Mat Barber Kennedy

Chicago, IL

  • “Fascinated by the corrosive relationship between the design of objects, the evidence of their use and the passage of time”
  • Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and a member of the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours
  • Awarded the Turner Medal in London, England
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Lon Brauer

Granite City, IL

  • “Mash up of the traditional and the avant-garde”
  • Studied at Washington University and Fontbonne University (St. Louis, MO)
  • Artist Choice Award – Paint Annapolis 2022
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John Caggiano

Rockport, MA

  • “Color is the lifeblood of a painting. Nothing stimulates more than its pleasing harmony, whether strongly applied or toned and tranquil.”
  • Studied at Brooklyn College and Pratt Institute (Brooklyn, NY)
  • Texas Ranchland Award – EnPleinAirTEXAS 2021 
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David Diaz

Annapolis, MD

  • “It is often a struggle to apply the emotions you initially had when you first viewed a scene, to the canvas, with fleeting light and time.”
  • Studied at Frostburg State University (Frostburg, MD), University of Maryland (College Park, MD), Towson University (Towson, MD) and Catholic University (Washington, DC)
  • First Place Quick Draw – Plein Air Easton 2022
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John T. Eiseman

Hebron, MD

  • “Painting is not just the celebration of vision, but rather a quest for experience.”
  • Studied at the Kansas City Art Institute (Kansas City, MO) and Maryland Institute College of Art (Baltimore, MD) 
  • Second Place overall – New Bern Plein Festival 2021 and 2022
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Alex Eisenzopf

Clyde, NC

  • “Drawing adds structure and dynamism. But what drives me is art with meaning – using my mind to recreate something from life or creating something from nothing. It’s the challenge that makes art worth doing.”
  • Studied at Pratt Institute (Brooklyn, NY) and Vassar College (Poughkeepsie, NY)
  • First Place Quick Draw – Art is in the Air Plein Air 2022
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Kathleen Gray Farthing

Alliance, OH

  • Storyteller and historian
  • Studied at Carnegie Mellon University (Pittsburgh, PA)
  • “Best River Scene” Award – Bath County Plein Air 2022
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Nancy Fine

Hampstead, MD

  • “In a transition from the detail of realism, plein air has provided the perfect vehicle for her love of the outdoors and awareness of nature.”
  • Studied at Notre Dame College (Baltimore, MD) 
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Rhonda Ford

Easton, MD

  • Inspired by beautiful marshlands and amazing sunsets
  • Studied at the University of Maryland (College Park, MD) 
  • Third Place – Adkins Arboretum Plein Air 2022
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Gary Frisk

Richmond, TX

  • Continues to put in the mileage as part of his never-ending pursuit of growth and improvement
  • Engineer by training
  • Museum Purchase Award winner – EnPleinAirTEXAS 2019
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Martin Geiger

Staunton, VA

  • Youngest artist to participate in Paint Annapolis 2023
  • Studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts (Philadelphia, PA)
  • Best of Show – Plein Air New Bern 2022
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Stephen Haynes

Irwin, PA

  • Appreciates things old and new, a lover of the natural world and a sense of rebellion
  • Studied at Art Institute of Pittsburgh (Pittsburgh, PA)
  • Avid mountain biker
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Hai-Ou Hou

Stevensville, MD

  • Oil painter and educator
  • Studied at Central Institute of Fine Art and Design (Beijing, China) and Towson University (Towson, MD)
  • Artist’s Choice Award – Driggs Plein Air 2022
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Ken Karlic

Bel Air, MD

  • Sophisticated chaos – “structured drawing gives way to an expressive painting to create a beautiful mess”
  • Studied at the University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign, IL)
  • Second Place, Small Painting Sunday – Plein Air Easton 2018
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Jonathan McPhillips

Saunderstown, RI

  • “Each painting is a problem to solve, or a puzzle to piece together…a playful, yet serious endeavor, and a humble recognition of our surroundings.”
  • Studied at Connecticut College (New London, CT)
  • Quick Draw First Place – 2022 Cape Ann Plein Air 
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Amanda Milliner

Severn, MD

  • Known for her use of vibrant colors and alla prima painting technique
  • Studied at Maryland Institute College of Art (Baltimore, MD) and Studio Arts Center International (Florence, Italy)
  • “Best Use of Light” winner – Harford Plein Air 2022
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Crystal Moll

Baltimore, MD

  • “Drawn to color, especially as it is bathed in light. Investigating the colors’ reaction as it is warmed in sunlight or cooled in shadows draws her to the subject she paints.”
  • Studied at Moore College of Art & Design (Philadelphia, PA)
  • Best of the Naval Academy Award – Paint Annapolis 2022
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Elizabeth Osborne

Atlanta, GA

  • Believes there is so much beauty in the everyday!
  • Studied at the School of Visual Arts (New York, NY)
  • “Best Vehicle” – Plein Art Magazine art competition, July 2022
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Crista Pisano

Nyack, NY

  • Known for painting on a small scale
  • Studied at Lyme Academy of Fine Arts (Old Lyme, CT) and New York Academy of Figurative Art (New York, NY)
  • Best Nocturne – Plein Air Easton 2021
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Jim Rehak

Seaford, DE

  • Interest with art started at an early age with comic book illustration
  • Studied at Maryland Institute of Art (Baltimore, MD)
  • “Best Light” Award – Artists Paint OC 2022 (Ocean City, MD)
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O’Fallon, IL

  • “Just observe, look listen, smell and create your interpretation of the subject, or the light, or the moment in time. Don’t just try to copy, you will lose.”
  • Studied art in Russia
  • First Place Quick Draw – Suffolk Plein Air 2022
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William Rogers

Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada

  • “My art reflects my passions as well as my environment.”
  • Served as the Royal Tour Artist for the 2014 Royal Tour of Canada by HRH Prince Charles (now HM King Charles III) and HRH Duchess of Cornwall
  • Third Place Nocturne – Paint Annapolis 2022
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Richard Russell Sneary

Kansas City, MO

  • “Architecture has formed the foundation of his understanding of design, composition, freehand drawing, perspective, the built, the natural environment, and many other aspects of his professional growth.”
  • Best Body of Work – EnPleinAirTEXAS 2021
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Radhika Srinivas

Devon, PA

  • Inspired by her travels around the world and urban street life
  • Studied in India, The Fashion Institute of Technology (New York, NY) and The Parsons School of Design (New York, NY)
  • Honorable Mention – Plein Air Brandywine 2022
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Gary Tucker

Boston, MA

  • Finds power through brushwork and subtlety through transparency
  • Studied at Boston Museum School (Boston, MA)
  • Artist Camp Award selected by fellow artists – Plein Air Texas 2021
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Richie Vios

Austin, TX

  • “The subject in front of me is my inspiration, complemented with my imagination, charged with my passion, and a personal impression is embodied in my watercolor works.”
  • Studied and taught architecture in the Philipines
  • First Place – Plein Air Altitude
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Rokhaya Waring

Clyde, NC

  • Intuitively combining colors, flavors and textures
  • Studied at Princeton University (Princeton, NJ)
  • Quick Draw Third Place – Cape Ann Plein Air 2022
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Jeff Williams

Stillwater, OK

  • Retired professor of architecture
  • Fascinated with the unpredictable and beautiful dispersion of color in water
  • Third Place – Easton Plein Air 2021
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Beth-Ann Wilson

Baltimore, MD

  • Gallery owner, educator and community activist
  • Studied at Maryland Institute College of Art (Baltimore, MD)
  • Art on the Avenue, Juried Artist Second Place – Paint Annapolis 2022
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Vicky Zhou

Oakton, VA

  • Uses strong contrast, vivid colors and loose stroke marks to achieve a sense of complexity and portray the stories that unfold around her.
  • Studied architecture
  • Third Place Quick Draw, Public Artist – Plein Air Easton 2022
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