Artist Lisa Stauffer with her painting “Into the Barn,” Best of Show

Organizers and participating artists were on a mission in early August 2017 to create award-winning paintings — and a vibrant, welcoming atmosphere. The event was certainly fantastic, but only these artists walked away with the coveted prizes.

From August 9 through the 12th, Arts Mineral Point in Wisconsin hosted a lively plein air event that had some fantastic results. Now in its fourth year, Paint the Point is hosted in Mineral Point, Wisconsin, in the southwestern part of the state. The quaint town offers plein air painters idyllic Midwestern landscapes and turn-of-the-century architecture throughout its downtown. Like similar events, Paint the Point hosted a nocturne event and Quick Paint competition, capping off with a Show & Sale.

Artist John Preston with his painting “Jail & Vine,” First Prize
Artist Jan Norsetter with her painting “Suthers Road, August 9, 2017,” Second Prize
Artist Diane Warsha with her painting “Morning on Highway O,” Third Prize
Artist Barb Hayden with her painting “Down on the Farm,” Fourth Prize
Artist Spencer Meagher with his painting “Chestnut & Maiden,” Honorable Mention

Artist Lisa Stauffer was the Best of Show winner in 2017 for her painting titled “Into the Barn,” while John Preston and his painting “Jail & Vine” won First Prize. Second Prize was awarded to Jan Norsetter for “Suthers Road, August 9, 2017,” and Diane Warsha’s “Morning on Highway O” took home Third Prize. Fourth Prize was awarded to “Down on the Farm” by Barb Hayden, and Spencer Meagher’s “Chestnut & Maiden” received an Honorable Mention.

To learn more, visit Arts Mineral Point.

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