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First Place AwardSunday, August 09, 2009 by Steve Hill
Filed under: Exhibits and Events
Arcady Barn at Deer Harbor
Arcady Barn at Deer Harbor
My painting “Arcady Barn at Deer Harbor” was awarded First Place in the San Juan Preservation Trust and Plein Air Washington Artists annual juried paint-out, yesterday on Orcas Island.

The event was well attended with over 300 people, all of whom share a common ground in helping to preserve open spaces in the San Juan Islands. Beautiful live music, wonderful fresh-grilled salmon and island garden bounty all made the event live-up to its name “Summer Social”. A live auction of artwork was also held, with nearly every piece sold from artwork done during the “quick draw”. 40% of those proceeds go directly to the San Juan Preservation Trust. My quick draw piece “Arcady Barn in Soft Light” sold for $850, netting $340 for the SJPT.

Other artwork done for this event has been entered into Crow Valley Gallery on Orcas Island and will be exhibited through the month of August. I will be joining other selected artists to participate in doing new plein air pieces around Orcas Island next week. A big grand opening event will be held next Friday, August 14th at Crow Valley. Be sure to visit their web site for details .

Reader Comments

1. Sunday, August 09, 2009 @ 12:09:07 PM by Tamara
2. Sunday, August 09, 2009 @ 1:45:52 PM by Shane
Hey Steve! Congratulations on the win! Beautiful piece. Best, ~Shane
3. Sunday, August 09, 2009 @ 7:59:30 PM by Ryan
Nice work! Keep them coming!
4. Monday, August 10, 2009 @ 12:22:10 AM by Jo Castillo
This is beautiful, as is your other work. Congratulations! Nice charity event, too.

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