2013 Alla Prima Westcliffe

The 7th Annual Plein Air Paint-Out & Paint-In

See the Winners Here

October 3-5, 2013

Westcliffe, Colorado and the Wet Mountain Valley.  Lorie Plein Air PaintingTreat 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.



For rules and to enter, see the Prospectus here

Accommodations and Info About the Area

Suggestions for Artists

See Cliff Austin‘s “Checklist for a Wet Painting Session

Westcliffe Regional Map
Westcliffe Regional Map