William Scott Jennings was the juror for the Plein Air Artists Colorado (PAAC) 17th Annual National Juried Exhibition, which opened August 10 at Abend Gallery in Denver. Who won the big awards?


“Winter Tapestry,” Sue Wipf, 2013, oil on linen, 8 x 16 in. Artists’ Choice

Lamya Deeb won Best of Show for “Walden Sunset.” Sue Wipf’s piece “Winter Tapestry” was the Artists’ Choice, earning the artist a 1/2-page ad in PleinAir magazine. Damien Gonzales won the First Place, Signature award for “Tsegi Overlook.” First Place, Associate was won by Cory Hansen for “Hildenbranch Ranch, #1.” “Goldie Docks,” by Lori Putnam, won Second Place and a 1/4-page ad in PleinAir magazine. Third Place was earned by Jeannie Breeding for her painting “Sunlight on Snow.”


“Tsegi Overlook,” by Damien Gonzales, 2013, oil, 9 x 12 in. First Place, Signature


“Hildenbranch Ranch, #1” by Cory Hansen, 2013, pastel, 10 x 12 in. First Place, Associate


“Goldie Docks,” by Lori Putnam, 2013, oil, 14 x 18 in. Second Place


“Sunlight on Snow,” by Jeannie Breeding, 2013, oil in linen panel, 9 x 12 in. Third Place

More than $15,000 in prizes was awarded in the competition.


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