Although the Outdoor Painters Society is based in Texas, their Plein Air Southwest Salon featured paintings from 88 artists representing 19 states. Who took home awards?
Marc Hanson served as judge, and he gave Best in Show to Ted Clemens for his oil painting “The Doctor’s House.” That piece won People’s Choice as well.

Ted Clemens and show judge Marc Hanson

John Cook, Kaye Franklin, John Lasater IV, Jason Sacran, and Randy Saffle won Awards of Excellence.

“Charlie’s Gold Rainy and Cold,” by Jason Sacran, 2016, oil, 14 x 18 in. Award of Excellence

Patrick Saunders won the Quick Paint event — an artists’ choice decision.

“Patio Spring,” by Kaye Franklin, 2016, oil, 12 x 16 in. Award of Excellence

“Brilliant Crane,” by John Lasater IV, 2016, oil, 14 x 18 in. Award of Excellence

Awards of Merit were given to Bob Beck, Beverly Boren, Lamya Deeb, Diane Frossard, Rusty Jones, Ann Larsen, Ned Mueller, Patrick Saunders, and Will Spear.

“Matthew 9:37,” by Randy Saffle, 2016, oil, 10 x 20 in. Award of Excellence

Honorable Mention was earned by Suzie Baker, Tina Bohlman, Nancy Boren, Judy Crowe, Linda Dellandre, John Pototschnick, Will Maller, Richard Sneary, and Gregory Summers.

“Morning Bath,” by John Cook, 2016, oil, 20 x 16 in. Award of Excellence

The Salon will be on display at Southwest Gallery, in Dallas, through May 14.


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