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Plein Air Painters Earn Awards in F.C. Arts Festival

artRajendra K.C.’s entry into the Falls Church Arts Plein Air Festival was picked as the first-place winner. He was awarded the Don Beyer Volvo-KIA Plein Air Prize of $500 for his work. Pictured above with the winning painting are (from left to right) June and Mike Beyer; June’s mother, Jane; Rajendra K.C.; and Rajendra K.C.’s wife, Shanti. (Photo: Courtesy Shaun van Steyn)Winners of the third annual Falls Church Arts Plein Air Festival received awards for their entries in the competition last Saturday at ArtSpace Falls Church, 410 S. Maple Ave.

Mike and June Beyer presented The Don Beyer Volvo-KIA Plein Air Prize for best in show. The $500 prize went to Rajendra K.C. for his watercolor painting “Falls Church Landscape, Little Falls Street in a Summer Storm.”

The second-place Tori McKinney, Rock Star Realtor, Plein Air Prize of $250 was awarded to Patricia Walach Keough for her oil painting of “The Falls Church Farmer’s Market.”

The Falls Church Arts President’s Prize of $250 was presented to Falls Church artist Jennifer Manown. Her oil painting, “The Falls Church Presbyterian Church,” earned the third-place prize.

The show was juried by award-winning artist Meg Walsh. The show and sale will continue at ArtSpace through Aug. 5. For more information, call 703-679-7881.