Painter of the Year Comments and Critique, May 9, 2016
Ruth Ellen Hoag, an artist, teacher and juror from Santa Barbara, California, judged our Painter of the Year competition and offered helpful and gentle critiques of the paintings submitted for consideration. In order to be eligible, an artist needed to have won a ribbon at one of our Painter of the Month competitions this season. There were 17 entries for Painter of the Year, and the winner was Jim Nelson for a painting of a deer. 1st Runner Up was Moira Johannessen for a painting of two girls, and 2nd Runner Up was Nancy Rizzardi for a night landscape.