“Hot Shoe” wins award at Ouray’s Alpine Artist Holiday

The Ouray County Arts Association provides support and awareness for the arts. The 55th Annual Artists’ Alpine Holiday opened Thursday, July 30th, 2015.  Ouray County Alpine Artist 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 total over $7000, including awards and scholarships.  All works are available for sale to the public.

I entered the show this year because Carl Purcell, National Watercolor Society signature member and international painting instructor was the juror.  At the time I took Carl’s workshop, I was a struggling watercolorist.  I wanted to see how my work would measure in his standards.  I entered three paintings.  All three paintings were juried into the show, with Carl awarding “Hot Shoe” an Honorable Mention. To learn more about the show, visit http://www.ourayarts.org

“Hot Shoe” copyright C Isgreen 2015 $600
“Wise” watercolor, 16″X20″ $350
“Dancer” watercolor, 16″X20″ $350

Author: Cheri Isgreen

I have been a lifelong rider and horse lover. I got my first "horse" at a yard sale; it was a pony actually. It was sometime in the early 60's. I was in 3rd or 4th grade. The pony was perhaps $10. My sister, brother, and I pooled our money and led him home. At the time my parents were traveling, and my Uncle Bill promptly made us return it. (stay tuned...more to come...)

8 thoughts on ““Hot Shoe” wins award at Ouray’s Alpine Artist Holiday”

  1. Hi, Cheri, very cool. Thanks for sending that. We will try to get it on Facebook and our website. I also took a prize there this year. GO BLUE PIG ARTISTS!!!

    Kay Crane Gallery Director The Blue Pig Gallery 101 West 3rd Street P O Box 94 Palisade, CO 81526 970-464-4819    

  2. Hot Shoe was an amazing picture. It captured the shoeing process and the water color was done with exquisite attention to detail on all objects. I loved it, Cheri!

  3. I did a picture and IK was not happy with it. I am not sure how I could have made it better. Are you thinking of having a class in your neighborhood soon?Hope you are doing well. Marilyn Myers

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