September 21, 2022 (Moscow, Idaho) — The City of Moscow and the Moscow Arts Commission announced the award-winning artists and artworks from the 2022 Palouse Plein Air exhibition on Wednesday, September 21.

Artists from across the region created paintings onsite at locations throughout Latah, Nez Perce, Whitman, and Benewah counties during a September 5 – 13 painting period. The exhibition juror, Melanie Thompson of Richland, WA, reviewed 82 artworks submitted by 34 individual artists prior to the exhibition opening. The following artists and artworks received awards:

1st Place: Michael J. Lewis, West Whitman Hay AQI 156

2nd Place: Sydney Speck, Sonia’s Taco Truck

3rd Place: Maggie Keefe, Hay bales

Best Palouse: Nicole Monosky, For Kay

Best Downtown: Tara Oar, Hidden City

Best Historical: Elizabeth Harwood, Elephant Tree

Best Watercolor: Ashleigh Streiff, Light through the Brambles

Student Award: Megan Wood, Midnight Stroll

Sam Chadwick, Smoke Rings and Tree Rings

Honorable Mention: John Larkin, Blue Spruce

Tim Cawley, Half Mast Flag

City Purchase: Amalia Fisch, Tekoa Morning

The 2022 Palouse Plein Air exhibition is open for public viewing starting at 5 p.m. on September 15 and will run until October 7 at the Third Street Gallery inside Moscow City Hall. The gallery is located at 206 E Third Street, and the public is invited to visit from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding federal holidays.

Artworks in the exhibition are also available to view with in-progress photos in the online gallery:

More information about Palouse Plein Air is available at: