Camano Island’s own Jed Dorsey was chosen to be one of 25 of the nation’s top award winning plain air artists featured at the 2020 Laguna Beach Plein Air Painting Invitational. During LPAPA’s virtually inspired 2020 plein air painting celebration, the invited artists painted iconic views in and around Laguna Beach and the surrounding communities, coastlines, and canyons, in-person and/or in their studio. The artists submited what they consider to be their best four paintings created during the week for the awards judging and the Invitational Art Show Sale/Auction.

These are the paintings Jed completed during the competition.

The virtual Gala was on Saturday evening where all 25 artists gathered online, enjoyed wine and cheese delivered to our door, and awards were given.

Collectors also gathered to purchase paintings. Four of Jed’s paintings were purchased. Jed won the “Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine Award,” with a 2K valuation prize. It was a pretty big deal for Jed to participate in this event along with some of the nation’s best artists. And we’re proud of him for winning a prize too! He’s been invited back next year.

Here’s a one minute time lapse video of Jed painting

If you’re curious, here is the painting that won: “Masterpiece”, Acrylic, 12″ by 16″

And here’s a one minute time lapse video of Jed painting the winning picture.

If you want to purchase an original Jed Dorsey painting your chance is coming up in less than two weeks at Sunnyshore Studio’s showing of new work by Jed. The show is called “Hope Unlimited.” It will be at our brick and mortar studio on Camano Island and on our online store. The show opens Saturday, October 24, 10am.

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