60th Artists’ Alpine Holiday is postponed until 2021

The OCAA Board voted to postpone our 60th Artists’ Alpine Holiday until 2021 due to Covid-19.   We hope to see you next year!  

MEMBERSHP RENEWAL:  If you haven’t already renewed your annual membership, please consider doing so.  Your dollars help  fund our Scholarship Program.  

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This year  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. orionwillits.com/baffin-island

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. 
-Orion Willits   https://www.orionwillits.com/