Art competitions - PleinAir Salon
1st Place Overall: $1,000 Prize Snowy Owl's Haunt by TJ Cunningham

Diane Waterhouse, owner of Waterhouse Gallery, has revealed her selections for the winners in the PleinAir Salon bi-monthly art competition.

Congratulations to the winners of the December/January 2020 PleinAir Salon! The 1st Place Overall winner is shown above; keep scrolling to see more winners and learn how to enter your best paintings and drawings today!

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. The annual winners will be announced on stage at the next Plein Air Convention in Denver on May 2, 2020. Could you be the next winner?

Art competitions - PleinAir Salon
2nd Place Overall
Oasis by Bill Farnsworth
Art competitions - PleinAir Salon
3rd Place Overall
Between Charlotte and Mary Lou by Ryan Jensen
Art competitions - PleinAir Salon
Best Plein Air
“Avalon Afternoon” by Donald Demers

View the rest of the PleinAir Salon winners at
Note: Judges are not provided with contestant names.

The February/March PleinAir Salon, judged by Steve Diamant, Arcadia Gallery founder, has begun. But hurry, this competition ends soon. Enter your best art in the PleinAir Salon here.

About the PleinAir Salon:

PleinAir magazine presents the ninth annual PleinAir Salon Art Competition. In the spirit of the French Salon created by the Academie des Beaux-Arts in Paris, this annual competition, with six bi-monthly cycles leading to annual Salon Grand Prize winners, is designed to stimulate artistic growth through competition. The competition rewards artists with $27,000 in cash prizes and exposure of their work, with the winning painting featured on the cover of PleinAir magazine.

It is our belief that cash prizes provide further inspiration and an avenue for artists to thrive and create new work by helping alleviate financial pressure.

Winners in each bi-monthly competition may receive recognition and exposure through PleinAir magazine’s print magazine, e-newsletter, and social media. Winners of each bi-monthly competition will also be entered into the annual competition.

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