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Phantom Ranch Ball

Congratulations to our 2018 Phantom Ranch Ball Winner!

Wendy & Barry Meyer

The Phantom Ranch Ball is a charitable non-event to support the Land Trust’s conservation programs, which help protect our community’s open spaces and ranching heritage. Instead of a night out on the town please join us for the Phantom Ranch Ball in the comfort of your own home while supporting the Land Trust with a donation.

What is the Phantom Ranch?

Phantom Ranch is a popular geographic place-name throughout Colorado and the West. There is however, no “Phantom Ranch” in Summit County, making it a perfect make-believe location to represent the importance of preserving our community’s agricultural and ranching history and the scenic qualities, food production, wildlife habitat, and natural areas that ranches provide.

About the Artist 2018

Karen Ramsay

From an early age, Karen Ramsay found a love for drawing and painting. She graduated from the Colorado Institute of Art in Denver and has studied under many talented artists, including Charles Reid, Burton Silverman, Frank Webb and Eric Weingardt. Karen enjoys plein air painting, with some of her favorite locations in Rocky Mountain National Park, Grand Teton National Park and her own backyard. In 2001 she was featured in the Big Sky Journal as an ‘Artist of the West’. Karen is one of our esteemed Wild About Colorado artists and we are thrilled to feature her art for this year’s Phantom Ranch Ball.

Past Phantom Ranch Ball Winners:

2017: Harriett Bobo won Emily Wahl’s watercolor “Field of Dreams.”