2020 Plein Air Plus Fifth – Annual National Juried Competition

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Date: Saturday, September 12th, 2020 - Sunday, November 1st, 2020

Time: All Day



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Exhibition Dates: September 12th – November 1st

Thirty-five artists have been selected by the Juror to paint the unique seashore environment of LBI during a 2 month “Paint Out”, allowing artists the freedom to visit and paint the scenic, seashore environment of LBI, New Jersey on their own schedule, any time between July 1st through August 31st. Artists chose the time of day, weather, and varied locations to paint. Culminating in the “Island Life” exhibition and gallery sale in September, 135 paintings will feature the selected artist’s Plein Air works and larger studio paintings developed from Plein Air studies. Many prizes will be awarded to the artists in different categories.



Lee Ann Lindgreen // My Blue Heaven, Oil on aluminum – 1st Prize Plein Air Classic

Tarryl Gabel // Sunrise over the marsh, studio,  Oil on gallery wrap canvas – 1st Prize Plein Air Plus

John Slivjak // Bathers at Long Beach Island, Oil on linen – 2nd Prize

Laura Martinez-Bianco // Tree Tops, Pastel – 3rd Prize

Kristan Barcalow // Racing the Sunset, Acrylic – Honorable Mention

Robert Baum // Atlantic Rhythm, Oil – Honorable Mention

Patrick M. Biesty // Proudly She Waves, Watercolor – Honorable Mention

Paula Pearl // Wave Study II, Pastel – Honorable Mention

Andrea Pilling // Queen City Dames, Oil on linen – Honorable Mention

Crista Pisano // Dog Beach, Oil on Panel – Honorable Mention

Raymond Smith // Island Life, Oil – Honorable Mention

Doug Tweddale // Approaching Storm, Oil – Honorable Mention

Jay Taylor // Beach Eatery, Oil on linen – Honorable Mention

Eric Van Der Vlugt // Lighthouse Marina, Oil on panel – Honorable Mention

Juror: David C. Levy

About the Juror: David C. Levy 

We are very pleased to have David C. Levy as our Juror in 2020. David Levy has an illustrious career as an internationally known and highly respected art professional. He is an artist/designer, educator, photographer, museum director, art historian and musician. His current role is as President of the Education Division of Cambridge Information Group. Levy is also President of Sotheby’s Institute of Art, and Chairman of Bach to Rock.

Dr. Levy served for 19 years as the CEO of the Parsons School of Design, transforming the school from a small, struggling, non-degree-granting trade school into one of the largest and most diversified visual arts colleges in the United States. He served as President and Director of the Corcoran Gallery of Art and College of Art and Design. Over his 14-year tenure, Levy rebuilt both the museum and its college of art, mounting more than 300 exhibitions and expanding the museum’s 1990 attendance of 80,000 to just under one million by 2004.  In 2005, Levy began a consulting relationship with Cambridge Information Group (CIG) and, in 2007, became President of its Education Group and of its graduate school, Sotheby’s Institute of Art. His professional accomplishments are unparalleled as an educator and innovative leader in the arts.

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