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2018 Olmsted Plein Air Winners

Another shout-out to our award winners and a big THANK YOU to our judges! Olmsted Plein Air is at the center of the modern plein air movement. In its 4th year, the Olmsted Plein Air Invitational has become one of the most prestigious plein air painting competitions in the United States. 

To purchase available works from the 2018 Olmsted Plein Air Invitational, visit our Online Gallery

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THE OLMSTED BEST IN SHOW AWARDSouthern Bales by Kathie Odom, Sold


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MATISSE AWARD OF EXCELLENCEOld Friends, by William (Bill) Suys, Jr., $ 2,600.00
To purchase available works from the 2018 Olmsted Plein Air Invitational, visit our online gallery


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RENOIR AWARD  — The Spirit of AtlantaPonce City Market Rain, by Michele Byrne, Sold


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CEZANNE AWARD  —  Best Light in the Landscape: Atlanta Rush, by Christine Lashley, Sold


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FOUNDERS AWARD  — Best Urban LandscapeRainy Day, Vladislav Yeliseyev, Sold


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FRIENDS AND SPONSORS  AWARD — Best Vanishing LandscapeDays Gone By, Jim Richards, $1500. To purchase available works from the 2018 Olmsted Plein Air Invitational, visit our online gallery


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SOUTHERN DISTINCTIONS MAGAZINE AWARD: Clearing Storm, Joseph Gyurcsak, Sold


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PLEIN AIR MAGAZINE AWARD  —  Best Painting in Olmsted ParkOlmsted Park, Chuck Marshall, $2,200.00. To purchase available works from the 2018 Olmsted Plein Air Invitational, visit our online gallery


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JFM FRAMES AWARD —  Best Sense of Mystery: Here to Pray, Jill Basham; Sold


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GAMBLIN ARTIST COLORS AWARD  — Best Use of ColorsTwo Urban Licks, Aimee Erickson; Sold


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JUDGES AWARD OF MERIT —  Kenn Bachaus: Behind the Red Maple, Sergio Lopez; Sold


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JUDGES AWARD OF MERIT —  Seth Hopkins: Victorian Splendor, Daly Smith, $950.00
To purchase available works from the 2018 Olmsted Plein Air Invitational, visit our online gallery


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JUDGES AWARD OF MERIT — Tim Newton: Swept Away, Kathy Odom; Sold