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Brushes By the Beach Plein Air 2023 Winners

From our Juror Liz Bonham,

I am often asked what I look for in judging. While appreciating all artistic expression, only a few can be chosen. A "WOW" factor can be seen when all the pieces of the puzzle have been done creatively and correctly. Have the elements of art, principles of design, composition, value, drawing, shapes, color harmony and color temperatures, texture, edges and sense of place been utilized? Plein air painting by its nature is recording moving elements, my last review is for rhythmic moving of light - catching of a moment in time.

        I would like to thank Brenda Lee and G. Lee Gallery for this opportunity. To each of the artists thank you for allowing so many to see the beauty of your work. Thank you for participating in this year's show!   

Best of Show - George D. Lee Memorial Award

"Lily Pad Reflections" by Nancy Paris Pruden, 

 9" x 12", Oil


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McKinnon and Associates Award

Second Place

"Beach Fishing" by Vicky Gooch, Oil, 10" x 20"


Railey Family Award

Third Place

"Miss Vic" by Kathy Hammond, Oil,  14" x 11"


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Honorable Mention

"Island Lifestyle" by Judi Beauford, 

 Oil,  12 " x  9"



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