Monday, June 29, 2009

2009 Paint the Parks100 Judging is Complete!

After a long weekend of final judging of several hundred submissions, the jurying is complete and our winners are ready to be announced. The $10,000 Grand Prize Purchase Award in the full-size competition goes to Patrick McManus for his oil painting of Glacier National Park entitled "Trail Watchers"(middle image). The $5,000 Grand Prize Mini50 Purchase Award goes to Elaine Lierly Jones for her pastel painting entitled "Arches National Park" (top image) For a complete list of all winners, including the Second100 and the SecondMini50, click here. We will post the images of the Jurors awards and Regional Awards shortly.

We want to extend our tremendous appreciation to Kim Casebeer(left), Howard Friedland (middle) and Susan Blackwood (right) who worked long and hard to score every entry in the final judging. They worked late into the night Friday night, all day and deep into the night on Saturday, and came back Sunday morning to finish. They took great care to be fair, thoughtful and thorough with every piece. They were professional, yet they made the long weekend fun and enjoyable.

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