Photo album: Plein Air Paint Out

With apologies to the organizers, participants and artist at the third Annual Wild Rivers Plein Air Paint Out, which took place at Wild Rivers Recreation Area, historic sites around Questa and scenery around Red River, here are photos from the July 21 artists’ reception and show at the Brass Rail Theater in the Alpine Lodge. Prizes were awarded in ​the following categories:


  • 1st, Luise Sackett, “Goose Creek, Red River”
  • 2nd, Jacob Tarazoff, “Sentient”
  • 3rd, Tovi Clement, “On The Wild Side”
  • Honorable Mention (HM), Carol Bold, “Cabresto Lake”


  • 1st, Ken Requard, “Arroyo Hondo Paradiso”
  • 2nd, Donna Barnhill, “La Casa Vacante”
  • 3rd, Carrie Schultz, “Conoco”
  • HM, Susan DeArmond, “Labor of Love”

Wild and Scenic Rivers and Trails

  • 1st, Carol Bold, “That Wild Rio Grande”
  • 2nd, Natasha Isenhour, “Fawn Lake Morning”
  • 3rd, Donna Barnhill, “La Costilla”
  • HM, Terry Chacon, “After The Rain”

Experimental: Ruthanne Oliver, “Basalt”

People’s Choice” Boneta Currey, “West Of Questa”

Artist Choice: Natasha Isenhour, “time Stands Still”

Quick Draw

  • 1st, Donna Barnhill
  • 2nd, Carol Bold
  • 3rd, Louise Sackett
  • HM, Carrie Schultz

Red River’s Bonita Currey, show below, won the “People’s Choice Award. The Chronicle had difficulty matching photos of other winners with names provided.