Annie Murphy-Robinson (California), “Casey ‘Waiting’,” Charcoal, 26 x 42 in.
Annie Murphy-Robinson (California), “Casey ‘Waiting’,” Charcoal, 26 x 42 in.

We’d like to congratulate Annie Murphy-Robinson for winning Overall First Place in the May 2024 PleinAir® Salon, judged by D. Eleinne Basa, Artist and 1st PleinAir Salon Grand Prize Winner.

Basa chose “Casey ‘Waiting'” (charcoal, 26 x 42 in.) by Annie Murphy-Robinson from California.

“The first-place winner for me is this drawing,” said Basa. “Drawings can show you the skill of the artist technically, but this one also shows the artist’s skills in terms of trying to elicit a viewer’s response. I see a beautifully rendered drawing of a young woman in thought, and this conveys good lighting and mood. For the top three, I tried to imagine if I saw them in person, in a room with the other pieces that I chose, which one would stand out and jump out at me.”

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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