W. Jason Situ

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W. Jason Situ
Judge For: June 2010

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W. Jason Situ was born in 1949 in Guang Dong, China. He began painting in high school during China's "Cultural Revolution" and completed his art education at the Guangzhou Fine Arts Institue, one of China's most prestigous and competitive art academies. In 1989, Situ immigrated to the United States with his family. He was fascinated by the beautiful California landscape and soon decided to become a plein air painter. He has been a full time artist since 1997 and has been active in many of the fine arts events throughout the United States and has won many award including:

Recent Awards
1st Place -
   Huntington Beach Plein Air Painting Festival 2009

1st Place, "Best of Cove Award" Crystal Cove Plein Air Invitational 2008

"Environmental Award" Heritage Art Exhibition

"Overall Award of Excellence" 
Rocky Mountain Plein Air Painters Estes Park Plein Air 2003

"Artist's Choice Award" La Quinta Plein Air Juried Competition (CA)

"Region III Winner-Mini50"
Arts For the Parks (WY)

"Best of Show" La Quinta Plein Juried Competition (CA)

"Best in Show - National Award of Excellence"
Oil Painters of America Tenth Annual National Juried Show

"Art & Antique Magazine Award"
Laguna Beach Plein Air Invitational

Situ is a signature member of the California Art Club, Laguna Beach Plein Air Painter's Association, Oil Painters of America, Rocky Mountain Plein Air Painters and is an Honorary member of the Tucson Plein Air Painters Society.