Ed Terpening chose the winners in Alameda, California, in this year’s Frank Bette Plein Air Paintout. Who took home awards?
Chuck Kovacic won Best of Show for his oil painting “Alameda Painting Crew.” The Frank Bette Award was won by Paul Feinberg for his watercolor “Park Street Bridge,” with an Honorable Mention going to Nancy Seamons Crookston. Kovacic and Feinberg received ads on PleinAirCollector.com as part of their awards.

“Park Street Bridge,” by Paul Feinberg, watercolor. Frank Bette Award winner. Photo by Fred Fago

“House Boats,” by Mary Padgett, pastel. Alameda Award winner. Photo by Jeff Cullen

The Alameda Award was won by Mary Padgett for her pastel “House Boats,” with Jason Skyle Conn winning Honorable Mention. Julia Munger Seelos won the Island Award for her oil “Glass Factory,” with Edwin Bertolet gaining Honorable Mention. The PAPo Award was earned by Mark Monsarrat for “Crab Cove Sunset,” and Lisa Taylor won the Quick Draw for “Beaten, Not Broken,” an artists’ choice award.

“Crab Cove Sunset,” by Mark Monsarrat, oil. PAPo Award winner. Photo by Jeff Cullen

“Glass Factory,” by Julia Munger Seelos, oil. Island Award. Photo by Jeff Cullen

It’s the 10th year for the event, which gives artists the chance to depict historic area homes, the naval air station, marinas, parks, lagoons, beaches, the estuary, and the business district in Alameda. More than 150 paintings from the event are on view at the South Shore Center in Alameda through September 26.


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