Artists and Art Lovers Gather for the Best Art Show in Southwest Colorado!
The Ouray County Arts Association works within Ouray County to provide support, participation, awards and awareness of local artists. the 52nd Annual Artists' Alpine Holiday is the longest running juried art show in Western Colorado. With a following of about 1500 people each year, this nine day exhibit has gained the reputation of being one of the finest art shows in Colorado.
This exhibit is open to all artists, and is known to attract work from talented artist all over the United States. Cash awards totaling $7200.00 are just the tip of the iceberg for artists, with Purchase Awards, Student scholarships, and of course, all works are available for sale to the public.
This year, the Photography juror is Kathleen Norris Cook. With over thirty years of photography experience and several publications, this award winning photographers most recent book, Spirit of the San Juans, is just one of many marvelous demonstrations of her talent.
The Fine Arts Juror, Jeanne MacKenzie, is one of the founding members of the Rocky Mountain Plein Air Painters. Her award winning art paintings are featured in several fine art galleries in Colorado and Arizona.
The schedule is as follows:
July 29 Agent Delivery of Artwork to the
Ouray Community Center
340 6th Ave. Noon - 4 PM
July 30 Individual Delivery of Artwork to the
Ouray Community Center
340 6th Ave. 10 AM - 4 PM
July 31 - Aug 1 Judging
Aug 1 Purchase Awards
Aug 2 Benefactor / Sponsor's Early Purchases.
General Reception 7 PM. Aug 3 - 4
Exhibition 10 AM - 9 PM
Aug 4 Quick Draw Challenge 10 AM
Quick Draw Art Auction 7 PM
Aug 5 - 10 Exhibition 10 AM - 7 PM
Aug 11 Exhibition 10 AM - 5 PM. Art cannot be removed early. No exceptions
Aug 12 Pick up Artwork Noon - 3 PM
There will be a $15 / day storage charge for art not picked up by 3 PM.
Whether you are an artist, or just enjoy viewing specatcular pieces of work from around the country, this show is definately on not to miss! And of course, there are so many other great things to do and see while visiting Ouray..... Take a jeep tour, hike one or two of our famous trails, explore an old mine, shop Main Street or explore an old gold mine before soaking the night away in our soothing mineral hot springs!