Best In Show Award: Jason Sacran
The 2016 Maui Plein Air Painting Invitational Best in Show Award was presented to Jason Sacran for his painting, “Lahaina Dusk.” Scroll down to see images of all the award winning paintings.
The 2016 MPAPI event was most exciting. with ten new artists and a few changes to the event paintout locations. The week culminated with the award announcements, the Collectors’ Gala sponsored by Maui Prime Fine Foods, and the Artists Aloha Reception sponsored by One Main Plaza (Lynn & Jim Foster & John Saunders – owners). Sixteen awards were given out at our Collectors’ Gala event.
The Best in Show (BIS) award winner received a $1000 cash award from these event sponsors: Islanders, Hawaii, Plein Air Painters, The Village Galleries, and Maui Arts League. In addition, the BIS winner receives a full page ad in Southwest Art magazine. Please see all of our sponsors and links to their websites here on our website.
Lori Putnam received the Irvine Museum Award along with $500 gift certificate from Gamblin art supplies. John P. Lasater IV received the Irvine Museum Honorable Mention, Artists’ Choice, Collectors’ Choice, and the One Main Plaza Sponsor Awards along with a quarter page ad in Plein Air Magazine.
Congratulations to the award winners and to all the artists for their inspiring entries. The paintings this year are the best collection of paintings we have had in 11 years! Jean Stern, Executive Director, of the Irvine Museum who judges the event’s art works each year, says it is getting more difficult as the caliber of artist participating continues to raise the bar by producing some of the most technical and skilled artworks he’s seen over the 11 years.
Additional 2016 Maui Plein Air Artist Awards:
Please visit the Participating Artists page on our website for links to all the invited painters for this year’s event.
The Irvine Museum Award – Lori Putnam
Honorable Mentions – Macario Pascual, John P Lasater IV, Hiu Lai Chong
Artists’ Choice – John P. Lasater IV
People’s Choice – John P. Lasater IV
Honor Hawaii, Honor Maui Award – James McGrew
Mala, Honu, Frida’s Restaurant Quick Draw Award – Michael Clements
One Main Plaza Award – John P. Lasater IV
Montage Kapalua Bay Award – James McGrew
Makana Aloha Foundation Award – Hiu Lai Chong
Kaʻanapali Land Management Corp. Award – Greg LaRock
Pioneer Inn Award – Mary Pettis
Maui Prime Fine Foods Award – Ronaldo Macedo
Revelite Award – Hui Lai Chong
Scroll down to see full size images of each of these award-winning paintings.