Monuments and Canyons Plein Air Invitational!


Pristine Viewpoint, Independence Rock, by 2020 M&C artist Laura Gable

The 2021 Monuments and Canyons Plein Air Invitational will take place September 26th through October 3rd.

Opening reception will be on Friday, October 1st, 2021 at Carlson Vineyards Tasting Room in downtown Grand Junction.

This year the event will be followed by a month-long exhibit in March, 2022.  The artists will be invited back to exhibit studio pieces inspired from their time here in the Fall.  The Colorado National Monument Association is happy to partner with the Grand Junction Art Center which will host the show in March.

Due to the COVID-19 virus some aspects of the show may change depending upon the number of cases in Mesa County. If this impacts the physical opening of the show, the show will be held online exclusively.

2021 Monuments and Canyons Plein Air Invitational Artists:

Lorie Merfeld-Batson 

Westcliffe, CO

Susie Hyer

Evergreen, CO

Kathleen Lanzoni 

Boulder, CO 

Don Miskin 

Logan, UT 

Laura Gable 

Kennewick, WA 

Betsy Menand 

Ohio City, CO

Rachel Pettit 

Grand Junction, CO

Monica Esposito 

Whitewater, CO

Marko Marino 

Cedaredge, CO

John Phillips 

Grand Junction, CO

Chris Kolupski  

Rochester, NY

Loren Eakins 

Grand Junction, CO

Charlotte Quist 

Dillon, MT

Philip Alexander Carlton 

Fruita, CO

Marilynn Brandenburger 

Fort Collins, CO

Dan Loge 

Gand Junction, CO

Maggie Cook 

Grand Junction, CO

Richard Prather 

Placitas, NM

Anita Winter 

Centennial, CO

Scott Geary

Santa Fe, NM

Susan Mayfield 

Salida, CO

Ken Requard 

Tucson, AZ

Kari Ganoung Ruiz 

Interlaken, NY

Mick McGinty 

Gilbert, AZ

Jason McCullough 

Wheat Ridge CO

Charles Morris 

Grand Junction, CO

Denise Gilroy 

Naples, ID