Hai-Ou Hou Solo show “Seeing The West Though Eastern Eyes”

South Street art Gallery in Easton

Sep. 8-30. Opening Rec. 8th 6-8. for more show info and works go here:


2nd Place Plein Air Easton 2017

“Self-Reflection: Evening at Maritime Museum.” 24×24 Oil

self Reflect-24x24

about Hai-Ou Hou


Hai-Ou Hou was born in Beijing where she studied painting and ceramics at the prestigious Central Institute of Fine Art and Design. She accepted a teaching post at the Hubei Fine Art Institute where she taught painting and design. After immigrating to the United States, she received her Master of Fine Arts from Towson University. Hai-Ou’s work has been widely published and exhibited both nationally and internationally and hangs in many museum, corporate, and private collections. She is the recepient of numerous fine arts honors and awards.

Selected Awards
2nd Place, Plein Air Easton 2017
Recent Awards Bronze Award, New Tang Dynasty TV international Figure Painting Competition 2011
Merit Award: Sedona Plein Air Competition 2011
Third Place: Quick Draw Mountain Maryland 2011
People’s Choice Award: Paint Annapolis 2010
Second Place: Paint Annapolis 2010 Portraiture Award of Excellence,
OPA National Juried Exhibition. 2010
First Place: Plein Air Easton Choose Three Competition, 2010
First Place: Paint Annapolis Mid-Atlantic Plein Air Painter’s Association, 2009
Third Place: Quick Draw Dueling Brushes Painting Competition, 2009
Best In Show: Paint St. Michaels, MD, 2009
Honorable Mention: Havre De Grace Plein Air Competition, MD, 2009Recent Plein Air Events
2011 Sedona Plein Air Invitational, CO 2011
Laguna 13th Annual Plein Air Invitational, CA 2011
San Louis Obispo Plein Air Competition, CA 2011
Curacao First international Plein Air Invitational, Curacao 2011
North Bennington Plein Air Competition, VT 2011
Plein Air Easton, MD 2011
Telluride Plein Air Competition, CO 2011
Carmel Art Festival, CA 2011 Paint Annapolis, MD 2011
Calloway Gardens Plein Air Competition, GA 2011
Germantown Plein Air Invitational, NC 2011
Easels in Frederick Plein Air Competition, MD 2011
Mountain Maryland Plein Air, Cumberland, MD 2011
Cranford Plein Air, NJ 2010
Laguna 12th Annual Plein Air Invitational, CA 2010
Carmel Art Festival, CA
2010 Plein Air Easton, MD 2010
Choose Three Competition Plein Air Easton MD 2010
Paint Annapolis, MD 2010
Mountain Maryland Plein Air, Cumberland, MD 2010
Havre De Grace Plein Air Competition, MD 2010
Paint Norfolk Plein Air Competition, VA 2009
Paint Annapolis, MD 2009 Paint Saint Michaels, MD 2009
Dueling Brushes, Paint Annapolis, MD 2009
Havre De Grace Plein Air Competition, MD
AWARDS AND HONORS First Place – Plein Air Easten Choose Three Competition 2010 People’s Choice Award – Wayen Art Center Plein Air Festival 2010 Portraiture Award of Excellence, OPA 19th National Juried Exhibition 2010 HONORABLE MENTION-Paint Annapolis Dueling brushes Painting Competition2010 FIRST PLACE – Paint Annapolis Mid-Atlantic Plei Air Painters Association 2009 THIRD PLACE AWARD – Paint Annapolis Dueling brushes Painting Competition, 2009 BEST IN THE SHOW- Paint Saint Michaels 2009 HONORABLE MENTION Havre de Grace Plein Air Painting Competition 2009 GRUMBACHER GOLD MEDALLION– Third National Juried Exhibition. Ridgewood Art Institute. NJ 1997 ARTIST SHOWCASE AWARD WINNER – Manhattan Arts International 6th Annual Competition. SOHO, NY 1997 FIRST PRIZE IN THE SHOW – Art Resource Center of Fells Point Art Show. Baltimore, MD 1997 BEST IN SHOW- Maryland Federation of Art Fall Juried Exhibition, Annapolis, MD 1996 ANNUAL MAYOR’S AWARD- Maryland Federation Of Art Fall Juried Exhibition, Annapolis, MD 1996 FIRST PLACE IN OILS CATEGORY- Maryland Federation Of Art Winter Juried Exhibition, Annapolis, MD 1997 THIRD PLACE IN SHOW- Southern Representational Painter’s Exhibition at Comer Museum and Art Center, Sylacauga, AL 1997 MARCUS TULLY MERIT AWARD- New Orleans Art Association 18th National Juried Exhibition, World Trade Center, New Orleans, LA 1997 CERTIFICATE OF MERIT- Third National Juried Exhibition, Highland Culture Center, Highland, NY 1996 MERIT AWARD- Baltimore Watercolor Society ’97 Mid-Atlantic Regional Watercolor Exhibition, Baltimore, MD 1997 HONORABLE MENTION- 1997 Georgetown Annual International Art Exhibition Frazer Gallery, Georgetown, D.C. 1997 HONORABLE MENTION- Solo+10 Competition, The Stage Gallery, Merrick, NY 1997 BEST IN OILS CATEGORY- Hillcrest Art Center International Juried Exhibition, Cambria, CA 1997 HONORABLE MENTION- Society of Watercolor Artists Annual National Exhibition, Fortworth, TX 1997 FIRST PLACE IN SHOW- Fairhaven 5th Biennial Juried Art Exhibit, Sykesville, MD 1998 FIRST PLACE IN SHOW- Maryland Federation Of Art Winter Juried Exhibition, Annapolis, MD 1998 AWARD OF EXCELLENCE- Manhattan Arts International 7th Annual Competition, Soho, NY 1998 HONORABLE MENTION- San Bernardino County Museum 34th International Exhibit, CA 1999 FINALIST WINNER- Experimental Category, Art Competition, “The Artist Magazine” 1999 BRONZE MEDAL- 20th Century Asian Pacific Art Competition, Asian Pacific Art Institute of America, Baltimore, MD 1999 AWARD OF EXCELLENCE- Manhattan Arts International 8th Annual Competition, Soho, NY 1999 THIRD PLACE- Sculptor’s Inc. Juried Exhibition, Mill River Gallery, Ellicott City, MD 2000