Paint Grand Traverse 2018 Awards

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


Masters Competition

Awarded at the Gala Celebration on August 18, 2018. Juror: Ned Mueller.

  • First place: Brian Sindler, "Nocturne - Sleeping Bear"
    $2,700 thanks to The Kiessel Rivard Group and Plein Air Magazine
     
  • Second place: Aimee Erickson, "Beach Morning"
    $1,900 thanks to CTAC's Visual Arts Presenter, Edward Jones of Traverse City, Harbor Springs, and Petoskey and Plein Air Magazine
     
  • Third place: Chuck Marshall, "Above Black Star"
    $1,040 thanks to Grand Traverse Distillery, Vada Color, and Plein Air Magazine
     
  • Artist's Choice (tie): Kurt Anderson, Aimee Erickson
    $500 each, thanks to Independent Bank, Dennis, Gartland & Niergarth, and Crooked Tree Arts Center
     
  • Category award "Best Traverse City Scene": Jim DeWildt, "Before and After"
    $500 thanks to Steve Stannard's Salient Group, Vasari Classic Artists' Oil Colors, and Plein Air Magazine
     
  • Honorable mentions: Troy Kilgore, "Sunset Farm Chateau Chantal"; Lyn Boyer, "Jim's Place"; Kathleen Hudson, "Midday at the Old Mission Peninsula"
    • $600, thanks to Mitchell Graphics
    • $500, thanks to Blick Art Materials
    • $550, thanks to Vada Color

Quick Draw Competition - Sponsored by PGT Day Sponsor Fifth Third Bank
August 15, 2018

Jurors: Duncan Campbell and Liz Erlewine

  • First place: Chuck Marshall, "Light and Shadow"
    $500. Sponsored by PGT Day Sponsor Fifth Third Bank.
     
  • Second place: Aimee Erickson, "Laundry"
    $250. Sponsored by PGT Day Sponsor Fifth Third Bank.
     
  • Honorable mentions: Margie Guyot, "In the Shade"; Lyn Boyer, "Baker's Boathouse"; Mark Shasha, "Catching the Shimmer"; Suzie Baker, "Wash Day"; Justin Shull, "The Boat House"; Kathleen Hudson, "Sandcastle Construction, Fountain Point"
    Valued at $150-$250 each. Additional support provided by: Gamblin, Northern Express, Plein Air Magazine, Vada Color, and Vasari Classic Artists' Oil Colors.
     

"Small Wonders" - Sponsored by PGT Day Sponsor North Harbor Christie's International Realty
August 14, 2018

Juror: Duncan Campbell

  • First place: Lyn Boyer, "Life Well Lived"
    $250. Sponsored by PGT Day Sponsor North Harbor Christie's International Realty.
     
  • Honorable mentions: Cal Kemmpainen, "Back Porch"; Jill Stefani Wagner, "Chantal Ridge"; Chuck Marshall, "Sleeping Bear #11"
    Valued at $100 each. Sponsored by PGT Day Sponsor North Harbor Christie's International Realty.
     

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