Plein Air Exhibition

The San Diego Watercolor Society is home to many plein air artists. Many of these artists participate the weekly and monthly paintout opportunities offered by SDWS at various locations around San Diego. To view the upcoming schedule, please click here. Plein Air Documentary Video Questions? Email for more information.



Accepted Artist List 

Artist Title Award
Drew Bandish Pack's Point Above Ghost Ranch First Place
Drew Bandish Rancho Abbamonte  
Gordon Bashant The Del  
Gordon Bashant Halos in Balboa  
Karen Beall Reflections on Poway Lake  
Karen Beall Lanterns in Spanish Village  
Julie Bradbury-Bennett G St and Fifth Ave San Diego  
Julie Bradbury-Bennett Tidelands Park  
Barbara Crawford Stony Point Fiesta Island  
Barbara Crawford Eastern Shore Fiesta Island  
Paul Dean Lakeside Honorable Mention
Patricia Dispenziere A Peaceful Stroll  
Linda Ericksen Mission  
Brent Foster Fanuel Street Park  
Brent Foster Pacific Beach  
Perry Fowler Balboa Park  
Christina Fries-Miller Neighbor's Trees 1  
Christina Fries-Miller Neighbor's Trees 2  
Glory Giffin Lofty Lady  
Glory Giffin Cabrillo Lighthouse  
Mike Hefner Eastern Sierras from Horton Creek Honorable Mention
Mike Hefner Mission Bay View  
Charles Held Ho Chi Minh City  
Charles Held SDWS Safari  
Anne Hutchison San Diego Beach  
Anne Hutchison Early on the Plaza  
Luis Juarez Pacific Beach  
Luis Juarez San Diego County Fair Third Place
Lorri Lynch The Belmont Second Place
Lorri Lynch Carlsbad State Beach-Into The Past  
June Maxion Park-Succulent Gardens  
June Maxion Cormorants in La Jolla Honorable Mention
Chuck McPherson Morning Solace  
Chuck McPherson Santee Lakes #5  
Joanne Newman Up On The Point  
Joanne Newman Bright Day At Sunset Point  
Alice Picado Looking South at Heisler Park Juror Commendation
Bianca Romani Pt. Loma Lighthouse  
Bianca Romani Spanish Village   
Carla Scheidlinger Restaurants breaking: Tavarua   
Carla Scheidlinger Cloudbreak tower: Tavarua  
Mirjam Schippers Ever the Fan Juror Commendation
Kathleen Scoggin Cascadia Rising  
Kathleen Scoggin On A Mission  
Catherine Somers Boathouse on Coronado Bay  
Gabriel Stockton P.B. Sail Bay  
Gabriel Stockton Balboa Park Spanish Village  
Sarah Sullivan Descanco Hillside  
Sarah Sullivan Grazing in the German Alps  
Keiko Tanabe Beech Street, San Diego Best of Plein Air, SDWS One Year Membership
Keiko Tanabe Hook House, Ireland  
Christa Thurber Community  
Christa Thurber Memorial Park  
Joyce Trinh Reflection Pond, Balboa Park  
Joyce Trinh Old Town State Park, California  
Susan Wormsley The Dunes  
Jami Wright East County Oak Groves in Winter  
Jami Wright Cabrillo Lighthouse, Point Loma  
Charlotte Zinn San Diego Mission Juror Commendation
Charlotte Zinn San Diego Zoo Entrance