PleinAir Salon - Lana Privitera, “Looking for a Way Out,” watercolor, 29 x 21 in.
Lana Privitera, “Looking for a Way Out,” watercolor, 29 x 21 in.

We’d like to congratulate Lana Privitera for winning Overall First Place in the April 2023 PleinAir Salon, judged by Catherine Saks of Saks Gallery.

Originally from Spain, Lana Privitera ( graduated in 1983 from the Fine Arts School of Zaragoza, where she majored in Fashion Design and Art History. After working in Advertising for a few years, she moved to the USA in the early 1990s.

Privitera returned to painting and art competitions full-time in 2014, specializing in creating very detailed still lifes in watercolor.

In a short time, Privitera’s paintings have gathered a long list of awards in watercolor competitions both nationally and internationally. In recent years, her watercolors have also participated in Exhibits and Invitationals in Dubai, Greece, Spain, Uruguay, Bolivia, Bulgaria, Canada, Italy, Holland, and Russia. Her work has also been featured in diverse art publications – both in the USA and abroad.

She is a Signature Member of the prestigious American Watercolor Society (AWS), the National Watercolor Society (NWS), the North East Watercolor Society (NEWS), the Watercolor Honor Society (WHS), and the Philadelphia Watercolor Society (PWCS), among others.

Preview more of the April 2023 PleinAir Salon winners at our sister site,

About the PleinAir Salon:

In the spirit of the French Salon created by the Academie des Beaux-Arts in Paris, this annual online art competition, with 11 monthly cycles, leading to the annual Salon Grand Prize winners, is designed to stimulate artistic growth through competition. The competition rewards artists with $50,000 in cash prizes and exposure of their work, with the winning painting featured on the cover of PleinAir™ Magazine.

Winners in each monthly competition may receive recognition and exposure through PleinAir Magazine’s print magazine, e-newsletters, websites, and social media. Winners of each competition will also be entered into the annual competition. The Annual Awards will be presented live at the next Plein Air Convention & Expo.

The next round of the PleinAir Salon has begun so hurry, as this competition ends on the last day of the month. Enter your best art in the PleinAir Salon here.



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