Mary Williams Fine Arts in Boulder, Colorado, hosted Plein Air Artists Colorado’s 19th Annual National Juried Exhibition recently, with an oil by Michael Clark winning the top prize. Who else left with laudations?

Michael Clark, left, and judge Lorenzo Chavez. Photo by Ani Espriella

“Anasazi Ruins in Cañon del Muerto,” by Damien Gonzales. First Place — Signature

“Spring in the Basin,” by Marc R. Hanson. Second Place Overall

Aside from Michael Clark’s Best of Show for the oil painting “Cold Morning,” the organization awarded top prizes to one person from its Signature Member rolls, and one from its Associate Member rolls. First Place — Signature went to Damien Gonzales for “Anasazi Ruins in Cañon del Muerto.” First Place — Associate was won by Bill Meuser for “Corral at Indian Creek.” Meuser’s painting also took the Artists’ Choice award.

“Water at Play,” by Larry DeGraff. Third Place Overall

“Corral at Indian Creek,” by Bill Meuser. First Place — Associate, and Artists’ Choice

“Bright Yellow Wall,” by David Grossman. Allen Award winner

“The White Pine,” by Albert Handell. Master Signature winner

Second Place Overall went to Marc R. Hanson for “Spring in the Basin,” and Third Place went to Larry DeGraff for “Water at Play.” PAAC also gave one award to a Master Signature member — that was won by Albert Handell for his pastel “The White Pine.” The Allen Award was won by David Grossman for “Bright Yellow Wall”; that painting also won an Honorable Mention prize. Others winning Honorable Mention were Susiehyer, Susan Matteson, Norbert Nagel, Jason Sacran, Carol Strockwasson, and Ann Tristani.


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