, Plein Air Salon - OutdoorPainter.com

Oil Painters of America Plein Air Salon Winners

Congratulations to these plein air artists!
PleinAir Salon art competitions - OutdoorPainter.com

Three Outstanding Works from the PleinAir Salon

Discover who won first, second, and third place in the April/May 2018 PleinAir Salon!
Plein air landscape painting - OutdoorPainter.com

Fallbrook Art Association Announces Winners

With seven waterfalls and endless gardens, artists had almost too many beautiful choices for their plein air landscape paintings.
Artist Jim Wodark

PleinAir Salon: Celebrating the Grand Prize Winner

The winner of this year’s Plein Air Salon says he enters his paintings in art competitions for these two reasons.
Artist David Leffel

David Leffel Earns Lifetime Achievement Award

We wish to congratulate master artist David Leffel for earning a Lifetime Achievement Award. Watch a touching mini-documentary about his life and his path to becoming a legend.
Alvaro Castagnet watercolor artist

Alvaro Castagnet Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Congratulations to watercolor master Alvaro Castagnet, who received a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 7th Annual Plein Air Convention & Expo.
Plein air painting by Dave Santillanes

Gallery: 9 Winning Paintings from the Plein Air Salon

Congratulations to the February/March 2018 winners of the Plein Air Salon art competition! Be inspired with the following gallery of nine of the winning works, and learn how to enter your best art to win cash and publicity.
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