Siloam Springs, Arkansas
Honors in 2014 include Private Plein Air Exhibit for President George W. Bush, Best of Show/First Place awards at Plein Air Southwest, Best of Show/Collectors’ Choice at Easels in Frederick, Best of Show/Artists’ Choice at Plein Air on the White River, Artists’ Choice/People's Choice awards at Plein Air Rockies, second place at Augusta Plein Air, Merit Award at First Brush of Spring Paintout, first place Face Off a Portraiture Competition at Arkansas Arts Center and Light on the Land Invitational.
Mr. Lasater has been published in Plein Air Magazine Oct/Nov 2014, Southwest Art Magazine Oct 2014, International Artist Magazine Oct/Nov 2014, OutdoorPainter.com 2014. John participated in the Artists Helping Artists Podcast in August 2014 and recorded an interview with the John Pototschnik blog in May 2014.
Mr. Lasater founded a tour to foster art appreciation in underserved areas called 24 Paintings in 24 Hours, showcasing his stamina to plein air paint for a full 24 hours. There have been three events to date, in Arkansas, Washington and Missouri.