Reports are that it is difficult to have a bad time at Telluride Plein Air. Wayne McKenzie had two more reasons to enjoy the event, which recently wrapped up in Colorado.
The appeal of this mountain town makes this event more than a regional gathering. “This year we had an excellent mix of artists from around the country,” says Kathrine Warren, one of the organizers of the event. “Despite unseasonable rainy conditions, our artists were total troupers and we had yet another successful Telluride Plein Air. After 13 years of producing this event, we are continually amazed by the talent and dedication that these artists bring to town.”

“Telluride Townies,” by Wayne McKenzie, Artists’ Choice, Second Place

“Golden, Hour,” by Christine Lashley. Artists’ Choice, Third Place

Suzanne Morris paints the Fourth of July Parade in Telluride.

Bob Beck paints the historic Sheridan Opera House, a beneficiary of the event.

The participants in Telluride Plein Air

“Cattle Chute on the Valley Floor,” by Bill Meuser. Artists’ Choice, First Place

Although the prizes weren’t the primary draw, some winners were announced at Telluride Plein Air. Artists’ Choice awards are given. Bill Meuser won First Place in that category, for “Cattle Chute on the Valley Floor.” Wayne McKenzie won Second Place with “Telluride Townies,” and Christine Lashley won Third for “Golden, Hour.” The Audience Choice winner was also won by Wayne McKenzie.


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