Steamboat Art Museum

*Please view detailed descriptions of our current events below the calendar*



October 2021




Guided Docent Tours Every Wednesday!

Every Wednesday – 11:30am

The Steamboat Art Museum presents guided Docent Tours of the current exhibition, Four Directions, Common Paths, on Wednesdays at 11:30 am at the museum, 8th & Lincoln Avenue. Enjoy a deeper look into this exceptional exhibit featuring the works of four of the West’s preeminent landscape painters – Ralph Oberg, Matt Smith, Skip Whitcomb, and Dan Young. This exhibition lauded as one of the finest exhibitions of contemporary painters currently showing in the west, shares their work as well as the synergistic impact of their 30-year relationships – a story of kinship, adventure, and cross-pollination to become their best.

Admission is free. No pre-registration necessary.


Steamboat Art Museum Plein Air 2021 Event

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

Featured Artist and Judge, Jane Hunt

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!


Sunset Reception and Painting Preview

Wednesday,  September 22 – Tickets $50

Meet the artists and preview their work or purchase a painting.  Enjoy food and drink!  All in the spectacular sunset setting of Alpine Mountain Ranch and Club.  Tickets for this fundraiser are $50



Richie Vios – Watercolor with Confidence Workshop 2021

Dates: October 1, 2 & 3, 2021    Fee: $350.00

Join Richie Vios and explore the wonderful world of Plein Air painting through the elusive and always interesting watercolor medium.  From beginners to advanced artists, Richie will guide each individual to better understand the watercolor medium through live demonstrations as he creates a process for every skill level and medium. He will help bring your work to the next level by working with individuals to identify and solve problems, and set goals through both personal and group critiques. Artists will also receive instruction on the fundamentals of art and design, drawing and painting. This includes color, composition, value, form, brushwork, perspective, and much more. Richie will help you develop your skills, painting visualization, and become the confident artist that you want to be.