Hiu Lai Chong
Competition Judge 2020
Entry Juror 2018
Hiu Lai Chong is an oil painter who uses vivid colors and sensitive brushstrokes to express mood and feeling in her subjects. She received her early art training in Hong Kong and a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Her paintings have won numerous awards. In 2012, Hiu Lai received the Grand Prize and Artist’s Choice Award at Plein Air Easton, Maryland. She was featured in the November issue of Plein Air Magazine by Editor-in-Chief Steve Doherty. In 2016, She received Certificate of Excellence award from International Portrait Competition by Portrait Society of America. Hiu Lai is an artist member of the California Arts Club, Portrait Society of America, Signature Member of the Oil Painters of America, the American Society of Marine Artists and Mid-Atlantic Plein Air Painter Association, Laguna Plein Air Painter Association, and member of the Washington Society of Landscape Painters.
Hiu Lai’s artwork has been collected by Anhui Provincial Museum, China, San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, Texas and have been exhibited in museums across the country: Autry Museum CA, Laguna Art Museum, Academy Museum of Art in Easton, MD, Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, Albin Polasek Museum, FL, Coos Art Museum Coos Bay, OR, the Maritime Museum of Curacao, Cornell Museum of Art and American Culture, Delray Beach, Florida, Mobile Museum of Art, Mobile, Alabama, Art Museum of South Texas, Corpus Christi, TX , Museum of the Southwest Midland, Texas, The Haggin Museum Stockton, CA, Minnesota Marine Art Museum Winona, MN She has been featured in articles in Plein Air Magazine, Fine Art Connoisseur, Southwest Art, Elan Magazine, HillRag and was included in the 100 Plein Air Painters of the Mid-Atlantic book.