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Jason Sacran


Jason Sacran has a BFA in painting from Tennessee Tech University, and credits towards an MFA from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. Jason and his family live in Fort Smith, Arkansas, where he was the curator for the Fort Smith Art Center for almost three years. In 2010 Jason became a full-time artist/painter, and part-time instructor for the University of Arkansas Fort Smith. Jason is also the Arkansas state ambassador for the Portrait Society of America. He has had several exhibitions and been awarded many times for his works and achievements including a first place award in the Portrait Society of Americas 2011 Members Competition, Best of Show in the 2010 Wisconsin Plein Air Painter Association Annual Competition and Best of Show in the 2010 Winthrop Rockefeller Institution Invitational. Although an avid plein air painter, Jason is best known for his figurative and portrait work.


In general, 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 – scenes we pass by every day, objects we often use, people we know well, but hardly ever think twice about. In the chaos of daily life, I believe we all take the simple and familiar things for granted. Sometimes they are the very things we come to miss.


-Academy of Art University, San Francisco, CA – credits towards M.F.A.

-Tennessee Technological University, Cookeville, TN – B.F.A. Painting

-Nossi College of Art & Design, Goodlettsville, TN


HONORS (2009-Present)

Best of Show - 2014 Door County Plein Air Invitational, Door County, WI

Artists Choice Awrad & Honorable Mention
2014 Plein Air Richmond Invitational, Richmond, VA

Artists Choice, Peoples Choice & Best Use of Light
2014 Easels In Frederick Invitational

Featured in Dec 2013 issue of South West Art Magazine


-First Place – Portrait Society of America’s 11th Annual Members Comp

-Honorable Mention – 2011 Oil Painters of America Annual Online Comp

-Finalist – FASO BoldBrush – November 2011 Online Competition

-Finalist – ARC (Art Renewal Center’s) 2011 International Salon

-Finalist – The Artists Magazine’s 28th Annual Art Comp

-Finalist – PleinAir Magazines, 2011 PleinAir Salon Comp

-First Place Award – 2nd Annual Maple Leaf Plein Air Paint Out

-Third Best of Show Overall – 2nd Annual Big Cedar Plein Air Paint Out

-Artists Choice Award – 2nd Annual Big Cedar Plein Air Paint Out

-Honorary Presidents Award – 14th International Society of Acrylic Painters

-Erma J. Thomas Memorial Award – 6th Annual International Society of Acrylic Painters -FL

-Finalist – FASO BoldBrush – August 2011 Online Competition

-Artist in Residence - Big Cedar Lodge, Ridgedale, MO

-Best of Show – 2011 Annual Plein Air on the White River

-Finalist – 7th Annual Art Kudos International Online Comp

-Honorable Mention – 2011 Hilton Head International

-First Place – 48th Annual St. Avips Invitational Exhibition

-Peoples Choice Award – 2011 Central South, Tennessee Art League

-George William Gregory Award – 2011 Central South, TAL

-Finalist – January 2011 RayMar Online Competition

-1st Place Award, Quick Draw – 2010 Big Cedar Paint Out

-3rd Place, Nocturnal Paint Out – 2010 Big Cedar Paint Out

-Best of Show – 2010 Annual Wisconsin Plein Air Painters Association

-Best of Show – 2010 Winthrop Rockefeller Institute Invitational

-Award of Merit – 2010 Annual American Impressionist Society

-Purchase Award – 2011 Big Springs Plein Air Competition

-Best of Show – 47th Annual St. Avips Invitational

-Chesnutt Group Plein Air Painters Award – Tennessee Art League

-Honorable Mention – 2010 Rendezvous Plein Air Competition

-Honorable Mention – 2010 Annual Indiana Plein Air Painters Association

-Best of Show – 2009 Center for Art & Education Annual Competition

-2nd Best n Oil – 2009 Artists of Northwest Arkansas Competition

-Purchase Award – 2009 Fort Smith Art Center 59th Annual Art Comp

-Honorable Mention – 2009 Portrait Society of America’s Members Comp

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