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Michael Clark
2015 Best of Show
Cold Morning

Bonnie McGee
2014 Best of Show

Lamya Deeb
2013 Best of Show
Walden Sunset


Teri Gortmaker
2012 Best of Show

Teresa Vito
2011 Best of Show
"Crested Butte Poppies"

Francis Gottleib
2010 Best of Show
"Morning on the Bay"
Lorenzo Chavez, Master Signature Member
"Desert Sky"
14 x 18 Pastel
Doug Dawson, Master Signature Member
"Spring Study"
11x14 pastel
William Scott Jennings, Master Signature Member
"Eucalyptus at Sunset" 11x14 oil
Jeff Legg, Master Signature Member
"Thin Air" 9x12 oil
Joe Anna Arnett, Master Signature Member
"Lezzano On Lake Como" 9x12 oil
Quang Ho, Master Signature Member
“Bear Creek” 10x20 oil
Kim English, Master Signature Member
"Colorado Fence Line" 12x16 oil
Don Sahli, Master Signature Member
"Summer of Green, Accent of Red" 24x30 oil
Karen Vance, Master Signature Member
“Winter Grays” 12x16 oil
Albert Handell, Master Signature Member
“Interior Falls” 18x24 oil


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19th Annual National Juried Exhibition

The 2015 PAAC is now showing, through August, at Mary Williams Fine Arts of Boulder.

The awards are in...

Best of Show
Michael Clark, "Cold Morning"

Master Signature Award
Albert Handell, "The White Pine"

1st Place Signature
Damien Gonzales, "Anasazi Ruins in Canon Del Muerto"

1st Place Associate
Bill Meuser, "Corral at Indian Creek"

2nd Place Overall
Marc Hanson, "Spring in the Basin"

3rd Place Overall
Larry DeGraff, "Water at Play"

Honorable Mentions
David Grossmann, "Bright Yellow Wall"
Norbert Nagel, "Platte Snow"
Susan Matteson, "Incoming Snow Storm"
Ann Tristani, "Rural Route"
Susiehyer, "Luminescence"
Jason Sacran, "Alluvial Fan"
Carol Strock Wasson, "Red Boat"
Karin Toppel, "Canyon of the Horse Spirit"

Allen Award
David Grossmann, "Bright Yellow Wall"

Artists' Choice Award
Bill Meuser, "Corral at Indian Creek"


Lorenzo Chavez Workshop

A successful workshop with Lorenzo Chavez was held July 31 - Aug 2. Click here to see photos from this memorable event.


Rocky Mountain National Park in September

Mark your calendars for the PAAC paint out in Grand Lake, September 23-26, 2015. What better way to mark the 100th anniversary of Rocky Mountain National Park than with special painting locations, activities and a wet wall at Grand Lake Art Gallery?

Here's what is planned so far:

  • Arrival dinner Wednesday, September 23 (optional) at Trail River Ranch located inside Rocky Mountain National Park $25. Register and pay forq the dinner below.Meet at The Kawuneeche Visitor Center to carpool up to the ranch. We will gather at 4:15-4:30 PM at the ranch for a history walk, RMNP Ranger talk and tour of the property. (We will be able to paint there during the days of the event.) Dinner will be served at 6:00 PM.
  • There will be a "Wet Wall" exhibit and sale at the Grand Lake Art Gallery on Saturday evening September 26.

Special rates for lodging are available and will be sent out after registration.

The paint out is full. Contact Debby McAllister at to be put on a wait list.


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