Jeanne Echternach won two awards — including the PleinAir Magazine Award of Excellence — at the recent Alla Prima Westcliffe event in Westcliffe, Colorado. 

“In the Morning Light,” by Jeanne Echternach, oil. PleinAir Magazine Award, Wet Wall Award winner

Echternach also won the Wet Wall Award, which was chosen by judge Gerald Merfeld.

“Waiting Patiently,” by Lorie Merfeld-Batson. Second Place

Mark Daily served as the awards judge, and he gave First Place to Carol Buschmann for her pastel “After Noon Glow.” Lorie Merfeld-Batson took Second Place for her oil painting “Waiting Patiently,” and Kathy Rhodes won Third with “Valley Vista.”

Echternach and her paintings at Alla Prima Westcliffe

Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper stopped by the event’s exhibition, which featured the work of 25 participating artists. “A good artists’ reception, great weather, lots of patrons, and good works of art like Jeanne’s made it a successful Alla Prima Westcliffe 2014,” reports Curt Gillespie of the Sangres Art Guild, the organizer of the event.


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