Upcoming paint sessions hosted by Boulder County Parks & Open Space
Arts – Adult Programs
Please join us for an evening paint session with local artist, Lydia Pottoff, at Hall Ranch. This event will involve a moderate hike. Bring along your spirit of adventure, your own art supplies in the medium of your choice and a chair if you’d like. Long sleeves, pants, sunscreen, insect protection, water and closed toed shoes are recommended. En plein air artists can create work to submit for consideration to the 2018 Outdoor Creations exhibit. Children under 18 years of age are welcome to attend with adult supervision.
Maximum Participants: 15
Future Events not yet on the calendar include:
9/23 at Caribou Ranch and one on 10/7 at the Agricultural Heritage Center
Registration is required for these activities through Discover Boulder County,
Anita Jantz is teaching a
Full Day Class 10am – 3pm – $60
The Old Gallery – 14863 Hwy 7
Sign up at The Old Gallery or contact
There is still time to enter the Boulder County Fair!
Entries are accepted ONLINE ONLY through July 23rd!
Check out the entry guidelines here.
When you’re ready to submit your entry, click here!
This September 30th will be the first annual St. Brigit’s Celtic Fest in Frederick Colorado, a day-long festival of music, food, dancing, games, benefiting several community service projects in Frederick.
Brigit, along with Patrick, is one of the patron saints of Ireland, and one of things celebrated about her is her patronage of the arts. So one of the features of Celtic Fest will be an art show and competition, open to artists of all age groups.
Entries can be in any medium, and must have a Celtic theme, in whatever way that speaks to you. Sources of inspiration might be Irish or Scottish landscapes, Celtic music, legends, or history. Celtic Fest especially encourages you to research Celtic and Irish symbols for inspiration for your pieces.
Each artist may enter up to three pieces, with an entry fee of only $5 per piece. Art can be for sale (although this is not required,) with 30% of the sale price going to support Brigit’s Bounty and other community service projects in Frederick. Entry deadline is Monday Sept 25th, art drop-off is Sept 27-28, and Celtic Fest event is Saturday Sept 30th.
For more information and application form, please see Celtic Fest’s Art Show page:
And while you’re there, check out the wonderful music and other fun events!
A special thank you to everyone who participated and to all of the volunteers who made this event happen!
Best of Show!
Amy Sammoury, Up a Road Slowly
Oils -1st Place Winner!
Wira Babiak, Rose and Bud
2nd place: Barbara Wolfe Gittleson, Please Follow Me
3rd place: Karin van Haaren, St. Malo Chapel
Dennis Mueller, Winter Colors
Jan Rhinehart, Rain Drops Keep Falling
Linda Schagenhauf, Sentinels in the Sky
Michel Reynolds, Rugosa Roses
Yvonne, Ogg, Beauty in Pink
Acrylic -1st Place Winner!
Lara Nagy, Proceed with Caution
2nd place: Ray Geier, Heading Down
3rd place: Lynn Diagnault, Pine Cones
Christine Jarvis, Melting Flowers
Pastel -1st Place Winner!
Darwin Miner, The Dance
2nd place: Diane Wood, Aristocratic Yellows
3rd place: Diana Wade, Apparition
Janine Ewing-Belletire, Green Truck
Watercolor -1st Place Winner!
Joan De Jong, Southern Waters
2nd place: Anita Jantz, Forest Light
3rd place: Janis Buck, Enchanting Bird
Mel Birkey, Elevator
Mixed Media -1st Place Winner!
Christine Jarvis, Rocky Mountain Aspens
2nd place: Beth Appleton, Fix Your Eyes
3rd place: Susan Steven, Lifescape
Christine Metsker, Crow
Photography -1st Place Winner!
Carol Walker, Three Play at the Beach
2nd place: John Baker-Batsel, Aspens in a Cloud
3rd place: Deb Nakano, Blue Splash
Cynthia Metsker, Hand of Buddha
Rocco Varbaro, White Capped Hoodoo’s
Hazel McCoy, Off Road Vehicle
Our annual member’s art show and sale starts today, June 8th at the Boulder County Fairgrounds. We will be open through Sunday! Great art, gift show and handmade jewelry for sale! Meet the artists Friday night at the reception 6pm to 8pm!
We are very excited about out upcoming member’s art show and sale at the Boulder County Fairgrounds this week. We are featuring LAG artists from all over the Longmont area who will be displaying, selling and demonstrating their art. We also have gift tables with handmade items like jewelry, cards and more! FREE ADMISSION! We’d love to see you there!
Artists will be selected by jury for solo or group exhibitions in the two public galleries of the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) in Boulder on Saturday, July 29, 2017. Individuals interested in submitting their work for consideration may register via: On-Line Registration at the Community Art Program- UCAR Center for ScienceEducation:http://scied.ucar.edu/forms/ncar-community-art-program-online-registration
CAP Website: http://scied.ucar.edu/exhibits/community-art-program
The deadline for registration is July 24, 2017 at 5pm. There is no fee. Registration may be limited, if necessary. This round of judging will select artists for exhibits September 2017-August 2018, at NCAR’s Mesa Laboratory. Artists are requested to submit three representative pieces of their work and may provide a statement of 100 words or less (optional). Gallery space limits NCAR exhibits to wall-hanging artwork. After registration is received you will receive an information letter explaining details about the jury show process.
The NCAR Mesa Laboratory is located at 1850 Table Mesa Drive in Boulder. Its galleries and Visitor Center are open to the public on weekdays from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm and on weekends and holidays from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm.
What: 23rd Annual Durango Autumn Arts Festival
Where: East Second Avenue in Historic downtown Durango, Colorado
When: September 16 & 17, 2017, Saturday & Sunday 10am-5pm
Booth Fees: Every booth has a corner orientation!
- 10′ x 10′ – $325
- 10′ x 20′ – $650 (limited number available)
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APP DEADLINE: May 22, 2017
Join us in September in beautiful, historic downtown Durango, Colorado to celebrate the 23rd annual Durango Autumn Arts Festival. The Festival is a regional destination event, held on quaint, tree-lined Second Avenue surrounded by boutique hotels, shops, and locally-owned restaurants, with Main Avenue just one block down, known a gathering place for shoppers and the thousands of visitors that fill the town each fall.
Organized as a benefit event by and for the Durango Arts Center, the region’s premiere non-profit arts organization serving the Four Corners, the Festival is a well-loved and attended community event attracting a large audience throughout the weekend. In 2016, the Festival welcomed an estimated 7600 visitors. Artists and craftspeople report the show is well organized and offers great hospitality and friendly, steady crowds.
- Limited to 90 fine artists and fine craftspeople from around the country
- Corner booths for everyone – booths arranged in quads.
- Offering an artists’ welcome dinner, overnight security, booth sitters and setup/breakdown volunteer support
- Cash awards for Best of Show Fine Arts and Best of Show Fine Crafts
- Free parking with convenient setup/breakdown
- Juried by arts professionals in Colorado with national reputations
- Strategic regional advertising and promotion, including a printed Festival Guide insert in regional newspaper, and a show preview in Southwest Art Magazine, make for a well attended annual event, full of shoppers and art appreciators.
- Ranked among Top 100 Events for Sales of Fine Crafts by Greg Lawler’s Art Fair SourceBook 2016.