A pig, a park, a peninsula, a passel of awards — that was the Paint the Peninsula event held in Port Angeles, Washington.
“The painters had options of painting within Olympic National Park, marinas, and the Sequim/Dungeness Valley, among other wonderful vistas,” reports Anne Dalton, the chairperson of the event. “Painters loved the hogs, apple trees, and rusty tractors at Nash’s Farm.”
“Punto Amada,” by Bruce Gomez; First Place
Eric Jacobsen won Best in Show. That honor earned him $1,500, a half-page ad in PleinAir magazine, and the label on Plein Air wine. The painting also snagged him the Artists’ Choice Award.
First Place at Paint the Peninsula went to Bruce Gomez, and Second Place was won by Ned Mueller. Jane Wallis won Third Place.
“Nash’s Farm,” by Ned Mueller; Second Place
Kat Sowa, Emiliya Lane, and Robin Paul Weiss won Honorable Mention. Sponsor awards went to Susan Ogilvie, Ken Faulks, and Mike Wise.
“Sol Duc Water Cascades,” by Jane Wallis; Third Place
In the Quick Draw, Mike Rada won First Place, Robin Paul Weiss won Second Place, and Bruce Gomez won Third. Honorable Mention went to Mike Wise.