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Plein Air winners announced

As a part of the Gwinnett County Public Library’s Fall Into the Arts programs, artists have been visiting various outdoor locations around the county since March.

It wasn’t just for the fresh air — the painters worked diligently to create works of art for the annual Plein Air Challenge.

On Sept. 14, the winning pieces were announced at an award ceremony. The first-place winner was Nancy Nowak with her piece titled “Morning Sparkle at McDaniel Farm,” second-place was Jill McGannon with “Cypresses and Dogwood” painted at Vines Park, and the third-place winner was Marian O’Shaughnessy with “Open the Barn Door” painted at McDaniel Farm Park.

Nowak received a prize of $500 from the Gwinnett Parks Foundation.

Through December, the pieces will be on display at various locations in Gwinnett.

• Today – Wednesday: Tannery Row Artist Colony at 554 W. Main St. in Buford

• Wednesday – Oct. 30: Gwinnett Historic Courthouse at 185 Crogan St. in Lawrenceville

• Nov. 4 – 27: Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center at 75 Langley Drive in Lawrenceville

• Dec. 2 – 27: Pinckneyville Park Community Recreation Center at 4650 Peachtree Industrial Blvd. in Norcross

The Plein Air Challenge was presented by the Gwinnett Parks Foundation and Tannery Row Artist Colony.

For more information about Fall Into the Arts, visit www.gwinnettfallintothearts.org.