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"Rediscovering the Art of Plein Air in the Rockies"
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The Art Center of Estes Park is eagerly anticipating its inaugural Estes Valley Plein Air show to begin in mid-August.  Scheduled events include Estes Valley Plein Air Paint Out, Kid’s Paint Out, Nocturne Paint Out, Paint Our Town, and a Quick Draw & Auction that takes place on the morning of Saturday, September 1st in Riverside Plaza from 8:30 a.m. to Noon.  Our Gala Reception for the opening of the show will take place the same evening from 5 – 8 p.m. at the Art Center of Este Park.  At this event approximately $11,000 in awards and gift certificates will be announced.
 
A special congratulations to the winner of our wine label/poster/postcard contest, Kathleen Lanzoni whose image is shown at right. 
 
 
We had an amazing slate of Plein Air artists from all over the country including:
 
Cathy  Goodale                                   Estes Park, CO
Erik Koeppel                                       Jackson, NH
Cecy Turner                                        Dallas, TX
Richard Russell                                   Blanding, UT
Jenifer Cline                                        Loveland, CO
Kathleen Lanzoni                                Boulder, CO
Cliff Austin                                          Aurora, CO
Jan Kirkpatrick                                    Boulder, CO
Scott Ruthven                                     Fort Collins, CO
Gene Youngmann                              Westminster, CO
Lori Merfeld-Batson                            Westcliffe, CO
Mark Akins                                          Grand Junction, CO
Lon Brauer                                          Granite City, IL
Laura Kratz                                         Grand Lake, CO
Judy Crowe                                        Bluff Dale, TX
Virginia Unseld                                    Black Hawk, CO
Joni Emily                                           Roxborough, CO
Chris Willey                                         Kansas City, MO
Teresa Vito                                          Pueblo, CO
Marianne Billingsley                            Golden, CO
Carol Jenkins                                      Ward, CO
Jim Rehak                                          Seaford, DE
E. Melinda Morrison                            Fort Worth, TX
Cynthia Price Reedy                             Estes Park, CO
Clare Scott                                          Lafayette, CO
Janeice Linden                                    Littleton, CO
Joan Vienot                                         Santa Rosa Beach, FL
Kathleen Reilly                                    Longmont, CO
Valerie Meyers                                    Boulder, CO
Karin Toppel                                        Larkspur, CO 
Mary Frankel                                      Fort Worth, TX
Jeannie Demarinis                              Jamestown, CO
Patricia Andres                                   Loveland, CO
Melissa Arthur                                     Lafayette, CO
Nancy E. Hall                                      Longmont, CO
 

 

ESTES VALLEY PLEIN AIR 2018
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ALDRICH BUILDERS - MIKE ALDRICH ALPINE FINE ART ART CENTER BOARD OF DIRECTORS BANK OF COLORADO BANK OF ESTES PARK FUND OF THE COMMUNITY FOUNDATION BIRD AND JIM’S RESTAURANT – JOHN WITMER BLICK ART SUPPLIES CHRIS SWITZER CINNAMONS – CAROL FIXTER COLDWELL-BANKER – MARY MURPHY EARTHWOOD COLLECTIONS/ARTISANS – ANN & RON WILCOCKS EL MEX CAL RESTAURANT ESTES ARTS DISTRICT GUERILLA PAINTER JACK RICHESON & CO JERRY AND LINDA  RUTLEDGE JILL AND DALE HURD FAMILY FOUNDATION JIM BIGGERS AND CATHY GOODALE KIND COFFEE – AMY HAMRICK LESLIE ALLEN LINDA AND JERRY RUTLEDGE MARY LAMY MARY MURPHY MEININGER’S  PLEIN AIR MAGAZINE  POPPY'S ROCKY MOUNTAIN CHOCOLATE FACTORY SNOWY PEAKS WINERY – CANDICE MOHR SOURCETEK SOUTHWEST ART MAGAZINE THE BARREL – INGRID BUSH THE COUNTRY MARKET TOWN OF ESTES PARK US BANK VILLAGE THRIFT SHOP