Plein Air Painting

14th Annual ARC Salon (2019-2020)

Plein Air Painting

Thank you to PleinAir Magazine and Plein Air Convention & Expo for sponsoring this category.

The Art Renewal Center is proud to present the winners and finalists of Plein Air Painting in the 14th International ARC Salon Competition. Plein Air Painting is about painting on site and creating beautiful scenes fully from life in a natural setting. Its origins started centuries ago as a way to capture color and light, and works created in this method were often used by artists as reference sketches when creating academic studio works. However, this style of painting took on a life of its own, becoming a favorite of the French Impressionists. Their desire to paint light and its changing, ephemeral qualities, married with the creation of transportable paint tubes and the box easel, allowed artists the freedom to paint "en plein air," which is the French expression for "in the open air". Although this category is most often associated to landscape paintings, figurative works that were also painted en plein air, are encouraged in this category. We are proud to add this important historical genera to the ARC Salon.

Winners

$2,500 Cash Award

First Place

Joe Paquet

Morning Impression, Duluth

2018

Oil on mounted linen

71.12 x 101.6 cm | 28 x 40 in

This work is available for purchase, for inquiries please write to kara.ross@artrenewal.org

$1,000 Cash Award

Second Place

John Cosby

Daybreak

2019

Oil on mounted linen

76.2 x 101.6 cm | 30 x 40 in

This work is on loan from a private collection.

$500 Cash Award

Third Place

Sergio Roffo

Wauwinet Sunset

2018

Oil on linen

76.2 x 101.6 cm | 30 x 40 in

This work is available for purchase, for inquiries please write to kara.ross@artrenewal.org

Honorable Mentions

John Cosby

Soft Stone Cliffs

2018

Oil on Mounted Linen

45.72 x 60.96 cm | 18 x 24 in

Neal Hughes

Dreamboat Nocturne

2018

oil on linen

45.72 x 60.96 cm | 18 x 24 in

Christine Lashley

Twilight, Libby Hill

2018

Oil on panel

60.96 x 45.72 cm | 24 x 18 in

Jim McVicker

Summer Apples and Roses

2018

oil on linen

91.44 x 101.6 cm | 36 x 40 in

Joe Paquet

A Gentle Indifference

2016

Oil on mounted linen

60.96 x 76.2 cm | 24 x 30 in

Jason Sacran

Beckoning

2016

oil on linen

45.72 x 60.96 cm | 18 x 24 in

Kenneth Salaz

Camilo Beach Portugal

2018

Oil on Linen

27.94 x 35.56 cm | 11 x 14 in

Bob Upton

Cool Retreat

2017

Oil on Linen

35.56 x 35.56 cm | 14 x 14 in

Finalists