Douglas Land Conservancy plein air call for entry open

Local artists are invited to apply for a truly unique plein air painting event, “Capturing the Beauty of Open Land,” sponsored by the Douglas Land Conservancy.  A fundraiser for DLC, the event provides the opportunity for artists to paint on beautiful, private properties in southern Douglas County.  These stunning conserved private properties are rarely open for access to the public. Artists will have the opportunity to paint on location for a week, followed by a very special VIP art sale and reception at the White Pavilion in downtown Castle Rock, Colorado just south of Denver.  Volunteers will be available on-site throughout the event to provide information and directions to the painting locations.

In addition to providing a unique cultural experience for Douglas County and the surrounding community, these events will allow attendees and loyal supporters to bring the beauty of Douglas County conserved lands into their homes and offices as a reminder of why we live in Colorado.

The Douglas Land Conservancy is a 501(c)3 non-partisan, non-profit land trust dedicated to the protection and conservation of the natural character, habitat, and open space of the central front range region of Colorado, including Douglas County and surrounding areas. For more information visit


Application Fee: $35 (non-refundable) fee

Location: Selected Douglas County Conserved Lands, Douglas County Colorado, Art Show and Sale at the White Pavilion in Castle Rock, Colorado.

Important Dates     

Entry Deadline: April 1, 2020
Notification of acceptance: No later than April 20, 2020
Deadline for artist to accept invitation: April 30, 2020  
Painting week: Orientation meeting Monday morning, June 22, 2020
Painting on Conserved Lands: June 22 – 28, 2020
VIP Art Show Reception: June 26, 2020
Art Show Dates: June 26-28, 2020
Pick up unsold paintings: June 28, 2020

Artist Eligibility: Open to all artists painting in plein air.

Show Contact:

Art Entry Eligibility: Subject matter to reflect Conserved Lands. All work must be wired and ready to hang. 


Artists may submit up to five images for jurying. These images must be representative of the work you typically produce.  Images are for jurying purposes only and will not be required to hang in the show.  Images should be labeled as follows: Artist last Name.Title.Medium. Provide a brief biography describing your work, awards, shows participated in and galleries featuring your work. Provide price range. Provide your website.

Submissions must be made thru the Café online application system — go to:  


All work submitted and displayed at the Art Show/Reception must be available for sale.  All sales will be handled by Douglas Land Conservancy.  40% commission will be paid to Douglas Land Conservancy, 60% to the artist. Prices for the artwork will be set by the artists.

Although the utmost care will be taken handling artwork, neither Douglas Land Conservancy nor its representatives will be responsible for damage or loss from any cause.  Insurance, if desired, is the responsibility of the artist.