Artist’s Alpine Holiday returns!


Help us celebrate our 60th Artist’s Alpine Holiday juried art show.    Our judges are Glenn Randall,,  photography and John Cogan, fine arts. Both will be holding workshops during the show.  Please see their information in the menu tabs above.

Show entries will be accepted from April 3, 2022 through 11:59 PM on June 26, 2022.  If you were registered with them in the past, all of your login information remains the same.

Read the prospectus via this link before making your entry: 2022 AAH Prospectus_Adults

All registration is through Online Juried Shows.  Please follow this link to register:

Volunteers needed during the show to make sales and answer questions. Please contact us at

Important Dates 

April 3rd                       AAH Registration Opens -Entries through

June 26th                      AAH Registration Closes at 11:59 PST

July 5th  – 7th                Notifications of Acceptance emailed to artists

July 20th                       Deadline for receipt of shipped artwork

July 24th                       Walk in delivery of artwork Ouray Comm. Center 11 AM – 4 PM

July 25th                       Walk in delivery of artwork Ouray Comm. Center 9 AM – NOON

July 27th                       Opening Reception for artists Ouray Comm. Center 7-9 PM

July 28th  – Aug. 6th      60th Annual Artists’ Alpine Holiday Fine Arts Show (hours vary)

Aug 6th                         Pick up of artwork 5:30 -7PM

Aug 7th                         Pickup of artwork 10 AM to 2 PM

We’re looking forward to seeing all of you again!







If you haven’t already renewed your annual membership, please consider doing so.  In part, your membership fees go towards providing  scholarships to Ouray County graduating students who go on to major in fine arts.  Membership Here

Select the Membership tab above or mail your membership payment to OCAA, PO Box 167, Ouray, CO 81427

We thank you for your continued support! 


2021 Scholarship went to:

Ouray County Arts Association announced this year’s recipient of the Wayne Mayfield Memorial Scholarship:  Maisy Gardiner,  a Ridgway High school senior.

Gardiner, who will graduate later this month, will receive a $1000 scholarship.  She has been accepted into Colorado State Univ in Ft. Collins in their honors program, pursuing a degree in Fine Arts with an emphasis on graphic design.





2020 in Review:

Ridgway Senior, Raven Hopgood has been selected by the OCAA board to receive our 2020 Wayne Mayfield Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $1000.  Raven plans on attending the University of Colorado Boulder to study Art Practices.

We appreciate your support and so do the scholarship recipients!

A letter from one of our past scholarship recipients: 

Hello OCAA,
I wanted to reach out and say thank you. When I graduated from Ridgway High School in 2013, you helped me on my journey to becoming an artist by awarding me a scholarship to study Graphic Design at Fort Lewis College. A year later I ended up transferring to Montana State University where I shifted my artist medium to photography. Last December I graduated from Montana State University with a degree in film and photography with an emphasis in photography. I participated in two senior thesis shows and was awarded best in show with my project titled Passions. Throughout college I assisted my professor, Guggenheim Fellowship Recipient Ian Van Coller in the field and at his studio, working on projects with a focus around Climate Change. When I graduated, Ian invited me on a trip to photograph Glaciers in Auyuittuq National Park, Baffin Island. At the end of last summer I joined Ian and a few other amazing artists on a trip to the arctic circle. I am extremely proud of this project and would love to share it with you.

After I graduated, I moved back to the San Juans. I was hoping to have an exhibit in the area but with everything that is going on in the world that will have to wait.
Thank you for the help, the stepping stones to pursue art as a profession, and the inspiration. I look forward to attending the Alpine Holiday Show in years to come.



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