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2018 Winner photos by Cheryl Fausel Front Row, left to right: Tom Rosenbaum, Sharon Yarbrough, Rose Staat Row 2: Antwan Ramar, Julie Nusbaum, Krystyna Robbins, Susan Lindsey, Amy Webber, Dennis Stuart Row 3: Terri Lynn Spry, Craig Reynolds, Neil Walling, David Belling

The ninth annual Paint the Beach plein air painting competition concluded November 3 with a reception at the Fort Myers Beach Art Association gallery. It was a festive atmosphere, well attended by artists and art lovers. Judge Joe Palmerio deliberated carefully as he selected the winning paintings from those presented by the artists after two days of painting outdoors around the town of Fort Myers Beach. Awards were presented to those selected, with the top three winners featuring the local shrimp boat fleet, always a favorite subject.

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2018 Winner photos by Cheryl Fausel
Front Row, left to right: Tom Rosenbaum, Sharon Yarbrough, Rose Staat
Row 2: Antwan Ramar, Julie Nusbaum, Krystyna Robbins, Susan Lindsey, Amy Webber, Dennis Stuart
Row 3: Terri Lynn Spry, Craig Reynolds, Neil Walling, David Belling

2018 Paint the Beach Competition Winners
Main Event:

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David Belling with “Loading Zone”

First Place sponsored by Greater Fort Myers Beach Friends of the Arts and Plein Air magazine
David Belling, “Loading Zone”

Second Place sponsored by Oyster Bay Park and Fort Myers Beach Art Association
Neil Walling, “Overhauled”

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Craig Reynolds with his painting, “The Renee Lynn”

Third Place sponsored by Smokin Oyster Brewery, Red Coconut, Oyster Bay Park
Craig Reynolds, “The Renee Lynn”

Merit Award sponsored by Richeson Fine Arts Materials
Dennis Stuart, “Little Estero Critical Wildlife Area”

Merit Award sponsored by Richeson Fine Arts
Rose Staat, “Fish Camp”

Merit Award sponsored by Richeson Fine Arts
Antwan Ramar, “On the Boat of the Rising Sun”

Merit Award sponsored by Cheap Joe’s Art Stuff
Tom Rosenbaum, “Ebb Tide”

Honorable Mention sponsored by Plein Air magazine
Krystyna Robbins, “Dragon Tails”

Honorable Mention sponsored by Plein Air magazine
Sharon Yarbrough, “Big Eye”

Honorable Mention sponsored by Golden Williamsburg Paint
Amy Webber, “Day Is Done”

Honorable Mention sponsored by Golden Williamsburg Paint
Terry Lynn Spry, “Pillars”

Honorable Mention sponsored by Artist magazine
Ken Marshall, “Rusty, But Ready”

Honorable Mention sponsored by Pastel magazine
Julie Nusbaum, “Florida Oranges”

Most Representative of the Beach
Susan Lindsey, “First Light”

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Guests at “Paint the Beach”

People’s Choice Award sponsored by Gamblin Artists Art Colors Samples
David Belling, “Loading Zone”

Student Division
Sponsored by Cheap Joe’s Art Stuff

First Place
Calina-Sophie Carstens

Second Place
Amanda Kiang

Third Place
Leila Rodriquez

This information was submitted by Paint the Beach Committee. For more information about Paint the Beach, please visit www.PaintTheBeach.com.


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