Dr. Gregory Hedberg reviewed a record number of entries in the recent bimonthly PleinAir Salon competition and selected seven semi-finalists and three award winners, all of which will now become eligible for the $20,000 in prizes to be announced during the Plein Air Convention & Expo, being held in Monterey from April 10-14, 2013. Find out who won!

Kansas artist Kim Casebeer received the First Place Award and valuable art supplies when Dr. Gregory Hedberg picked her 36 x 36-inch oil painting titled “Chasing Light” in the January/February bimonthly PleinAir Salon Competition. Casebeer will be profiled in the July 2013 issue of PleinAir magazine. She was previously included in the March 2012 issue in connection with an event she organized in the Flint Hills of Kansas. For more information, visit www.kimcasebeer.com.

“Fish Market,” by Deborah Chabrian, watercolor, 24 x 33 in.

Hedberg’s choice for the Second Place award and more valuable art supplies was Connecticut artist Deborah Chabrian (www.deborahchabrian.com). Her painting “Fish Market” is a captivating 24 x 36-inch still life of images relating to a traditional fish market, with fresh fish, shrimp, clams, and a lobster lying next to cooking pots. Third Place in the January/February competition was awarded to Elaine Lisle of Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, for her 36 x 72-inch oil painting titled “Plastic Land.” For more information, visit www.elainelisle.com.

“Plastic Land,” by Elaine Lisle, oil, 36 x 72 in.

The other semi-finalists whose paintings will now be considered for the cash awards are Michael Maczuga of Scottsdale, Arizona, for his painting “Feeling Your Past”; Ellen Harney of Holland, Michigan, for her painting “Perspective”; Evelyn Dunphy for her 24 x 30-inch watercolor titled “Exuberance”; Eileen Eder of Guilford, Connecticut, for her 24 x 36-inch oil painting “Blue Glass Shadow”; Jim McVicker of Loleta, California, for his 40 x 36-inch still life titled “Still Life With Pansies”; Dan Schultz of Ojai, California, for his 16 x 12-inch oil painting titled “Familiar Sight”; and Anthony Suminski for his 22 x 18-inch egg tempera painting titled “Caterpillar.” Congratulations to all the award winner and semi-finalists!


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