Monday, July 22, 2013

Winners of Plein Air Easton! 2013

Zufar Biikbov after Plein Air Easton! Quick Draw Competition 2013
It was another great year of art events at the 2013 Plein Air Easton Competition & Art Festival. Held in Easton, MD, it has become the biggest festival of it's kind in the US. Check out the website at

The 2013 Plein Air.Easton! winners are:

Grand Prize $5,000 - Garin Baker, New York, N.Y., for his painting, "A Buck Twenty a Bushel"
2nd Place, $2,000 - Nancy Tankersley, Easton, MD for her painting "Brookletts Morning"
3rd Place, $1,000 - Robert Barber of Bethlehem, Pa., for his painting, "Two Sycamores"
Vanishing Landscape Award $2,500 - Charlie Hunter, Bellows Falls, Vt., for his work, "Bridge"
Best Marine Award, $2,000 - Greg LaRock, Newport Beach, CA., for the painting, "Blocked In"
Best Architectural Award, $1,000 - Tim Kelly, Baltimore, MD for his work, "Old Dover Bridge"
Artists' Choice Award, $500 + free ad in PleinAir Mag: Ken DeWaard, Chicago, IL., - "A Waterman's Life
Historic Preservation Award, $500 - Richard Sneary of Kansas City, Mo., for his painting, "Side Door"
Best New Artist to PAE!, $500 - Mark Lague, Montreal, Quebec - "Late Afternoon on Tilghman"
Best Painting by a Maryland Artist, $500 - Hiu Lai Chong, Gaithersburg, MD for "Take Me Up"
Gail Grafton Memorial Landscape Award, $500 - John Carter of Louisville, KY, for "The Cove"
Carol Hilderbrandt Award of Joy and Exuberance, $500 - Crystal Moll, Balti. , "Essence of St. Michaels"
Honorable Mention, $150 - Larry Moore, Orlando, Fla. for his painting, "Plenty of Work to Do"
Honorable Mention, $150 - Stewart White, Baltimore, MD for his painting, "Paint the Town"

Plein Air Easton! Art Competition & Festival

 Artist Charlie Hunter with his demo painting in progress
 Huge crowds turned out for Saturday's Quick Draw Competition!
 Paul Bachem during his presentation at The Tidewater Inn

 Plein Air Easton! crowd after Saturday's Quick Draw event.
Artists are lined up on either side with their just completed paintings on their easels
 Local Color Art Show at Tidewater Inn
Watercolor Artist & Instructor, Tom Lynch with his Quick Draw painting

We attended the 2013 Plein Air Easton Art Competition & Festival this past weekend. We had a great time viewing great artwork, chatting with other artists, watching art demos, touring galleries and viewing the main plein air competition paintings at the Academy Art Museum in Easton, MD. We always enjoy visiting Easton (a great art community) and taking in the most prestigious plein air competition in the country. Learn more here: .