Ken Auster proudly standing next to his Best of Show painting in Maui. Photo: Pierre Bouret

The 2013 Maui Plein Air Painting Invitational Best in Show Award was presented to Ken Auster for his painting “Maui Mosaic.” Find out who the other award winners were at the recent event.

Left to right: Billyo O’Donnell, Mary Pettis, and Colin Page. Photo: Jim Lynch

Thirteen awards were given out at the conclusion of the 2013 Maui Plein Air Invitational in Hawaii, including the Best in Show prize presented to Ken Auster. He received a $1,000 cash award from the event sponsors: Islanders — Hawaii Plein Air Painters, the Village Galleries, and West Maui Cultural Council. In addition, Auster won a half-page ad in an upcoming issue of PleinAir magazine.

Pierre Bouret’s Hawaiian Award-winning painting
Thomas Jefferson Kitts creating his award-winning painting

Colin Page won the Artists’ Choice award; Randall Sexton was chosen for the Irvine Museum Award; and Michael Clements, Colin Page, and Scott W. Prior received Honorable Mention awards. Prior also went home with the Makana Aloha Foundation award, while Thomas Jefferson Kitts received the Pioneer Inn Quickdraw Award.

Betty Hay Freeland painting during the event. Photo: Jim Lynch

Auster also picked up the Pacific ‘O Restaurant Award, while Ronaldo Macedo won the County of Maui Office of Economic Development/Hawaii Tourism Authority Award. Michael Clements was selected to received the Maui No Ka ʻOi magazine award; while Pierre Bouret won the Kaʻanapali Land Management Corp. Award  — Carlton Hawaiian Award. For more information, visit


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