Here they are, all the winners!

 

Last night, 11 April 2015, the Outdoor Painters Society assembled the best display of plein air paintings ever for their annual Plein Air Southwest Salon. Hundreds of paintings were submitted by artists from 16 states, from those, 203 paintings competed for awards. Show juror, Phil Starke, selected the 21 paintings below for awards. President, Tina Bohlman, after a welcoming message, introduced Phil Starke. Mr. Starke was impressed by the strength of the show which he said was “fun to judge”. He exhibited his thoroughness and care as it took him over three hours to select the award winners.

Five important criteria directed his final decisions: 1) Composition/design  2) Values  3) Color (temperature/harmony)  4) Technique    5) Overall appearance/presentation.

This beautiful show will hang through the month of April at Southwest Gallery in Dallas.

Enjoy! I’m so happy for Jason Sacran. He so deserved this award. What an amazing painter!!!!

 

Best of Show - Jason Sacran - "Between" - 16"x 20"

Best of Show – Jason Sacran – “Between” – 16″x 20″

 

Editor's Award - John Lasater - "Country Barn" - 14"x 18"

Editor’s Award – John Lasater – “Country Barn” – 14″x 18″

Award of Excellence - John Cook - "To Be Resurrected" - 11"x 14"

Award of Excellence – John Cook – “To Be Resurrected” – 11″x 14″

Award of Excellence - Stuart Fullerton - "Nocturne Monterey" - 8"x 10"

Award of Excellence – Stuart Fullerton – “Nocturne Monterey” – 8″x 10″

Award of Excellence - Ned Mueller - "Nash's Farm" - 11"x 14"

Award of Excellence – Ned Mueller – “Nash’s Farm” – 11″x 14″

Award of Excellence - Nancy Boren - "Sunny Delight" - 8"x 10"

Award of Excellence – Nancy Boren – “Sunny Delight” – 8″x 10″

Award of Merit - Bill Gallen - "In the San Mateos" - 9"x 12"

Award of Merit – Bill Gallen – “In the San Mateos” – 9″x 12″

Award of Merit - Randy Saffle - "Middle of Nowhere" - 12"x 16"

Award of Merit – Randy Saffle – “Middle of Nowhere” – 12″x 16″

Award of Merit - Spencer Meagher - "Summer Stroll" - 11"x 15"

Award of Merit – Spencer Meagher – “Summer Stroll” – 11″x 15″

Award of Merit - Rusty Jones - "Highland Lake Cove" - 12"x 16"

Award of Merit – Rusty Jones – “Highland Lake Cove” – 12″x 16″

Award of Merit - Ann Larsen - "A Perfect Day" - 8"x 10"

Award of Merit – Ann Larson – “A Perfect Day” – 8″x 10″

Award of Merit - Kaye Franklin - "Spring" - 12"x 12"

Award of Merit – Kaye Franklin – “Spring” – 12″x 12″

Honorable Mention - Rosie Sandifer - "Along the Virgin River" - 11"x 14"

Honorable Mention – Rosie Sandifer – “Along the Virgin River” – 11″x 14″

Honorable Mention - Mark Farina - "Gosby House, Pacific Grove" - 12"x 9"

Honorable Mention – Mark Farina – “Gosby House, Pacific Grove” – 12″x 9″

Honorable Mention - Carol Swinney - "High Up in the Catalinas" - 16"x 8"

Honorable Mention – Carol Swinney – “High Up in the Catalinas” – 16″x 8″

Honorable Mention - Cecilia Robertson - "Summer's Sparkle" - 8"x 10"

Honorable Mention – Cecilia Robertson – “Summer’s Sparkle” – 8″x 10″

Honorable Mention - Diane Frossard - "Hackberry" - 8"x 10"

Honorable Mention – Diane Frossard – “Hackberry” – 8″x 10″

Honorable Mention - John Pototschnik - "East Texas Morning" - 9"x 18"

Honorable Mention – John Pototschnik – “East Texas Morning” – 9″x 18″

Honorable Mention - Susan Lynn - "High Nob Evening" - 14"x 13"

Honorable Mention – Susan Lynn – “High Nob Evening” – 14″x 13″

Honorable Mention - Iryna Milton - "Indian Canyon" - 16"x 12"

Honorable Mention – Iryna Milton – “Indian Canyon” – 16″x 12″

Honorable Mention - Debob Jacobs - "Evening Shadows" - 9"x 12"

Honorable Mention – Debob Jacobs – “Evening Shadows” – 9″x 12″

 

A huge congratulations to all the winners. Special thanks to these generous sponsors: Outdoor Painters Society, Southwest Art Magazine, Western Art Collector, PleinAir Magazine, Fine Art Studio Online, Gamblin, Blick Art, Utrecht Art, Guerilla Painter, Source Tek, Wind River Arts, Raymar, En Plein Air Pro, Richeson Art, Asel Art, and Golden Paints. Finally, a huge round of applause to Southwest Gallery for hosting this fantastic event. This is their eighth year to participate and they do such a great job.

 

John Pototschnik is an Art Renewal Center Associate Living Master
To vie his art and bio, please click HERE