Karen Hewitt, Painter and Gallery Owner of Hagan Fine Art, has revealed her selections for the winners in the PleinAir Salon October 2020 art competition.

Congratulations to the winners of the October 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, and they’ll see their painting on the cover of PleinAir Magazine. The annual winners will be announced on stage at the next Plein Air Convention. Could you be the next winner?

1st Place Overall: “Safe Harbor” by Lori Putnam

PleinAir Salon - Lori Putnam - Safe Harbor
1st Place Overall – $600 Prize
“Safe Harbor” 30×40 in., Oil, by Lori Putnam

2nd Place Overall: “Headed Home” by Jane Hunt

PleinAir Salon oil paintings - Jane Hunt - Headed Home
2nd Place Overall – $300 Prize
“Headed Home” 9×12 in., Oil, by Jane Hunt

3rd Place Overall: “Big Sky” by Robert Niedzwiecki

PleinAir Salon oil landscape paintings - Robert Niedzwiecki
3rd Place Overall – $100 Prize
“Big Sky,” 18×24 in., Oil, by Robert Niedzwiecki

Best Plein Air: “Waiuta, West Coast New Zealand” by Lynley van Alphen

Plein air paintings
Best Plein Air Only
“Waiuta, West Coast New Zealand,” 30×15.3 in., Oil, by Lynley van Alphen

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 $30,000 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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