Plein Air Meeker 2017

The Annual Plein Air Meeker Art Competition will be held in Meeker, Colorado, July 1, 2, 3 & 4.

The Town of Meeker and surrounding Rio Blanco County is full of energy and the perfect place to paint. The area is known for its wide-ranging landscapes, from high mountains to low desert with rivers and rocks; all easily accessible, within 30 minutes of town. Capture the beauty and hospitality of the Flat Tops Wilderness area, Rio Blanco County and our historic downtown. Painters will have 15 days to paint, culminating in a public art show and auction during our annual 4th of July celebration and Range Call event. Awards total $2,500, including a “Best of Show” $1000 prize.

  • Paint Out Dates: June 15-29, 2017
  • Entry Deadline: June 29 @ 5:00 pm
  • Artist & Patron Night: June 30 5:00-7:00 pm
  • Display and Public Auction: July 1-4, 2017

Registration form for Plein Air Meeker 2017:  Plein Air Artists Registration 2017

Multi-talented artists who are competing in this year’s Plein Air Meeker event.

Plein Air Meeker 2017 Sponsors & Patrons

Art Patrons: Build a Meeker inspired art collection through participation in the Plein Air Meeker Art Patron Program. As an art patron you are invited to attend the exclusive Artists and Patron Night: Award Ceremony & Patron Art Sale where you can preview and purchase artwork prior to the public. Art Patrons can pledge to spend a minimum of $200 on artwork at the event and/or sponsor an award at Plein Air Meeker. Call the Chamber of Commerce (970) 878-5510 or click here to review the patron 2017 form.

Chamber Medallion Member and Community Supporter Sponsors

  • Atmos Energy
  • Blue Spruce Inn
  • Colowyo Coal
  • Enterprise Products
  • ERBM Recreation and Park District
  • Master Petroleum Products
  • Meeker Classic
  • Meeker Drugs
  • Meeker Sanitation
  • Moody Construction
  • Mountain Valley Bank
  • Natural Soda
  • Pioneers Medical Center
  • Strata Network
  • Tarra Energy
  • XTO Energy
  • White River Electric

Individual Patrons

  • Dan & Ellen Conrado
  • Katie Conrado

Award Sponsors

  • William & Marcia Levey
  • Rocky & Margaret Pappas

Business Sponsors 

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2016 Plein Air Meeker Winners

  • Best of Show: “Meeker Drug” by Evie Huhta, Montrose, CO
  • 2nd Place: “Overlook of the White River” by Linda Dallandre, Montgomery, TX
  • 3rd Place: “On the Other Side” by Nancy Lewis, Palisade, CO
  • People’s Choice: “View of the Valley” by Pat Sheeran/Daggett, Meeker, CO
  • Honorable Mention: “Colorado Rocks” by Linda Dallandre, Montgomery, TX
  • Honorable Mention: “Catching a Little Shade” by Pat Sheeran/Daggett, Meeker, CO