Congratulations to Award-Winning Artists!

Congratulations to the winners of the 11th annual Alla Prima Westcliffe plein air paint-out …and paint-in. Thirty five artists participated and entered some 80 paintings or so.  The Artist’s reception on Saturday, September 23, was a buffet of excellence and beautiful, quality artwork.  Award winners are listed below.  Pictures of the artwork will be uploaded at a later time.

  • Best Of Show: “Aspen Impressions – Fall Equinox” by Jennifer Riefenberg of Castle Rock, CO
  • First Place: “Stream at Trails End” by David Vollbracht of Medicine Lodge, KS
  • Second Place: “Beckwith” by Ken Hartman of Colorado Springs, CO
  • Third Place: “Mary’s Cabin” by Lorie Merfeld-Batson of Westcliffe, CO
  • Best Dusk/Nocturne: “Working Late” by Teri Hendrix of Centennial, CO
  • Wet Mountain Valley Saddle Club’s Country Strong Teens: “Annie Paints the Horses Ass” by Paul Darrah of Fairplay, CO
  • Cheap Joe’s Art Stuff award: “The First Day of Autumn” by Carole Buschmann of Denver, CO
  • Judson’s Art Outfitters award #1: “Alla Prima” by Jeannie Demarinis of Jamestown, CO
  • Front Range Frames award: “Sunrise on Colony Baldy” by Curt Gillespie of Westcliffe, CO
  • H.R. Meininger award: “Grape Creek” by Jamie Micelli of Colorado Springs, CO
  • Judson’s Art Outfitters award #2: “My Wild Flowers” by Shu Shu Butterworth-Clark of Westcliffe, CO
  • Honorable Mention: “Kale, Main Street” by Jean Krueger of Westcliffe, CO
  • Honorable Mention: “Just Starting to Change” by Ken Hartman of Colorado Springs, CO
  • Honorable Mention: “Nellie Belle” by Jean Echternach of Denver, CO
  • Novice award: “Working Late” by Teri Hendrix of Centennial, CO
  • Novice award: “Proctor Ranch” by Lila McClellan of Coledale, CO
  • Novice award: “Imagination Mountain” by Donna Hartman of Greenwood Village, CO

Congratulations also go to chalk art winners Calvin Moore and the team of Brooklyn & Jackson Moore, all of Aurora, Colorado, for their winning artwork in the Arts Hullabaloo chalk art contest. The entries tied for first place!