Boulder County Plein Air Artist Registration

Join Boulder Open Studios at Chautauqua for the 2022 Plein Air event! This year’s event is open to all artists, age 15 and older, regardless of ability. Registration is required to submit art for the Event’s Awards Competition and Sale at the historic Chautauqua Auditorium on June 11th. There are restrooms in the lower level of the Dining Hall and also behind the Auditorium. This year, there are TWO special award categories – BEST FLATIRONS IMAGE and BEST HISTORIC CHAUTAUQUA IMAGE.


June 3-9, 8 am to 2 pm each day:  SUBSTRATE STAMPING with this year’s event date, at Chautauqua (900 Baseline Road), where you’ll find our volunteer at the Open Studios info tent in front of the Chautauqua Dining Hall. A stamp is necessary for acceptance into the event exhibit and sale.

ALTERNATIVE LOCATION: The office of 1st Congregational Church, 1128 Pine Street, downtown Boulder. Open Studios volunteers will help you there from 8 to noon on June 3rd. After that, see JULIE in the church office, 9 am to 4 pm WEEKDAYS only. Questions? Contact: [email protected].

June 3-10:  Paint, draw, sculpt, stitch, etc. the Boulder County scenes of your choice (observe applicable site rules and regulations). A list of suggested painting locations with accessible restroom facilities will be provided to registrants.

June 11, 9 am to noon:  Artwork drop-off & consignment for Event Exhibit and Sale at Chautauqua Auditorium. Short term parking for artists dropping off artwork will be made available behind the auditorium. Map to come. Each registered artist may consign three pieces created during the Event Week.

June 11, 4 – 7 pm:   Event Reception, Exhibit and Auction.

Photo/art credit Hannah Shook, 2021 Best of Show Winner

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