Open to all artists 18 years and older.
Entry Form and Fee
The 2022 Telluride Plein Air application will be available online October 1, 2021 through December 15, 2021. Submission fee is $50 per person & includes 3-5 images and one bio/resume. Late registration ends January 15, 2022 with an additional $10 fee. Requested data will include the submission of three-five painting images (Plein Air works only please) and a bio/resume of past art shows and awards.
Image & Resume Format
Each artist must submit 3-5 images of their Plein Air artwork in JPEG format, color space preferred format with a resolution of 300 DPI (max 4000 pixels on the longest side and minimum 1400 pixels on the shortest side ) as part of the online application process. If you have a Macintosh, please use only letters and numbers in your filename and only 1 (.) period. Help and tips on photographing your work and getting to the proper size can be found at https://www.juriedartservices.com/index.php?content=help:tutorial. Help entering images, questions or concerns can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Telluride Plein Air Celebration is a juried exhibition consisting of a panel of 3-5 jurors. The panel will review all submitted applications and select between 15-20 artists for a total of 20-25 artists to participate in the 2022 event (the top five revenue-generating artists of 2021 are invited back for the 2022 event). Notification of selected artists will be sent to each applicant via email no later than February 1, 2022. Artist agreement forms will be emailed to those who have been accepted following the announcement.
All artwork must be completed in the Telluride area between June 23 and July 4, 2022. Canvases will be stamped with an approved insignia as they arrive. Only artwork with this stamp will be permitted in the Exhibition & Sale. In addition, all works must be suitably framed with proper backing. Wire hangers or a suitable hanging device must be attached and ready to hang. Artists are asked to paint a minimum of ten paintings of varying size.
This event is a fundraiser for the Sheridan Arts Foundation and the Historic Sheridan Opera House, a 501(c)(3) non-profit. The sale takes place outside the Sheridan Opera House and in Elks Park for three days over the Fourth of July holiday. The Sheridan Arts Foundation will retain 40 percent of all sales revenue generated throughout the sale. Commissioned pieces will also be permitted at the above-mentioned rate. Artists should expect to be on-site all three sale days at their booth. Payments for all work sold will be mailed shortly after the exhibition closes.
Host lodging is available to each participating artist and spouse/partner at no charge for seven nights beginning June 28, 2022 (we ask artists to NOT request additional lodging nights with their host). If an artist plans on bringing additional family members (i.e. children, siblings) or pets, they will be responsible for providing their own accommodations. Artists are also responsible for providing their own transportation to, from and around Telluride, Colo.
Over $10,000 in cash and prizes
Dec.15, 2021 Online Application Cut Off
Jan. 15, 2022 Late Online Application Cut Off ($10 additional fee applies)
Feb. 1, 2022 Artists notified of acceptance via email
Feb. 5, 2022 Artist agreement sent out via email
March 12, 2022 Artist agreement signed and returned to the SAF
June 23-28, 2022 Early arrival dates (does not include housing)
June 28, 2022 Host housing begins (for following 7 nights)
June 30, 2022 Quick Draw Competition & Sale
July 1, 2022 Artist Choice Preview
July 2, 2022 Art Exhibition & Sale
July 3, 2022 Art Exhibition & Sale
July 4, 2022 Art Exhibition & Sale
July 5, 2022 Host housing ends
Please note that the event dates are confirmed, but the detailed schedule is subject to change.
The Sheridan Arts Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization
Sheridan Arts Foundation * 110 N. Oak Street * P.O. Box 2680 * Telluride, CO 81435
(970)728.6363 phone * (970)728.6966 fax