Pleir air artists, get ready to win these useful wet panel carriers! They protect your painting and everything around it. Our 2017 Summer Plein Air Contest will run from June 15th to July 15th. You can enter up to three paintings for a chance to win one. Winners are determined by popular vote. I painted this strawberry field last week during our annual visit to Whittaker’s Berry Farm in Ida, Michigan. Even with my two year old twins along, I had was able to finish a quick study and we picked ten pounds of berries. My oldest daughter and her friend were very helpful, and so was my Art Cocoon. I taped in my canvas panel when I loaded up my kit in the car. I used a table top easel and sat on the straw right next to the berries. They smelled lovely and the weather was absolute perfection. The kids had fun picking (and eating) strawberries and fell fast asleep on ride home.
I didn’t unpack my kit when we arrived home, because I was wiped out after unloading the littles and the berries. Around two am, I woke up and started worrying that I might have loaded the art cocoon in the car with the painting facing down. I ran out to check and sure enough I had. However, my masking tape held up so my painting was still intact. I put the lid back on, banded it securely in place and set it painting side down in my studio. Then I went right back to sleep.
It’s hard to believe that this time next week this contest will be wrapping up.
Let’s show these artists some love. Vote for your favorites and share!
Come see all the entries in our Winter Plein Air Contest. Vote for your favorites! There is no registration required to vote. Simply click on the artist’s name to see the whole painting and vote. Our top ten artists will win their choice of the Traveler One Gift Pack or the Traveler Two Gift pack. Voting ends February 15th and artists can enter up to three paintings, one prize awarded to each winning artist. Good Luck to all our wonderful entries!
Entering the Winter 2017 Plein Air Contest is easy!
Just fill in the entry form with:
Description ( Link to your website!)
Upload a photo of your plein air painting.
Once your photo has posted use the links below the green vote bar to share your entry on social media sites where you have an account with a quick note asking for votes, or recommending it to plein air fans. You can also post the link to your entry into emails or onto blogs and forums. We are blogging, sharing and promoting the contest, but your chances of winning will increase if you share as well. Plus, the world needs to see more art. So share yours, and give people an easy way to be supportive.
Every artist can enter up to three paintings, and the top ten artists will win their choice of the Traveler One Gift Pack or the Traveler Two Gift pack.
Thanks for entering, and Good luck!
Come see the early entries in our Winter Plein Air Contest. Vote for your favorites! There is no registraton required to vote. Simply click on the artist’s name to see the whole painting and vote. Our top ten artists will win their choice of the Traveler One Gift Pack or the Traveler Two Gift pack. Voting ends February 15th and artists can enter up to three paintings. Good Luck to all our wonderful entries!
The Art Cocoon gift packs we sent to Woman Artists of the West in support of their 46th National Exhibition have been awarded!
Jane Coleman, Black Tail Pond Overlook, Oil
SECOND PLACE, 2D
Dee Kirkham, White Peonies , Oil
THIRD PLACE, 2D
Jeanne Hyland, “Three in Search of a Tomatah”
Mejo Okon, “Cloud Cow” Allen
Val Carson, “LaJolla Cliffs, California”
Plein Air Award
The awards were selected by judge Nancy Boren.
All photo copywrites belong to their respective artists and WOAW.
For a complete list of winners and catalog of all the wonderful artwork, we encourage you to visit www.waow.org.
Good luck to our first ten entries! If it were the 31st today, every entry would get a prize. Enter and/or vote anytime in October. You can vote once per entry and there is no login or registration required to vote. Share your favorites on Facebook and Pinterest.
Blue Ridge Fog – Rhonda Care
Back Paddock Sunrise – GumboBen
Beach Walk – mary pat byrne
Reflections on the water… – Lorand Sipos
Marblehead Lighthouse – Mary Ann Clady
Adoration in Autumn – Caroline Karp
Barker Lake Color – bzgriff53
’22 Goes to Work, oil, 12×12 – Rose S. Kennedy
Ladder Creek Falls, Study – Karen Bakke
Kiki’s Home Place – Gary Baughman