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Artists awarded in Temecula open air painting contest


Last updated 11/11/2017 at Noon

Mayor Maryann Edwards poses for a photo with the participants of this year’s Ralph Love Plein Air Competition. The winners of the competition were announced by Edwards during a reception Friday, Nov. 3, at The Merc. Alex Groves photo

Pictures of recognizable Temecula locations filled the walls of The Merc Friday, Nov. 3, during a reception for the artists who participated in an outdoors painting competition.

The 10th annual Ralph Love Plein Air Competition is named after an artist who had a shop in the city’s Old Town district and who was known for his paintings of outdoor scenes. “Plein air” is the practice of painting outdoors.

Participants in this year’s competition were limited to several local venues for painting, including the Temecula Duck Pond, Old Town, the Rose Haven Heritage Garden, the Civic Center...

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