Amazing results from amazing artists- painters fresh to plein air as well as those who have mastered the craft –
The Studios of Key West held the 4th Annual Plein Air Painting Competition during the 5th Birthday Party Bash on Saturday, March 3.
Canvases and watercolor papers were stamped at 9 am and completed works were returned by 2 pm for display and judging.
TSKW Artist in Residence, Anne Ireland, a landscape painter from Falmouth, Maine juried work by 22 artists:
Bree Buckley, Priscilla Coote, Christine Cordone, Joan Cox, Sandy Curtis, Fran Decker, Linda Fife, Vicki Gordon, Pam Hobbs, Kathleen Husted, Joe Jackson, Alice Levy, Marcus Lundell, Chris Moses, Will Nethaway, Barbara Perry, Wanda Simmen, Andy Thurber, Tricia Verhelle, Jane Washburn, Susan Wiley, and Jane Witmer.
The following awards were presented at 6 pm:
1st Place Blue Ribbon $150 Cash Prize Kathleen Husted Lone Tree
2nd Place Red Ribbon $100 Cash Prize Priscilla Coote Shadows
3rd Place Yellow Ribbon $50 Cash Prize Sandy Curtis Boats
3 Honorable Mentions
$50 value (2 tickets to an Old Town New Folk Concert)
Bree Buckley Happy Birthday
Chris Moses Whitehead and Truman
Marcus Lundell Hot Winter Morning
In addition, party goers cast votes for their favorite work on display.
The People’s Choice Awards were tallied and the winners are:
1st Place $50 Gift Certificate to TSKW Andy Thurber Lois and Marks’ Expedition2nd Place $25 Gift Certificate to TSKW Kathleen Husted Lone Tree
3rd Place One Old Town New Folk Ticket Marcus Lundell Hot Winter Morning
5th Birthday Bash images by Ralph DePalma