Sequoia Gallery + Studios in Hillsboro, Oregon, was the proud host once again for the annual Plein Air @ Washington County event. Find out here who reigned supreme in the Pacific Northwest.
Hosted between September 27-30 in Hillsboro, Oregon, the Plein Air @ Washington County event is the perfect example of a successful outdoor painting competition that gives regional artists a chance to strut their creative stuff. 2017 was as successful as ever, drawing a number of Pacific Northwest painters, including the accomplished Brenda Boylan, Kristina Sellers, and Anna Lancaster, among others.
Taking First Place overall was artist Paula Hansen for her work titled “Serenity.” Elo Wobig’s “Cornell Farm Café” was the Second Place winner, while Sandra Pearce’s “Dawn to Dusk” was the Third Place winner. During the Quick Draw competition, Michael Lindstrom earned First Place, with Brenda Boylan grabbing Second Place.
Kristina Sellers’ painting “Blooming Barn” was deemed the Best Urban & Architecture work; Best Landscape went to Amanda Houston’s “Dion Vineyard Morning,” and Don Bishop’s “Nocturne” won, well, Best Nocturne!
Amanda Houston’s “The Road Home” was the People’s Choice winner, while the Artists’ Choice went to Jennifer Lauer. Honorable Mentions included Anna Lancaster’s “Sunbreak After the Downpour,” Christina Castor’s “Mountain Majesty,” Brenda Boylan’s “Old Reliable,” and Natalie Equall’s “September Gold.”
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