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Temecula Valley Museum Announces Competition Winners

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Temecula Valley Museum Announces 14th Annual Ralph Love Plein Air Competition Winners

The Temecula Valley, with its beautiful scenery and quaint Old Town, was the perfect inspiration for artists participating in the 14th Annual Ralph Love Plein Air Competition. Local artists were invited by the City of Temecula, Community Services Department to spend one week painting works of art inspired by local scenes. Participating artists submitted original art works for a chance to win a prize. The competition is held each year in honor of Ralph Love, renowned Temecula artist.

The anonymous, unsigned pieces were judged at the Temecula Valley Museum by esteemed judges, Tamra Gerard (Best of Show 2020 Winner), Fred Lamb (Fred Lamb Graphic Design and former art gallery owner); Tony Moramarco (artist, instructor, and owner of Bigfoot Graphics), Kathryn Sizemore (Community Services Commission Vice-Chair); and Chris Krstevski (Community Services Commissioner). Scorecards were carefully tabulated to determine the winners.

Twenty-six artists participated for 2021, submitting 53 stunning pieces of artwork, in mediums ranging from oil, watercolor, and mixed media. The winners were announced FRI, NOV 12, 2021 by Community Services Commission Vice-Chair Kathryn Sizemore. The Best of Show Winner was Jenny Breniff for Morning Harvest at Leoness.

All of the beautiful artwork from the Plein Air Exhibition will be on display for public viewing at The Merc (42051 Main Street) through NOV 28, 2021 and can be viewed online by visiting: