Best In Show Award: Randall Sexton
The 2014 Maui Plein Air Painting Invitational Best in Show Award was presented to Randall Sexton. His award-winning painting, “C & H Bound” is featured at right. Scroll down to see a larger image.
The 2014 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. This year, MPAPI added a new award, “People’s Choice.” Thirteen awards were given out with the Best in Show going to Randall Sexton 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, the BIS winner receives a half page ad in Plein Air Magazine.
Colin Page received the Irvine Museum Award along with a half page ad in Southwest Art. People’s Choice award winner, Dave A. Santillanes, received a gift certificate from sponsor, Source Tek.
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 9 years!
Additional 2014 Maui Plein Air Artist Awards:
The Irvine Museum Award – Colin Page
Honorable Mentions – Ronaldo Macedo, Carleton, Ken Auster
Makana Aloha Foundation – Keith Wicks
Pioneer Inn Quickdraw Award – Hiu Lai Chong
Pacific‘O Restaurant Award – Greg LaRock
Kaʻanapali Land Management Corp. Award – Pierre Bouret
Residences of Kapalua Bay – Jacobus Baas
Honor Hawaii, Honor Maui Award – Mike Carroll
Artist Choice – Ken Auster
People’s Choice Award – Dave A. Santillanes
Scroll down to see full size images of each of these award-winning paintings.