Steamboat Art Museum



Master Signature Member: PAPNM, WAOW
Signature Member: OPA, AIS, AWA, PAAC & LPAPA
Artist Member: Salmagundi Club and the California Art Club.

Following her move from England to the US as a teenager, Jane Hunt received her B.F.A. in illustration from the Cleveland Institute of Art. After working as an illustrator for several years, Hunt eventually returned to her true love: landscape oil painting.  The artist's works have won over 200 awards and hold the distinction of receiving the most annual Oil Painters of America awards (5 in 2018) as well as the record number of annual Plein Air Salon wins (8 in 2020).

Hunt's paintings have been featured in Fine Art Connoisseur, Southwest Art, Art of the West, Mountain Living, Luxe, Plein Air Magazine, Western Art & Architecture, and many more. She's represented by galleries across the US, as well as her native England. Now based in Colorado, she frequently paints plein air, and continues to be awed by the beauty surrounding her.

Plein Air Event: September 17 – 24, 2021
Exhibit on display and for sale at SAM Sept. 26-Nov. 6, 2021

SAM’s Plein Air Event brings the community and visitors together with artists from near and far as they paint on location.  Showcasing the beauty of the Yampa Valley, the paintings that are created during this extraordinary week spotlight historic landmarks, ranches, the community of Steamboat Springs and our growing arts and cultural offerings.  – This event is uniquely Steamboat!

  • It’s for the first-time and the seasoned art buyers. Build your collection with paintings reflecting our unique and beautiful community. 
  • Meet the artists throughout the week, get familiar with their individual painting styles and what inspires them.  Make some new friends!
  • Get to know Jane Hunt,( renowned and highly awarded Colorado painter and SAM's 2021 Plein Air judge.  A selection of Jane's paintings will be featured at SAM for the duration of the exhibit.
  • Featuring works by local favorites and visiting artists, from professional to emerging artists.  Artists at any stage of their careers can participate.

3 On-the-Spot Sales Events 

Saturday, Sept 18

Quick Draw at the Farmers Market

  • 10:00 – 12:00 Artists complete a painting
  • 12:30 – 2:00 Painting sales on Yampa St. from 7th – 8th Streets
Wednesday,  Sept 22
Sunset Reception and Painting Preview 5:00pm-7:00pm
  •  Meet the artists and preview their work.  A perfect opportunity for an early purchase. Enjoy food and drink!  All in the spectacular sunset setting of Alpine Mountain Ranch and Club.  Tickets for this fundraiser are $50.

Friday, Sept 24

  • 3:30 – 5:00 pm, Art Benefactor Early Admission  ($250 annual memberships)
  • 5:00 – 8:00 pm, Opening Reception and Sale at SAM

Richie Vios “At the Ranch" – 2020 First Place Award 

2021 Sponsors

Your 2021 Plein Air Sponsorship gives SAM the opportunity to recognize your support throughout the year. Your generosity will be highlighted during Plein Air 2021 week on event advertising, promotional materials, newsletters, website, social media, and signage at all Plein Air 2021 events according to your level of support.

8,000 guests visit Plein Air events, including “Quickdraw" at the Farmers Market, (Sept 18th) Sunset Reception, (Sept 22nd) the Plein Air Opening, (Sep 24th) and exhibit September 25th thru Nov 6, 2021!

We invite you to consider supporting SAM with a 2021 Plein Air Sponsorship at any level.

Thank you!