By: AGGIE NIVILINSZKY
A small but talented group of local artists participated in this year’s North Gwinnett Arts Association’s Plein Air event. Throughout the weekend on May 20th & 21st, artists arrived at various locations in and around the Suwanee area to capture scenes from historic Main Street to nearby parks and neighborhoods on canvas. All weekend these artists recreated scenes from beloved Suwanee right before your eyes! Paintings fresh off the easel were hung in the NGAA Art Gallery where they were judged by Jung Johnson, a featured artist in Artist Magazine and a member of the Southeastern Pastel Society. An awards ceremony and reception took place Sunday night.
The winners were:
1st Place: Nancy Nowak – “House on the Hill”
2nd Place: Vickie Johnson – “Forest Glow”
3rd Place: Donna Jassmann – “Through the Trees”
Honorable Mention: Ban Shakir – “Mainstreet”
People’s Choice: Nancy Nowak – “Farmers Market”