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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


PAAC was created for the love of plein air painting and to enjoy the camaraderie of painting outdoors. A founding principal is that PAAC create opportunities for artists to paint outdoors together and that these paint outs be open to everyone of every level. Join PAAC for paint outs and other special events. For more information, please email us at

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19th Annual National Juried Exhibition

July 30 to August 30, 2015 at Mary Williams Fine Arts of Boulder

Opening Reception

Please join us for our opening reception and awards Thursday, July 30, 2015 5-8 PM at Mary Williams Fine Arts, 5311 Western Avenue, Suite 112 Boulder, Colorado 80301.

"An art-filled day of Activities July 30 in Boulder"

9 am: all member paint-out at Coot Lake in Boulder County
1-3 pm: Demo by Marc Hansen and critique of the morning's paintings
5-8 pm: Opening reception and awards at Mary Williams Fine Arts in Boulder


Lorenzo Chavez Workshop

We are pleased to announce that local artist and member of Plein Air Painters of America, Lorenzo Chavez, will be teaching a three-day plein air workshop in connection with the PAAC show.

Dates: July 31-August 2, 2015
Cost: $325
Class Size: Minimum 10, maximum 15



New Mexico 2015 Paint Out with PAPNM

Plein Air Painters of New Mexico has invited PAAC members to join them for a paint out in their beautiful state!

We had a great time painting in Santa Fe and surrounding areas!
To see photos, click here.

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 at Trail River Ranch located inside Rocky Mountain National Park. 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.


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