10th Annual Sedona Plein Air Festival
OCTOBER 18-25, 2014

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2014 Festival Artists:

Mitch Baird (Colorado)
Joshua Been (Colorado)
Shonto Begay (Arizona)
Robert Burridge (California)
Michele Byrne (Pennsylvania)
Betty Carr (Arizona)
Bill Cramer (Arizona)
Robert Dalegowski (Arizona)
Christine Debrosky (Arizona)
Katie Dowling (Colorado)
Stan Fellows (Colorado)
Tracey Frugoli (Illinois)
Bruce Gomez (Colorado)
Debra Joy Groesser (Nebraska)
Charlie Hunter (Vermont)
Caroline Jasper (Florida)

Michael Chesley Johnson (Arizona)
Becky Joy (Arizona)
Shelby Keefe (Wisconsin)
Gretchen Lopez (Arizona)
Robert Masla (Massachusetts)
James McGrew (Oregon)
Lori McNee (Idaho)
Carl Ortman (Colorado)
Susan Pitcairn (Arizona)
Rachel Pettit (Utah)
Dave Santillanes (Colorado)
Loriann Signori (Washington DC)
Susiehyer (Colorado)
Dawn Sutherland (Arizona)
Williamson Tapia (Arizona)

"The Dream Team" by Carl Ortman - the 2014 Sedona Plein Air Festival Poster Award

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SEDONA PLEIN AIR FESTIVAL pays homage to the spirit and innovation of the great French Impressionists whose paintings were based on the belief that "you should trust your eyes" to capture the beauty that surrounds you. As with the old masters, contemporary plein-air artists paint from life in the out-of-doors (en plein air), capturing moments in time that reflect the ever-changing colors, light and shadows, temperature and shifting elements. The art form requires stamina, focus, and the ability to be completely absorbed in the work regardless of what Mother Nature is throwing at them. There is no setting more perfect than Sedona and Oak Creek Canyon in late October to find vibrant, unexpected scenic beauty. It is truly an artist's paradise.  Thirty award-winning artists, selected from among the best of the best, have accepted invitations to participate in this showcase. They are coming from all over the United States to spend eight days painting en plein air, and to share their incredible talent and unique experiences with this challenging art form.

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Congratulations to the 2013 Sedona Plein Air Festival Award Winners:

Best of Show

Tracey Frugoli, "Amongst the Junk"
Judge, Jill Carver

Artists' Choice

Katie Dowling, for body of work
Judges, Festival Artists

Collector's Choice

Carl Ortman, "The Dream Team"
Judges, Public Attendees

2014 Poster Award

Carl Ortman, "The Dream Team"
Judges, Sedona Arts Center Staff

Merit Awards

Joshua Been, "Moonset Over Sedona"
Dave Santillanes
, "Day Break Over Dry Creek"
Bill Cramer
, "Western Spectacle"
Lori Putnam, "Jerome Gold"
Larry Moore, "Red, Blue, Yellow"
Judge, Jill Carver

Best Main St. Paint Out

Tracey Frugoli, "Sedona Prayer Tree"
Larry Moore, "Old Friends"

Judges, Carl Judson of Guerilla Painter
Scott Gellatley of Gamblin Oils


Best Historic Quick-Paint

Carl Ortman, "Cowboy Up"
Susiehyer, "La Sombre"

Judge, Carl Judson of Guerilla Painter

Best Native American Legacy

Williamson Tapia,
"Morning at Montezuma's Well"
Judge, Tony Abeyta

Native American Legacy Merit Awards

Shonto Begay, "Rim Elder"
Shanna Kunz, "Path to Montezuma's Castle"
Bruce Gomez, "The Sail"
Judge, Tony Abeyta


A Special Thank you to all of our Sponsors!

Best of Show, Sponsored by Southwest Art Magazine
Artists' Choice, Sponsored by Best Western Arroyo Roble
Collector's Choice, Sponsored by New Frontiers Marketplace
Poster Award, Sponsored by Plein Air Magazine
Main Street Awards, Sponsored by Guerrilla Painter and Gamblin Oils
Historic Quick Paint Awards, Sponsored by Guerilla Painter and Gamblin Oils

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