2021 Laguna Plein Air Invitational
Jean Stern Distinctive Merit Legacy Award:
Daniel Mondloch for “Pick Up Game"


1st Place-Quick Paint
Grand Marais Plein Air
September 2018

Dan Mondloch Landscape Watercolor 1st place quick paint grand marais plein air 2018




Additional Recognition and Awards:

  • 2021 Laguna Invitational, Jean Stern Distinctive Merit Legacy Award
  • Illustrator, When Flowers Bloom, by Liz Fiedler, Children's Book
  • 2021 MN State Fair, Victor Gilbertson Award, Watermedia
  • 2021 Prairie Lakes Plein Air, 2nd Place
  • American Watercolor Weekly, Feature Article: "Watercolor, A Gambler's Medium", October 19, 2021
  • LPAPA 5th Annual Waterworks 2021, Best Plein Air
  • LPAPA 4th Annual Waterworks 2020, First Place, "24 Below"
  • LPAPA 3rd Annual Waterworks 2019, First Place, Rainy Commute
  • LPAPA 2nd Annual Waterworks 2018,Best Plein Air, Balboa Sunset
  • 2019 Grand Marais Plein Air, Honorable Mention
  • 2019 Laguna Plein Air Invitational, American Art Collector Award
  • 2019 Laguna Plein Air Invitational, Outdoorpainter.com Award
  • Plein Air Magazine feature, July 2020
  • Southwest Art Magazine, June 2019, "Artists To Watch"
  • Best Architecture Award, Laguna Plein Air Painters Invitational, October 2018
  • Quick Paint 1st Place, Plein Air Grand Marais 2018
  • Featured Artist, Door County Plein Air, 2018-2021
  • May 2018 Field Painter 2018 Plein Air Convention
  • Feature: PleinAir Magazine’s PleinAir Today Newsletter | Andrew Webster
    "A Wonderful Project Wraps Up"
  • Feature: PleinAir Magazine’s PleinAir Today Newsletter | Andrew Webster
    "How do You Paint It Forward"
  • Article: St. Cloud Times by  
    "Dan Mondloch Paints It Forward in St. Cloud"
  • Best In Show & People's Choice, Grand Marais Plein Air Festival 2017
  • 2nd Place, 2017 Hudson Plein Air
  • Stage Demonstrator and Field Painter 2017 Plein Air Convention
  • Groveland Gallery’s Plein Air Smackdown, participating artist 2016,2017,2018
  • Interview: The Artist’s Road | http://www.theartistsroad.net/articles/danmondlochinterview
  • Best Of Show, MN Artists Showcase, Gallery St. Germain 2016
  • Red Suspenders Award (Artist Choice), Grand Marais Plein Air Festival 2016
  • Best Of Show, Hudson Plein Air 2016
  • 2nd Place, Red Wing Plein Air Festival 2016
  • Article: “Plein Air, Why Bother? It’s Natural” Artists On Art Magazine, Fall 2016
  • Feature, Fine Art Today Newsletter, July 14th 2016, “The Character Watercolor Creates” | By Andrew Webster | 
  • Inclusion: Splash 18: Value | Light + Dark!
  • Juried Artist, Telluride Plein Air 2016
  • 2nd Place, Red Wing Plein Air, June 2016, Juror: Kathie Wheeler. 
  • Honorable Mention, Easels In Frederick, June 2016, Juror: Dee Beard Dean. 
  • Honorable Mention, 3rd Annual Lighthouse Plein Air, Jupiter Florida, March 2016, Juror: Jim McVicker. 
  • St. Cloud Times Article: St. Cloud Artist To Display Year Of Outdoor Paintings
  • 3rd Place 3D, Essential Art 2016, Visual Arts MN, Paramount Theatre & VAC
  • Merit Award, 1st Annual Northstar Watermedia Society National Exhibition, September 2015
  • Best Of Show, Paint Du Nord, Duluth Plein Air Festival, 2015
  • 1st Place Overall, Plein Air Aitkin! 2015
  • 1st Place Quick Paint, Plein Air Aitkin! 2015
  • 1st Place Quick Paint, Redwing Plein Air, 2015
  • Inclusion: Splash 17: Inspiring Subjects!
  • 2nd Place Watercolor, ERAAA Arts In Harmony National Show
  • Best of Show, 2014 Millstream Arts Festival
  • Third Place and Purchase Award, Plein Air Hudson, 2014
  • Judge, Artists of MN Spring Show, 2014
  • 2nd Place 2-D, Essential Art, Visual Arts MN, 2014 (Jurors: Lisa Bergh & Andrew Nordin)
  • 1st Place, Art as a Catalyst For Social Change, St. Cloud, 2013 (Juror: Michael Strand)
  • Central MN Arts Board / McKnight Emerging Artist Award, 2013
  • MSAB Artists Initiative Grant, March 2013
  • CMAB Career Development Grant, October 2012, 2014
  • 2nd Place 2-D, Essential Art, Visual Arts MN, 2013 (Juror: Christopher Atkins)
  • Merit Award, Red Wing Fall Into The Arts Festival, October 2012
  • Best Watermedia, Arts In Harmony, Elk River 2012 (Juror: Peter Spooner)
  • Best Of Show, Essential Art, January 2012 (Juror: Joe Sinness)
  • Best of Show, Millstream Arts Festival, September 2011
  • Public Commission, Central MN Community Foundation, October 2010
  • Best Of Show, Artists of MN 2009
  • 1st Place, Flora, Fauna Competition 2008