2016 Invited Artists' Bios

Shelby KEEFE

2015 EnPleinAirTEXAS 

Grand Prize Winner!

The Elta Joyce Murphey Award

 

"Old Texas Theater" - oil

www.studioshelby.com 

Other recognitions include:

- 2015, Awarded the Dorothy Driehaus Mellins Fellowship for Midwestern Artists in conjunction with Oil Painters of America's National Exhibition

- 2013, Awarded the top prize for Plein Air Magazine's Salon Competition

- Featured on the covers of Southwest Art and Plein Air Magazines along with corresponding feature stories & Published in Fine Art Connoisseur as one of the "Three To Watch" artists




Jason SACRAN

2015 EnPleinAirTEXAS

 -Received 2 AWARDS-

2nd Place Award &

Artists' Choice Award

 

"The Golden Moment" - oil

www.jasonsacran.com 

Other recognitions include:

- Grand Prize 2015 Plein Air Easton Juried Competition

- Best of Show 2015 Olmstead Plein Air Invitational

- Best of Show 2015 Southwest Salon Plein Air Juried Competition

- Best of Show 2014 Door Country Plein Air Invitational 

 



Mary PETTIS 

2015 EnPleinAirTEXAS

3rd Place Award

 

"Breakfast at Treva's" - oil


www.marypettis.com 

Other recognitions include:

People's Choice Award winner at Easels in Frederick Plein Air Invitational 2013

- Chosen as guest artist over 10 years, Maui Plein Air Painting Invitational; 5 time award winner

- Selected for the Art Renewal Center's ARC Salon in 2014 and 2015