Congrats to the May ’23 PleinAir Salon Winners

Please help us congratulate the winners in the May 2023 PleinAir Salon!

First place will receive a cash prize, plus all winners will be entered into the judging for the annual cash prizes, including the $15,000 grand prize for the best painting of the year, and they’ll see their painting on the cover of PleinAir™ Magazine. Could you be the next winner?

PleinAir Salon Winners Preview:

1st Place Overall: “Tying Up – San Blas, Mexico”

PleinAir Salon art competition - Ned Mueller, "Tying Up - San Blas, Mexico," gouache, 11 x 15 in.
Ned Mueller, “Tying Up – San Blas, Mexico,” gouache, 11 x 15 in.

2nd Place Overall: “The Tale of the Curious Oysters”

PleinAir Salon - Maxwell Miller, "The Tale of the Curious Oysters," oil, 20 x 14 in.
Maxwell Miller, “The Tale of the Curious Oysters,” oil, 20 x 14 in.

3rd Place Overall: “Adjusting the Lines”

PleinAir Salon art competition - Poppy Balser, "Adjusting the Lines," oil, 12 x 16 in.
Poppy Balser, “Adjusting the Lines,” oil, 12 x 16 in.

Best Plein Air Landscape: “Aliso Hues”

Debra Huse, "Aliso Hues," oil, 14 x 11 in.
Debra Huse, “Aliso Hues,” oil, 14 x 11 in.

(Debra Huse was recently interviewed on the PleinAir Podcast with Eric Rhoads – listen to Episode 246, “Debra Huse on Creative Visualization and More,” here!)

Best Plein Air Acrylic: “River Runs Deep”

Nicki Heenan, "River Runs Deep," acrylic, 10 x 8 in.
Nicki Heenan, “River Runs Deep,” acrylic, 10 x 8 in.

Best Plein Air Oil: “Summer Roses”

Ned Mueller, "Summer Roses," oil, 17 x 10 in.
Ned Mueller, “Summer Roses,” oil, 17 x 10 in.

Best Plein Air Pastel: “Cliffside Color”

Aaron Schuerr, "Cliffside Color," pastel, 14 x 12 in.
Aaron Schuerr, “Cliffside Color,” pastel, 14 x 12 in.

Best Plein Air Watercolor / Gouache: “Locke Memories”

David Savellano, "Locke Memories," watercolor, 18 x 12 in.
David Savellano, “Locke Memories,” watercolor, 18 x 12 in.

Enter the PleinAir Salon Today

The next round of the PleinAir Salon has begun so hurry, as this competition ends on the last day of the month. The competition awards $50,000 in monthly and annual cash prizes and is open to plein air and studio painters. You can even vote monthly for the People’s Choice Award!

See the rest of this month’s winners and enter your best art in the PleinAir Salon here.


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