2016 Artists Overview

Jason Sacran

Fort Smith, Arkansas

Best in Show champion of the 2015 Olmsted Plein Air Invitational, Jason Sacran also earned these prestigious awards in 2015:  Plein Air Easton Invitational Grand Prize Winner; Fort Smith Regional Art Museum 67th Annual Art Competition, Best of Show;  South Arkansas Arts Center Annual Exhibition Best of Show El Dorado, Ark.;  Plein Air Artists of Colorado Annual Competition, Honorable Mention Boulder, Colo.; 2015 Easels In Frederick Invitational Best of Show Award and Artists’ Choice Award; Mountain Maryland Plein Air Invitational Best Nocturne Cumberland, Md; Carmel Plein Air Invitational Third Place Carmel, Calif.; Plein Air Magazine Salon; Plein Air Convention Third Place Overall , Monterey, Calif.; Plein Air Southwest Salon; Outdoor Painters Society; Southwest Gallery Best of Show and Artists’ Choice in Dallas, Texas;  Lighthouse Plein Air Invitational Grand Prize Winner Palm Beach, Fla; FSAO BoldBrush Online Competition, Finalist; Gateway to Sedona Online Competition Best of Show Winner Dec/Jan; and Art at the Center 2015 Juried Show, Best of ShowOverland Park, Kansas.

Mr. Sacran’s accomplishments in 2014 included the Carmel Plein Air Invitational Fine Art Connoisseur Award of Excellence and Best in Quick Draw;  Plein Air on the White River First Place Award and People’s Choice Award 2014;  Nocturne Competition First Place and Purchase Award at Augusta, Ga.; Missouri Plein Air Best of Show 2014; National Art Exhibition, Finalist April 2014; Raymar Online Competition Greeley, Texas;  FSAO Bold Brush Online competition Third Place 2014; Plein Air Southwest Salon Of Outdoor Painters Society Honorable Mention 2014; Light on the Land Plein Air Invitational First Place 2013; Maple Leaf Plein Air Paint Out Best of Show 2012; Portrait Society of America First Place Members Competition 2011; Wisconsin Plein Air Painter Association Best of Show 2010; and Winthrop Rockefeller Institution Invitational Best of Show in the 2010.


Portrait Society of America’s Arkansas State Ambassador