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Outdoor Creations Plein Air Art Show
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Outdoor Creations Plein Air Art Show

Boulder County Parks & Open Space will host its fourth juried en plein air art exhibit this fall. En plein air art is the act of creating art from observation in the outdoors.

Call For Entries

Boulder County is accepting entries for the 2018 art exhibit that will run Friday, Oct. 12 through Friday, Nov. 2 at the Great Frame Up – Longmont.

  • Entries must feature Boulder County Parks & Open Space properties.
  • Entries can be created at any point in time. Unlike previous shows, entries do not need to be created during a specific time period.
  • Any entry that has already been featured in a previous Boulder County en plein air exhibit is not eligible.
  • Allowed mediums include oil, watercolor, acrylic, ink, pastel, pencil, and 3D mediums such as cloth, wood, and clay.
  • Cash prizes will be awarded.
  • Anyone may submit up to four pieces for a $30 entry fee. Any profits will be contributed to the Boulder County Parks & Open Space Foundation.
  • Rules & Guidelines

Apply Now

The deadline for submissions is Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018. Submissions must be submitted electronically using the online application (i.e. submit photos of your work).

Morning Weeding, Ollin Farms by Jeannie DemarinisMorning Weeding, Ollin Farms by Jeannie Demarinis

Painting Events

Ranger Fowler and other local artists will hold group painting sessions on open space properties including some properties usually closed to the public.

Artist Led Paint Session
Hall Ranch

Saturday, July 14
8 a.m. – noon

Register

Artist Led Paint Session
Walker Ranch

Saturday, July 21
3:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Register

2018 Exhibit

The art exhibit opens on Friday, Oct. 12 at 5 p.m. Cash prizes will be awarded and the opening event will be catered by Guillaume’s European Catering.

Grand Opening
Friday, Oct. 12
5 – 9 p.m.
Great Frame Up – Longmont
430 Main St, Longmont

The exhibit that will run Friday, Oct. 12 through Friday, Nov. 2 at the Great Frame Up – Longmont during normal business hours.

Contact Us

Parks & Open Space

Karen Imbierowicz
303-678-6268