Prominent Paintings from the June Salon

David Leadman, owner of Walls Fine Art Gallery, has revealed his selections for the winners in the Plein Air Salon monthly art competition.

Congratulations to the winners of the June 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, June 2021 Winners:

1st Place Overall: “Drifter in Repose” by Johanne Mangi

Plein Air Salon - Painting of a dog
Johanne Mangi, “Drifter in Repose,” oil, 18 x 36 in.

2nd Place Overall: “Afternoon Grocery” by Durre Waseem

Plein Air Salon second place
Durre Waseem, “Afternoon Grocery,” oil, 20 x 20 in.

3rd Place Overall: “Patio” by Lon Brauer

Plein Air Salon - painting of a woman
Lon Brauer, “Patio,” oil, 24 x 20 in.

Best Plein Air: “Winter’s Last Flame” by Elizabeth (Betty) Jean Billups

Plein air oil landscape painting
Elizabeth (Betty) Jean Billups, “Winter’s Last Flame,” oil, 24 x 24 in.

Best Landscape Painting: “Journey to the Center of the Earth” by Richard Boyer

Plein air oil landscape painting
Richard Boyer, “Journey to the Center of the Earth,” oil, 24 x 24 in.

Best Outdoor Still Life: “4th Light” by TaiMeng Lim

Pastel painting of lanterns
TaiMeng Lim, “4th Light,” pastel, 18 x 22 in.

View the rest of the Plein Air Salon 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.

New This Year! We’re now offering a People’s Choice Award in each monthly cycle, with a prize of $100! (When you enter your painting, you’ll be able to “promote your artwork” with a special link.)

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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