Plein Air Salon art competitions
1st Place Overall: $1,000 Prize Christopher Leeper, "Night Wharf," acrylic, 12 x 16

John Manzari, Director of Meyer Gallery, has revealed his selections for the winners in the PleinAir Salon monthly art competition.

Congratulations to the winners of the July 2020 PleinAir Salon! The 1st Place Overall winner is shown above; keep scrolling to see more winners and learn how to enter your best paintings and drawings today!

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. The annual winners will be announced on stage at the next Plein Air Convention. Could you be the next winner?

1st Place Overall:
Christopher Leeper, “Night Wharf,” acrylic, 12 x 16 (shown at top)

2nd Place Overall:
Elizabeth (Betty) Jean Billups, “Safe Shelter,” oil, 18 x 24

Plein Air Salon art competitions
Elizabeth (Betty) Jean Billups, “Safe Shelter,” oil, 18 x 24

3rd Place Overall:
Nancie King Mertz, “Grand View,” soft pastel, 15 x 18

Plein Air Salon art competitions
Nancie King Mertz, “Grand View,” soft pastel, 15 x 18

Best Plein Air:
Alejandra Gos, “A Moment of Peace,” soft pastel, 9 x 12

Plein Air Salon art competitions
Alejandra Gos, “A Moment of Peace,” soft pastel, 9 x 12

View the rest of the PleinAir Salon winners at pleinairsalon.com/winners.
Note: Judges are not provided with contestant names.

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

About the PleinAir Salon:

PleinAir magazine presents the annual PleinAir Salon Art Competition. 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 $27,000 in cash prizes and exposure of their work, with the winning painting featured on the cover of PleinAir 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 PleinAir 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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