Widely respected realist painter David A. Leffel served as judge at Salon International 2014, choosing the award winners from a very attractive exhibition.
Last weekend marked the opening of Salon International 2014, hosted by Greenhouse Fine Art in San Antonio, Texas. At an official awards presentation on April 4, this year’s winning painters accepted their honors and prizes from exhibition judge and distinguished painter David A. Leffel.
Diane Farr of Moreland Hills, Ohio, took home Best of Show and the $8,000 prize for a sensitive portrait painting titled “Richard.”

Jeff Legg, “The Fallen,” oil, 20 x 24 in. Second Place at Salon International 2014
Second Place and a $2,000 prize went to Jeff Legg for his romanticizing still life “The Fallen.”

Gail Gurman, “En Pointe III,” oil, 12 x 12 in. Third Place at Salon International 2014

Gail Gurman won Third Place for “En Pointe III,” a stirring, impressionistic vision of a ballerina at her art.

David Riedel, “Blue and White Vase,” oil, 14 x 18 in. Honorable Mention at Salon International 2014

Additionally, five outstanding works were chosen for Honorable Mentions. They included Kim Carlton‘s “Something Found,” C.J. Lukacsik‘s “Spring Snow in Russia,” David Riedel‘s “Blue and White Vase,” Margret Short‘s “Deruta Delivery,” and Robert Silverman‘s “Makaria.” The Honorable Mention awards were accompanied by $500 prizes.

Miguel Malagon, “Just Kool,” oil, 10 x 8 in. Fine Art Connoisseur Publisher’s Award of Excellence at Salon International 2014
The Fine Art Connoisseur Publisher’s Award of Excellence went to Miguel Malagon for his lively portrait painting “Just Kool.”
Salon International 2014 will remain on display at Greenhouse Fine Art through April 25. To view the rest of the exhibition artworks and winners, visit the Salon International website.


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