Plein Air Meeker 2017

Annual Plein Air Meeker Art Competition Held July 1, 2, 3 & 4.

Congratulations to the 2017 winners. We had 17 multi-talented artists participate and 60 completed paintings.

 We were very pleased to have John Lintott, from Grand Junction, as this year’s judge. John based his selections on technique, style, concept, and composition; providing valuable insight and feedback.

2017 Plein Air Meeker Winners:

  • Best of Show – “Hide and Seek – Deep Hay at Smith’s” by Mary Pat Ettinger
  • 2nd Place – “Life is Good” by Jinsheng Song
  • 3rd Place – “Two Trees” by Terri Robertson
  • Honorable Mention – “Sharing a Drink They Call Loneliness” by Lewis Art Williams
  • Honorable Mention – “Back Porch Morning” by Pat Sheeran/Daggett
  • Peoples’ Choice Award – “Clearing Kibitzer’s” by Mark Akins

  Artists who competed in Plein Air Meeker 2017

  • Mark Akins, Littleton, CO.,
  • Catherine Bakos-Snowden, Craig, CO.,
  • Laura Dione Cardile, Meeker, CO.
  • Mary (Maym) S. Cunningham, Saddlestring Creations, Meeker, CO.
  • Mary Pat Ettinger, Montrose, CO.,
  • William Gregory, Meeker, CO.
  • Suzanne Jackson, Basalt, CO.
  • Raychel Jastrem, Meeker, CO.
  • H. Cedar Keshet-Fowler, Paonia, CO.,, @pleinartcedar
  • Deanna Jo Messing, Craig, CO.
  • Jeanne E. Newman, Vernal, UT.
  • Terri Robertson, Craig, CO. TerriRobertsonFine,
  • Pat Sheeran/Daggett, Meeker, CO.
  • Jinsheng Song, Fort McCoy, FL.,
  • Richard Szkutnik, Greenwood Village, CO.
  • Cynthia Underwood, Grand Junction, CO.,
  • Lewis Art Williams, Montrose, CO.,

Plein Air Meeker 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
  • Meeker Arts Council

Business Sponsors 

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“Hide and Seek – Deep Hay at Smith’s” by Mary Pat Ettinger

“Life is Good” by Jinsheng Song

“Two Trees” by Terri Robertson