2016 Artists Overview

Kenneth DeWaard

Viroqua, Wisconsin  

Mr. DeWaard is returning to OPAI in 2016. His recent awards include Door County Plein Air - Best of Show and Artist Choice, 2015; Plein Air Easton – PAE Competition, 2015; Lighthouse Plein Air Competition -3rd place award, 2015;  Olmsted Plein Air Invitational – Paint Quick Honorable Mention, 2015;  Lighthouse Plein Air Competition, 2014; Plein Air Easton- 3rd place award and Artist Choice Award for Pre-Event, 2014; A Little Piece of Italy - Monteprandone AP, 2014; Laguna Beach Plein Air Invitational - The Strada and Randy Higbee Gallery Awards, 2013; Plein Air Easton – 3rd place Quick Draw, 2013 Florida’s Forgotten Coast Plein Air – Quick Draw Honorable Mention; Callaway Gardens Plein Air -Best of Show, 2012.  He teaches at The Academy of Fine Art in Denmark, Wisconsin in the Driftless area.


Mr. DeWaard has appeared in the LaCrosse Tribune June 2014, the subject of “Artist Focus” in American Art Collector Magazine June 2012.