2017 UPA Winners

2017 Umpqua Plein Air Winners

Thanks to all of our wonderful and talented plein air artists who made this year’s event truly special!
Be sure to look for the Awards of Distinction at the bottom of the page.

2017 Umpqua Plein Air Awards

1st Place “Yer Za” Vue Doc Bailey’s Backyard
2nd Place Yong Hong Zhong Path to Little River
3rd Place Sergio Lopez Layers of Time
4th Place Nathan Sowa Mack Brown Park
People’s Choice 1st Place Judi Danielson Spirit Ridge
People’s Choice
2nd Place
Paul Zegers Swift Water
People’s Choice
3rd Place
Diane Holland Morning Light
Juror’s Choice Award Vinita Pappas Whistler’s Bend Vista






Yer Za Vue – Doc Bailey’s Backyard

Yong Hong Zhong – Path to Little River







Sergio Lopez – Layers of Time

Nathan Sowa – Mack Brown Park 








Judi Danielson – Spirit Ridge 

Paul Zegers – Swift Water









Diane Holland – Morning Light


Vinita Pappas –

Whistler’s Bend Vista


 40 Awards of Distinction

Sharon Abbott-Furze Oh What a Beautiful Morning
Debra Bates Church on the Corner
Debra Bates Morning Delight
Paul Bourgault Susan Creek Raft Launch
Paul Bourgault South East Barn
Judi Danielson Spirit Ridge
Judi Danielson Cataract of Wazzoo
Andrew Duclos View from Bailey’s Farm
Nathalie Equall September Gold
Simran Gleason Dinosaur Spine
Simran Gleason Troll’s-Eye View
Dennis Hellawell Barn and Blackberry Bushes
Dennis Hellawell Two Trees
Jan Barba Horn Morning on the North
Karen Ilari On the River
Karen Ilari Smoky Morning
Kathleen Keliher North Bank Road
Joanne Kollman The Road Less Traveled
Joanne Kollman The River Why
Anna Lancaster Stand by Me
Sergio Lopez Layers of Time
Sergio Lopez This Place Rocks
Sergio Lopez Path of the Umpqua
Vinita Pappas Hazy Morning View
Vinita Pappas Whistlers Bend Vista
Stan Robinson Morning Light on the Umpqua
Stan Robinson Morning with Saraswati
Stan Robinson Meandering River
Cheryl Rodgers Sunlit Gable
Sarah Sedwick UVAA in September
Emmanuel Skarlatos North Umpqua Rapids
Emmanuel Skarlatos North Umpqua and Whistlers Bend
Emmanuel Skarlatos Doc Bailey’s Road
Nathan Sowa Mack Brown Park
“Yer Za” Vue Doc Bailey’s Backyard
“Yer Za” Vue Colliding River
Paul Zegers Swift Water
Yong Hong Zhong Path to Little River
Yong Hong Zhong North Umpqua River Meeting Colliding River
Yong Hong Zhong Last Light at Whistler Bend Park

Friends of the Umpqua Valley Arts Association: 

Hallie E. Ford Endowment for Arts in Education of The Oregon Community Foundation, Ed Moorin Trust, Oregon Arts Commission, Dr. John Wm. and Betty Long Unruh Fund of the Oregon Community Foundation, Betty Long Unruh Arts Fund of the Oregon Community Foundation, The Ford Family Foundation, United Commercial Travelers, Cow Creek Band, Arnold Morton, Lory Utz, Richard Worthey and Debbie Kelley, Marie Rasmussen, Umpqua Insurance, Umpqua Bank, Lone Rock Timber, Dawn and Jeffery Thomas.