My mom did a plein air painting contest in Brighton on Saturday. After she framed and matted her painting, she needed to drop it off yesterday. So we headed over there in order to enter her painting in the contest.
Plein air is French for open air and it involves painting in the outdoors and seems to have gotten some degree of popularity recently. This year and last year, she was in a contest in the Saginaw Bay area. I think she's entered a couple of others. She got a prize in at least one of them.