Judge Don Demers chose the following winners from the 116 paintings submitted by 58 artists at Plein Air–Easton! last weekend in Easton, Maryland.
Grand Prize and the Timothy E. Dills Memorial Award, worth $5,000, went to Garin Baker of New York City for “A Buck Twenty a Bushel.”
Second Place, the Academy Art Museum Award and $2,000, was awarded to Nancy Tankersley for her piece “Brookletts Morning.” The Third Place winner, the Ben Franklin Crafts Design & Create Award, and $1,000 went to Robert J. Barber and his painting “Two Sycamores.”
The Artists’ Choice Award, which includes $500 and a full-page ad in PleinAir magazine, was awarded to Ken DeWaard for “A Waterman’s Life.”
Charlie Hunter won the Vanishing Landscape Award and $2,500 (sponsored by the Eastern Shore Land Conservancy) for his painting “Bridge.” Greg LaRock won the Best Marine Award and $2,000 (sponsored by the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum) for “Blocked In.” Tim Kelly’s piece “Old Dover Bridge” won the Best Architectural Award and $1,000 (sponsored by the Historical Society of Talbot County).
The Troika Gallery Award for Best Painting by a Maryland Artist went to Hiu Lai Chong. The South Street Art Gallery Award for Best New Artist to Plein Air–Easton! was awarded to Mark Lague. John Michael Carter won the Gail Grafton Memorial Landscape Award. Carol Hilderbrandt earned the Award of Joy and Exuberance. Richard R. Sneary was awarded the Studio B Gallery Historic Preservation Award.
Stewart Burgess White and Larry Moore won Honorable Mentions for their work.
For more information, visit Plein Air–Easton!’s website.