2020 Recap: The 16th Annual Virtual Sedona Plein Air Festival, was a first of its kind—an all woman event.
The 16th Annual Sedona Plein Air Festival took place October 24-31, 2020, a first of its kind—all woman event and a Virtual Plein Air Festival! We experienced live demonstrations, short videos created by our festival artists all across the country, and an online gallery of new works updated daily. The Festival work was presented online through the end of November.
Lyn Boyer was the 2020 Judge for the Sedona Plein Air Festival. She determined awards for two groups of work, work done during the festival week and work submitted to an Opening Exhibition where each artist submitted one work to represent themselves. That work could be a studio or plein air work. Works done during the festival were all plein air work.
Cash awards for work done during the week of the festival
Cash awards based on their first painting presented at the Opening Event.
Honorable Mentions were awarded in each category. Susiehyer’s “Copper Dr. Vista”, Elizabeth St. Hilaire’s “Last Look” and Kari Ganoung Ruiz’s “County Road Corner” all won for work done during the week of the festival. Margaret Larlham’s “Cactus Mardi Gras” and Susan Hediger Matteson’s “Aspen Fall” both won for their first painting presented at the Opening Event.