Plein Aire Show

Plein Aire Show

Runs: Jun 2 - Jun 29, 2021


  • Best in Show: “View from Harpersfield Bridge,” Robin Borer, oil painting Alla Prima
  • First Place Painting: “Hell’s Hollow,” Robin Borer, oil painting Alla Prima
  • Second Place Painting: “The Home Creek Bed,” Ralph Bacon, acrylic
  • First Place Graphics: “Skyscape #3,” Glenn Morisue, charcoal
  • Second Place Graphics: “Another Viewpoint (Conneaut Harbor),” Rosemary Bennet, pastel
  • Jurors’ Merit Awards: “Windswept Tree (Wright Memorial Property, Outer Banks, NC),” oil pastel; & “Into the Apple Tree,” Dominic Keim, acrylic

“Congrats to all! All beautiful entries! Decisions were based on best efforts in capturing a moment in time I was looking for the most effective spontaneous depiction of the great outdoors.” — Juror Mark Badzik

Accepted art for the 2021 Ashtabula Art Center Plein Aire Juried Art Show:

  • Dee Riley – “Riley’s Pond”
  • Dominic Keim – “The Fourth Window,” “Meadow Waves,” “Into the Apple Tree”
  • Laura Dressler – “Chapin Forest,” “Indiana Barn,” “Black Dog Bookstore”
  • Glenn Morisue – “Skyscape #1,” “Skyscape #2,” “Skyscape #3”
  • Nancy Nelson-Brotz – “Luvin Lavender Field,” “Red Glads By My Back Door,” “Windswept, Wright Memorial Grounds OBX”
  • Robin Borer – “Hells Hollow,” “Nelson’s Ledges,” “View from Harpersfield Bridge”
  • Rosemary K. Bennett – “Creek Road Kayaks,” “Conneaut Harbor- Another Viewpoint,” “Conneaut Creek/Mill St. Bridge”
  • Ralph Bacon – “Ashtabula River Bend,” “‘Bula River Cliff,” “The Home Creek Bed”

View the exhibit virtually here: