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 EnPleinAirTEXAS 2018
Announcing the 2018 Award-Winners!


2018 Grand Prize, The Elta Joyce Murphey Award
"Window on West Texas" by Kathleen Hudson

2018 Second Place Award
"Milk Barns, Mims Ranch" by Charlie Hunter

2018 Third Place Award
"Remains of the Day" by Thomas Jefferson Kitts

2018 Artists Choice Award
"Night Owl" by Neal Hughes

2018 Precious Water Award
"Meandering" by Andre Lucero

2018 Texas Ranchland Award
"Water Valley" by Randall Cogburn

2018 Spirit of San Angelo Award
"Night Moves" by Christopher Leeper

2018 Museum Purchase Award
"Rainy Day in San Angelo" by Qiang Huang

2018 Best Architectural Painting Award
"All's Quiet" by John Caggiano

2018 Award of Distinction
"Gray Day" by Richard Sneary

2018 Award of Distinction
"Night Owl" by Neal Hughes

Texas Artists Camp Award (Artists Choice)
"Sticks & Stones" by Patrick Saunders

Click here to view the 
2018 Competition Artists  

Join us next year, October 20 - 27, 2019!
Applications taken Jan 1 - May 1, 2019 online 

For a recap of the 2017 winning paintings, check out this story from Outdoor Painter.

Make plans now to come to San Angelo, Texas for one of the top plein air competitions in the country!  It's an opportunity to watch over the shoulders and meet some of the best and friendliest out door painters around.  Artists from 29 states and 2 countries applied for the opportunity to be here.  Juror Donald Demers viewed hundreds of paintings that were submitted to select 16 past EPAT artists, and 16 new artists to join 2017 Invited Artists Erik Koeppel and Patrick Saunders.

Patrons have responded by purchasing more paintings every year, continuing to support the event with local and national sponsorships, host homes, and countless volunteer hours.

Our 34 award-winning artists once again made a major contribution to the San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts as they returned a portion of their sales that this year toppled last year's $220,000!  

After all is said and done, the museum benefits with new dollars to support their education programs that are touted the best in the nation.   We thank you, our sponsors, supporters, patrons and volunteers for making this such a success for the museum AND for the community. 

Mark your calendars for next year's festivities, October 20 - 27, 2019



Barbara Rallo, Coordinator/Co-Chair  EnPleinAirTEXAS
Treva Boyd, Co-Chair  EnPleinAirTEXAS 
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