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13th Annual PleinAir Salon Art Competition Monthly Awards

April 2023 Awards

By May 26, 2023March 18th, 2024No Comments

The awards for the April 2023 PleinAir Salon Art Competition were announced on May 31st. The selections were made by judge, Catherine Saks, owner of Saks Gallery in Denver, CO. The overall and category winners will now be included in the judging for the 13th Annual PleinAir Salon Competition being awarded in May 2024.


Lana Privitera, Looking for a Way Out
Watercolor, 29×21 in.

“The artist masterfully handled light and shadow in this work. Painted from an interesting perspective, the viewer is drawn in for more details. The curious relationship between the objects is thought- provoking. The artist chose a difficult composition and executed it beautifully.”


Carmen Drake (Owens), Innocence at Dawn
Oil, 10×8 in.

“This portrait went beyond tender and endearing. It captures a glimpse of the personality of the subject. The intricate details in the work are exquisitely created.”


Rosanna Gaddoni (Netherlands), Pastorale
Charcoal & Graphite, 26×19 in.

“This work in charcoal and graphite displays a strong command of draftsmanship. It goes well beyond the subject and is appreciated for the fine detail using a limited palette.”


Each category award winner is now entered into the Annual Competition. Judges will review all the winners from the 13th Annual PleinAir Salon, and we will award over $22,000 at the Annual Competition held in May 2024.


The category honorable mention recipients are eligible to re-enter their paintings into future competitions.


Each month all the entries are reviewed and scored by a judge. The paintings with the highest scores become the Top 100 Finalists. (In the event of tied scores, there may be more than 100). The awards for the monthly competition are selected from this group of finalist.

Click here to view all the entrants to the April PleinAir Salon Art Competition.