2019 AWARD WINNERS

Mendocino Open Paint Out
on Northern California's
Beautiful Mendocino Coast

September 16-22, 2019

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Southwest Art Best in Show
Ryan Jensen

Southwest Art Best in Show: Ryan Jensen, Love Birds
"Love Birds," oil

Sponsor: Southwest Art
Prize: Full page advertisement in Southwest Art Magazine

Sponsor: Janis & John Porter
Prize: $500 in cash

 

Plein Air Magazine Overall Consistency Award
Rick J. Delanty

Plein Air Magazine Overall Consistency Awward: Rick J. Delanty

Sponsor: Plein Air Magazine
Prize: Half page advertisement in Plein Air Magazine

 

OutdoorPainter.com
Featured Artwork Award
Dennis Simpson

OutdoorPainter.com Featured Artwork Award: Dennis Simpson, Pinky on Kasten
"Pinky on Kasten," watercolor

Sponsor: Plein Air Magazine
Prize: Featured Artwork advertisement on
OutdoorPainter.com

 

First Place: Oil
Wendy G. Franklin

First Place Oil: Wendy G. Franklin, Noyo Nocture
"Noyo Nocturne," oil on linen panel

Sponsors: Dr. Don Paglia & Patrick "Rick" Keller
Prize: $250 in cash

 

Second Place: Oil
John Crater

Second Place Oil: John Crater, She's Little but She's Mine
"She's Little but She's Mine," oil

Sponsor: The Highlight Gallery
Prize: $100 in cash

 

Third Place: Oil
Carol Tarzier

Carol Tarzier, Morning, Jug Handle Beach
"Morning, Jug Handle Beach," oil on canvas

Sponsor: Racine's Stationery, Art & Office Supplies
Prize: $50 gift certificate

 

Honorable Mention: Oil
Michelle Murphy-Ferguson

Honorable Mention Oil: Michelle Murphy-Ferguson, Marriage Problems - Dick's Place
"Marriage Problems - Dick's Place," oil

Sponsor: Plein Air Magazine
Prize: Plein Air Magazine Subscription

 

First Place: Water Media
Carolyn Lord

First Place Water Media: Carolyn Lord, Monday at the Headlands
"Monday at the Headlands," watercolor

Sponsor: Marion Bush
Prize: $250 in cash

 

Second Place: Water Media
Jamie Morgan

Second Place Water Media: Jamie Morgan, Mendocino Shadows and Surf
"Mendocino Shadows & Surf," watercolor

Sponsor: Cynthia Crocker & William Scott
Prize: $100 in cash

 

Third Place: Water Media
Cleo Vilett

Third Place Water Media: Cleo Vilett, Stormy Weather
"Stormy Weather," watercolor

Sponsor: Racine’s Stationery, Art & Office Supplies
Prize: $50 gift certificate

 

Honorable Mention: Water Media
Margarita Anderson

Honorable Mention Water Media: Margarita Anderson, Thundering Surf
"Thundering Surf," acrylic

Sponsor: Plein Air Magazine
Prize: Plein Air Magazine Subscription

 

First Place: Pastel
Jacquelyn Cisper

First Place Pastel: Jacquelyn Cisper, Racines
"Racines," oil pastel

Sponsor: Lucia Zacha
Prize: $250 in cash

 

Second Place: Pastel
Janet Hardie

Second Place Pastel: Janet Hardie, Mendo Arch
"Mendo Arch," pastel

Sponsor: Dale E. & Susan Louise Moyer
Prize: $100 in cash

 

Third Place: Pastel
Mary Lou Correia

Third Place Pastel: Mary Lou Correia, River View
"River View," pastel

Sponsor: Racine’s Stationery, Art & Office Supplies
Prize: $50 gift certificate

 

Best Architecture
Steven Taylor

Best Architecture: Steven Taylor, Not Just Morning
"Not Just Morning," oil

Sponsor: Debra B. Lennox AIA
Prize: $100 in cash

 

Best Garden
Tamara Keiper

Best Garden: Tamara Keiper, Garden Glory
"Garden Glory," gouache

Sponsor: Heim by Hand
Prize: $100 in cash

 

Best Harbor Scene
Doug Woodman

Best Harbor Scene: Doug Woodman, Noyo Harbor Nocturne
"Noyo Harbor Nocturne," oil

Sponsor: Silver's at the Wharf
Prize: $100 in cash

 

Best Transportation
Wendy Brayton

Best Transportation: Wendy Brayton, Stop
"Stop," oil

Sponsor: SHN Engineers & Geologists
Prize: $100 in cash

 

Best Non-Traditional
Rob Anglin

Best Non-Traditional: Rob Anglin, Crow's Nest
"Crow's Nest," watercolor gouache

Sponsor: Big River Farm
Prize: $100 in cash

 

Best Albion River Bridge Scene
Chella

Best Albion River Bridge Scene: Chella, Albion Crazy
"Albion Crazy," oil

Sponsor: Glass Fire Gallery
Prize: Glass Wave by Buster Dyer

 

Best Water Scene
Kristian Matthews

Best Water Scene: Kristian Matthews, Morning in Mendocino
"Morning in Mendocino," oil

Sponsor: Trish & Trevor Orchard
Prize: $250 in cash

 

Co-founder's Choice by John Hewitt
Ellen Howard

Co-founder's Choice Award: Ellen Howard, Last Breath of Summer
"Last Breath of Summer," oil

Sponsor: John Hewitt
Prize: Ribbon

 

Judge's Choice by Erin Dertner
Mark Monsarrat

Erin Dertner Judge's Award: Mark Monsarrat, Patterson's Nocture
"Patterson's Nocturne," oil

Sponsor: Erin Dertner
Prize: Ribbon

 

Judge's Choice by Patricia Rose Ford
John Bucklin

Patricia Rose Ford Judge's Choice Award: John Bucklin, Navarro Point #2
"Navarro Point #2," oil on panel

Sponsor: Patricia Rose Ford
Prize: Ribbon

 

Judge's Choice by Dennis Ziemienski
Sara Mordecai

Dennis Ziemienski Judge's Choice Award: Sara Mordecai, Cypress Canopy
"Cypress Canopy," gouache

Sponsor: Dennis Ziemienski
Prize: Ribbon

 

Early Bird Award
Best Painting Hung by Wednesday, 10am
Steven Taylor

Early Bird Award: Steven Taylor, Age Lines
"Age Lines," oil

Sponsor: MacCallum House
Prize: $150 gift certificate for dinner for two

 

Racine's People's Choice Award
Steven Taylor

Racine's People's Choice Award: Steven Taylor, Not Just Morning
"Not Just Morning," oil

Sponsor: Racine's Stationery, Art & Office Supplies
Prize: $250 gift certificate

 

Quick Draw Competition:
Viewer's Choice Award
Ryan Jensen

Ryan Jensen, Iris Sabre Paints the Mendocino Coast
"Iris Sabre Paints the Mendocino Coast," oil

Sponsor: Mendocino Art Center
Prize: Free entry to Mendocino Open Paint Out 2020

 

2018 Results
Event Schedule

 

Thank you to our 2019 sponsors!
Plein Air Magazine - Mendocino Open Paint Out Sponsor
Southwest Art - Mendocino Open Paint Out Sponsor
John Hewitt - Mendocino Open Paint Out Sponsor

 

 

 

 

 

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The Mendocino Art Center is a very special place, located in a stunning, rural location, overlooking a rugged expanse of the Pacific Ocean, 150 miles north of San Francisco. It has been a haven for artists since 1959, when founders Bill and Jennie Zacha first realized the potential of this unique community as an artists' colony.


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Today the Mendocino Art Center is a highly regarded artistic and educational institution known for retreat-style classes led by superlative artist-instructors. More than 150 two- to five-day classes are offered each year in ceramics, fiber arts, fine art, jewelry/metalsmithing and sculpture.


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The art galleries feature monthly exhibitions spotlighting the creative works of local and national artists and the Mendocino Art Center continues to be at the heart of what makes the Mendocino Coast an enchanting and vibrant place to visit.