The winner of the 2012 Cloud Appreciation Day COntest is #14, Janet Amtmann's "The Hole in the Sky"
New Mexico is known for its dramatic skies - especially during the summer monsoon when magnificent cumulus buildups are a daily event. PAPNM designated the first Saturday of August Cloud Appreciation Day as a day for its members to celebrate the beauty of clouds by painting directly in the open air rather than in the studio. The paintings are a snapshot of how the sky looked in various locations on the same day as interpreted in each artist's style.
The participating 22 members painted the sky on August 4, 2012 and entered digital photos of their paintings in this online contest. Members will vote for their favorite painting from among entries exhibited online. The winning painting will be announced August 20.
The artist receiving the most votes will be awarded a membership certificate, button and gift from The Cloud Appreciation Society
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Plein Air Painters of New Mexico (PAPNM) | P.O. Box 20503 | Albuquerque, NM 87154-0503