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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.
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August–September 2018 PleinAir Salon Winners Revealed

Elaine Adams has revealed her selections for the winners in the PleinAir Salon bi-monthly art competition.
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Mendocino Open Paint Out Winners Announced

See who won awards at this recent plein air event. Do you know anyone listed?
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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.
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June–July 2018 PleinAir Salon Winners Revealed

Jean Stern has revealed his selections for the winners in the PleinAir Salon bi-monthly art competition.
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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.”
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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.
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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?
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American Plains Artists — Winners Announced

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

Congratulations to these plein air artists!
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Three Outstanding Works from the PleinAir Salon

Discover who won first, second, and third place in the April/May 2018 PleinAir Salon!
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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

Celebrating the Work of Jim Wodark, Grand Prize Winner of the PleinAir Salon

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

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.
5 Plein Air Paintings from Hawaii | OutdoorPainter.com

Five Winning Plein Air Paintings from The Aloha State

Get a recap of the recent Maui Plein Air Painting Invitational and view some of the winning paintings here.

Plein Air Salon: Celebrating a Winner (and the Next Awards)

With only days left until the next Plein Air Salon art competition closes, learn how you can enter your best art and win up to $15,000. And, be inspired by Anna Eggleston’s winning sketchbook entry, “Cora.” See more of her work and learn how you can enter the Plein Air Salon today.

The 7 “C”s Criteria for a Plein Air Judge

Minnesota plein air painter Bob Upton takes the responsibility of being a plein air competition judge seriously. In his opening remarks as judge of the Roseville Parks Plein Air competition in Roseville, Minnesota, on December 20, he outlined his seven “C”s criteria for judging artwork.

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