Plein Air winners have been announced by the National Museum of Transportation (NMOT) for our September 23, 2017 event. The paintings are on display and for sale through October 22nd in NMOT’s Orthwein Visitor Center.

  • Best in Show – Henryk Ptasiewicz’s “Rent This Painting by Hour” painting (see attached photo) of Coral Court Motel
  • First Honorable Mention – Sandy Haynes’s “Bel Air (Jason’s Dream Car)” painting
  • Second Honorable Mention – Jessica McClintick’s “Wabash 573” painting
  • Third Honorable Mention – Daniel Fishback’s “Mikado” painting

Congratulations to Henryk on Best in Show and to all our honorable mentions! We appreciate the painters who participated and their friendly interaction with our guests observing the artworks in progress. We hope to have more artists involved in our Plein Air event in 2018, so schedule the 4th Saturday of September next year when we plan to celebrate our next Smithsonian Live! Day and our superb Midwest artist community! Watch for our announcement.