Jeanne Mackenze, judge, stands with Best of Show winner Richard Prather and his painting

Jeanne Mackenzie gave the Best of Show award to Richard Prather for his painting “Caja del Rio Canyon” recently at Plein Air Santa Fe. Read about the other winners here.

Mike Mahon

Second place went to Susan McCullough for her painting “Clouds Rolling In.” Third place was won by Teresa Onoda for “Georgia on My Mind,” while Madina Croce won the Artists’ Choice Award and Honorable Mention for her piece “Over the Hills and Far Away.” Other Honorable Mention winners were Peggy Immel and Mike Mahon. Tobi Clement won the Quick Draw competition with “In the Moment.”

Madina Croce’s painting “Over the Hills and Far Away” won the Artists’ Choice Award and Honorable Mention
Lee Rommel

The event was held June 16 through 20, with the exhibition hosted by Gary Kim Fine Art in Santa Fe June 21 through July 7. Dave Santillanes, Colin Page, and Gary Kim were the jurors of selection.


  1. I live in SW Florida. My father and I took a car ride to various locations of interest that I had painted in the late 90’s. Both sites had had character structures on them to be seen no more. Suppose hurricanes of 2004/2005 did them in. So glad I have them documented. Critical here in Florida. Best wishes.


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