Montgomery Art Association

Plein Air: A Judged Exhibition

MAA is pleased to present the fifth of our 2020 members-only online exhibitions, Plein Air. Plein Air art is the capture of a scene out of doors, in its true light and composition (with artistic license, of course). Plein Air pieces can be finished in the studio, but are primarily painted on site. This show features 73 paintings by 41 artists in a variety of styles.

Our judge was Lesley Lundgren, Director of Exhibitions at the Strathmore Mansion in North Bethesda. She presented awards during an online ceremony on September 1. Watch the presentation on our YouTube Channel.

Most of the artwork in this show is available for purchase, with prices shown (not including 6% Maryland sales tax). If you are interested in making a purchase, please email

Award Winners

1st Place
C & O Canal
By Christina Webber

2nd Place
Early Bloom
By Kathleen Zeifang

3rd Place
Northside Social Cafe
By Rajendra KC

Honorable Mention

White Oak Homestead

Jen Eidson

Honorable Mention

Playing with Susans

Susan Friend

Honorable Mention

Exit to Homestead

Patrick Sieg

Honorable Mention

Sunset on the Mall

Twila Waddy

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73 photo(s) Updated on: 24 Aug 2020
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  • Sunflower Pilgrimage by Ann Schaefer
  • Nowhere to Go But Out by Ellen Schwab,
  • Missing Shutter by Patrick Sieg
  • Autumn Sand and Shadows by Mary Ellen Simon
  • Looking East by Mary Ellen Simon
  • Summer Water Lilies by Joyce Smith
  • Sunny Summer Afternoon by Joyce Smith
  • Dancing Light by Penny Smith
  • Flower Shopping by Penny Smith
  • Les Baux Splendor by Carol Starr
  • Teahouse Vista by Carol Starr
  • Summer Retreat (My Backyard) by Twila Waddy,
  • Front Swing by Anastasia Walsh
  • Brookside Garden by Christina Webber
  • Creekside by John Weber
  • Gazebo by John Weber
  • Calming Waterfall by Ellen Yahuda
  • Sunlit Garden by Ellen Yahuda
  • July on the Bay by Kathleen Zeifang
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