Best In Show Award: Ken Auster
The 2013 Maui Plein Air Painting Invitational Best in Show Award was presented to Ken Auster. His award-winning painting, “Maui Mosiac” is featured at right. Click on it to see it full size. Close the window when done.
Great event, great paintings, huge crowds. None of the participants nor attendees let the wind and rain get them ‘down and out’. From looking at the paintings one would think it was a typical sun shiny week in West Maui. Thirteen awards were given out with the Best In Show going to Ken Auster from California. 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, BIS received a half page ad in Plein Air Magazine and a half page ad in Southwest Art. All three BIS recognition gifts were new for the Maui Plein Air Painting Invitational this year.
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 8 years.
Additional 2013 Maui Plein Air Artist Awards:
Artist Choice – Colin Page
The Irvine Museum Award – Randall Sexton
Honorable Mentions – Michael Clements, Colin Page, Scott Prior
Makana Aloha Foundation – Scott Prior
Pioneer Inn Quickdraw Award – Thomas Jefferson Kitts
Pacific ‘O Restaurant Award – Ken Auster
County of Maui Office of Economic Development; Hawaii Tourism Authority Award – Ronaldo Macedo
Maui No Ka ʻOi Magazine Award – Michael Clements
Kaʻanapali Land Management Corp. Award – Carleton
Honor Hawaii, Honor Maui Award – Pierre Bouret
For the first year, the winning artist has received a check for $1000.