More than two dozen plein air painters gathered recently in Cashiers, North Carolina, to enjoy the natural beauty, compete for awards, and raise money to support the Village Green, a 12 1/2-acre park in the area.
Village Green executive director Ann Self says the park “enriches the lifestyle and preserves the mountain village legacy of the area in many ways.” More than 150 paintings were produced in the biennial event.
“Dovecote Gardens,” by Larry Moore, 2016, oil, 12 x 16 in. Second Place
Norma Hendrix served as juror for the Cashiers Plein Air Festival. The winner was Greg Barnes, for his pastel painting “Roadside Vista.” Larry Moore won Second Place with “Dovecote Gardens,” Harold Frontz earned Third with “Waterfall at Lonesome Valley,” and Kathie Odom won Honorable Mention.
“Waterfall at Lonesome Valley,” by Harold Frontz, 2016, oil, 12 x 16 in. Third Place
“Road to Bliss,” by Richard Oversmith, 2016, oil, 24 x 20 in. Artists’ Choice
Richard Oversmith won Artists’ Choice, and Mary Hoffman was the Quick Paint winner.