Best Floral - Plein Air Magazine's October 2020 Plein Air Salon
Anastasia Dukhanina was awarded "Best Floral" in the Plein Air Magazine's October 2020 Plein Air Salon competition for her luscious painting "Cherry Flowers".
Mary Garrish's romantically moody painting "Pine Forest with Rising Moon" won Third Place in the AIS 21st National Juried Annual Exhibition.
NOAPS Best of America 2020
Sara Jane Doberstein was awarded the National Oil & Acrylic Painters' Society "Best of America" award this year for her meticulous but painterly painting "Hazy Days"
Best Acrylic - Plein Air Magazine's November 2020 Plein Air Salon
Joe Gyurcsak was awarded "Best Acrylic" in the Plein Air Magazine's November 2020 Plein Air Salon competition for his painting "Two Painters in Sunlight".
Ney Founders Masters Award - AIS Annual Impressionist Show
Kevin Macpherson was awarded the Ney Founders Masters Award in the 21st Annual American Impressionist Show in October of 2020 for his beautiful painting "At Peace."
"Best Landscape" - Plein Air Magazine's October Plein Air Salon
Antonin Passemard won "Best Landscape" in the Plein Air Magazine's October Plein Air Salon for his painting "Near Bear Lake".
Antonin was also honored to be a teacher at the 2020 Plein Air Live event and was interviewed by Eric Rhoads for Plein Air Podcast. Click here to listen. He was 1 of 9 artists invited to participate in a Festival in Künstlerkolonie Willingshausen Museum and curated by Ben Kamili.
Finalist in Art Renewal Center's 2020 Salon
Tanvi Pathare has been honored as a finalist in the New Jersey-based Art Renewal Center's 2020 Salon with her painting "Her Ascent". See the painting here.
1st Place Painting Spring Into Art - Turner Center for the Arts
Steven Walker has had a busy year full of awards. In addition to winning First Place in Painting at the 33rd Annual Spring Into Art exhibition at Turner Center for the Arts in Valdosa, GA, he was a Top 20 Finalist for Plein Air Salon, won 3rd Place in the June Plein Air Salon, and was awarded two Honorable Mentions at the High Cotton Paint Out (Boston, GA) and Artistic Excellence competition for Southwest Magazine.
President of PAPSE
At the start of 2020, David Boyd was elected President of the prestigious Plein Air Painters of the SouthEast (PAPSE).
Juror of the October Plein Air Competition
Karen Hewitt Hagan was honored to be invited to be the juror for the October 2020 Plein Air Salon Competition.