Elora en Plein Air
GRAND RIVER PAINTING FESTIVAL
May 17 to 20, 2018
Our 2017 Winners
We congratulate all the participants for their fine work.
1st Prize – “Drew House Garden” by Janet Wilson
2nd Prize – “Elora Gorge” by Dalibor Dejanovic
3rd Prize – “Sharpe’s on Thursday” by Julianna Cox
Best Architectural – “Dappled Light” by Laura Coutts
Best Agricultural/Rural – “Farm Spreader” by Robert Amirault
Best Garden – “Old House” by Vera Kisseleva
Best Town Subject – “Bridge of Elora” by Peter Cheung
Peoples’ Choice Award – “Knox Church” by Grant Lansbury
Doug Mays – Juror’s Comments May 21, 2017
I would like to congratulate everyone who participated in this year’s Elora Plein Air Festival of original art. Your creativity has allowed us to enjoy unique and interesting visual art; some of it decorative, some storytelling, some moody and some nostalgic. Today we’re seeing a wide spectrum of creativity and all quality work.
My selection of award winners is subjective on my part and my only regret is that I can’t award more prizes to many of you. Artwork not selected for award today may very well be an award winner tomorrow; I’ve seen it happen.
I judge the work based on: (1) adherence to the Holy Grail of Art -the Design Elements and the Principles of Design, (2) the selection & application of the materials and (3) the assertiveness demonstrated in the brushwork.
At the end of the day the greatest compliment I can give to anyone’s work and which ultimately guides me in my final selection is when I can say -“I wish I had painted that”.
When: May 17th to 20th, 2018
Where: Fergus Elora and surrounding countryside
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2017 Sponsors: Official Coffee of Elora Plein Air Café Serenity
Best Garden: LittleTree Garden Market
Best Architectural Subject: Edge Realty
Best Town Subject: Mermaid in Elora
Bissell Quick Paint Sponsor/Best in Show: Elora Farmers’ Market
Photo credits: Anne Hobbs, Silvia Gilbraith
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