2020 Paint Out Award Winners

Sara Green painting

17th Annual En Plein Air Painting Celebration in Historic Dublin

DUBLIN, OH – On Saturday, October 24th, 2020 the Dublin Area Art League hosted the 17th Annual Paint Out event in Historic Dublin.

19 artists registered to enter the “En Plein Air” (French for “in the open air”) art contest, embracing the challenge to produce a painting in a few hours. Several other artists just came out and painted, without entering the competition.

Artists arrived between 9:00 AM and noon, and they had until 3:00 PM to find a spot/subject and complete a piece of art depicting Dublin.

People from the community enjoyed observing artists at work. Despite the cloudy and chilly day, everyone had a great time and the artwork produced is truly remarkable.

This year’s judge was renowned artist Mark Gingerich.

Gingerich determined Best of show, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd prize winners – cash prizes are $200 (Sponsored by the Dublin Arts Council), $100, $75, and $50 respectively and three honorable mentions awards.

award winners

Best of Show: Cozy Abode by Vivian Ripley

First Place: After the Rain by Jenn Stewart

Second Place: Irish Cottage by Justin Collamore

Third Place: 143 S. High St by Alex Ferree

Honorable Mentions: Fall in Dublin by Robie Benve; Along the Scioto by Mary Bauer; Coast Wine House by Anna Hupp.


All entries will be showcased for a couple of months in an online exhibit and are available for purchase.
100% of the proceeds goes to the artists.

The event chair for the organization of the Paint Out was Robie Benve.


The Historic Dublin Paint Out is partially funded by the Dublin Arts Council though a Community Arts Grant to encourage community engagement, cultivate creativity, and foster life-long learning through the arts, and by Blick Art Materials.


Pictured: Sara Green painting at the 2020 Paint Out (photo by Holly Romano)