Paint Grand Traverse 2019 Awards

Award amounts are listed as they are valued (cash + merchandise).


Masters Competition - View Slideshow

Awarded at the Finale Celebration on August 17, 2019. Juror: George Van Hook

  • First place: Neal Hughes, "Olsen House"
    $2,500 thanks to PleinAir Magazine and Comfort Keepers
     
  • Merit Award: Spencer Meagher, "North Western"
    $1,500 thanks to PleinAir Magazine and Comfort Keepers
     
  • Merit Award: Neil Walling, "Reflective"
    $1,500 thanks to PleinAir Magazine and Grand Traverse Distillery
     
  • Merit Award: Kathleen B. Hudson, "Full Moon, Moomer's Creamery"
    $1,500 thanks to PleinAir Magazine and Serra Traverse City
     
  • Merit Award: Kathie Odom, "Ginny's Seed
    $1,500 thanks to PleinAir Magazine and Steve Stannard's The Salient Group
     
  • Merit Award: Eric Jacobsen, "Swamp Tapestry"
    $1,500 thanks to PleinAir Magazine and Steve Stannard's The Salient Group
     
  • Artists Choice: Kathie Odom
    $1,000 thanks to Comfort Keepers
     
  • Honorable Mention: Mark Shasha, "Hot Lunch"
    $500 thanks to VASARI Classic Artists' Oil Colors and Alfie
     
  • Honorable Mention: Elizabeth Pollie, "The Legacy"
    $500 thanks to Blick Art Materials and the Leelanau Peninsula Vintners Association
     
  • Honorable Mention: Jill Stefani Wagner, "Bowers Harbor Vine"
    $500 thanks to Royal Talens / Rembrandt and Comfort Keepers
     
  • Awards of Recognition, $100 each, thanks to Raenette and Stephen Palmer
    • Shar Coulson,  "Awaken"
    • Susan Lynn, "Lighthouse Afternoon"
    • Richard Abraham, "Manitou Islands"
    • Cornelis van Spronsen, "Hot or Cold Cuppa Joe"
    • Richard Russell Sneary, "The Persistence"

Quick Draw Competition - Featured Artists

Sponsored by PGT Day Sponsor: Fox Motors
Hosted by: Crystal Mountain, the Michigan Legacy Art Park, and Make it Benzie County

Juror: Art Martin

  • Best of Show: Kathleen B. Hudson, "Michigan's Only Alpine Slide"
    $500 thanks to Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
     
  • First place: Neal Hughes, "Hidden Cottage"
    $500 thanks to VASARI Classic Artists' Oil Colors and Fox Motors
     
  • Second place: Spencer Meagher, "Ski Lift"
    $250 thanks to Fox Motors
     
  • Honorable Mention: Brian Sindler, "From the Mountain Top"
    $100 thanks to Northern Express and PleinAir Magazine
     
  • Honorable Mention: Kathie Odom, "Hide and Seek"
    $100 thanks to Jack Richeson
     
  • Honorable Mention: Cornelis van Spronsen, "Lily Pond"
    $100 thanks to JFM Frames
     
  • Honorable Mention: Neil Walling, "Legacy Frog"
    $100 thanks to AirFloat Systems
     
  • Honorable Mention: Shar Coulson, "Forgotten Pond"
    $100 thanks to Guerilla Painter
     
  • Honorable Mention: Heather Martin, "Cottage Garden"
    $100 thanks to Fox Motors

Quick Draw Competition - Open Division

Juror: Art Martin

  • First place: Debra Van Leen, "At Slide's End
    $250 thanks to Michigan Legacy Art Park
     
  • Honorable Mention: Marci Joy Berry, "Crystal Skies"
    $100 thanks to Northern Express and PleinAir Magazine
     
  • Honorable Mention: Kim Kwaz McKerracher, "Calligraphy of Crystal Mountain"
    $100 thanks to Jack Richeson
     
  • Honorable Mention: Ellie Pritchard, "In the Shade"
    $100 thanks to Jack Richeson
     
  • Honorable Mention: Irineo Matias, "Chair Lift"
    $100 thanks to Gamblin
     
  • Honorable Mention: Diane van Noord, "By the Road"
    $100 thanks to Fox Motors
     
  • Honorable Mention: Laurel Dugan, "From the Summit"
    $100 thanks to Fox Motors

 


"Small Wonders" Competition

Sponsored by PGT Day Sponsor: North Harbor Christies International Realty
Hosted by: State Street Marketplace

Juror: Art Martin

  • First place: Kevin Barton, "The 2900 Dollar Hill"
    $250 thanks to North Harbor Christies International Realty
     
  • Honorable Mention: Elizabeth Pollie, "Three of a Kind"
    $100 thanks to North Harbor Christies International Realty
     
  • Honorable Mention: Eric Jacobsen, "Afternoon Light at Sleeping Bear"
    $100 thanks to North Harbor Christies International Realty
     
  • Honorable Mention: Steve Griggs, "Evening Ready"
    $100 thanks to North Harbor Christies International Realty

 


Thanks to our Awards Sponsors

PGT 2019 Awards sponsors