Best of Show winner Carole Loiacono painting in Tarpon Springs, FL

Thirty-three painters and 15 photographers worked all around the city of Tarpon Springs, Florida, from November 7-10, 2012. Find out who won the prizes.

Kathy Detrano’s award-winning painting

Jim Throne painting on location

The painters and photographers who participated in the event enjoyed fine, sunny weather and great camaraderie during the event organized by the Tarpon Springs Art Association. The painters came from as far away as Michigan, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey, as well as all over Florida, to take part in this third annual plein air event. The results of the painting portion: Best of Show, Carole Loiacono, for her oil painting “Anclote Evening”; Second Place, Kathy Detrano, for her pastel painting “A New Day”; Third Place, Cathy Morgan, for her pastel “Windy Oaks of Howard Park.” Honorable Mentions went to Jackson Ehrlich, Judy Gamble, Jenna Star Friedman, Jane Ditri, Lee Albion, and Mary Rinderle Smith. For more information, visit


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