Salon Showstoppers from March 2021

Lance Rehs, Director of Rehs Contemporary Galleries, has revealed his selections for the winners in the Plein Air Salon monthly art competition.

Congratulations to the winners of the March 2021 Plein Air Salon!

First place will receive a cash prize, plus all winners will be entered into the judging for the annual cash prizes, including the $15,000 grand prize for the best painting of the year, and they’ll see their painting on the cover of Plein Air Magazine. Could you be the next winner?

Plein Air Salon, March 2021 Winners:

1st Place Overall: “The Still Hush of Evening” by Andrew Orr

Oil painting of a sunset
Andrew Orr, “The Still Hush of Evening,” oil, 16 x 24 in.

2nd Place Overall: “Fall in San Cristobal” by Bruce Peil

Plein Air Salon 2nd place landscape painting
Bruce Peil, “Fall in San Cristobal,” oil, 18 x 24 in.

3rd Place Overall: “Midnight Roam in Rome” by Jennifer McChristian

Nocturn painting of Rome
Jennifer McChristian, “Midnight Roam in Rome,” oil, 10 x 10 in.

Best Plein Air: “Back Bay Evening” by Jane Hunt

Plein Air Salon winning painting
Jane Hunt, “Back Bay Evening,” oil, 14 x 11 in.

View the rest of the winners soon at
Note: Judges are not provided with contestant names.

The next round of the Plein Air Salon has begun so hurry, as this competition ends soon. Enter your best art in the Plein Air Salon here.

About the Plein Air Salon:

In the spirit of the French Salon created by the Academie des Beaux-Arts in Paris, this annual competition, with monthly cycles leading to annual Salon Grand Prize winners, is designed to stimulate artistic growth through competition. The competition rewards artists with $30,000 in cash prizes and exposure of their work, with the winning painting featured on the cover of Plein Air magazine.

It is our belief that cash prizes provide further inspiration and an avenue for artists to thrive and create new work by helping alleviate financial pressure.

Winners in each monthly competition may receive recognition and exposure through Plein Air magazine’s print magazine, e-newsletter, and social media. Winners of each monthly competition will also be entered into the annual competition.


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