2021 Plein Air Competition at the Brigham City Museum of Art & History is open and will run until April 10.
This year's theme is THRIVE125: Celebrating Utah's Statehood.
The Brigham City Museum of Art & History is pleased to announce the winners of its 2021 Plein Air Competition, a partnering program with the Utah Department of Heritage and Arts THRIVE125: Celebrating Utah’s Statehood campaign. Plein Air competitions are community challenges for artists of any level to celebrate the beauty and wonder of the natural world. The spirit of plein air requires artists to paint their entries entirely “out in the open air”. In 2020, the Museum switched the competition to the winter for the first time. Glowing feedback from the artists for this change made it stick for 2021. This wintertime plein air opportunity seeks to celebrate Utah in a season rarely captured through other plein air competitions.
Virtual Awards Ceremony:
A virtual awards ceremony, including a panel discussion with the competition’s winners and jurist, will take place via Facebook Live at 6:00 PM on Thursday, March 4. Access to the recording will then be available on the museum’s Facebook page and YouTube channel. Allen Brockbank's Best in Snow took first place, followed by Sean Wallis’ Rushing Waters in second place, and Kraig Jardine’s January Sunshine taking third place. Merit awards were given to Barbara Brandeburg's Pioneer Lane, Bran Williams’ Blue Water and Joan Ellsworth’s' Winter Day in Midway. Russell Case, widely renowned plein air artist and Brigham City local, served as jurist.
1st Place: Best in Snow by Allen Brockbank
2nd Place: Rushing Waters by Sean Wallis
3rd Place: January Sunshine by Kraig Jardine
Merit: Pioneer Lane by Barbara Brandeburg
Merit: Blue Water by Bran Williams
Merit: Winter Day in Midway by Joan Ellsworth
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