Left: painting by Jamie Wayman: "Nightlights from Fawn Lane in Bountiful."  Right: embroidery by M e g h a n  R o s w e l l

5TH ANNUAL BDAC PLEIN AIR COMPETITION

THEME: EQUINOX

TRADITIONAL AND NON-TRADITIONAL MEDIA CATEGORIES

EXHIBIT ON VIEW MAR 1 - 29

ART DROP OFF FEB 9 - 23

OPENING RECEPTION MAR 1, 6-8PM

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BDAC's 5th Annual Plein Air Competition takes place in the mercurial time where the Utah outdoors can be their most harrowing or nature teases with hints of new life.  Now allowing locations anywhere in the state (including Southern Utah), this year's competition comes comes with another major addition: artists may enter works in non-traditional media.  Embroidery, collage, sculpture--the sky is the limit to how artists may redefine the category.  Seasoned plein air painters need not fear: the juror judged traditional paintings in a separate category from non-traditional media.

Rules:

  • Art must be created primarily outdoors, ON-SITE

  • Location depicted may be anywhere in the state of Utah

  • Art must be created between the dates of February 9 and 23

 

WINNERS OF THE 5TH ANNUAL PLEIN AIR COMPETITION
 

Traditional Painting

1st Place: Allen Brockbank, "Crossroads" Oil

2nd Place: Steve Stauffer, "Shadows" Oil

3rd Place: B. Rex Stewart, "Barn" Oil

Honorable Mention: Wm Conrad Bowen, "Neil Tams Farm" Watercolor

Honorable  Mention: Stephen Henry, "Provo Bend" Watercolor and Metal Leaf

Honorable Mention: Jan Boardman, "One More Winter" Watercolor

Non-Traditional Media

1st Place:  Justin Watson, "Smelter" Photogram Pigment Print

2nd Place: Nancy Andruk Olsen, "Fenced In" Mixed Media

3rd Place: Trent Alvey, "Garden of Earthly Delights" Photography

Honorable Mention: Hope Walker "Mount Olympus Sunrise" Embroidery

JUROR: JONATHAN FRIOUX

Juror Jonathan Frioux selected the winners of the 2019 competition.  Jonathan Frioux received his MFA in painting from Rhode Island School of Design and a BFA in studio arts from Brigham Young University. Since 2013, Jonathan has periodically taught as a part time professor at Brigham Young University and Weber State University. He has also stayed busy as a studio artist being involved in a number of local and national shows and galleries. In 2017 he was awarded the Utah Arts Fellowship. In addition to teaching and painting Jonathan finds immense satisfaction in family, friends, cooking, surfing, and saunas.


For more information contact BDAC at 801 295-3618 or info@bdac.org

NON TRADITIONAL PLEIN AIR

Plein air traditionally is a representation of the outdoor environment, created on-location, using paint.  The Non-Traditional Plein Air category this year encompasses any form of art that fits that definition but DOES NOT use paint (at least in a way paint has been traditionally used).

Take a look at how these artists approach landscapes for inspiration on how you can re-define Plein Air:

Hand-tufted landscape rugs by Alexandra Kehayoglou.

Embroidered landscapes by Stephanie Kelly Clark and Vera Shimunia.

Justin Watson.  Photogrammetry landscape created from hundreds of photos of the environment.

Mixed media miniature landscapes by Gregory Euclide.

Hot glue and plastic installation of the void around the landscape by Yasuaki Onishi. 

Landscapes made from carved books by Guy Laramée.

Artist and YouTube user The Official Rainbow Girl doodles the Golden Gate Bridge "en plein air" using a 3D pen.

Landscapes in traditional folk media such as a Quing dynasty vase and carved rhinocerous horn* and contemporary fired ceramics.

 

*Please leave rhinos alone.

3D printing "Doodler" pen and mixed media landscapes by Barbara Taylor-Harris and Rachel Goldsmith.

Landscapes using printmaking techniques.

Accessories and functional items turned-landscapes by Kendal Murray.

While you’re re-interpreting Plein Air, why not re-interpret the entire concept of landscape painting?

Dough Warrior Performance in the Landscape by Søren Dahlgaard.  Commissioned by TarraWarra Museum of Art in association with Melbourne Festival for the exhibition TarraWarra Biennial 2014: Whisper in My Mask, curated by Natalie King and Djon Mundine.

 

Bountiful Davis Art Center

90 N Main St. Bountiful, UT 84010

801.295.3618  ·  info@bdac.org

Tu - Fri: 10 AM - 6 PM   Sat: noon - 5 PM

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