Colorado Plein Air

Colorado Plein Air Artist Registration ends on September 30th! 

Known as the largest urban plein air event in the nation, the Colorado Plein Air Arts Festival (CPA) kicks off its 7th year this July, and artists–-professionals, amateurs, and youths from communities around Colorado–-are invited to take part in this year’s festival. Artists working in all mediums are welcome to participate.

Artists will have access to locations across the state from June through September to create works “en plein air” (in the open air) during special “paint out” events, as well as independently at their preferred locations. Scheduled “paint out” locations will include many historic museums, the Lariat Loop, as well as the Buffalo Overlook where artists will have the unique opportunity to paint live buffalo. Artists interested in participating can see the full list of this year’s paint out venues by filling out the registration form below.

Following the festival, artists have the option of entering one or more pieces into the CPA’s juried competition under “Professional,” “Emerging,” or “Youth” categories. Accepted works will be exhibited to the public at the Denver Public Library in their 7th floor Vida Ellison Gallery at the end of the year, with award-winning works receiving a special showing at History Colorado’s Byers-Evans House Museum Gallery.

CPA is an integral component in the landscape of the Denver arts community. Now in its 7th year, CPA is the nation’s largest plein air event, with over 200 artists participating and dozens of local institutions involved in sponsorship and hosting paint-outs. In 2013, the GTMD/CPA was recognized by the Mayor’s Awards in the Creative Neighborhood Award category for “significant and lasting contributions to the artistic, cultural and creative landscape in the City and County of Denver” (Denver Arts and Venues).

2014 Artwork Submission Form:(deadline is Oct. 15)
http://gtmd.org/colorado-plein-air-festival-artwork-submission-form/

RSVP For the CPA 2014 Reception
http://gtmd.org/cpa-2014-reception-rsvp-form/

View the 2014 Paint Out Schedule
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2014 Artist Registration Form:
http://gtmd.org/colorado-plein-air-artist-registration-form/

Paint Out Venue Registration Form:
http://gtmd.org/paint-out-venue-registration-form/
Sponsorship Form:
http://gtmd.org/colorado-plein-air-sponsorship-form/


The Colorado Plein Air 2013 Archive
View 2013 Colorado Plein Air Festival Show Preview – Professional Artists
View 2013 Colorado Plein Air Festival Show Preview – Emerging Artists
View 2013 Colorado Plein Air Festival | Additional Works from the Festival
Award Winners | 2013 Colorado Plein Air Festival
Best of Show | 2007-2013
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