Sunday, August 5, 2012

A spectacular event took place on Friday and Saturday, July 13 and 14

The Teaching Studios' 2nd Annual Plein Air Competition was held at Sagamore Hill Historic Preserve in Oyster Bay, NY. 35 selected artists competed for over $3000 in prizes supplied by Jerry's Artarama, as well as a $1000 grand prize supplied by Teaching Studios. The event culminated in an exhibition in the newly converted arts space in the Rodgers Building in downtown Oyster Bay.

This competition was open to public viewing and featured live plein air painting demonstrations from our juror Erik Koeppel, as well as the phenomenal landscape artist Lauren Sansaricq.


Steve Dolan - First place
Rick Piloco - Second Place
Charlie Churchill - Third Place

The exhibition is ongoing: July 16- August 14

The Arts Space in the Rodgers Building
120 Audrey Avenue
Oyster Bay, NY 11771

Gallery Hours:
Monday-Thursday, 1-4pm

Selected artists

Alexander Adell
Luis Alvarez
Alan Appel
Charles Basman
John Morra
Spenceer Brainard
Cathy Chiavaro
Charlie Churchill
Mike Conlon
Susan D'Alessio
Noel Darvie
Anthony Davis
Sebastian Deregibus
David Dibble
Steve Dolan
Mercedes Dorson
Dennis Foy
James Jahrsdoerfer
Philip Jordan
Robin Kappy
Maura Kelley
Steve Kovach
Emilie Lee
Eric March
Walter Mosley
David A. Paulsen
Juan Pena
Richard Piloco
Doug Reina
Kenneth Salaz
June Long-Schuman
Boris Tyomkin
Jessica Vandenburg
Loraine Volz
Patricia Watwood
Larry Wechsler


Erik Koeppel is one of the leading plein air landscape painters in the US today. He has had numerous solo exhibitions and has taught Plein Air workshops for the Hudson River Fellowship of the Grand Central Academy in NYC. He has been the subject of feature articles in American Artist Magazine and Plein Air Magazine.


1st Prize

$1000 award given to the best overall painting, as decided by our juror.
$750 Plein Air Kit from Jerry’s ArtArama
Also, the Grand Prize winner will be profiled in American Artist Magazine in their coverage of the event.

2nd Prize

$550 Plein Air Kit from Jerry’s Artarama, which includes (for example):
Monet French Easel 57067
Charvin Plein Air Set
Vermeer Filbert Set of 5
Vermeer Flat Set of 5
Vermeer Round Set of 5
Creativo Artpak
Large Double Palette Cups
Petite Air-Tight Brush Washer
8"x10" Centurion OP Linen Panels (6 pack)
9"x12" Raphael Linen Panel

3rd Prize

$340 Plein Air Kit from Jerry’s Artarama


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