Monday, June 16, 2014

8th Annual Edge of the Rock Plein Air Painting Event Awards: Congratulations!!!!

8th Annual Edge of the Rock Plein Air Painting Event Awards
Beloit, WI. (June 13, 2014 at 4:00pm)
The judging is complete and the awards are decided for the 8th Annual Edge of the Rock Plein Air Painting Events. John Ribble, Judge and pastel artist said: “This event reflects, both physically and conceptually, Beloit’s commitment to the arts. Kyle Martin’s Best of Show painting, Strong, After the Rain, is a tour-de-force that captures a palpable and immediate sense of time and place.”
The Beloit College-Hendricks Center for the Arts is transformed into a dazzling art gallery with beautiful scenes from Beloit’s scenic riverfront; the Beloit College campus; floral displays; downtown scenes; and more. Sue Fugate, Project Coordinator noted: “I have been involved for all eight years and find this show to be our strongest yet. The artist’s remind us of the beauty that surrounds us in Beloit. This year we have more “standout” paintings…more good paintings than ever before.”
A portion of the sales of the paintings benefit Friends of RiverFront.

A record number of participants came to both the workshop featuring Ken 
DeWaard, one of the nation’s most respected plein air painters and to the painting competition. The judges are Georgene Pomplun, John Ribble, and Diane Washa, all notable plein air painters in their own right. 

The Best in Show Award $1500
Strong, After the Rain” by Kyle Martin, Reedsburg, WI

Pride of Beloit $1000
Evening Light on Grand” by Matthew Holt, Silver Lake, WI

Friends Award $1000
Only One Small Catfish” by Jenny Anderson, Milwaukee, WI

Patron of the Arts $500
Edge of the Rock for the Edge of the Rock” by Jan Norsetter, Verona, WI

Spirit of the Arts $500
“Alliant Spillway” by Michael Reif, Appleton, WI

Honorable Mention $150

“Sunset Comes” by Paul Berquist, Viroqua, WI

Honorable Mention $150

“Dammed Rock” by Carolyn Larkin, Pewaukee, WI

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