Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Winners: Theodore Robinson Plein Air Competition, Evansville WI

And the Winners Are

1st Place Larry Schultz
"Bluff Trail"

Saturday afternoon saw the wrap up of the Fourth Annual Theodore Robinson Plein Air Competition at the Union Masonic Lodge. It was a grand show and sale of the works of 14 artists from around the state. Artists from as far away as Iron Mountain, MI joined more local artists from Beloit, Madison, Waukesha, and Evansville to present paintings for judging that had been produced in and around the city over the previous nine days.

2nd Place DK Palecek
"Railroad Crossing"
 No one envied judges Dick Hagen, Pat Troyer, and Vicki McCullogh as they tried to pick the best of the works presented for judging. But, in the end, and after much discussion, they chose three paintings for special recognition. Larry Schultz’ Bluff Trail, a view from Magnolia Bluff, received the purple ribbon and $1000 cash prize as Best in Show. DK Palecek won 2nd prize for Railroad Crossing, James Faecke took home the white ribbon for his painting, September Morning.

3rd Place Jim Faecke
"September Morning"

The Theodore Robinson Plein Air competition is presented by the Friends of Eager Free Public Library, the Theodore Robinson Society, and Evansville Community Partnership. Sponsors this year included The Allen Creek Gallery, John and Sandy Decker, and the City of Evansville Tourism Committee. Paintings for the competition have been moved to Creekside Place where they will remain on display through October 22 and where they may be purchased if you choose.

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