The 7th Annual Plein Air Paint-Out & Paint-In
October 3-5, 2013
Westcliffe, Colorado and the Wet Mountain Valley. Treat yourself to three brilliant Fall days painting in the delightful Wet Mountain Valley of Colorado. This year’s event is expanded to include alla prima painting created from life in the manner of plein air, but not necessarily done outdoors. Alla Prima Westcliffe is again being held during the 7th annual Arts Hullabaloo! in Westcliffe on October 5th.
Artists and collectors social events:
- Thursday Evening, 6-8 pm, Artists Mixer at Westcliffe Wine Mine. Complementary gourmet hors d’oeuvres.
- Friday Evening, 6-8 pm, ”Wet Wall” Collector Preview, Artists Mixer, and Painting of the Day Award ($100) at R’s in Silver Cliff. Free appetizers; cash bar. Door Prizes.
- Saturday Evening, 4-6 pm, Artists’ Reception, Award Ceremony (5 pm) and Sale with In Concert’s “Too Many Trombones” providing the great evening music festivities. Free appetizers, wine and other drink. Door prizes.
We welcome Leslie Allen, an international award-winning plein air oil painter as our juror of awards. Leslie is an Emeritus Member of Women Artists of the West, a founding/Emeritus/Signature member of Plein Air Artists Colorado, and an Associate Member of Oil Painters of America, the American Impressionist Society, and IPAP.
- $1,000 NatureWalk Living 1st Place cash award
- PleinAir Magazine Award of Excellence 1/4-Page ad ($1,100 value)
- $300 2nd Place cash award
- $200 3rd Place cash award
- $150 Best Figurative Work cash award
- $100 Juror’s Choice cash award
- $100 Painting of the Day cash award Friday’s “Wet Wall”
- Plus merchandise awards and door prizes from:
- Front Range Frames
- Golden Artist Colors
- Blick Art Materials
- Judson’s Art Outfitters
- SourceTek Canvas Panels
- Colorado Framesmith
- Western Star Framing
- H.R. Meininger Co.
- Sangre Home Decor
- R’s Pizza
Accommodations and Info About the Area
- Custer County Tourism Board
- Resource/Visitor’s Guide lodging pages (2013, PDF, 1.6MB)
- Custer County Chamber of Commerce
Suggestions for Artists
See Cliff Austin‘s “Checklist for a Wet Painting Session”