Best in Show: Jennifer Diehl
The 2018 Maui Plein Air Painting Invitational Best in Show Award was presented to Jennifer Diehl for her painting, ‘Island Eats.’ Scroll down to see images of all the award winning paintings.
The 2018 MPAPI event was fun for those interested in viewing and purchasing original paintings. Three paint outs, six art sales, and many opportunities for mingling with the artists made for a full 9-day art experience schedule. Five Hawaii artists, 15 returning artists from previous years, and 5 new artists to the event kept the art exhibits throughout the 9 days ‘new and fresh.’
The event culminated with the:
- Art to Heart Gala & Art Sale sponsored by the Royal Lahaina Resort
- Artists’ Aloha Reception & Art Sale sponsored by One Main Plaza (Lynn & Jim Foster & John Saunders – owners)
- Artists’ Mahalo Gathering & Art Sale, sponsored by Mary Anne Fitch and Na Le Viet realtors with Hawai’i Life – Christie’s.
Sixteen awards were given that depicted the quality, variety of subjects, and artistic styles of the artists. The event judge, Jean Stern, and the event’s top tier sponsors all indicated this was the most challenging year to select that ONE painting that earned the honor of selection. Seems to be the case each year, but the body of work this year was truly outstanding.
Mahalo to all the artists for producing their best works to share with Maui residents and Maui visitors.
The Best in Show (BIS) award winner, Jennifer Diehl, received a $1000 cash award from Maui Arts League. In addition, the BIS winner receives a full page ad in Southwest Art magazine. Please see all of our sponsors and links to their websites on our sponsors page.
Ronaldo Macedo received the Irvine Museum Award along with a quarter page ad in Plein Air Magazine. Michael Clements, Suzie Baker, and Scott W Prior received the UCI MICA Honorable Mentions.
The Artists’ Choice Award went to Jim McVicker. The Collectors’ Choice Award went to Patrick Saunders. A full listing of award winners is printed below.
Congratulations to the award winners and to all the artists for their inspiring entries. Our continued thanks to the judge, Jean Stern, Associate Director, of the University of California Irvine Museum and Institute of California Art, who has been with us for 13 years.
2018 Maui Plein Air Artist Awards:
Please visit the Artists’ page on our website for links to all the invited painters for this year’s event.
Best in Show, ‘Island Eats’ 16×20, Jennifer Diehl
The UCI, Museum and Institute of California Art, ‘Cruise Island Style’ 12×16, Ronaldo Macedo
The UCI, Museum and Institute of California Art Honorable Mentions:
- ‘Fire and Ice’ 12×24 Michael Clements
- ‘The Sandal Maker’ 16×20 Suzie Baker
- ‘Ka’anapali Station’ 24×20 Scott W. Prior
Artists’ Choice, ‘Maui Light’ 16×20 Jim McVicker
Collectors’ Choice, ‘Path to Honolua Bay’ 16×20 Patrick Saunders
Royal Lahaina Resort, ‘The Aloha Spirit’ 16×20 James Richard
Honor Hawaii-Honor Maui, ‘Birds in Paradise’ 16×20 Mary Pettis
Pioneer Inn, ‘Dirty Deeds’, 20×16 Greg LaRock
One Main Plaza, ‘Light Patterns’ 16×12 Jennifer Diehl
Montage Kapalua Bay, ‘The Sandal Maker’ 16×20 Suzie Baker
Makana Aloha Foundation, ‘The Path to Honolua Bay’ 16×20 Patrick Saunders
Kaanapali Land Management Corp., ‘The Final Chapter’ 14×18 Lori Putnam
Mala, Honu, & Frida’s Restaurants, ‘Sweet Dreams’ 20×24 Larry Moore
Mary Anne Fitch & Nam Le Viet, ‘Lahaina Lights’ 11×14 Scott W. Prior
Revelite, for Greg LaRock’s body of work
Scroll down to see full size images of each of these award-winning paintings.