“Sunset on 9th,” by Jim Beckner, oil, 16 x 14 in. Winner of both Best of Show and First Place (Professional Category).

Plein air paintings are currently on view in a juried exhibition at the Denver Public Library in Denver, Colorado (until December 31, 2012), and a number of those pieces received awards in both the professional and amateur categories.

“Capitol Gold,” by Jeanne Hougen, oil, 12 x 12 in. The Second Place award winner in the Professional Category.

Jim Beckner won Best of Show and the First Place award in the Professional Category of this beautiful display of plein air paintings. Other awards in the Professional Category include Jeanne Hougen, Second Place; Susiehyer, Third Place; Cliff Austin, Honorable Mention; Andy Barton, Honorable Mention; Delton Demarest, Honorable Mention; Ann Gargotto, Honorable Mention; Jeanne Hougen, Honorable Mention; Robert MacPherson, Honorable Mention; Michael McConnell, Honorable Mention; Peggy McGiven, Honorable Mention; E. Melinda Morrison, Honorable Mention; Rodgers Naylor, Honorable Mention; Robert Spooner, Honorable Mention; Cheryl St. John, Honorable Mention.

“City Lights,” by Susiehyer, oil, 9 x 12 in. The Third Place award winner in the Professional Category.

The award winners in the Emerging Category included Karen Fish, First Place; Scott Ruthven, Second Place; and Paul Smallwood, Third Place. The Honorable Mention award winners included Heather Arenas, Debra Lee Fanatia, Nancy Haley, Ken Knox, Jennifer Riefenberg, and Joe Tempel. For more information, visit http://gtmd.org.


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