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                          PLEIN AIR SOUTHWEST 2022

           

May 8-14, 2022


 CONGRATULATIONS TO THE AWARD WINNERS!


BEST IN SHOW

                                                              RICHIE VIOS - "MORNING MIST"

                                                         9 X 12 WATERCOLOR


AWARD OF EXCELLENCE


JOHN P. LASATER IV - "UNDER THE MURDOCHS"

8 X 12 OIL


ARTIST'S CHOICE


DURRE WASEEM - "ALL THAT GOES AROUND KATIE'S"

14 X 18 OIL


AWARD OF EXCELLENCE


ALLEN BROCKBANK - "PLAY BALL"

10X10 OIL



AWARD OF EXCELLENCE


DURRE WASEEM - "ALL THAT GOES AROUND KATIES"

14 X18 OIL


AWARD OF MERIT

SUZIE BAKER - "WHITE OLEANDER"

9X12 OIL


 

AWARD OF MERIT

LON BRAUER - "STATION IN THE SUN"

16X16 OIL



AWARD OF MERIT


ORVILLE GIGUIENTO - "PREPPED & READY"

11X14 WATERCOLOR


AWARD OF MERIT

DIANE FROSSARD - "BABY BEAR"

12X12 OIL


AWARD OF MERIT

RUSTY JONES - "KATIES SHRIMPER"

10X12 OIL


AWARD OF MERIT

JING ZHAO - "DINNER AT SEASIDE"

11X14 OIL


AWARD OF MERIT

SPENCER MEAGHER - "SUNSHINE ON HOLLYWOOD"

12X16 ACRYLIC


AWARD OF MERIT

CHRIS WILLEY- "MORNING GARDEN"

12X12 OIL


AWARD OF DISTINCTION


RANDALL COGBURN - "HOLD FAST"

16X20 OIL


AWARD OF DISTINCTION

FRAN ELLISOR - "BLUE CRAB GROUP"

12X16 OIL


AWARD OF DISTINCTION

KRYSTAL BROWN - "ENCHANTED PASSAGE"

12X16 OIL


AWARD OF DISTINCTION

ROY SMITH - "WEST END PALM"

10X8 OIL









We're excited to announce juror will be Plein Air Painters of America Signature Member MITCH BAIRD. Mitch will also teach a 3-day workshop May 10-12, during PASW. 


"Approaching Twilight"  20x20 Oil

                                                         by Mitch Baird

ABOUT THE JUROR OF AWARDS - MITCH BAIRD


Mitch Baird resides in the desert southwest in Mesa, Arizona with his wife and children.  He is a Signature Member of the following organizations: Oil Painters of America, American Impressionist Society and the prestigious Plein Air Painters of America (PAPA).

As a representational painter, Mitch believes that painting is a celebration of life and the beauty that surrounds us.  He is devoted to the traditions of the late 19th century artists who looked to the figure and nature for inspiration regarding light, color, and design. Seeking out this inspiration, Mitch works directly from life to capture the qualities and nuances of natural light and color harmony. He has a strong conviction that great artistic communication depends on solid draftsmanship, design and vision. His artistic desire is to “portray a positive visual statement and hope the viewer will experience what I see and in some sense be inspired, uplifted, or moved by my painting, whether it is of a small intimate setting or a grandiose subject.”

Please visit Mitch's website: https://www.mitchbaird.com/



 ABOUT THE EVENT


Plein Air Southwest is juried membership paint out competition presented by the Outdoor Painters Society.  The 2022 event is hosted by Galveston Historical Foundation, Galveston, Texas.  Juried artists compete for $25,000+ in cash and merchandise.  Artists will paint for 6 days and nights at selected locations within the city of Galveston. 

PASW Competition artists interpret this historic city as only a plein air painter can.  Our event takes place during the  Annual Galveston Historic Homes Tour that attracts thousands of visitors to the city.  For 6 days, artists have access to paint on the grounds of the homes on tour as well as special permission to other private locations including the 1877 Tall Ship ELISSA.  The Exhibition is in the Grand Ballroom of the historic 1859 Ashton Villa estate.  A percentage of sales from the exhibition benefits the Galveston Historic Foundation.


ABOUT GALVESTON HISTORICAL FOUNDATION AND THE EVENT

Galveston Historical Foundation (GHF) was formed as the Galveston Historical Society in 1871 and merged with a new organization formed in 1954 as a non-profit entity devoted to historic preservation and history in Galveston County. Over the last sixty years, GHF has expanded its mission to encompass community redevelopment, historic preservation advocacy, maritime preservation, coastal resiliency and stewardship of historic properties. GHF embraces a broader vision of history and architecture that encompasses advancements in environmental and natural sciences and their intersection with historic buildings and coastal life, and conceives of history as an engaging story of individual lives and experiences on Galveston Island from the 19th century to the present day. Throughout the year,  thousands of volunteers assist Galveston Historical Foundation (GHF) with its goal to “preserve and revitalize the architectural, cultural and maritime heritage of Galveston Island”.  The staff, members and volunteers work hand in hand daily supporting this vital non-profit foundation. 



THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS!


PLATNIUM SPONSORS

 

Galveston Historical Foundation

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