“A Mind of Winter” Wins

Timothy Standring, artist and Curator Emeritus, has revealed his selections for the winners in the March 2023 PleinAir 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 PleinAir Magazine. Could you be the next winner?

PleinAir Salon Winners Preview:

1st Place Overall: “A Mind of Winter”

PleinAir Salon - Bethann Moran Handzlik, "A Mind of Winter," oil, 33 x 32 in.
Bethann Moran Handzlik (Wisconsin), “A Mind of Winter,” oil, 33 x 32 in.

2nd Place Overall: “La vie est Belle”

PleinAir Salon - Beth Bathe, "La vie est Belle," oil, 12 x 16 in.
Beth Bathe (Pennsylvania), “La vie est Belle,” oil, 12 x 16 in.

3rd Place Overall: “Past in Present”

PleinAir Salon - Aleksey Zhukov, "Past in Present," pencil, 23.3 x 16.5
Aleksey Zhukov (Belarus), “Past in Present,” pencil, 23.3 x 16.5

Best Plein Air Landscape: “Forest Meadow”

Zdenek Danek, "Forest Meadow," oil, 24 x 37 in.
Zdenek Danek (Czech Republic), “Forest Meadow,” oil, 24 x 37 in.

Best Plein Air Still Life: “This Joy Is Electric”

Bethann Moran Handzlik, "This Joy is Electric," oil, 52 x 40 in.
Bethann Moran Handzlik (Wisconsin), “This Joy is Electric,” oil, 52 x 40 in.

Best Plein Air Acrylic: “Arrival”

Charlie Easton, "Arrival," acrylic, 30 x 40 in.
Charlie Easton (British Columbia), “Arrival,” acrylic, 30 x 40 in.

Best Plein Air Oil: “San Gabriel Mountain”

Yigang Mao, "San Gabriel Mountain," oil, 12 x 30 in.
Yigang Mao, “San Gabriel Mountain,” oil, 12 x 30 in.

Best Plein Air Pastel: “Here Comes the Sun”

Lisa Skelly, "Here Comes the Sun," pastel, 16 x 20 in.
Lisa Skelly (California), “Here Comes the Sun,” pastel, 16 x 20 in.

Best Plein Air Watercolor / Gouache: “Bancroft Hall, US Naval Academy”

Stewart White, "Bancroft Hall, US Naval Academy," watercolor, 11 x 14 in.
Stewart White (Maryland), “Bancroft Hall, US Naval Academy,” watercolor, 11 x 14 in.

The next round of the PleinAir Salon has begun so hurry, as this competition ends on the last day of the month. See the rest of this month’s winners and enter your best art in the PleinAir Salon here.


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