Announcing Our 18th Annual
National Juried Exhibition
August 9th through 30th, 2014
Opening Reception on Saturday, August 9th
Info and Prospectus
2260 E. Colfax Avenue
Judge of Awards: Karen Vance, PAAC Master
Full Details about the show may be found by
Release for our 18th Annual National Exhibition
Workshops August 6 and
7, 2014 with Lorenzo Chavez, Jeanne Mackenzie, Kevin Wechback
and Stacey Peterson. Click
here to register.
August 8th All Member Paint
Out in Boulder
Morning refreshments provided by Plein
Date: August 8th, 9am to...
Location: Coot Lake/ Tom Watson park
- 6180 N 63rd St. Boulder, CO 80301
Take US 36 W and exit onto CO-157 N/Foothills Pkwy. Continue
on CO-119/Diagonal Hwy toward Longmont. Go left on N. 63rd
Street. Coot Lake and Tom Watson Park are 1.5 miles north
of the intersection of Diagonal Highway and 63rd. Coot Lake
is on your left and there is limited parking. A large parking
lot for Tom Watson Park is on your right just after the
crosswalk. The crosswalk connects Tom Watson Park with Coot
Description: Coot Lake has wonderful views of the
mountains, mature trees, open fields, lake, and wetlands.
Facilities: Bathrooms at Tom Watson park parking
lot and also at Coot Lake near the crosswalk on 63rd Street.
Water fountain, picnic tables, covered gazebo (for rent)
Questions: Contact Jane Hunt at email@example.com
Fun at the 2nd Annual PAAC
Plein Air Marathon
On June 28, Plein Air Artists Colorado's annual
plein air marathon ended as the daylight fell into the beautiful
shadows and silhouetted mountains. The marathon is a fun
and unique event organized for our members and registered
guests. This year artists painted all over Boulder County.
Cash and other prizes were given out in the drawing that
each "finisher" was eligible for. The playing
field started out strong, and throughout the day, as others
joined us for a painting or two, we counted 25 participants
with 13 brave souls completing at least one painting at
each of the 5 specific locations - finishing the marathon.
The marathon began as we all met at 5 am near
Longmont, Colorado - as the sun rose and we captured that
incredible color including flashes of the red, orange, and
yellow inferno in the morning sky. Painting continued with
the early morning light before we moved up the road to paint
the quaint downtown of Niwot, Colorado. We enjoyed visiting
Art Gallery who provided us with with coffee and muffins,
a very welcome energy booster. Next we painted near downtown
Boulder, Colorado along Boulder Creek, where it flows from
its mountain origins - the water moving very high and fast
this year. From Boulder, and as the afternoon sun began
to bake, we headed northeast to finish our marathon, painting
a beautiful lake area with the mountains and late afternoon
skies as a backdrop. Yes, five paintings to be done during
the marathon - what a day of painting!
Thanks to all of those who participated or
helped out in so many ways; and a special thank you to Deborah
McAllister, from PAAC, who along with Joan Wolbier and her
expert knowlege of Boulder County, organized and planned
this event for all of us to enjoy, with.
here to see the photos.
Grand Junction PAAC Paint
Out Fall 2014
Join us on the Western Slope for a PAAC paint
out of spectacular Fall color during the week of "Color
Sunday". Mary Ellen Andrews has been planning this
destination paint out and has many wonderful locations lined
up for us.
The week culminates in a show of our best
work at Powderhorn Resort on "Color Sunday" with
paintings chosen by the resort. There will be many tourists
on that day and it should be a good selling opportunity.Choose
your own accommodations. A list of hotels will be provided
Dates: The week of Sept. 21 - Sept 28, 2014 (Color Sunday
Week on the Grand Mesa)
Welcome dinner on Sunday, Sept 21, 7:30 p.m. at Naggy McGee's,
359 Colorado Ave. Order from the menu. Individual tabs.
Cost to register for the paint out is $20.