Plein Air painting 

Outdoor Creations Plein Air Art Show

Artists are invited to participate in the 2016 Outdoor Creations - A Boulder County Juried Art Show.

Plein Air Paint Out Call for Artists

Calling all artists! You are invited to participate in the 2016 Outdoor Creations - A Boulder County Juried Art Show. Submit up to four works of art for a chance to win prizes and be featured in the art show.

Plein Air Paint Sessions

Attend an artist-led session for a chance to create alongside other artists.

June 4
5:15 a.m. - 9 a.m.
Ag Heritage Center

June 11
7:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Alexander Dawson

June 25
8 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Duck Lake

June 28
1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Mud Lake

July 16
4 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Walker Ranch Homestead

July 23
6:30 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Ag Heritage Center

July 30
9 a.m.- 12 p.m.
Caribou Ranch Bluebird Mine

  • Paint-Out Period: May 1 - August 11, 2016
  • Submission Deadline: August 11, 2016
  • Allowed Mediums:
    • Oil
    • Watercolor
    • Acrylic
    • Ink
    • Pastel
    • Pencil
    • Cloth, wood or clay
    • Photographs are not eligible


  • Works must be created using en plein air technique or "working in the open air" between May 1, 2016, and August 11, 2016.
  • Works must feature Boulder County Parks and Open Space property.
    • Works of the Flatirons, Chautauqua Park, or other areas not owned by Boulder County Parks and Open Space will not be accepted.
  • Property Map & List of Recommended Areas
  • Complete Rules & Guidelines

How To Apply

Submit up to four pieces for a $30 entry fee. Application deadline is August 11.
Apply Now

Art Show

Selected works of art will be exhibited at the Great Frame Up - Longmont from October 14 through November 4, 2016. More details will be posted closer to the show.


The event would not have been possible without the support of our great sponsors.

  • The Great Frame Up - Longmont
  • Guillaume's European Catering


Parks & Open Space
Karen Imbierowicz