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PLEIN AIR SOUTHWEST 2019


                                             CONGRATULATIONS

      2019 AWARD WINNERS!


    BEST IN SHOW

    ROBERT SIMONE

    "TALL SHIP ELISSA" - Oil



                     AWARD OF EXCELLENCE

                               RICHIE VIOS

                                           "PLEASURE PIER" - Watercolor


    AWARD OF EXCELLENCE

    LON BRAUER


    "MONUMENTS" - Oil


    ARTIST'S CHOICE - BEST BODY OF WORK

    SPENCER MEAGHER

    "TALL SHIP ELISSA" - OIL


    AWARD OF EXCELLENCE

    JOE ANNA ARNETT


    "CAPTAIN CARL'S PRIDE" - OIL


    AWARD OF EXCELLENCE

    RANDALL COGBURN

    "TALL SHIP ELISSA AT PORT" - OIL


    AWARD OF DISTINCTION

    FRAN ELLISOR

    "RIGHT DOWN MY ALLEY" - OIL


    AWARD OF DISTINCTION

    TED CLEMENS

    "GULF BREEZES" - OIL


    AWARD OF DISTINCTION

    ALISON MENKE

    "SHRIMP NETS" - OIL


    AWARD OF DISTINCTION

    SPENCER MEAGHER

    "TALL SHIP ELISSA" - OIL


    AWARD OF DISTINCTION

    JULIE SANDERSON

    "DARLENE'S DANDY" - OIL


    AWARD OF MERIT

    CHUCK RAWLE

    "WETLANDS" - OIL


    AWARD OF MERIT

    JON BURLESON

    "PEACE AMONG THE WILDFLOWERS" - OIL


    AWARD OF MERIT

    TINA BOHLMAN

    "GOING FISHING" - WATERCOLOR


    AWARD OF MERIT

    MARCHITA PRIEST

    "PATIENTLY WAITING" - OIL


    AWARD OF MERIT

    CAROL DEVEREAUX

    "GODESS OF THE GARDEN" - OIL


    AWARD OF MERIT

    ROBERT ROHM

    "ON TOUR" - OIL


    AWARD OF MERIT

    NANCY PARIS PRUDEN

    "BLUE SILK STOCKING" - OIL


    AWARD OF MERIT

    PEGGY KINGSBURY

    "NIGHT ON THE STRAND" - OIL




    THE FOLLOWING ARE A SELECT FEW OF OVER 200 PAINTINGS COMPLETED DURING THE EVENT. 


                

           LYNN LaROSE                       JOE ANNA ARNETT            MARY ANN BRUMMER


                   

         TED CLEMENS                       CAROLYN COBB                       RANDALL COGBURN


                          

          JUDY CROWE                       CAROL DEVEREAUX                         FRAN ELLISOR


                        

        GARY FRISK                             FRANK GABRIEL                    JEAN-PIERRE JACQUET


                  

       CHRISTY KIDWELL               ALAN KRIEGSHAUSER              LEROY LeFLORE


                      

      JEFFREY McDANIEL                  SPENCER MEAGHER                  ALISON MENKE


                      

        GUY MORROW                         NANCY PARIS PRUDEN            MARCHITA PRIEST


                        

      HENRY PRIKRYL                       CHUCK RAWLE                                JEANNE REAVIS


                     

     ROBERT ROHM STUART ROPER JULIE SANDERSON


            

      CECY TURNER                    NANCY TYLER            RICHIE VIOS               IRMA WARD




    ABOUT THE EVENT

    Plein Air Southwest is juried membership paint out competition preseLYnted by the Outdoor Painters Society.  The 2019 event is hosted by Galveston Historical Foundation, Galveston, Texas.  Juried artists competed for $25,000+ in cash and merchandise.  Artists painted for 6 days and nights at selected locations within the city of Galveston. 

    PASW Competition artists interpreted this historic city as only a plein air painter can.  Our event took place during the 45th Annual Galveston Historic Homes Tour that attracted thousands of visitors to the city.  For 6 days, artists had 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 was in the Grand Ballroom of the historic 1859 Ashton Villa estate.  A percentage of sales from the exhibition benefited the Galveston Historic Foundation.



    ABOUT THE JUROR OF AWARDS

    Ft. Collins, Colorado artist Dave A. Santillanes ….…” capturing the essence of a landscape involves a realistic rendering of color, light and atmosphere.  This requires direct observation and is why most of my paintings begin in the field with a plein air study.   But studying the physical aspects of nature isn’t the only reason I paint outdoors; for me, the sensory experience of being there is equally important. There’s no better way to get to know a place on earth than to sit for a couple of hours and contemplate it while painting. This intense observation brings a spiritual intimacy with the scene that can’t be achieved in mere passing and allows me to “speak” with complete sincerity in each painting.”  Dave is an Artist’s artist…We’re delighted that he will join us in Galveston, judge the exhibition and teach a 3-day workshop May 14, 15, 16 in the Dallas Ft. Worth area.  To learn more about our juror and to see  some of his latest work, please visit his website, www.dasanti.com



    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. 



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