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Image: Gray Day in Perry by John Poon

                               Utah Plein Air Winners,

                           Competition and Exhibition

                                           Oct. 4 through Nov. 5, 2016


                                                           By Mary Alice Hobbs


      Artists that stretched their imagination in the Brigham City Museum’s Third Annual Utah Plein Air Competition won a variety of awards for painting and photographing landscapes in Utah. The competition was open to all ages. Works submitted for the competition will be on view in the museum Oct. 4 through Nov. 5. Admission is free.

      The museum is located at 24 North 300 West. Hours are Tuesday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 1 to 5 p.m. For further information, please phone (435) 226-1439 or visit www.brighamcitymuseum.org.

      G. Russell Case of Brigham City was the juror for the competition. Since his graduation from Utah State University, he has dedicated himself to painting full-time. Case is represented in galleries in Jackson, Wyoming; Santa Fe, New Mexico; Scottsdale, Arizona; and Culver City, California, to name a few.

      In the painting category, John Poon of Liberty won first place for “Grey Day in Perry”; Dennis Millard of Salt Lake City, second place, “Brigham City Tabernacle”; and Trent Gudmundsen of Preston, Idaho, third place, “Old Home Against the Hills.”

      Winners in the photography category were Dickson Smith of Brigham City, first place, “Milky Way”; Barry Parsons of Wellsville, second place, “Deep Canyon Grove”; and Samuel Parsons of Wellsville, third place, “Sleep Reflections.”

      Merit awards were given to Allen Brockbank of Centerville for “Harvest Time” and Geri Jensen of West Haven for “Brigham Station.”

      Purchase awards went to Poon; Smith; Barry Parsons; Brockbank; Kwani Winder of North Ogden, “Before the Storm”; and Alicia Finlaysen of Herriman, “Harvest at Days End.”

      Some of the scenery that attracted artists included a harvest moon at Parker Mountain, Buffalo River, rabbit brush at Promontory, Plymouth Peak, the Harper Highway, and moonrise over Wellsville pond.   

      An Awards Reception will be held Nov. 5 at 4 p.m. The public is invited. Refreshments will be served.

      Artists who would like to receive a Call for Entries for the museum’s 2017 competition should email their address to maryalice@boxeldermuseum.org or phone (435) 226-1439.


Sponsors for the 2016 Utah Plein Air include: 

Associated Brigham Contractors is one of this year's sponsors            Gillies Funeral Chapel is one of the prize sponsors for 2016

Anonymous in honor of Frederick Oscar Kotter
Bott Monument
Box Elder County Photographer's Club
Box Elder News Journal
Jon Bunderson, Attorney at Law
Molgard Law Offices