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    September 2019: Jason Sacran

    Jason Sacran self portrait

    Jason Sacran is a professional fine art painter living in Arkansas. His accomplishments  include numerous exhibitions and awards with such organizations as the Oil Painters of America and the American Impressionists Society, among others. Jason's recent awards include Best of Show in the 2016 Maui Plein Air Invitational, 2016 Plein Air Rockies, 2015 Plein Air Easton, 2015 Olmsted Plein Air Invitational, 2015 Easels in Frederick and 2014 Door County Plein Air. Jason has also had featured articles with publications such as Southwest Art Magazine, International Artist, Artist Magazine, and PleinAir Magazine. He is versed in many styles and is also the annual Grand Award Winner in the Abstract Professional category in the Gateway International Painting Competition.

     

    Artist Statement

    "I am a contemporary representational painter, working primarily outdoors. I paint what catches my interest in the moment. This could be almost anything; an orchestration of shapes, color contrast, light and shadow patterns, a mood or atmosphere, a subject I have never tried, or a subject I enjoy, etc. I am drawn to paint places and things that say something about the day and time I live in now. Although my work is not necessarily subject driven, I find myself painting the overlooked and simultaneously familiar aspects of everyday life - scenes we pass by but rarely take the time to fully consider. In the chaos of daily life, I believe we all take the simple and familiar for granted. Sometimes it is these quiet unadorned places that make the most worthy subjects."

     

    Select (Recent) Honors & Awards:

    Annual Grand Prize Winner, Abstract Professional, The Gateway International Painting Competition
    Grand Prize Winner -Maui Plein Air Invitational
    Grand Prize Winner -En Plein Air Texas Plein Air Invitational
    Best Landscape Award - 2016 OPA National Exhibition
    Grand Prize Winner - 2015 Plein Air Easton juried Invitational
    Award of Excellence - 2015 OPA Eastern Regional Exhibition
    Best of Show & Artists Choice - 2015 Plein Air Rockies juried Invitational
    Best of Show - Fort Smith Regional Art Museum 67th Annual juried Exhibition
    Best of Show - 2015 South Arkansas Arts Center Annual juried Exhibition
    Best of Show & Artists Choice - 2015 Easels In Frederick juried Invitational
    Best of Show - 2015 Olmsted Plein Air Annual Invitational
    3rd Place Overall - 2015 Plein Air Salon, Plein Air Convention
    Best of Show & Artists Choice - 2015 Plein Air Southwest Salon
    Grand Prize Winner - 2015 Lighthouse Plein Air juried Invitational
    Best of Show - 2014 Door County Plein Air juried Invitational
    Best of Show - 2014 Illinois River Salon Annual Juried Exhibition
    Best of Show & Quick Draw Winner, 2014 Mountain Maryland Plein Air juried Invitational
    Best Landscape & Purchase - 23rd NOAPS/Dunnegan Museum permanent collection

     

    To learn more about Jason Sacran, view his paintings and accomplishments at his website: https://jasonsacran.com

     

     

     

     

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