Painting and Art Awards

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

Winner of 2nd Annual PleinAir Salon Competition Receives $15,000

Publisher Eric Rhoads and Editor Steve Doherty presented $15,000 to the Grand Prize Winner of the 2nd Annual PleinAir Salon Competition last Thursday for...

Plein Air Southwest Salon Announces Best of Show Winner

Each year the Outdoor Painters Society holds the Plein Air Southwest Salon, a national juried competition, and the contest attracts excellent artists from across...

Prizes in Borrego Springs, CA

The Borrego Art Institute sponsors an annual plein air invitational every March, and this year the event brought together some of the top painters...

PleinAir Magazine Award in California

As a way of supporting the community of plein air artists, we highlight the activities of national, regional, and local organizations. On March 2,...

The Big Winners in Maui

The 2013 Maui Plein Air Painting Invitational Best in Show Award was presented to Ken Auster for his painting "Maui Mosaic." Find out who...

PleinAir Salon Winners Announced

Another influential art expert judged the bimonthly entries in the PleinAir Salon competition (www.pleinairsalon.com). He picked award winners and offered comments that can help...

Artwork Featuring America’s Parks I

Awards were recently announced for America’s Parks Through the Beauty of Art, an international art competition and exhibition intended to recognize and promote excellence...

Kevin Macpherson Picks Impressionist Paintings

Awards were selected in the recent exhibition of paintings by members of the American Impressionist Society at the Eckert & Ross Fine Art gallery...

Denver Plein Air Fest 2012 Exhibition

Plein air paintings are currently on view in a juried exhibition at the Denver Public Library in Denver, Colorado (until December 31, 2012), and...

Painters & Photographers Compete in Florida

Thirty-three painters and 15 photographers worked all around the city of Tarpon Springs, Florida, from November 7-10, 2012. Find out who won the prizes....

Which Paintings Received Purchase Awards?

In the Footsteps of Thomas Moran 2012, the fourth annual plein air event in Zion National Park,  was held November 4-12, 2012. Twenty-five of...

Husbands & Wives Win Salon Prizes

There are a few coincidences among the bimonthly PleinAir Magazine Salon competition winners, including the fact that one husband-and-wife team worked on the plein...

Final Report From Escalante Canyons, Utah

Following up on the initial report we gave two weeks ago, we can now list the award winners in the 9th Annual Escalante Canyons...

3rd Annual Plein Air Paint Out in MO

Big Cedar Lodge in the Ozark Mountains of Missouri sponsored a three-day workshop by John Budicin, who also served as the judge of the...

8th Annual Sedona Plein Air Festival in Arizona

Thirty artists from Maine to California were invited to participate in the 2012 Sedona Plein Air Festival, sponsored by the Sedona Arts Center in...

12th Annual ARC Scholarship Awards

The Art Renewal Center just announced the recipients of more than $30,000 in scholarships to aid students at ARC Approved Art Academy and Atelier...

3rd Annual Maple Leaf Festival in Missouri

Cherry's Art & Framing in Carthage, Missouri, sponsored the annual Maple Leaf Paint Out (October 14-16, 2012). Find out who won the top three...

14th Annual Laguna Beach, CA, Plein Air Painting Invitational

Krystal Allen and Vanessa Rothe, two of our valued team members, report that the 14th Annual event was a great success. Find out who...

Online Gallery of Plein Air Paintings

The Southern California Plein Air Painters Association has set up an online gallery of members' paintings. There are currently 84 juried pieces available for...

First Annual in Fairfield, Illinois

The First Annual Fairfield Fall Foliage Paint-Out was recently held in Fairfield, Illinois (October 11-13, 2012). Hosted by Volunteers for a Progressive Fairfield, the...

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