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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"
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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Announcing Our 18th Annual National Juried Exhibition

August 9th through 30th, 2014
Opening Reception on Saturday, August 9th

Abend Gallery
2260 E. Colfax Avenue
Denver, CO Winter Grays by Karen Vance

Judge of Awards: Karen Vance, PAAC Master

Full Details about the show may be found by clicking here:
Press Release for our 18th Annual National Exhibition

Read stories about PAAC by Outdoor Painter/Plein Air Magazine!

17th Annual National Juried
Fine Art Exhibition & Sale Highlights

Wilder Nightengale FIne Art

Abend Gallery hosted a fabulous show. We had a great turnout and enjoyed meeting a lot of new collectors. The juried exhibition showcased the excellence in painting that can be achieved "en plein air". The artists outdid themselves at the Quick Draw held at the Denver Botanic Gardens. The Quick Draw wall at the gallery was a highlight for many of the visitors.

Click here for photos from the show.

For the Show Catalog, click here.

Award winners decided by PAAC Master Signature Member William Scott Jennings. Click here to see Awards list.

Crested Butte Colorado Paint Out - July 2013

We had a great time in Crested Butte! Click here to see the photos.

"Whew! What a great job you, the PAAC group, and the Oh Be Joyful Gallery, did for the plein air paint-out. It was the best! The painting opportunities just don't quit in that area. That plus the good restaurants and lodging make for a perfect paint-out location. Wasn't that something, Shaun doing so much with the group, even giving up an entire day of his gallery for us. I loved the wet-wall exhibit. Everything was done so smoothly, and everyone was so nice. I love being a member of the PAAC.

Thank you, Holly. It was a big job. You worked hard for us."

Mary Ellen Andrews


Fredericksburg, TX Paint Out - April 2013
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