2016 Award Winners

Best In Show Award: Jason Sacran

photo of Painter Jason Sacran receiving the Best in Show Award at the 2016 Maui Plein Air Painting Invitational

Painter Jason Sacran receiving the Best in Show Award at the 2016 Maui Plein Air Painting Invitational for his painting ‘Lahaina Dusk’

The 2016 Maui Plein Air Painting Invitational Best in Show Award was presented to Jason Sacran for his painting, “Lahaina Dusk.” Scroll down to see images of all the award winning paintings.

The 2016 MPAPI event was most exciting. with ten new artists and a few changes to the event paintout locations. The week culminated with the award announcements, the Collectors’ Gala sponsored by Maui Prime Fine Foods, and the Artists Aloha Reception sponsored by One Main Plaza (Lynn & Jim Foster & John Saunders – owners). Sixteen awards were given out at our Collectors’ Gala event.

The Best in Show (BIS) award winner received a $1000 cash award from these event sponsors: Islanders, Hawaii, Plein Air Painters, The Village Galleries, and Maui Arts League. In addition, the BIS winner receives a full page ad in Southwest Art magazine. Please see all of our sponsors and links to their websites here on our website.

Lori Putnam received the Irvine Museum Award along with $500 gift certificate from Gamblin art supplies. John P. Lasater IV received the Irvine Museum Honorable Mention, Artists’ Choice, Collectors’ Choice, and the One Main Plaza Sponsor Awards along with a quarter page ad in Plein Air Magazine.

Congratulations to the award winners and to all the artists for their inspiring entries. The paintings this year are the best collection of paintings we have had in 11 years!  Jean Stern, Executive Director, of the Irvine Museum who judges the event’s art works each year, says it is getting more difficult as the caliber of artist participating continues to raise the bar by producing some of the most technical and skilled artworks he’s seen over the 11 years.

Additional 2016 Maui Plein Air Artist Awards:

Please visit the Participating Artists page on our website for links to all the invited painters for this year’s event.

The Irvine Museum Award – Lori Putnam
Honorable Mentions – Macario Pascual, John P Lasater IV, Hiu Lai Chong
Artists’ Choice – John P. Lasater IV
People’s Choice – John P. Lasater IV
Honor Hawaii, Honor Maui Award – James McGrew
Mala, Honu, Frida’s Restaurant Quick Draw Award – Michael Clements
One Main Plaza Award – John P. Lasater IV
Montage Kapalua Bay Award – James McGrew
Makana Aloha Foundation Award – Hiu Lai Chong
Kaʻanapali Land Management Corp. Award – Greg LaRock
Pioneer Inn Award – Mary Pettis
Maui Prime Fine Foods Award – Ronaldo Macedo
Revelite Award – Hui Lai Chong

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

2016 Maui Plein Air Award-Winning Paintings

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2016 MPAPI Best in Show Jason Sacran ‘Lahaina Dusk’ 20×24 oil

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2016 MPAPI Irvine Museum Award Lori Putnam ‘Up Front’ 14×18

2016 MPAPI Irvine Museum Honorable Mention Macario Pascual 'Southbound On Highway 30' 14x18

2016 MPAPI Irvine Museum Honorable Mention Macario Pascual ‘Southbound On Highway 30’ 14×18

2016 MPAPI Irvine Museum Honorable Mention, Artists and Collectors Choice, One Main Plaza Awards. John Lasater IV 'Lahaina Glow'

2016 MPAPI Irvine Museum Honorable Mention, Artists’ Choice, Collectors’ Choice, One Main Plaza Sponsor Award. John Lasater IV ‘Lahaina Glow’

2016 MPAPI Honor Hawaii Honor Maui Montage Kapalua Bay awards James McGrew 'Honolua Bay Shimmer' Oil 20x16

2016 MPAPI Honor Hawaii, Honor Maui Award, Montage Kapalua Bay Sponsor Award James McGrew ‘Honolua Bay Shimmer’ Oil 20×16

2016 MPAPI Mala Honu Fridas Restaurants Sponsor Award Michael Clements 'Canoe Beach Ka‘anapali' 12x12 pastel

2016 MPAPI Mala, Honu, Frida’s, Restaurants Sponsor Award Michael Clements ‘Canoe Beach Ka‘anapali’ 12×12 pastel

2016 MPAPI Makana Aloha Foundation Award HiuLaiChong 'Catching a Wave' 16x20 Oil

2016 MPAPI Makana Aloha Foundation Sponsor Award Hiu Lai Chong ‘Catching a Wave’ 16×20 Oil

2016 MPAPI KLM sponsor Award Greg LaRock 'Roasted Reds' 16x20

2016 MPAPI Ka’anapali Land Management Corp. Sponsor Award Greg LaRock ‘Roasted Reds’ 16×20

2016 MPAPI Pioneer Inn Award Mary Pettis 'Living Waters Iao Valley' 18x24 oil

2016 MPAPI Pioneer Inn Sponsor Award Mary Pettis ‘Living Waters Iao Valley’ 18×24 oil

2016 MPAPI MauiPrime FineFoods Award Ronaldo Macedo 'So What's Next' 12x24 oil

2016 MPAPI Maui Prime Fine Foods Sponsor Award Ronaldo Macedo ‘So What’s Next?’ 12×24 oil

2016 MPAPI Hiu Lai Chong Revelite Award 'Heading Home' 12x24 Oil

2016 MPAPI Revelite Award Hiu Lai Chong ‘Heading Home’ 12×24 Oil

View previous year’s awards winners:

2015 Award 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

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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:
Lois Reiswig, MPAPI Event Coordinator
info@mauipleinairpainting.org
808-665-1491

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Workshop

In 2017 the MPAPI workshop is taking a different approach. This 4-day workshop is a 'dual-teaching' workshop lead by Jason Sacran and John P Lasater, IV. Our workshop teachers are selected from the group of professional 'visiting artists'. Classes are usually comprised of local Maui artists, workshop teacher referrals, and those wishing to take a class from someone that focuses on specific painting techniques that are of interest to them.

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