Congratulations to Alla Prima Westcliffe award winners! The artwork is spectacular; the show is one well-worth seeing. At the opening reception and award ceremony on October 5, 25 artists entered 57 great artworks, several of which sold before the night was done. Fourteen major awards were earned and 10 artist’s door prizes were drawn at random. With the additional four door prizes and one painting-of-the-day award given at Friday night’s Wet Wall event the night prior, a total of 29 awards and door prizes were had by the artists.
Good food and wine was generously provided by Westcliffe Wine Mine, Schlabach’s Deli, Sugar N Spice Bakery, Westcliffe Supermarket and Antlers Liquor. Special thanks to Bridget O. and Angie A. for putting together the reception and keeping all supplied with good cheer.
Cliff Austin poses below his award-winning painting "Grape Creek"
1st Place NatureWalk Living Award
“Grape Creek” by Cliff Austin
Plein Air Magazine Award of Excellence
“Turning Gold” by Michael Arterburn
“Study of an Amish Horse” by Lorie Merfeld-Batson
“Changing of the Seasons” by Paul Darrah
Best Figurative Work and Painting of the Day
“Literary Lady” by Heather Arenas
“Morning Light – Rodeo Grounds” by Lana Woodruff
Front Range Frames Award
“Near the Confluence” by Curt Gillespie
Judson’s Art Outfitters $150 Award
“Wet Mountain Valley” by Anita Winter
Judson’s Art Outfitters $100 Award
“The Falls” by Tony Pachek
Colorado Framesmith Awards, each $100
“Autumn Sangres” by Jane Hunt
“Horn Road Vista” by JR Monks
“Afternoon Light” by Jeanene Parker
“There May be Ghosts” by Cheryl Swartz
H.R. Meininger Co. Award $100
“Morning View” by Sarah Woods
Congratulations also to Arts Hullabaloo chalk art winners David Salcedo (first place), Audrey Heckmann (second) and Harry Kroeker (third).