2015 Award Winners

Best In Show Award: Hiu Lai Chong

Ronaldo Macedo and Hiu Lai Chong in front of Best in Show, "All Aboard"

Ronaldo Macedo and Hiu Lai Chong in front of Best in Show, “All Aboard”

Hiu Lai Chong 2015 Big check 2015

Hiu Lai Chong 2015 Big check 2015

The 2015 Maui Plein Air Painting Invitational Best in Show Award was presented to Hiu Lai Chong for her painting, “All Aboard.”   Her award-winning painting is featured above. Scroll down to see a larger image.

The 2015 MPAPI event was most exciting. Artists were painting in all sorts of weather. The week culminated with the award announcements, the Collectors’ Hour, and the Gala Reception. Fourteen awards were given out with the Best in Show going to Hiu Lai Chong from Maryland.

BIS Award winner received a $1000 cash award from the event sponsors (Islanders, Hawaii, Plein Air Painters; The Village Galleries, and West Maui Cultural Council). In addition, the BIS winner receives a half page ad in Plein Air Magazine and half page ad in Southwest Art.

Michael Clements received the Irvine Museum Award along with a half page ad in Southwest Art.   Greg LaRock received the Artists’ Choice Award along with a half page ad in Plein Air Magazine.

Congratulations to the award winners and to all the artists for their beautiful entries. The paintings this year are the best collection of paintings we have had in 10 years!

Additional 2015 Maui Plein Air Artist Awards:

The Irvine Museum Award – Michael Clements
Honorable Mentions – Mark Brown, Debra Huse, and David Savellano
Artists’ Choice – Greg LaRock
People’s Choice – Dave Santillanes
Honor Hawaii, Honor Maui Award – Dave Santillanes
Pioneer Inn Quickdraw Award – Brian Stewart
One Main Plaza Award – Mike Carroll
Montage Kapalua Bay Award – Mary Pettis
Makana Aloha Foundation Awawrd – Greg LaRock
Kaʻanapali Land Management Corp. Award – Randall Sexton
Whole Foods Markets Award – George Allan

Randy Higbee, owner of King of Frame, awarded Jacobus Baas, Debra Huse, Mary Pettis, David Savellano, and Ronaldo Macedo with $100 gift certificates.

Scroll down to see full size images of each of these award-winning paintings.

View previous year’s awards winners:

2014 Award Winners
2013 Award Winners
2012 Award Winners
2011 Award Winners
2010 Award Winners
2009 Award Winners
2008 Award Winners
2007 Award Winners
2006 Award Winners

2015 Award Winning Artwork

Hiu Lai Chong 2015 Best in Show 'All Aboard'

Hiu Lai Chong 2015 Best in Show ‘All Aboard’ 14×18

Michael Clements 2015 Irvine Museum Award 'Daybreak at Sprecklesville' 16x20

Michael Clements 2015 Irvine Museum Award ‘Daybreak at Sprecklesville’ 16×20

Mark Brown 2015 Honorable Mention Irvine Museum 'The House that Mark & Judy Built' 12x24

Mark Brown 2015 Honorable Mention Irvine Museum ‘The House that Mark & Judy Built’ 12×24

Debra Huse Honoralbe Mention Irvine Museum 'Favorite Beach Lahaina' 12x16

Debra Huse Honoralbe Mention Irvine Museum ‘Favorite Beach Lahaina’ 12×16

David Savellano 2015 Honorable Mention Irvine Museum 'Lahaina Luna' 12x18

David Savellano 2015 Honorable Mention Irvine Museum ‘Lahaina Luna’ 12×18

Greg LaRock Artists' Choice Award 'Kahakuloa Church' 8x16

Greg LaRock Artists’ Choice Award ‘Kahakuloa Church’ 8×16

Dave Santillanes 2015 Peoples' Choice - Honor Hawaii Honor Maui Award

Dave Santillanes 2015 People’s Choice – Honor Hawaii Honor Maui Award ‘Honolua Morning’ 16×12

Brian Stewart 2015 Pioneer Inn Award 'Lahaina Court House' 10x8

Brian Stewart 2015 Pioneer Inn Award ‘Lahaina Court House’ 10×8

Carleton One Main Plaza Award 'Shady Neighbors' 12x24

Mike Carroll One Main Plaza Award ‘Paradise Perfect’ 16×12

Mary Pettis 2015 Montage Kapalua Bay Award 'Warm Aloha at Lahaina Coolers' 20x16

Mary Pettis 2015 Montage Kapalua Bay Award ‘Warm Aloha at Lahaina Coolers’ 20×16

Greg LaRock 2015 Makana Aloha Foundation Award 'Concrete Conundrum' 11x14

Greg LaRock 2015 Makana Aloha Foundation Award ‘Concrete Conundrum’ 11×14

Randall Sexton 2015 Kaanapali Land Management Award 'Mala and the Sunsets' 12x16

Randall Sexton 2015 Kaanapali Land Management Award ‘Mala and the Sunsets’ 12×16

George Alllan 2015 Whole Foods Market Award 'Kanaha Lifeguard Tower' 9x12

George Alllan 2015 Whole Foods Market Award ‘Kanaha Lifeguard Tower’ 9×12

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Event Organizers

Event Co-Sponsors:
Ronaldo Macedo, Artist & Co-Founder Islanders
Lois Reiswig, President, Maui ARTS League

Contact us by email:
Katherine Smith, MPAPI Event Coordinator
info@mauipleinairpainting.org
808-268-0787

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Workshop

Maui Arts League is excited to offer two plein air painting workshops in conjunction with the February, 2018 Maui Plein Air Painting Invitational. Both professional artists excel at ‘teaching.’  It is one thing to be a great artist, and yet another to be a superior instructor. Our workshop teachers are selected from the group of MPAPI professional ‘visiting artists’. Leon Holmes from Australia and Morgan Samuel Price from Florida will share their painting knowledge and techniques with  workshop attendees. You won’t want to miss out.

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