Upcoming events

    • 09/07/2017
    • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM (EDT)
    • Boulder Public Library, 1001 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder Colorado
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    The making of Loving Vincent

    September 7th at 1:00 pm - Boulder Public Library

    Boulder Creek Room 

    Our good friend and fellow PAAC member Dena Peterson will be giving a presentation on her experience working on the film Loving Vincent, the world's first fully painted feature film about the life of Vincent Van Gogh.

    Don't miss this opportunity to hear Dena talk about the making of the one-of-a-kind film. 

    “This event is not sponsored by Boulder Public Library. For more information, please contact Plein Air Artists Colorado at paacart@gmail.com. Access to free meeting rooms is a service of Boulder Public Library.”

    • 09/08/2017
    • 10/07/2017
    • Mary Williams Fine Arts, Boulder, Colorado

    PAAC's 21st Annual National Show

    Click here for Prospectus

    Entry Deadline May 15, 2017

    PAAC is pleased to announce our 2017 Annual National Exhibition and Sale will be at Mary Williams Fine Arts in Boulder,

    September 8-October 7, 2017

    5311 Western Ave #112, Boulder, CO 80301
    Phone: (303) 938-1588

    • 09/08/2017
    • 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Mary Williams Fine Arts

    Artists’ Opening Reception Friday, 5-8PM.
    Come vote for Artists’ Choice Award. Awards at 6 pm.

    • 09/09/2017
    • 09/11/2017
    • Boulder, Colorado

    Coastal Tree, mixed media pastel, 12″ x 18″

    Boulder, CO Workshop

    September 9-11, 2017


    Saturday, September 9 – Monday, September 11, 2017

    TUITION $500 (PAAC members $450)

    Our local workshop coordinator is:
    Artist Deborah McAllister


    Tuition is $500 (PAAC members $450)

    A $100 non-refundable tuition deposit is required to sign up for the workshop. All registrations and receipts are handled through Albert Handell office, we accept all credit cards. Studio/Office: 505-983-8373; Cell: 505-603-1524 (texting).

    If paying by check please include your phone number and your email address on your check, make it out to Albert Handell and mail it out to:

    PO Box 9070, Santa Fe, NM 87504

    The Handell Office will email you your receipt. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Handell Office directly.

    With your receipt you will also receive a suggested materials list for both oils and pastel. You are welcome to paint in the medium of your choice.


    You can receive a full refund MINUS the $100 non-refundable tuition deposit at any time up until ONE MONTH PRIOR to the first day of the Workshop, on August 9, 2017. AFTER THAT, no cash refund will be given, but you will receive a TUITION CREDIT for the amount you paid (minus the non-refundable tuition deposit), available for you to use for any Albert Handell Teaching Program. Good for two years.


    Workshop Daily Schedule

    WE WILL MEET AND PAINT ON LOCATION EACH DAY (Saturday, Sunday, and Monday) from 9:00am – 4:30pm.

    • Saturday location to be determined, and will be emailed to you along with your receipt.
    • Mr. Handell will paint with you each morning and also help each individual artist at their easel throughout the day.

    Painting from an actual Oil Demonstration

    • Monday (our last day) – we will meet on location (bring a bag lunch). Mr. Handell will paint with you in the morning, and will help everyone individually at the easel afterwards. From 3:00-5:00pm, there will be an ON LOCATION FAREWELL CRITIQUE for each participant.
    • 7:00pm – OPTIONAL FAREWELL DINNER (individual checks) at a local restaurant.


    For accommodation recommendations, please google search Boulder CO hotels.


    For participants’ testimonials, a complete list of suggested art supplies, and day-by-day examples of other programs, please click the links below.


    We look forward to a wonderful and productive time together!  – Albert & Jeanine
    • 06/01/2018
    • 09/01/2018
    • Colorado State Capitol Building

    PAAC Members
    are invited to show their
    large works at the
    Colorado State Capitol
    June 2018 to
    September 2018.

    Here's an incentive to create some large plein air paintings!

    Click here for more information about Creative Capitol, and to see the current exhibition:

    Show Title
    The Beauty of Colorado

    Entry Period: March 1-31, 2018
    Show: June - September, 2018

    Capturing a broad spectrum of viewpoints of our beautiful state, from the urban centers to the most remote and wild spaces.

    Must be current PAAC members.
    The show is open to the first artists (up to 40) who apply and meet the criteria.

    Criteria for artwork
    Plein Air painting, or studio painting inspired by a plein air painting.

    • Plein Air paintings will be given first consideration.
    • Artwork size around 24x36, or 864 sq inches.
    • Original Artwork - Oil, Watercolor, Pastel or Mixed Media
    • No Prints
    • Colorado Scene
    • Not juried, to showcase artwork at every level
    • More than one entry per artist allowed. The number of paintings displayed by each artist will be determined by the number who apply.
    • 40 paintings will be displayed.
    • Artists will be responsible to hand deliver or ship the artwork by the date we determine.
    • Ready to hang, with quality frame and D hooks, no sawtooth hangers. 
    • Content may not include violence/guns or nudity.
    • No overtly political statements.
    • Sale terms TBD.

    Entry Fee $25

    Artwork will be displayed in both public and non-public spaces.

    The ground level of the Capitol’s rotunda is the most formal exhibition space and it is open to the public.

    Art will also be placed in the Lieutenant Governor’s office, located in the Capitol, as well as the office of the staff for the Legislative Council.

    Artworks will also be hung in the Joint Budget Committee room, and two legislative hearing rooms, all located in the Legislative Services Building, across the street from the Capitol. The Lieutenant Governor’s office, the Joint Budget Committee room, and the hearing rooms are not open to the public, however, the works will be seen on a daily basis by state legislators and staff.

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