Here are the winners from the Port Angeles, Washington, event.
Robin Weiss took three of the biggest prizes; he won Best of Show for “Airstream and Tractors” and the New Dungeness Light Station Award for “Driftwood Giants.” He also earned the Artists’ Choice Award for his overall body of work for the event.
“Glines Canyon Dam,” by Jan Jewell. Winner of the Olympic Interpretation Ranger’s Award
The event had four major competitions. The biggest was the DA Davidson Professional Plein Air Awards, which was underwritten by a grant from the company DA Davidson. Weiss took the top prize as stated above, with First Place going to Jason Situ for “Afternoon Reflection,” Second Place going to Ned Mueller for “Nash’s Gas,” and Third Place going to Eric Jacobsen for “Banks of the Sol Duc.” Susan Ogilvie, Steven Hill, and Jim McFarland earned Honorable Mention, and Special Sponsor Awards went to Jim Lamb, Clement Kwan, and Melanie Thompson.
There was a Quick Draw, where Yer Vue won First Place for her piece “Little Red Boat.” Eric Jacobsen won Second with “Good Morning Annie B,” and Jim Lamb earned Third Place for “Industrial Steam.”
A competition for pieces done at Olympic National Park yielded two awards. The Superintendent’s Award went to Gretha Lindwood for “Hurricane Ridge,” while Jan Jewell won the Olympic Interpretation Ranger’s Award for “Glines Canyon Dam Site.”
Robin Weiss painting “Driftwood Giants,” winner of the New Dungeness Light Station Award.
Photo by Gunar Clem
Finally, three awards were given in connection with the Dungeness Recreation Area/National Wildlife Refuge/New Dungeness Light Station. As mentioned previously, Robin Weiss won the New Dungeness Light Station Award. The Dungeness Spit Wildlife Refuge Manager’s Award was won by Steven Hill for “Morning Event.” Jim Lamb took the Dungeness Park Manager’s Award for “Dungeness Highlands.”
The event was hosted by the Port Angeles Fine Arts Center. Gil Dellinger served as juror for the main awards.