RMNP Centennial Celebration: Paintings from the Centennial Year


August 13-16, 2015, at the Stanley Hotel Concert Hall, Estes Park, Colorado

Opening Reception Thursday, August 13, 6-8 PM

This exhibition & sale is the companion show to last fall’s Centennial Celebration Plein Air event.

Participating artists have had the opportunity to paint “en plein-air” in Rocky Mountain NP during the entire 2014-2015 Centennial year, and will display a selection of these works, along with larger studio compositions based on those field studies, at the Stanley Hotel Concert Hall starting Thursday, August 13.

39% of the proceeds from the show will benefit the Rocky Mountain Conservancy.

As an added value to show patrons, each painting purchased at this show is accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity, signed by RMNP Superintendent Vaughn Baker, attesting to its significance as part of the Park’s historic Centennial Celebration.

These Certificates will ONLY be available with these artworks during this event.

Additionally, we are hosting a special private preview reception for our Purchase Patrons from 5-6 PM on August 13. This ticketed event is an exclusive first look at the show and an opportunity to purchase works before they are available to the public. Tickets are $100 in advance, with $80 of that going toward the purchase of an artwork at the show. If you would like to know more about this program or purchase a ticket, please call Victoria Alexander at (970)-586-0108, ext. 25

Our Centennial Celebration event page has a complete schedule and participant information.

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4th Annual Plein Air for the Park

4th Annual Plein Air for the Park sets new sales record

Our fourth annual event has become the cornerstone of the group’s event calendar and a highlight of the summer season in Grand Teton National Park.

Our sales total for the 4 days of the show surpassed last year’s by $28,000, and the show was very well received by patrons and visitors alike. To date, Plein Air for the Park has generated more than $100,000 for the Grand Teton Association.

Award winners, as decided by Show Judge Jim Wilcox, were:

Best Of Show – Stephen C. Datz for “Approaching Storm”
Best Body of Work – Mark Hanson
Grand Teton NP Superintendent’s Award – Bill Davidson for “Phelps Lake Glow”
Grand Teton Association Directors’ Award – Jake Gaedtke for “Lily Pads at String Lake”
Greg McHuron Memorial Award – Lanny Grant for “Pilgrim Meadows”

Award of Excellence – Eleinne Basa for “Aspen Interior”
Award of Excellence – Mitch Baird for “Pacific View”
Award of Excellence – Marc Hanson for “Golden Morning”

Honorable Mention – Jeanne Mackenzie for “Path to the Tetons”
Honorable Mention – John Cook for “Brown Barn #3″
Honorable Mention – John Potter for “Grand Illusion”

Thanks to all our artists and patrons for making this the most successful Plein Air for the Park yet! Dates for the 5th Annual Plein Air for the Park to be announced soon! Stay tuned…

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