Big Cedar Lodge is honored to announce the winners of the Third Annual Plein Air Paint Out that took place over the past week. Artists from across the nation gathered at Big Cedar and Dogwood Canyon Nature Park for a chance to compete for cash prizes, awards, and the coveted Wine Label Award.
The winners of this year’s competition are: Marty Coulter, 1st Place Quick Draw; John Lasater, 2nd Place Quick Draw; John Lasater, 1st Place Night Paint Out; Ken Chapin, 2nd Place Night Paint Out; Billy’o O’Donnell, 1st Place Best of Show; Susan Rogers, 2nd Place Best of Show; Larry DeGraff, 3rd Place Best of Show; Marty Coulter, Dick Blick Award; Jason Sacran, Artist’s Choice Award; and Henryk Ptasiewicz, 2012 Wine Label Award.
As the winner of the Wine Label Award, Ptasiewicz’s painting will be used as a label for all Big Cedar Lodge house wines served at the Worman House Restaurant, Devil’s Pool Restaurant, Buzzard Bar, and in the Lodge’s gift shop. In addition, he will receive two cases of the wine and a cash prize.
“Each year the event gets better and better,” according to Jeanie Morris, fellow artist and coordinator of the Plein Air Paint Out. “We love the great atmosphere the event brings to the resort, having over 100 gifted and friendly artists painting and visiting with guests while capturing the beauty of the Ozarks in the fall.”
The awards ceremony was preceded by a gallery where resort guests and art lovers could purchase the original paintings created during the weeklong event. Artists of all skill levels were able to display their works to the public and make valuable connections.
“It was a fun time for the artists to be spoiled a little and catch up with friends,” says Morris. Exactly what Big Cedar Lodge is all about!
John Lasater, 2nd Place Quick Paint
Marty Coulter, 1st Place Quick Paint
Ken Chapin, 2nd Place Night Paint Out
John Lasater, 1st Place Night Paint Out
Larry DeGraff, 3rd Place Best in Show
Susan Rogers, 2nd Place Best in Show
Billy'o O'Donnell, 1st Place Best in Show
Jason Sacran, Artist's Choice Award
Henryk Ptasiewicz, 2012 Wine Label Award