For the 2013 GAPAR event, our sponsors and our beautiful judge, Michelle Dunaway, partnered up to make possible a fabulous plein air painting competition for the participants of the Great Alaskan Plein Air Retreat. On June 30th the annual Great Alaskan Plein Air Retreat Soiree and award ceremony took place at Willow Creek Studio and Gallery.  Prizes were awarded for:
First Place
Winner: Nancy Brandt Erichsen
Nancy Brandt Erichsen First Place Winner Great Alaskan Plein Air retreat 2013

Prize: Medium French Resistance Pochade™  From Judson’s Art Outfitters Retail Value: $259.99
Way to go, Nancy!





Second Place – A Tie!
Earl Rider
Earl Rider Second Place 2013 Great Alaskan Plein Air Retreat
Prize: Large Mahl Bridge and clamps worth $85, and a $50 gift certificate to Creative Catalyst Productions





and tied with Earl for second is:

Francine Long

Prize: $100 Gift Certificate to Judson’s Art Outfitters. Francine was also the winner of the “Painted Ladies Pick” $250 cash prize.

Well done, Francine!





Third Place
Prize: Gift Certificate for an Art DVD from Creative Catalyst Productions and a Mahl Bridge by Waterman Art





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