Congratulations to all of the winners at the recent Lighthouse Plein Air Festival. We asked Jane Hunt, who won the “Best Boat” category, to share some of her personal highlights:

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My demo at Coral Cove Beach (4 of us, including judge Jeff Markowsky, gave demos throughout the week)
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Painting at the Everglades Preserve
My onlooker as I painted at the Everglades Preserve!!!

The Winners:
Jenny & Larry Schorr Grand Prize: Bill Farnsworth, “Off Duty”
First Place: Yer Za Vue, “Crashing Waves”
Second Place: Carl Bretzke, “Rod’s New Car”
Third Place: Patrick Saunders, “Patterns at Blowing Rocks”
Fourth Place NEW: Neal Hughes, “River Palms”
Best Figurative: George Van Hook, “Solitude”
Best Urban Landscape: Marc Anderson, “Pool Shark”
Best Boat: Jane Hunt, “Looking West”
Best Seascape: Chris Kling, “Surf Watch”
Best Nocturne: Neal Hughes, “Port Salerno Moon”
Best of South Florida (Curator’s Choice): Nyle Gordon, “Morning Light”
Artist’s Choice NEW: Neal Hughes

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My “Best Boat” painting.
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A few of us had the idea to paint a model while we hung out at the gallery on the last day. It grew into quite an event! Fun to see everyone’s interpretation of the subject.
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Painting the beautiful Allie on the last day of the festival.

The Lighthouse Plein Air Festival is based in Tequesta, Florida. ​The Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery & School of Art is a not-for-profit art center dedicated to the visual arts whose mission is to inspire, engage, and connect our community through a vibrant school of art, unique exhibitions, and diverse special events.

About Jane Hunt:
Master Signature Member: PAPNM
Signature Member: AWA, WAOW, PAAC, OPS & LPAPA
Artist Member: Salmagundi Club and the California Art Club

Related > Listen to Jane Hunt’s interview on the PleinAir Podcast with Eric Rhoads here:

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