The city of Glendale AZ had a plein air competition on Saturday and I did two paintings before we turned them in at 3pm. My larger painting with the horse won Landscape/Cityscape Purchase Award. I did it a few blocks from downtown in the historic residential section. The hanging boughs on the top left are from a historic large Eucalyptus tree with a plaque labeling it the Elephant Tree. Years ago when the circus came to town, 2 elephants evidently got LOOSE and were finally found under this tree! It's quite famous as a landmark now.
Award categories are Purchase Awards and will be accessioned into the City of Glendale’s permanent collection upon completion of event:
Best of Show Purchase Award (1) $1000.00 Best of Show award will be presented.
Glendale Centennial Celebration Purchase Awards. Two (2)$500.00 awards will be presented
Glendale Chocolate Affair Purchase Award. One (1) $500.00 award will be presented.
Landscape/Cityscape Purchase Award. One (1) $500.00 award will be presented.
Modern Glendale Purchase Award. One (1) $500.00 award will be presented.
Honorable Mention Purchase Awards. Two (2) $250.00 awards will be presented.