Plein Air Art Event

Please Note: The Edge of the Rock Plein Air painting event will not be held in 2016. We know it will be missed by many and hope to see its return in the future.

If you are interested in owning any of the paintings from 2015 please contact Jennifer Kodl. or phone: 608-362-0964.

Thank you to all our artists, sponsors and volunteers who made this event successful!

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2015 Awards

Edge of the Rock Plein Air Painting Event Beloit Wisconsin

Professional Division

Best in Show – $1,500 – Purchase Prize donated by major underwriter, Regal.
Winner: “Transformation” by Allison Rae Nichols (Chicago, IL)

Pride of Beloit – $1,000 – Purchase Prize donated by North American Tool Corporation
Winner: “Tribute to Vernon Schaefer #2” by Kyle Martin (Rock Springs, WI)

Friends Award – $1,000 – Purchase Prize donated by Friends of Riverfront
Winner: “Strong Building” by Joshua Hess (Reedsburg, WI)

Beloit College Patron of the Arts Award – $750 – Purchase Prize donated by Beloit College.
Winner: “Power Plant Dam” by Thomas Buchs (Waukesha, WI)

Spirit of the Arts – $500 – Purchase Prize donated by Visit Beloit
Winner: “Flower Power” by James Richter (Janesville, WI)

People’s Choice (Professional Division) – $200
Winner: “Shirland Avenue Bridge” by Barbara Vater (Middleton, WI)

Honorable Mention – $150
Winner: “That Monet Feeling in Riverside Park” by Debra Rollo (Waukesha, WI)

Honorable Mention – $150
Winner: “Grand Evening” by R.L. Weber (Belvidere, IL)

Honorable Mention – $150
Winner: “Grand Perspective” by Richard Dorbin (Milwaukee, WI)

Honorable Mention – $150
Winner: “Under the Trestle” by Tim Syring (LaCrosse, WI)

Next Generation Division (Age 13-19)

First place – $100
People’s Choice – $50
Winner: “A Stone’s Throw Away” by Annie-Laurie Zanter (Edgerton, WI)

Honorable Mention – $50
Winner: “Celebration” by McKenzie Harris (Beloit, WI)