Outdoor Creations Plein Air Art Show

A plein air paint-out will take place from June 1 through August 10 on open space properties.

Painter on open space

2014 Boulder County Juried Art Show

Artists can submit their work to the Outdoor Creations - A 2014 Boulder County Juried Art Show. Submitted works must be created between June 1 through August 10, 2014 and feature Boulder County Parks and Open Space properties. The art show will run October 10 through November 7, 2014.

Rules & Guidelines

  • Created works must use en plein air technique or "working in the open air."
  • Created works must be done in acrylic, clay, cloth, ink, oil, pastel, pencil, watercolor or wood.
  • Photographs are not eligible.
  • Works must have been created between June 1, 2014 and August 10, 2014
  • The center of interest of the work must feature Boulder County Parks and Open Space properties.
  • Entries from these areas will not be considered as they are owned/managed by other agencies
    • Flagstaff Summit & surrounding area
    • Rainbow Lakes
    • Sourdough Trail
    • Teller Farms & White Rocks area
    • Arapahoe Pass
    • Bobolink Trail
    • Boulder Falls
    • Brainard Lake area
    • Chautauqua Meadow & Flatirons area
    • Enchanted Mesa & Shanahan Ridge area
  • Complete Rules & Guidelines

How to Apply

Adult Entries

Adults (15 and up as of August 10, 2014) can submit up to four pieces for a $30 entry fee.

Application deadline is August 14, 2014.

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Youth Entries

Youth (14 and under as of August 10, 2014) can submit up to four pieces for free directly to the WOW! Children's Museum. Bring up to four pieces of art to:

  • WOW! Children's Museum
    110 N Harrison Ave
    Lafayette CO 80026
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  • On the back of the work include:
    • "Plein Air Exhibit"
    • Artist's name
    • Artist's age
    • Email address
    • Phone number

Exhibit & Prizes

The exhibit opening will be held on Friday, October 10, from 6-9 p.m. at the Great Frame Up in Longmont. The exhibit will run through November 7.

Cash prizes will be awarded to adults. Other prizes will be awarded to youth participants.

Meet The Judges

The panel of judges will review each submitted work of art and make a final decision on participating artists. Applicants will be notified of acceptance or rejection by September 4.

Linda Armantrout

Linda Armantrout received a B.A. in Studio Art from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her teachers were abstract expressionists who had studied at Black Mountain College. Her foundation in Art History came from John Sloane and William Alcott.

Painting by Linda Armantrout

In Denver, she studied basic design and color theory with Edith Niblo, who passed on the ideas of Hans Hofmann. Chuck Ceraso strengthened Linda's plein air work with the teachings of Charles Hawthorne's School of Color and Light.

Whether painting plein air or in the studio, painting for Linda is about gesture, color, and relationships within the frame. She uses the elements of art and principles of design to support idea and communication. Teaching, since 1989, has made Linda think more deeply about art and she encourages students to develop individual styles that support personal content.

Linda has been encouraged by curators, Sally L. Perisho, Ken Bloom, and Jerry Allen Gilmore. Her work was selected into group exhibits by Dianne Vanderlip and Gwen Chanzit (Denver Art Museum), and she received a juror’s award from Debra Jordy (Arvada Center) for the Arts.

Work can be seen at Creative Framing Art Gallery, Louisville, Colorado, and in her studio by appointment.

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Susie Hyer

Susie Hyer knew from the time she was 4 years old that she would grow up to be an artist and began drawing from that early age. She studied fine art at Moravian College, the Baum School of Art, the University of West Florida and the Art Students League of Denver with such notables as Kim English, Mark Daily, Kevin Weckbach, Ron Hicks, and Quang Ho.

Painting by Susie Hyer

Her work is in many private and public collections and she has won numerous awards for both her studio and plein air paintings, including 2 international design awards.

Another area of interest, study and participation is in botanical art. A previous national vice president of the Women's Caucus for Art, she is now a member of Plein Air Artists of Colorado, and Oil Painters of America.

She maintains a home and studio in Evergreen and travels many times a year to paint en plein air. Her work has been seen as a featured artist in Southwest Art Magazine, Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine, Art of the West Magazine, and was one of the artists whose work was chosen for the celebrated “Landscapes of Colorado” by Ann Daley of the Denver Art Museum, and “Art of the National Parks:Historic Connections, Contemporary Interpretations”. She is represented by 6 galleries and participates in numerous plein air events including Sonoma, Aspen, Telluride , Sedona, Crested Butte, Zion and Estes Park’s.

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Molly Davis

Molly Davis was a commercial illustrator and graphic designer for 15 years, and started her painting career after the sale of her advertising agency.

Painting by Molly Davis

She works in watercolor and oil and enjoys working on location for the major portion of the year in sites around Boulder County and in her travels across the US and Europe. The beauty of simple everyday things in life constantly inspires her. She paints to express the subtle changes in the light conveying the multitude of colors in nature at sunrise, sunset, and all through the day. Molly is faculty at the Art Students League of Denver. She received her degree in Fine Art from East Carolina University. She has been featured in Salon D'Arts, American Art Invitational as well as many national shows. People can view her work in Boulder with Edward Parent and Associates and her own studio.

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Sponsors

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

  • The Great Frame Up - Longmont
  • WOW! Children's Museum
  • Arts Coalition of Erie
  • Guillaume's European Catering
  • Bay Window Catering



Contacts

Parks & Open Space
Karen Imbierowicz
303-678-6268
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