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Artists' Annual Alpine Holiday comes back to Ouray County this August


Artists and Art Lovers Gather for the Best Art Show in Southwest Colorado!

ocaa logoThe 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.

ocaa art craft showThis 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.

kathleen norris cook bookThis 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.

jeannemackenzieThe 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:

palletteJuly 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.

tubsWhether 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!





would like information to enter art for the art show. Brochure, registration information==
Posted @ Thursday, June 06, 2013 3:20 PM by sandra carosella
Been awhile since I have entered the show. Do I need registration forms sent, or can I simply bring down my artwork and register then?
Posted @ Monday, July 22, 2013 7:26 PM by Herb Urban
I have shown my work in this show in the past, but it's been a few years. Could you please send me an entry form and other info needed to apply. Thank you. 
John McDonald
Posted @ Wednesday, February 19, 2014 2:13 PM by John McDonald
I am very interested in entering the Artists' Annual Alpine Holiday show in Aug. 2014. Please send me any info I will need along with an entry form. Thank you. 
Tricia McDonald
Posted @ Wednesday, February 19, 2014 2:21 PM by Tricia McDonald
I would like information about entering the art show for 2014. A complete perspicuous would be great. Thank you.
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