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A painting of the San Clemente Pier, entitled “Sunburst” and created by local artist and landscape painter Rick J. Delanty, was recently selected for an honorable mention in the Southwest Art Magazine’s 2019 “Artistic Excellence” competition.

The 13 artists who were selected for awards from more than 1,000 submissions worldwide include painters from across the U.S., as well as from Canada, Poland and Greece, according to a press release. The winning paintings were published in the December-January 2020 issue of Southwest Art.

Sunburst,” a painting by local artist and painter Rick Delanty, was recently selected for an honorable mention in the Southwest Art Magazine’s 2019 “Artistic Excellence” competition. Painting: Rick Delanty

Delanty, a signature member of the Laguna Plein Air Painters Association (LPAPA), had a busy year, as he was a finalist in a handful of other competitions. He was awarded first place in the Masters category of the “Art Muse” International Painting Competition in September.

This past August, he was also a finalist for the “Gateway International” competition. And, at the Mendocino Paint-Out in Northern California in September, Delanty’s body of work for the week was selected for the “Overall Consistency” award.

His paintings were also selected for this year’s National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society’s “Best of America” exhibition in Park City, Utah, in October, and the Western Regional Oil Painters of America exhibition in Santa Fe, New Mexico, last month.

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