Star Valley Plein Air

Star Valley Plein Air debuted in September 2022. We welcomed over 30 experienced and beginner artists to come and paint the beautiful surroundings that make Star Valley such an iconic location.

Nearly 90 paintings were produced, with cash awards going to six artists. $5,000 in sponsor awards were given to the top artists, and $10,000 of artwork was sold in our silent auction. The support from the artists and Star Valley community was overwhelmingly positive.

We’re excited to again bring this event back to our community next year. For future plein air details please keep an eye on this page, subscribe to our newsletter, or follow us on Facebook or Instagram.

Star Valley Plein Air ~ 2022 Awards

Purchase Awards
1st Place: Mariah Cottrell
2nd Place: John Hughes
3rd Place: Josh Labenne
Purchase Awards sponsored by Hunter’s Furniture & Appliance, Hale Financial Solutions, and Star Valley Realty.

Judge Awards: Experienced Category
1st Place: David Dean
2nd Place: John Hughes
3rd Place: G. Grant Redden

Judge Awards: Beginner Category
1st Place: Blake Clark
2nd Place: Karen Johnson
3rd Place: Sandy Ostdiek

People’s Choice Awards
1st Place: Ginger Shell
2nd Place: Tori Bennett
People’s Choice sponsors included Hastings/Ace Hardware and Bank of Star Valley.

Fine Art Connoisseur Award
Charles Dayton

Plein Air Magazine Award
Laurie Parker

Art of the West Magazine Award
Jacob Shumway