International Plein Air Painters Worldwide Organization
Est. 10/19/01
Signature members
Lori Putnam
Lori Putnam
www.loriputnam.com
E-mail: lori@loriputnam.com
Phone: (615) 512-0929
Mail: Putnam Studio
1225 Breeden Road
Charlotte, TN 37036

              Lori Putnam, IPAP
              Artist's Statement

  “As a modern American Impressionist, I capture the expression of a person, the feeling of a place, or the effect of light. Rather than copying the subject, I use paint to interpret the essence of it. 
If I express beauty in something that may seem ordinary, then I have succeeded.”

ABBREVIATED BIOGRAPHY

Recognized for her expressive brushwork, intelligent composition, and superb use of color, Nashville Tennessee native, Lori Putnam paints small to medium-sized works in plein air and creates large paintings in her studio. She travels extensively to paint, teach, and share her work around the world.

Prior to becoming a full-time, fine artist in 2005, Putnam owned and managed a graphic design agency for 13 years. In 2008 and 2009, she and her husband sold all of their belongings and traveled to Italy to live for more than seven months with the sole purpose of the painter’s self-study and artistic growth. A catalyst for Putnam’s artistic career, the concentrated work accomplished during that period culminated in an impressive breakthrough. Advice from artist friends Scott Christensen, Quang Ho, and Dawn Whitelaw, has further impacted the artist’s development and success.

Featured in numerous issues of American Art Collector Magazine, Plein Air Magazine, and Southwest Art, Putnam is recognized as one of the finest American Impressionists of our time. As an Artist Faculty Demonstrator for the Annual Plein Air Convention, she recently shared her philosophy and painting methods with this year’s more than 750 attendees.

Lori is a member of, and has exhibited with many respected organizations including the Salmagundi Club in New York City, the Oil Painters of America, Laguna Plein air Painters Association, the California Art Club, Plein Air Artists of Colorado, and is past Vice President of the American Impressionists Society. Additionally, Lori participates annually in several juried and invitational plein air events, and recently won awards in Colorado, California, Wyoming, Florida, Georgia, and Ireland. Her studio work has also received many awards — most recently from the oldest art club in America, the Salmagundi Club in New York City, the Portrait Society of America, and the Oil Painters of America. Putnam’s art is in the permanent collection at The Academy Art Museum in Easton, Maryland, the Jack Warner Collection, the collection of Plein Air Magazine, and in private and corporate collections, and galleries worldwide. She keeps a studio in Franklin, TN.




PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

American Impressionist Society, Signature Member, past Vice President
Laguna Plein air Painters Association, Signature Member
Women Painters of the Southeast, Signature Member
Portrait Society of America
Plein Air Painters of the Southeast
Plein Air Artists of Colorado, Signature Member
Salmagundi Club NYC
International Plein Air Painters, Signature Member
Oil Painters of America



AWARDS (recent/current, selected; complete list available on request

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PUTNAM, LORI
"Abandonment Issues"
8x10, Oil
PUTNAM, LORI
"Alligator Alley"
11x14 Oil
PUTNAM, LORI
"By the Light of the Moon"
 20x24 Oil
PUTNAM, LORI
"Early Riser "
11x14 Oil
PUTNAM, LORI
"Green Light "
12x18 Pol
PUTNAM, LORI
"lAude"
 12x16 Oil
PUTNAM, LORI
"Light Source"
 14x11 Oil
PUTNAM, LORI
"Taos Morning"
 8x10 Pil
PUTNAM, LORI
Oil
PUTNAM, LORI
Oil
PUTNAM, LORI
Oil
PUTNAM, LORI
Oil
Art workshops
International Plein Air Painters Artists Organization WORLDWIDE   Est. 10/19/01
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Headin Home
 People's Choice, $500 cash award.
(Available, Frame of Reference Gallery, Whitefish, MT)



 Plein Air Magazine's 10th annual Plein air Salon Competition 
received approximately 7,000 entries between July, 2020 and March 2021. 
On Saturday, April 17, 
International Plein Air Painters Signature Member Lori Putnam
received the Grand Prize of $15,000 
plus the People’s Choice Award

The road to get here:

As you probably know, Plein air Magazine hosts the annual Plein air Salon Competition. 

This 10th annual competition had approximately 7,000 entries between July, 2020 and March 2021.

  Each cycle, a different judge chooses category winners (such as best figure, best outdoor still life, best plein air, etc.) as well as first, second, and third place. 
There were 22 category winners each month, about 200 total.

  Safe Harbor was awarded first place overall in October by Karen Hewitt, owner of Hagan Fine Art in Charleston.

  Headin' Home was awarded first place overall in November by Cynthia McBride, owner of McBride Gallery in Annapolis.

  Next, twenty-five finalists, including both of these pieces, were chosen by a panel of judges using a point system.
  Finally, a panel of judges, also using a point system, selected three honorable mentions, third place, second place, and the grand prize winner.
  This was the first year for a People's Choice award.

  These were announced live on Facebook (usually it is at an in-person event).

​Most Original, Award of Excellence, Oil Painters of America 22nd Annual National Juried Exhibition,
Awarded by Sherrie McGraw
Finalist, Bold Brush Competition, Awarded by David Cheifetz, December 2012
Portrait Society of America’s International Member’s Only Exhibition: Landscape Division, Honorable Mention, 2013
Certificate of Merit, Salmagundi Club New York City, 2012
Honorable Mention, Richmond Plein Air Festival, Awarded by Everette Raymond Kinstler, 2012
Best of Show, Los Gatos Plein Air Festival, Awarded by Bob Gerbracht, 2012
Plein Air Artists of Colorado, 1st Place Signature Member, Awarded by Joe Anna Arnett, 2012
Women Painters of the Southeast, Juror’s Choice, Awarded by Barbara Flowers, 2012
Art in the Open, Wexford Ireland, Quick Draw, 2011, 2012
Los Gatos Plein Air Festival, California, Artists’ Choice Award, 2011
America’s Great Paintout, Florida’s Forgotten Coast, Quick Draw 2009, 2010, 2011
Callaway Gardens Plein Air Festival, Georgia, First Place Quick Draw, 2011
Southeastern Regional Plein Air Juried Exhibition, Award of Excellence, 2010
Cheyene Juried Plein air Competition and Exhibit, Wyoming, Awarded both Artists’ Choice and 
Public’s Choice Awards, 2008
Plein Air Easton, Maryland, Museum Purchase Award, 2006




PUBLICATIONS (recent selected; complete list available on request)

Southwest Art, “Plein air Portfolio,” June 2013
Plein Air Magazine, Artist’s Profile, April 2012
Plein Air Magazine, Plein Air Today E-News, April, May, June, and July issues, 2011
American Art Collector Magazine, “Everlasting Objects” January 2011
American Art Collector Magazine, “Timeless Treasures: Still Life Painting Today” March 2010
American Art Collector Magazine, “Dynamic Impressions: AIS Annual Juried Exhibition” October 2010
American Art Collector Magazine, “Exhibition Preview, Grounded in Beauty” August 2010
American Art Collector Magazine, “Oil Painters of America, Making History” June 2010
American Art Collector Magazine, “Fresh Takes on Still Life” April 2010
American Art Collector Magazine, “Finding Beauty in the Ordinary,” August, 2009
Painting North Carolina: Impressions en Plein Air, published by Creative Pursuits, November 2008
American Artist, myamericanartist.com, “Participating in Plein Air Events,” February 2008


 EXHIBITIONS (recent/current, selected; complete list available on request)

2013
Plein Air Artists of Colorado, National Juried Exhibition, Denver, CO
Sedona Plein air Festival, Sedona, AZ
“Art in the Open” Plein Air, Wexford, Ireland
Modern Impressionists, Lori Putnam and Murat Kaboulov, two-man exhibit, Nashville, TN
Oil Painter’s of American National Juried Exhibition, Fredericksburg, TX,
Most Original, Award Excellence
Laguna Plein air Painters Association, Less is More Exhibition, Laguna Beach, CA
Forgotten Coast Plein air Invitational, Port St. Joe, FL

2012
Salmagundi NYC Annual Juried Members’ Exhibition, Certificate of Merit
Plein Air Richmond, Juried Plein air Festival, Honorable Mention
Plein Air Artists of Colorado National Juried Exhibition, Denver, CO, 1st Place Signature Member Award
Los Gatos Plein air Festival, Best of Show, Los Gatos, CA
Women Painters of the Southeast, Juried Exhibition, Juror’s Choice Award
Plein air Easton Juried Plein air Festival, Easton, MD
American Impressionist Society National Juried Exhibition and Vice President, Indianapolis, IN
Forgotten Coast Plein air Invitational, Apalachicola, FL

2011
American Impressionists Society National Juried Exhibition and Show Chair, Carmel, CA
Plein Air Painters of the Southeast, Group Exhibition, Huntsville Museum of Art
“Art in the Open” Plein Air, Wexford, Ireland
Los Gatos Plein air Festival, Artists’ Choice Award, Los Gatos, CA
Eric Rhoads Publisher’s Invitational, “Paint the Adirondacks”
Randy Higbee, “6x6 Squared” Exhibition
Laguna Plein Air Painters Association, “Best of Plein Air” Exhibition
Callaway Gardens Plein Air Festival, Pine Mountain, GA, First Place in the Quick Draw Competition
Juror and Judge for the Memphis Germantown Art League National Exhibition
Juror and Judge for the 87th Annual Hoosier Salon, Indianapolis, IN
Plein Air Artists of Colorado Juried Exhibition, Denver, CO
Forgotten Coast Plein air Invitational, Honorable Mention Quick Draw, Port St. Joe, FL

2010
American Impressionists Society National Juried Exhibition, Nashville, TN
Solo Exhibition, “Paintings from Life,” Marnie Sheridan Gallery, Nashville, TN
Door County Peninsula Plein Air Invitational, WI
Juror and Judge for the 86th Annual Hoosier Salon, Indianapolis, IN
Los Gatos Plein Air Festival, Los Gatos, CA
Plein Air Artists of Colorado Juried Exhibition, Denver, CO
Nicole’s Studio and Art Gallery, featured artist, Raleigh, NC
Southeastern Regional Juried Plein Air Exhibition, Atlanta, GA, Award of Excellence
Forgotten Coast Plein air Invitational, Honorable Mention Quick Draw, Apalachicola, FL

2009
Salmagundi Club, (numerous member exhibitions), New York City, 2009 to present
Salmagundi Club Juried Non-Member Exhibition, New York City, NY
Door County Peninsula Plein Air Invitational, WI
Italian Life: all’aria aperta, solo exhibition, Nashville, TN
Oil Painters of America, Eastern Regional Juried Exhibition, Nashville, TN
Featured Artist, International Plein Air Painters
Cheyene Juried Plein air Competition and Exhibit, Awarded both Artists’ Choice and Public’s
Choice at Deselms Fine Art, Cheyenne, WY
Kennebunkport Plein air Invitational, Maine
Florida’s Forgotten Coast Plein air Invitational, Honorable Mention Quick Draw, Apalachicola, FL
Nicole’s Studio and Art Gallery, featured artist, Raleigh, NC
Estes Park Juried Plein air Competition and Exhibit, Colorado


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Safe Harbor
 First Place, $15,000 cash 
plus the cover of Plein air Magazine.
Plein air Salon 10th Annual Grand Prize Winner
(Collection Ms Barbara A. Levine)