Here are the Plein Air Edmonds Paint Out winners

Winners of the Plein Air Edmonds Paint Out, sponsored by Cole Gallery, were announced Thursday night during Art Walk Edmonds.

Thirty-two selected artists were sent out to paint the Edmonds/Kingston areas from Sept. 1-11, and a total of 83 paintings were submitted.

The winners are:

1st place winner, Pat Clayton, “Lemon Sunset”
2nd place winner, Mark Boyle, “All Aboard”
3rd place winner, Che Lopez, “Dick’s Drive-In
Sponsor’s Award, Ned Mueller, “Nice Living”
Honorable mentions went to:
Robin Weiss, “Thursday in Edmonds”
Brooke Borcherding, “Visions at the Marina”
Janice Kirsten, “Purple Door”
Gigi Godfrey, “Cascadia Art Museum”


  1. Wow. These are great. I remember seeing a few of the painters at work, and I regret not stopping to say hello and look over their shoulder.
    Are the paintings for sale?

  2. Absolutely stunning – wonderful pieces of art and such a brilliant idea to capture the beauty and essence of our wonderful city! Congratulations to the well deserved winners!

    1. Thank you! These artists have worked so hard to bring this collection to our community. You’ll see that a lot of the sunset paintings have the rich colors from our days of smoke and ash. I can’t help but think of the adage “bringing beauty from ashes” !

  3. What a great event and a big Thanks to Cole Gallery for making it happen. Turnout was very good and the show much enjoyed.

  4. WOW what beautiful, glorious paintings! Edmonds is blessed with wonderful subject matter and great talent to capture it. Thank you to the organizer and all the participants as I have been visually enriched by your efforts.

  5. Wonderful to see the art, THANK YOU! I can see why Lemon Sunset won first place, but all the paintings are terrific. A great idea to have this competition and to see a few of the artists out painting while we were out for a walk.

  6. It was a lovely reception, well attended and so fun to see old friends! The Rich Cole Trio was playing…they played an awesome rendition of “Have You Met Miss Jones” as I was looking at the art.
    The show will be on display until October 3, and yes the work is for sale!

  7. Amazing artists and stunning art! Wow! Great way to celebrate our artistic inspirations and the canvas of life that Edmonds presents. Thank you Denise Cole and Cole Gallery for sponsoring this event. Just fabulous art and hope to see all pieces on display at your gallery.

  8. Wow, These are all very nice renditions. I agree with the two top choices. I loved both for different reasons. Lemon Sunset is beautiful and peaceful and very well done. All Aboard I loved the shadow work is perfect in this and there were many places that required shadows good work everyone. Glad to see they are for sale also. I bet they are all sold soon. I suggest another show right away Artists get to your easels I know you are there every day it is your nature. So the Holidays are coming soon. I would love to send my husband down for a look and bring one home to put under our tree this year. GREAT WORK to all. Every piece drew my eyes somewhere in the painting. Love it.

    1. Thank you Deborah! I really appreciate your thoughtful comments about the show winners – they are really special!
      We plan to make this an annual event in September. We are planning another big show from the Plein Air Painters of Washington in January. This show will have both plein air and studio paintings from some of our state’s top painters.

  9. What stellar work from each of these artists! We live in a beautiful place. Thank you to each of the artists.

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