Best of Show
GoPaint! just finished it's third annual plein air event in Durand, WI. Derek Davis of St. Paul MN was the artist juror. The artists 'enjoyed' typically unpredictable Wisconsin weather with temperatures ranging from 35 to 80 Fahrenheit throughout the six day event May 17-22nd.
|Best City of Durand|
Two dozen artists from MN and WI competed for thousands in prize money and purchase awards. Everyone went away talking about, 'next year.....'. Best of Show went to Tim Syring of Lacrosse WI for a watercolor of a fisherman at close range with a subtle landscape in the background. Other winners included: DK Palecek, Mary Ann Cleary, Matt Anderson, Deb Conlon, Gale Berndt, Joyce Staley and Anders Shafer.
The event was sponsored by Imagination Nation, Inc, and coordinated by artist president Jean Accola
|Best Quick Paint|
Best Chippewa River Painting
Mary Ann Cleary