MICHELE BYRNE - "Convergence" -  18" x 18" -  $2,500.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     - Available for presale but must remain through end of show - 

Museum Collections:

2015   The Mennello Museum of American Art in Orlando, FL – purchased ten of my American Flag paintings for its collection.

2012   The Bennington Museum – purchased “Paper Mill Bridge” for it's Permanent Collection, Bennington, VT

Professional Awards/Benchmarks:

2017   LILIEDAHL Art Instructional Videos released an Instructional Video of my painting process.

            "PAINTING IMPRESSIONISTIC FIGURES with Michele Byrne"

2017   Rocky Mountain Plein Air Painters Invitational – Award of Excellence – Jackson Hole, WY – Juror Scott Jones

2017   Grand Teton National Park Foundation – Permanent Collection, Moose, WY

2017   Wayne Plein Air Festival – Rosemary Brushes Award,  Juror Don Demers

2017   Lighthouse Arts Festival – Honorable Mention, Jupiter, FL – Juror George Van der Hook

2017   Tennessee Williams Plein Air Event – 1st Place, Key West, FL

2016   PleinAir Magazine Aug/Sept Salon – Second Prize Overall

2016   Sedona L’Auberge Paint Out Award Winner, Sedona, Arizona

2016   Award of Excellence, Rocky Mountain Plein Air Painters Invitational, Grand Teton Nat’l Park, WY

2016   Oil Painters Of America Eastern Regional Exhibit – Eisele Gallery of Fine Art, Cincinnati, OH

2016   American Impressionist Society 17th National Juried Exhibition, Howard/Mandville Gallery, Seattle, WA

2016   Achieved Signature membership status with the American Impressionist Society

2015   Sedona Plein Air Invitational Salon Speakeasy – Third Place Award – Juror Catherine Dietrich

2015   Art of the Film – First Place,  Louis Long Gallery,  Reading, PA  

2015   Jane Impastato Award – Salmagundi Club Fall Auctions – Juror Elizabeth Spencer      

2015   Oil Painters Of America Eastern Regional Exhibit - Eckert & Ross Gallery, Indianapolis, IN.

2015   American Impressionist Society 16th National Juried Exhibition, Trailside Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ

2015   Forgotten Coast Plein Air Quick Draw - Peoples Choice Award and Third Place - Juror Joshua Rose, Apalachicola, FL

2015   Macowin Tuttle Memorial Award (second place) - Salmagundi Club - Urban Landscapes Exhibit 

            Salmagundi Club, New York, NY 

2014   American Impressionist Society 15th National Juried Exhibition, Abend Gallery, Denver,CO

2014   Award of Merrit and Randy Higby Award - Just Plein Fun Plein Air Invitational, Juror Jean Stern, Balboa Island, CA

2014   Honorable Mention - Wayne Plein Air - Wayne, PA – Juror Randall Sexton

2014   Invitational Faculty doing demo’s at PleinAir Magazine Annual Convention, Monterey, CA

2014   Honorable Mention - Wayne Plein Air - Wayne, PA – Juror Randall Sexton 

2013   First Place Award, Just Plein Fun- Debra Huse Gallery Plein Air Invitational – Juror Jean Stern

2013   PleinAir Magazine, June/July – 8 Page Feature Article, by Steve Doherty