Plein Air Paint Out Event 2015

09/19/2015 - 10/19/2015



Plein Air Paint Out Event

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Save the Date:

Join us on September 19, 2015, when artists from near and far will convene in Steamboat Springs, CO (pop. 12,000) for the autumnal SAM Plein Air Paint Out. The Steamboat Art Museum is proud to host this event during this glorious time of year. What makes this Plein Air Paint Out unique is the friendly atmosphere of Steamboat, with easy access to historical ranches, wild rivers, and abundant aspen groves. This non-juried event not only provides opportunities for emerging artists to develop their career, but we also attract several nationally-known painters.



Open to all artists 18 years and older. This is a non-juried event.

Entry Form and Fee:

The 2015 SAM Plein Air Paint Out is open to registration until September 19. Entry fee is $25 per person. Requested data will include the submission of your name and contact information and a bio/resume. The entry fee includes one ticket to the Quick Draw BBQ located at an historic ranch near town. Food and one drink ticket is included, along with your entry to the Quick Draw competition.

SAM Exhibition Details:

All artwork must be completed in the Steamboat area between September 19 and 25, 2015. Canvases will be stamped with an approved insignia on September 19. Only artwork with this stamp will be permitted in the Exhibition & Sale. In addition, all works must be suitably framed with proper backing. Wire hangers or a suitable hanging device must be attached and ready to hang. Artists are asked to paint a minimum of eight paintings of varying size.


This event is a fundraiser for the Steamboat Art Museum, a 501(c)(3) non-profit. The sale takes place inside the main gallery of the Museum from September 25-October 16. The Steamboat Art Museum will retain 40 percent of all sales revenue generated throughout the sale. Payments for all work sold will be mailed shortly after the exhibition closes.


Artists are responsible for providing their own lodging and as well as transportation to and from Steamboat Springs, Colo.



Steamboat Resorts by Wyndham Vacation Rentals is offering 35% off two nights or more. To make reservations or for more information, call 866-888-6149 or click here.


SAM Plein Air Paint Out Calendars:

  • Sept 19, 2015 - Artist Arrive in Steamboat and get canvases/paper stamped

  • Sept 19-25, 2015  – Artists paint in the area

  • Sept 25, 2015 – Opening reception for SAM Plein Air Paint Out at the museum

  • Sept 26, 2015 – Quick Draw Competition & Sale

  • Sept 25-Oct 19, 2015 – SAM Plein Air Paint Out Exhibition & Sale

  • October 19, 2015 – Artists must pick up unsold pieces or arrange shipping


For more information or concerns please call the Steamboat Art Museum office at

(970) 870-1755 or email

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