Best In Show Award: Hiu Lai Chong
The 2015 Maui Plein Air Painting Invitational Best in Show Award was presented to Hiu Lai Chong for her painting, “All Aboard.” Her award-winning painting is featured above. Scroll down to see a larger image.
The 2015 MPAPI event was most exciting. Artists were painting in all sorts of weather. The week culminated with the award announcements, the Collectors’ Hour, and the Gala Reception. Fourteen awards were given out with the Best in Show going to Hiu Lai Chong from Maryland.
BIS Award winner received a $1000 cash award from the event sponsors (Islanders, Hawaii, Plein Air Painters; The Village Galleries, and West Maui Cultural Council). In addition, the BIS winner receives a half page ad in Plein Air Magazine and half page ad in Southwest Art.
Michael Clements received the Irvine Museum Award along with a half page ad in Southwest Art. Greg LaRock received the Artists’ Choice Award along with a half page ad in Plein Air Magazine.
Congratulations to the award winners and to all the artists for their beautiful entries. The paintings this year are the best collection of paintings we have had in 10 years!
Additional 2015 Maui Plein Air Artist Awards:
The Irvine Museum Award – Michael Clements
Honorable Mentions – Mark Brown, Debra Huse, and David Savellano
Artists’ Choice – Greg LaRock
People’s Choice – Dave Santillanes
Honor Hawaii, Honor Maui Award – Dave Santillanes
Pioneer Inn Quickdraw Award – Brian Stewart
One Main Plaza Award – Mike Carroll
Montage Kapalua Bay Award – Mary Pettis
Makana Aloha Foundation Awawrd – Greg LaRock
Kaʻanapali Land Management Corp. Award – Randall Sexton
Whole Foods Markets Award – George Allan
Randy Higbee, owner of King of Frame, awarded Jacobus Baas, Debra Huse, Mary Pettis, David Savellano, and Ronaldo Macedo with $100 gift certificates.
Scroll down to see full size images of each of these award-winning paintings.