Friday, August 12th,  2011

Greetings!Summer is peaking here in Crested Butte.   The flowers on the 401 trail are head high and the days are perfect bluebird.  Town is still buzzing and the gallery is full of beautiful summer paintings!We have some very special plein air paintings available right now.  During the Crested Butte Plein Air Invitational, we were lucky to have several members of the Plein Air Painters of America (PAPA) visit town.  Kenn Backhaus, Ralph Oberg, Gay Faulkenberry, Jean LeGassick, Ned Mueller, and Linda Tippetts all came and captured Crested Butte in their unique styles.  We are so proud to have works made in Crested Butte, of Crested Butte by such high caliber, nationally acclaimed artists.

Please enjoy the eye candy above and below.  These are just a sampling of the PAPA works in the gallery.  Visit the Oh Be Joyful Gallery and the CBPAI websites to see more!

As always, please contact the gallery with any questions.

Happy summer,

Shaun, Dawn, Ivy, Sarah, and Carey

Gay Faulkenberry, Taylor River Spillover
Gay Faulkenberry, Taylor River Spillover, 9×12, oil


Jean LeGassick, Breaking Light on Ruby Range
Jean LeGassick, Breaking Light on Ruby Range, 9×12, oil on canvas board


Ned Mueller, Spring Creek
Ned Mueller, Spring Creek, 10×12, oil on linen


Linda Tippetts, Gothic Mountain Grays
Linda Tippitts, Gothic Mountain Grays, 14×18, oil