2015 Artist Choice Winners

The 12th annual Telluride Plein Air was a huge success exceeding our sales from the year before by 20%. With 31 talented artists coming to town for the Fourth of July Weekend we had a wonderful array of art for sale. On Thursday, July 2 we hosted our Artist Choice Reception and Gala with the artists voting amongst themselves on their favorite work of art. Congratulations to Carl Bretzke for taking first place with his work, "Telluride Station." John P. Lasater IV took second place with his piece, :Miner's House", and Patrick Saunders took third with, "Cornet Creek." To see their award winning artwork click here. In the photo above, from left to right:Patrick Saunders, Carl Bretzke & John P. Lasater IV.

2014 After Sale

If you missed out on the sale and exhibition, don't despair, we have images of paintings that are still for sale. We also have many artists willing to commission paintings. To check out our 2014 Telluride Artist Choice gallery, please click here. Images that are still for sale will have a price listed with it, and images that already sold will be labeled as "available for commission." To learn more about any of these images or to purchase a painting, please call Maggie Stevens at 970-728-6363 ext 5 or email her at maggie@sheridanoperahouse.com. The annual Telluride Plein Air is the largest fundraiser of the year for the Sheridan Arts Foundation, the non-profit organization that owns and operates the historic Sheridan Opera House. 





2015 Rainy Day Sale
Even though our 12th annual Telluride Plein Air has come and gone, there's still an opportunity to purchase your own piece of Telluride with our Rainy Day Sale. Please click here to see the artwork online or stop by the Sheridan Opera House Gallery Room to see the art in person. To purchase a painting give us a call at 970-728-6363 ext. 5 or email Maggie (at) sheridanoperahouse (dot) com.

2017 Artist Selected

The 14th annual Telluride Plein Air participating artists have been selected and notified. Please click here to see who will be joining us in Telluride this summer!

2015 Telluride Plein Air Artists Selected

The 12th annual Telluride Plein Air participating artists have been selected and notified of their selection. Please click here to see who will be painting in Telluride this summer!

Join us at the 2015 Telluride Plein Air! 

 We will begin accepting online applications to our 2015 Telluride Plein Air via an online juried system at JuriedArtServices.com starting October 1, 2014. The juried process will run through Jan. 2, 2015. Click here to apply. 



2014 Telluride Plein Air Artist Choice Winners


The 11th annual Telluride Plein Air was a huge success exceeding our sales from the previous year. With 26 talented artists coming to town for the Fourth of July Weekend we had a wonderful array of art for sale. On Thursday, July 3 we hosted our Artist Choice Preview & Wine Tasting with the artists voting amongst themselves on their favorite work of art. Congratulations to Susieyer for taking first place with her work, "Gold King Gold." Wayne McKenzie took second place with his piece, "Cruising the Sidewalk," and Lawrence Rudolech took third with "Telluride." To see their award winning artwork click on the Galleries tab above. [Photo left to right: Lawrence Rudolech, Wayne McKenzie and Susiehyer]

Sponsor the Sheridan Arts Foundation

The Sheridan Arts Foundation is seeking a sponsor for the 2015 Telluride Plein Air. Food, wine, art supplies, photography, advertising — you name it! Please call 970.728.6363 ext. 1 to discuss further.





2016 Artist Choice Winners

The 13th annual Telluride Plein Air was a huge success exceeding our sales from the year before. With 27 talented artists coming to town for the Fourth of July Weekend we had a wonderful array of art for sale. On Friday, July 1  we hosted our Artist Choice Reception and Gala with the artists voting amongst themselves on their favorite work of art. Congratulations to Bill Mueser  for taking first place with his work, "Cattle Chute on the Valley Floor." Wayne McKenzie took second place and Christine Lashley took third. To see their award winning artwork click here. In the photo above, from left to right: Bill Mueser, Christine Lashley & Wayne McKenzie.

2016 After Sale
There's still a chance to buy your own Telluride Plein Air artwork! Check out our aftersale here! To purchase, please call 970.728.6363 ext. 5 or email Maggie@sheridanoperahouse.com.

2016 Artist Selected

The 13th annual Telluride Plein Air participating artists have been selected and notified. Please click here to see who will be joining us in Telluride this summer!

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