OPM made a commitment this year to sponsor a $100 "Best Sense of Place" award for each of Minnesota's four plein air competitions: Grand Marais, Duluth, Aitkin, and Red Wing. The award is for the painting that best captures the instantly recognizable spirit of a place painted in the competition. Awards are administered by the sponsor. Here are three of the summer's award winners so far:
Grand Marais Plein Air is coming up in September.