Judging

2019 AWARDS JUDGES

This prestigious panel will select the best of the best among the paintings created for the 2019 Olmsted Plein Air Invitational, available to collectors and the public.

Nancy Franke   Contemporary American Impressionist Artist, Signature member of both Oil Painters of America and American Impressionist Society

Nancy Franke

Contemporary American Impressionist Artist, Signature member of both Oil Painters of America and American Impressionist Society

Kelly Kane   Editor-in-Chief,  PleinAir Magazine and American Watercolor Weekly , Kane has more than 20 years experience in art publishing. She has interviewed many of the preeminent artists of our time and written numerous articles about painting, drawing, art education, and art history.

Kelly Kane

Editor-in-Chief, PleinAir Magazine and American Watercolor Weekly , Kane has more than 20 years experience in art publishing. She has interviewed many of the preeminent artists of our time and written numerous articles about painting, drawing, art education, and art history.

Robert Pillsbury   President Salmagundi Club

Robert Pillsbury

President Salmagundi Club

2018 AWARDS Judges

Kenn Backhaus

Kenn Backhaus

Seth Hopkins

Seth Hopkins

Tim Newton

Tim Newton

2018 Olmsted Grand Prize Winner Kathie Odom . From left to right, Awards Judges Kenn Backhaus, Seth Hopkins and Tim Newton. Kathie Odom , Co-founders Lillian Ansley and Andy Hall and Toby Brooks, Board Chair, Olmsted Linear Park Alliance.

2018 Olmsted Grand Prize Winner Kathie Odom . From left to right, Awards Judges Kenn Backhaus, Seth Hopkins and Tim Newton. Kathie Odom , Co-founders Lillian Ansley and Andy Hall and Toby Brooks, Board Chair, Olmsted Linear Park Alliance.

2017 AWARDS Judges

Dan Amos

Dan Amos

Clyde Aspevig

Clyde Aspevig

West Fraser

West Fraser

2016 AWARDS Judges 

Dee Beard Dean

Dee Beard Dean

William "Bill" Underwood Eiland

Peter Trippi

Peter Trippi

2015 AWARDS Judges

David Breneman

David Breneman

Anne Blair Brown

Anne Blair Brown

Steve Doherty

Steve Doherty