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Call for Entries to the 58th Artists’ Alpine Holiday

Ouray County Arts Association Alpine Artists' Holiday Juried Art Show

April 9 was the opening for entries into the 5th Artists' Alpine Holiday, with wwards totaling $3,900, a People’s Choice Award, plus  purchase awards by Citizens State Bank, Alpine Bank and the Mildred M. Baker Memorial awards.  

Nearly 300 artists enter the Artists’ Alpine Holiday each year bringing over 400 works of art, including sculpture and photography. There is also a special category for students. The show is generally attended by close to 2,000 visitors from foreign countries and more than 30 states. Approximately 10% or more of the art is sold during the show’s run each year. Proceeds from percentage of sales, as well as monies received from entry fees, memberships, and cash donations, are used to support ongoing shows, including the awarding of prizes and payment of the show’s judge. All of those involved in the planning and operation of shows are volunteers – including the officers and committee chairpersons.

Ouray county is a fantastic vacation destination.  We have 14,000′ peaks, historic mining sites, jeep tours, amazing fishing, hot springs, music, art and much more. 

The Association encourages student artists and offers scholarships to deserving seniors in Ouray and Ridgway schools.

The Ouray County Arts Association was initiated in 1960 as the brainchild of Joyce Jorgensen, former owner and Editor of the Ouray County Plaindealer. Joyce, being an artist herself, thought there should be a local show for local artists. Others agreed. The Artists’ Alpine Holiday began that year, and the rest is history.

The Association has presented a judged art show, the Artists’ Alpine Holiday, each year since that time. The show is open to any artist’s work, and over the years it has attracted artists from many states, but most of those contributing are from Colorado and surrounding states. It is one of the oldest juried art shows in Colorado and runs for nine days each August.

IMPORTANT DATES-2018 Artists' Alpine Holiday

April 9th              AAH Registration Opens Online at www.ourayarts.org

June 25th            AAH Registration Closes at midnight

July 9th                Notifications of Acceptance emailed to artists

July 13th                Deadline for student mail-in entries

July 18th               Deadline for receipt of shipped artwork **

July 22nd             Walk in delivery of artwork Ouray Comm. Center 11 AM – 4 PM

July 23rd                Walk in delivery of artwork Ouray Comm. Center 9 AM – NOON

July 25th                Opening Reception for artists & volunteers Ouray Comm. Center 7 PM

July 26-Aug 4          58th Annual Artists' Alpine Holiday Fine Arts Show (hours vary)

Aug 5th                  Pick up of artwork 11 AM to 2 PM

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