Two paintings have been selected for exhibit in Ouray at the 58th Annual Alpine Artist
Holiday: “Orchid’s Glow” (pictured at right) and “Hillside Guanajuato” (featured above in preview). The 58th annual Alpine Artists Holiday is a national juried exhibition, held every summer in the Ouray Community Center, 340 6th Ave, Ouray, CO.
JULY 25 7:00 PM
The show runs July 26-August 5, 2018. Hours vary so visit the website: SHOW HOURS
“Orchid’s Glow” explores the glorious array of color occurring when light shines through the petals of an orchid. Executed in a loose manner, flower forms are highlighted in a semi-abstract composition of light and shadow.
“Hillside Guanajuato” was painted on a recent trip to Mexico, in the capital city of Guanajuato, Guanajuato. It depicts the charming jumble of sherbet homes that appear to almost tumble down each hillside.
Each painting is offered for sale during the show $350. If you are unable to attend the show, visit the link to purchase online. PURCHASE PAINTINGS
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