June-July-August – Plein air on the Old Spanish Trail
Student & Instructor Show & Sale, Sept. 3-30. Opening Sept. 3.

L-R: Museum of the Mountain West & Ute Museum, Montrose. Fort Uncompahgre, Delta. (Courtesy images)

Dates: June-July-August, summer of 2022

Time: 9am – 1 pm each session

4 Locations: Museum of the Mountain West, Fort Uncompahge, Ute Museum, Private home on old Spanish Trail.

Description: The Museum of the Mountain West is partnering with Fort Uncompahgre and the Ute Museum this summer for a series of plein air painting & photography sessions along the Old Spanish Trail. Instructors will work with small groups offering personal attention and critiquing.

An exhibit, shared at both MMW and the Ute Museum and juried by Virginia Blackstock, follows in September. Show and sale continue all month with an opening reception hosted by the Museum of the Mountain West Saturday, September 3rd, 4-7 pm with live music, cash bar, Y-Bar Hitch wagon rides.

All three museums are located on the Old Spanish Trail and have authentic outdoor exhibits. The private home offers picturesque riverfront scenery with wildlife. Guides and docents in period dress, and the private homeowner, will offer historical information about the fascinating subjects and locations for painting and photography.

Choose your location, date, instructors for any sessions you choose. All mediums welcome. Bring  water, sunscreen, and a sack lunch if you like. (Click here for matrix of dates, locations, instructors.  This will also take you to registration page.)

Instructors. Photography: Susan Humphrey. Painting: Mike Simpson, Lewis Williams, Marco Marino, Heidi Comstock, others to be named.

Registration. $35/session.

This event is a FUNDRAISER for the museums which will split your registration evenly between them, regardless of which locations you pick. Your generous, tax-free donation for your registration is greatly appreciated. 

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Want to be an Instructor? Contact Kate for more information.

Alice Billings painting in the barn. (Image ©K.Burke)