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14ers Watercolor Exhibit Lands At Denver International Airport

14er Selfie at DIA with Ford David Mike


We are excited to announce that the 14ers Portraits watercolor collection by Mike Wilson are now on exhibit at Denver International Airport (DEN) to benefit Cottonwood Institute from March – September 2024.

Local artist, Mike Wilson, generously donated his beautiful collection of 53 watercolors of all of the 14ers (peaks over 14,000 feet) in Colorado to help Cottonwood Institute serve our mission to break down barriers to connect middle and high school students to nature and inspire them to protect it.

Maeve Selfie 14ers DIAReprints are available for sale on our 14ers Artwork Store site and all net proceeds help fund our programs for students who otherwise wouldn’t have the opportunity to explore the outdoors in Colorado.

As Mike beautifully said, “There are many ways to enjoy the Colorado mountains and 14,000 foot peaks. Not everyone has to summit a 14er or bag a peak. Some folks enjoy these mountains from a distance, while others like me love to paint them. Enjoy these peaks in whatever way feels comfortable, but please protect them!” To learn more about why he painted this collection, Click Here.

Let’s get social! You can find the 14ers Exhibit on Concourse A adjacent to the A-Bridge walkway on the second level before you descend down to catch the trains. Next time you pass by the 14ers Exhibit at DEN, snap a selfie in front of your favorite 14er, share why you love it, and tag @cottonwoodinstitute and #14ersArtworkDEN for a chance to win a free print at the end of the exhibit!

We wanted to give a special thanks to the artist Mike Wilson, David Lawrence from Clear Channel Airports, Heather Kaufman and Alyssum Skjeie and the Art and Events Team at DEN, Chelsea Tossing from Cottonwood Institute, and Jose Perez, Leith El-Hassan, and Megan Regalado and their team from ProPrints and Circle Graphics for making this exhibit happen.

Finally, we want to acknowledge that the Colorado 14ers are located on the ancestral lands of the Cheyenne, Arapaho, Ute, and Pueblos. As you explore these beautiful peaks, we ask you to join us in recognizing and honoring the original stewards of Colorado.

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