Boulder County Parks & Open Space will host a juried en plein air art exhibit from Nov. 12 through Dec. 30 at the Great Frame Up Longmont. En plein air art is the act of creating art from observation in the outdoors.
2021 Art Exhibit
The exhibit will run Nov. 12 through Dec. 30 at the Great Frame Up Longmont. The submission deadline was Aug. 25.
The following prizes will be awarded:
- The Ron Stewart Best in Show ($500)
- 2nd Place ($300)
- 3rd Place ($200)
- Honorable Mention Prizes (3)
- People’s Choice Award: Chosen by the public by voting at the exhibit
Additional details will be announced soon.
In 2011, the department hosted its first art exhibit to feature county-owned open space. Since then, Parks & Open Space has held five en plein air exhibits, four photography exhibits, and two woodworking exhibits.
To celebrate this anniversary, a special Best in Show prize will be awarded in the name of Ron Stewart. Ron served as the Parks & Open Space director from 1999 to 2016 and was instrumental in the creation of the county open space program. With the inaugural exhibit in 2011 and subsequent ones, Ron supported celebrating treasured county resources and local artists.