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2019 Competition

2019 Award Winners

Quick Draw Awards

2019 Selected Artists


2019 Competition Judge


Morgan Samuel Price

Morgan Samuel Price was inspired by paintings at a very early age by frequent trips to the Cleveland Museum of Art. By seventeen she knew her life’s pursuit would be in the fine art world. Morgan studied at Ringling School of Art and Design. While at Ringling Morgan was offered her first job as a professional artist for  Hallmark Cards.

Morgan has traveled the US and Europe painting plein air. She’s also been included in over sixty-three invitational national exhibitions, received numerous national awards (Please visit her website for a complete listing.), been published nineteen times in national magazines and even authored two books (Oil Painting with a Basic Palette and Turn on the Light a touchstone to Plein Air Painting). Jean Stern PhD., Executive Director for the Joan Irvine Smith Museum of California Impressionists writes: “Morgan Samuel Price is among the best of the true plein air painters of today…”

Morgan is not only an accomplished artist; she is an equally respected teacher, as well. For over 35 years, she has been teaching and inspiring fellow artists all over the world with her wealth of knowledge. Her unique ability to convey her knowledge with each individual student is a gift Morgan loves sharing.

Morgan is represented by the following galleries:

Ambleside Gallery  528 Elm Street, Greensboro, NC 27406  Phone:336-275-9844

Trees Place Gallery  Rte 6A at Rt 28, Orleans, MA 02653 Phone: 808-661-5199

Anderson Fine Art Gallery  3309 Frederica Rd., St. Simon’s Island, GA 31522 Phone:912-634-8414

Williamsburg Art Gallery  440 Duke of Gloucesster Street, Williamsburg, VA 23185 Phone: 757-565-0680

Palm Avenue Fine Art  10 South Palm Avenue, Sarasota, FL 34236 941-388-7526

Koman Fine Art  3225 Cardinal Drive, Vero Beach, FL 32963 Phone:  772-231-4500

The Villages Galleries  120 Dickenson St., Lahaina, HI 96761, Phone: 808-661-5199

Mountain Mist Gallery  Hwy 107 South, Cashiers, NC Phone: 828-743-1801

Morgan is and has been an elected member of American Society of Marine Artist , Allied Artists of America and past member of  the Salmagundi Club, Catheriane Lorriard Wolfe, American Artists Professional League, Knickerbocker Artists New York, Pastel Society of America , Copley Society and Oil  Panters of America Associate Member.


Art has always been an investment on numerous levels. Focused on astute observations requires all my resources. 

My reason for painting; I am passionate about the process. I enjoy the challenge. The intrigue of the pursuit of a painting that conveys my enjoyment of the light in nature is reamed from my experience while observing what piqued my attention. The love of beauty is the joy of my life as an artist. I am never bored. Capturing the allure, in the simplest things or an expansive view is why I stay a student of observation, to discern those fleeting moments. 

Many years ago, a most gifted artist, Loran Wilford, said to me, “You will become your own teacher”. This simple yet prophetic statement became a fact in my career. I feel very fortunate that early in my life I realized this study would keep me focused as I pursued this multifaceted demanding passion. Being receptive is an asset. Lucky me, I found my passion early. 

Interested in helping to make City of New Iberia Plein Air a success? We have lots of opportunities!

  • Give suggestions on interesting places for our artists to paint

  • Host an artist throughout competition week

  • Sponsor/provide lunch for artists one day during the week

  • Sponsor an award

Contact us at or (337) 369-2300 if you're interested!

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