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ANNOUNCING - 2018 PASW COMPETITION ARTISTS

MARK AKINS - COLORADO
JOE ANNA ARNETT - NEW MEXICO
SUZIE BAKER - TEXAS
BETH BATHE - PENNSYLVANIA
BRUCE BINGHAM - TEXAS
DONNA BLAND - TEXAS
TINA BOHLMAN - TEXAS
LIZ BONHAM - TEXAS
BEVERLY BOREN - TEXAS
JOHN CAGGIANO - MASSACHUSETTS
TED CLEMENS - TEXAS
CAROLYN COBB - TEXAS
LINDA DELLANDRE - TEXAS
CAROL DEVEREAUX - TEXAS
FRAN ELLISOR - TEXAS
CARLA FORREST - NEW MEXICO
KAYE FRANKLIN - TEXAS
GARY FRISK- TEXAS
DIANE FROSSARD - TEXAS
NYLE GORDON - MISSOURI
DOUG GORRELL - ARKANSAS
GAIL GREENOE - TEXAS
MICHAEL HOLTER - TEXAS
OLIVETTE HUBLER - TEXAS
JAN JEWELL - WASHINGTON
RUSTY JONES - TEXAS
CRISTY KIDWELL - TEXAS
PEGGY KINGSBURY - TEXAS
CHERYL KOEN - TEXAS
TAMMIE LANE - COLORADO
LYNN LaROSE - TEXAS
SUSAN LYNN - KANSAS
SPENCER MEAGHER - ILLINOIS
LIL MITCHELL - TEXAS
SUZANNE MORRIS - VIRGINIA
D.K. PALECEK - WISCONSIN
KELLY PENNINGTON - OKLAHOMA
HENRY PRIKRYL - TEXAS
CHUCK RAWLE - TEXAS
JEANNE REAVIS - TEXAS
WLLIAM ROGERS - NOVA SCOTIA
ROBERT ROHM - TEXAS
STUART ROPER - TEXAS
JASON SACRON - ARKANSAS
PATRICK SAUNDERS - MISSOURI
ROBERT SIMONE - FLORIDA
ROY SMITH - TEXAS
RICHARD SNEARY - MISSOURI
R. GREGORY SUMMERS - KANSAS
RICHARD SZKUTNIK - COLORADO
SHERRI THOMAS - WISCONSIN
IRMA WARD - TEXAS
TERRI WELLS - TEXAS
CHRIS WILLEY - MISSOURI

ALTERNATES:
CHRISSY PAHUCKI - N.HAMPSHIRE
NANCY PARIS PRUDEN - TEXAS
NANCY BOZEMAN - TEXAS
MARGIE TAYLOR - TEXAS
NANCY TYLER - TEXAS


Orientation and Welcome:  May 20, 2018
Official Paint Out:  May 21 - May 25, 2018
Exhibition Opening reception and Awards - May 26, 2018
Quick Paint: May 26, 2018

      Joshua Been Workshop May 27 - 29
Exhibition ends June 9, 2018


Plein Air Southwest  is a juried plein air competition, exhibition and sale presented by the Outdoor Painters Society and hosted by the Rockport Center for the Arts, Rockport, Texas.  The competition artists are members of the Outdoor Painters Society and considered some of the "best of the best" plein air painters working today.
 
Plein Air Southwest has earned the reputation as one of the premier events of Spring. The Outdoor Painters Society sponsors the event to showcase the incredible talent within our membership and to promote an appreciation for the process of painting “en plein air”.  All works are completed outdoors on location and are characterized by the bold use of color, design and the freshness of paint application.  

The 2018 event will mark a new format and paint out location!  Plein Air Southwest has emerged from a salon-style gallery exhibition into a 6-day paint out competition followed by a 3-week show & sale of plein air work produced during the official paint out period of May 21 - 25, 2018.  The host venue for 2018 is Rockport Center for the Arts in Rockport, Texas. This area on the Texas Gulf Coast is rich with subject matter that appeals to all plein air painters!

   



Rockport Center for the Arts  sustained devastating damage from Harvey, but continues to host community-driven arts events such as Art Educator Days, ArtLink for Kids, the Rockport Film Festival, a Music Performance Series, and the Rockport Clay Expo are just a few examples. Rockport itself has over 200 working artists, a variety of downtown art galleries, and was recently named a "Top 10 Coastal Art Colony" by Coastal Living Magazine. The Art Center's sculpture garden boasts works by internationally acclaimed granite sculptor Jesus Moroles, as well as acclaimed sculptors Kent UllbergSandy ScottCharles Umlauf, and James Surls



2018 Juror of Awards 


JOSHUA BEEN


 Secret Solitude  36x60 Oil


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