The Wayne Art Center’s annual Plein Air Festival routinely pulls in some strong artists, and this year’s event is no exception. Who won?
The event celebrated its 10th anniversary with a special juror — T. Allen Lawson — and more than $15,000 in prize money.
Tim Kelly won Best of Show with his oil painting “Sproul Rd Beneath 476.” Arcenio Campos nabbed First Place for “Yellow Springs.” Second Place went to Michael Kotarba for “Barn Door,” and Mark Boedges won Third Place with “Paoli Train Station.”
The PleinAir Magazine Award was won by Julie Riker for “Staircase to 2nd Floor.”

“Staircase to 2nd Floor,” by Julie Riker, 2016, oil, 12 x 9 in. PleinAir Magazine Award

Neal Hughes won the Source Tek Award with “Carriage House.” Ray Hassard won the Strada Award with “Where Friends Meet,” and Kathie Odom took the Raymar Award with “Retirement? Never!” The Canson Award was won by Zufar Bikbov for “Spring Serenity.”
The Rosemary & Co. Award was won by Nancy Baker for her “Sheltered.” Brienne Brown and Valerie Craig won awards from Guerrilla Painter. The Golden Artist Colors Award was won by Jill Stefani Wagner, the MAPAPA Award went to Patrick Lee, and the Blick Art Materials Award was won by Robert Bohne for “Berkley V.”
The winners will be on view at the Wayne Art Center in Wayne, Pennsylvania, through June 25. For more information, click here.


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