Lori Putnam Wins $15,000 Grand Prize Plus People’s Choice
Chestnut member honored by Plein Air Magazine
Lori Putnam’s painting, “Safe Harbor,” 30×40, oil on linen (private collection) took the Grand Prize in Plein Air Magazine‘s 10th Annual Salon Competition. With approximately 7,000 entries over the course of 9 months, both this piece and “Headin’ Home” made it through various rounds to the top 25. The awards ceremony was broadcast live on Facebook with all of the finalists available via Zoom with Publisher Eric Rhoads and Editor Kelly Kane.
Because the finalists could not see the winning images as they were posted on facebook, it was not until the next morning when Lori realized that both paintings had been honored; “Safe Harbor” received the $15,000 Grand Prize and Magazine Cover, and “Headin’ Home” took People’s Choice.
To view all of the top prize winners, watch the full-length award ceremony on Plein air Magazine‘s Facebook page.