The Rocky Mountain National Park turned 100 this year, and the Rocky Mountain Plein Air Painters helped celebrate it with a Centennial Paint Out & Show. And the winners are…. 

The big winner is the Rocky Mountain National Park. Forty percent of the sales went to the Rocky Mountain Conservancy, a group dedicated to preserving one of America’s most cherished national parks. Over the course of the 11-day event, pieces by RMPAP members were on view at the Moraine Park Discovery Center, the Stanley Hotel, and the Fall River Visitor Center.

Marc Hanson won Best Body of Work. Photo by Ani Espriella

Carol Swinney wields her palette knife.

The show’s opening

Cecy Turner won Best of Show for “Autumn’s Peak at Wild Basin.” Marc Hanson won Best Body of Work, and Awards of Excellence went to Cyd Springer for “Tempest” and Russ Tanner for “Golden Mountain.” Robert Hagberg and Carol Swinney won Honorable Mention awards. 

Carol Jenkins at work

“Autumn’s Peak at Wild Basin,” by Cecy Turner. Best of Show

The RMNP Superintendent’s Award was won by Swinney for “As the River Turns.”


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