Postponed until 2022 – 60th Artists’ Alpine Holiday


May 22, 2021

Scholarship Announcement:

Ouray County Arts Association is pleased to announce this year’s recipient of the Wayne Mayfield Memorial Scholarship is 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.





April 4, 2021 Announcement : 

Ouray County Arts has the made the decision to postpone our annual AAH show once more. Time and preparation are needed to put on such a show and to allow artists plenty of time to prepare their entries.  At the time of our last meeting,  the Ouray  Community Center was only allowing a very small amount of people in the building.  With no assurances that this restriction would be lifted anytime soon, we once again voted to postpone.

Glenn Randall (photography judge) and John Cogan (fine arts judge) have both agreed to judge our show in 2022.  We hope to see you there to celebrate our big bash, our 60th!


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.  The 2021 Wayne Mayfield Memorial Scholarship student has been chosen; stay tuned for our announcement.

Please mail your membership payment to OCAA, PO Box 167, Ouray, CO 81427

We thank you for your continued support! 



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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