Falls Church Arts

Prize Winners – 2022 Falls Church Arts “Scenes in the City” Plein Air Festival

Artists competed for $5,000 in prizes at the 13th annual Falls Church Arts Plein Air Festival competition Sept. 24 on the Falls Church City Hall grounds. The competition featured not only works by artists who painted outdoor scenes around the city during the previous week but also works completed by artists during a three-hour “Quick Draw” competition that morning.

Almost 1,000 onlookers cast votes for the People’s Choice Award winner, “Beautiful Oakwood” by Valentina Yannotti (Geneva, NY). Juror Andrei Kushnir selected the remaining prize winners:


  • Beyer Auto Group Plein Air Grand Prize – “Northside Social” by Rajendra KC (Falls Church, VA)
  • Founders Row Prize – “Clare and Don’s Beach Shack” by Vicky Zhou (Oakton, VA)
  • June Beyer Art Quick Draw Prizes – 1st – “First Punkins” by Lynn Lewis (Kensington, MD), 2nd – “Beach Shack” by Glen Kessler (North Potomac, MD), 3rd – “Happy to See You” by Yik Chek Chan (Bethesda, MD)
  • New Editions Consulting Prize – “Tinner Hill Golden Hour)” by Christina  Blake (Annandale, VA)
  • The Kensington Senior Living  Prize – “Same State” by Jill Banks (Great Falls, VA)
  • Barbara Cram Plein Air Prize (Falls Church Arts)  –  “Morning on North Fairfax” by Lynn Lewis (Kensington, MD)
  • The Young Group Prize –  “To Keep My Heart in Tune” by Marci Green (Ashburn, VA)

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