Artist Joseph McGurl won the PleinAir Magazine Award in the 2012-2013 Art Renewal Center Salon for his painting “Twilight From the Palisades.” The award includes a feature story in the print edition of PleinAir magazine.
McGurl works en plein air and also executes numerous studies in preparation for his studio paintings. He spends much of his summers on his boat “Atelier” with his family along the New England coast, often painting from its decks. McGurl also won the $42,000 Purchase Prize and 1st Place in the Landscape category of the competition.
“Awards like the ARC Salon are all about raising the level of quality through competition as women and men strive to be their best,” said B. Eric Rhoads, publisher of PleinAir magazine. “We’re honored to play a role with our annual PleinAir Magazine Award, and I was personally honored to be selected as one of the judges in this year’s competition.”
The Art Renewal Center’s website
ARC also awarded prizes in Still Life, Figurative, Imaginative Realism, Sculpture, Drawing, Animal, Trompe L’oeil, Portrait, and other categories, at a value of more than $51,000. (Counting purchase awards, that number goes up to about $250,000.) For the full list of winners, visit ARC’s website.