Wow-Factor Paintings from the Plein Air Salon, October 2021

Patricia Terwilliger, Co-Owner of Jones & Terwilliger Galleries, has revealed her selections for the winners in the Plein Air Salon October 2021 art competition.

First place will receive a cash prize, plus all winners will be entered into the judging for the annual cash prizes, including the $15,000 grand prize for the best painting of the year, and they’ll see their painting on the cover of Plein Air Magazine. Could you be the next winner?

Plein Air Salon, October 2021 Winners:

1st Place Overall: “Bath”

Plein Air Salon - "Bath" Xiaowei Liu 16x14 in., Oil
Xiaowei Liu
16×14 in., Oil

2nd Place Overall: “The Good Life”

Plein Air Salon - "The Good Life" Lynn Wade 24x30 in., Oil
“The Good Life”
Lynn Wade
24×30 in., Oil

3rd Place Overall: “Drums”

Plein Air Salon - "Drums" Luis Azon, 16x28 in., Oil
Luis Azon,
16×28 in., Oil

Best Plein Air: “Afternoon at the Beach Lover’s Point”

"Afternoon at the Beach Lover's Point" by Brian Blood, 12x16 in., Oil
“Afternoon at the Beach Lover’s Point” by Brian Blood, 12×16 in., Oil

Best Landscape Painting: “Beartooth High Country”

"Beartooth High Country" by Aaron Schuerr, 24x30 in., Oil
“Beartooth High Country” by Aaron Schuerr, 24×30 in., Oil

Best Outdoor Still Life: “Apple Season”

"Apple Season" by Derek Penix, 36x36 in., Oil
“Apple Season” by Derek Penix, 36×36 in., Oil

View the rest of the Plein Air Salon winners soon at
Note: Judges are not provided with contestant names.

The next round of the Plein Air Salon has begun so hurry, as this competition ends soon. Enter your best art in the Plein Air Salon here.

New This Year! We’re now offering a People’s Choice Award in each monthly cycle, with a prize of $100! (When you enter your painting, you’ll be able to “promote your artwork” with a special link.)

About the Plein Air Salon:

In the spirit of the French Salon created by the Academie des Beaux-Arts in Paris, this annual competition, with monthly cycles leading to annual Salon Grand Prize winners, is designed to stimulate artistic growth through competition. The competition rewards artists with $30,000 in cash prizes and exposure of their work, with the winning painting featured on the cover of Plein Air magazine.

It is our belief that cash prizes provide further inspiration and an avenue for artists to thrive and create new work by helping alleviate financial pressure.

Winners in each monthly competition may receive recognition and exposure through Plein Air magazine’s print magazine, e-newsletter, and social media. Winners of each monthly competition will also be entered into the annual competition.

Related Article > 3 Secrets to Winning Art Competitions


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