2018 Plein Air Meeker Art Competition 

Meeker is known for its wide-ranging landscapes, from high mountains to low desert with rivers and rocks. Capture the beauty and hospitality of the Flat Tops Wilderness Area, Rio Blanco County and historic downtown. Painters will have 15 days to paint within Rio Blanco County (beginning June 15 through June 30). Artwork will be available for display beginning July 5 during the Artist and Patron Night and July 6-8 for public exhibit and silent auction at the Meeker Public Library.

Artist Registration

The registration form and guidelines for artists interested in participating in the competition are available below:

2018 Plein Air Artists Registration

2018 Plein Air Guidelines

 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 meet the artists and judge, preview and purchase artwork prior to the public. Art Patrons pledge to spend a minimum of $200 on artwork at the event and/or sponsor an award at Plein Air Meeker. This year’s Artist and Patron Night: Award Ceremony and Patron Art Sale will be held at the Meeker Public Library, Thursday, July 5 from 6:00-8:00 pm.

Call the Chamber of Commerce (970) 878-5510 or click here to review the Sponsor & Patron form:

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 Chamber Medallion Member and Community Supporter Sponsors

  • Atmos Energy
  • Colowyo Coal
  • Enterprise Products
  • ERBM Recreation and Park District
  • High Rise Tree Care
  • Kasey Cos, Website & Graphic Design
  • Master Petroleum Products
  • Meeker Classic Sheepdog Trials
  • Meeker Drugs
  • Meeker Sanitation
  • Moody Construction
  • Mountain Valley Bank
  • Natural Soda
  • Pioneers Medical Center
  • Rio Blanco Herald Times
  • Strata Network
  • Tarra Energy
  • White River Electric
  • XTO Energy

Individual Patrons

Award Sponsors


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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

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

“Life is Good” by Jinsheng Song

“Two Trees” by Terri Robertson