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17th Annual Plein Air Invitational: March 6 - April 2, 2023

The 17th Annual Plein Air Invitational brings another outstanding exhibition of Plein Air paintings focusing on the unique beauty and environmental significance of the Anza-Borrego Desert and the Borrego Valley. The exhibition is a rich diversity of Plein Air paintings by a select group of 13 artists working in oils, watercolor and pastels, all producing work for the show during the week of March 6-10. New work will go up daily in the gallery during the week and the gallery will stay open until 7:00 pm Monday through Friday that week. The awards and reception will be held on Saturday, March 11, 3:00-5:00 on the front patio. The Gallery hosts the show till April 2, 2023. The Invitational will once again be curated by Kay Levie. The 2023 Juror of Awards will be Rick Delanty from San Clemente, CA

Invited Artists for 2023

Geoffrey Allen, Encinitas, CA; Richard Boyer, Salt Lake City, UT; Kevin Davidson, Orange, CA; Natasha Isenhour, Socorro, NM; Ryan Jensen, Blue Lake, CA; Margaret Larlham, San Diego, CA; Jason Lee, Yorba Linda, CA; Joe Mancuso, Torrance, CA; Patti McGeeney, Del Mar, CA; Robin Purcell, Carlsbad, CA; Stephen Stauffer, Murray, UT; Toni Williams, Carlsbad, CA; Jim Wodark, Orange, CA 



PLEIN AIR 2022 WINNERS



2nd PLACE
(Sponsored by Jim & Anne Wermers)


ROBIN PURCELL

Font's Point, 10x16 Watercolor





3rd PLACE 

(Sponsored by Kathy Magnum)


TIM HORN

Desert Patina, 12x16 Oil 



HONORABLE MENTIONS
(Sponsored By Ben & Donna Nourse)


RYAN JENSEN

Car Love, 12x12 Oil



MARGARET LARLHAM

Some Like It Hot, 16x12 Pastel 



STOCK SCHLUETER


Outside Borrego, 10x12 Oil


PEOPLE'S CHOICE
(Sponsored By Diane Johnson)


NATASHA ISENHOUR


Siesta at the Hacienda, 8x16 Oil 


BEST PASTEL 
 (Sponsored By O'Dunn Fine Art)


MARGI LUCENA


Coyote Canyon Creek, 12x24 Pastel 


ARTISTS CHOICE
 
(Sponsored By Joy Johnson)

MARGI LUCENA

For Body of Work


QUICK DRAW

MARGARET LARLHAM


Golden Oldie, 12x9 Pastel 






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