Jason Sacran

Award-Winning Plein Air Painter


Rural Lights

Oil

24 x 48

$12,000

Country Road

Oil

12 x 16

$1,850

The Veteran

Oil

12 x 16

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Self Portrait by Jason Sacran

Jason Sacran Biography

In 2010, Arkansas painter Jason Sacran became a full-time painter and part-time instructor for University of Arkansas. For three years previously, he was the curator for the Fort Smith Art Center, and now he is the Arkansas state ambassador for the Portrait Society of America. Although known for his figurative and portrait work, Jason is quickly rising as a top plein air painter and states that plein air is his favorite subject. He says: “...my work is about the process of creating by painting subjects that evoke a mood or feeling introspectively. I am interested in documenting things of today, mostly with overlooked or even forgotten aspects of everyday life...I believe we all take the simple and familiar things for granted. Sometimes they are the very things we come to miss.” Jason holds a BFA in Painting from Tennessee Tech.

Sacran is a member of Oil Painters of America and the Portrait Society of America. His paintings have won awards in numerous Plein Air Painting events across the United States. 2015 was a banner year with a Best of Show award in the prestigous Easton, MD Plein Air; Best of Show in Easels of Frederick, MD; Best Nocturne in Paint Annapolis to name only a few.

“...I think Jason Sacran is one of those rare artists whose work seems thoroughly authentic. His character portraits are insightful and beautifully rendered with great feeing and empathy, and his plein-air landscapes are exhilarating examples of spontaneous response to nature. He is...a talent here to stay.”

-Budd Harris Bishop, Director Emeritus
Harn Museum of Art, Univ. of Florida, Gainesville

The Stables

Oil

8 x 8

$850

Cold Morning

Oil

11 x 14

$1,050

The Five O'Clock

Oil

30 x 40

$12,000


Jason Sacran ~ Selected Awards & Exhibitions

2015-Grand Prize Winner – Plein Air Easton Invitational, Easton, MD
2015-Have Paint,Will Travel show- McBride Gallery, Annapolis, MD
2015-Best of Show – Fort Smith Regional Art Museum 67th Annual Art Competition
2015-Best of Show – Easels of Frederick Invitational, Frederick, MD
2015-Best Nocturne – Mountain Maryland Plein Air Invitational, Cumberland, MD
2015-Best Nocturne - Paint Annapolis
2015-Grand Prize winner – Lighthouse Plein Air Invitational, Palm Beach, FL
2014-PleinAir Magazine Award of Excellence – Plein Air Rockies, Estes Park, CO
2014-Best Use of Light – Easels In Frederick Invitational, Frederick, MD
2014-1st Place - 6th Annual Plein Air on the White River Plein Air Competition, Cotter, AR
2014-1st place & Purchase Award winner – Nocturne Competition, Augusta Plein Air, Augusta, MO
2014-Best of Show – 16th Annual Exhibit, International Society of Acrylic Painters, Santa Cruz, CA
2014-Gold Award Winner – Plein Air Rockies, Estes Park, CO
2014-1st Place Award – 5th Annual Plein Air on the White River Plein Air Competition, Cotter, AR
2013-Best of Show – 16th Annual Exhibit, International Society of Acrylic Painters, Santa Cruz, CA
2013-Best of Show – Center for Art & Education Annual Competition, Van Buren, AR
2013-1st Place Award – Quick Draw – Plein Air Rockies, Estes Park, CO
2013-1st Place Award – 5th Annual Plein Air on the White River Plein Air Competition, Cotter, AR


Night Lights

Oil

20 x 16

Winner, Best Nocturne
Paint Annapolis 2015

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Oil

16 x 12

Sold

Sunday Morning

Detailed Map and Directions to McBride Gallery


215 Main Street Annapolis MD 21401 • 410-267-7077

Gallery Hours: Monday - Saturday 10:00 - 5:30, Sunday 12:00 - 5:30, Thursday til 9:00pm