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The Sangres Art Guild in Custer County, Colorado, promotes the arts in the Wet Mountain Valley to create an exceptional arts-centered destination where everyone can create, support, participate and enjoy the scenic beauty of the Wet Mountain Valley.  We also operate the 3rd Street Gallery in Westcliffe.  Explore the web site to learn more.  Look below for our latest announcements.  Search the Archives for older posts.  Now go create!

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Peoples’ Choice Winners – Calendar Show

Congrats to the winners of the Peoples’ Choice awards at the artists’ reception for the 2018 Calendar Show. Thanks for everyone who participated and voted.

The winners are:

Fine Art:  Into the Oak Brush, Oil by Michael Arterburn

Honorable Mentions:  Ranch For Sale, Oil by Lorie Merfeld/Batson and On The Move, Watercolor by Curt Gillespie

Photography:  Born to Run by Autumn Ginnetti

Honorable Mentions:  Frosty Morning Near Hillside by Greg Smith and Beckwith Ranch Sunrise by Eve Nagode

Fiber Arts Show Announced

New to Sangres Art Guild this year is a Fiber Arts Show! Local and regional talent can enter the show on June 25 and 26 for cash prizes based on People’s Choice voting. The show is open to all artists. Pieces representing fiber media of all types are welcome, including weaving, spinning, dyeing, basketry, sculpture, felting, quilting, papermaking, knitting, crocheting, and embroidery. An Ice Cream Social will accompany the show’s Artists’ Reception on July 1st.

2018 Calendar Show Winners Announced

Congratulations to the winners of the 2018 Calendar Show competition (in order of number of votes received):

  • Lorie Merfeld-Batson, “Ranch For Sale”, Oil
  • Sarah Woods, “Morning Mirror at Lower Sand Creek Lake”, Oil
  • Curt Gillespie, “Mountain Sunrise”, Watercolor and Acrylic
  • Barbara Rountree, “A Golden Morning”, Oil
  • Marilyn Hennessy, “Christmas Day Blizzard”, Photograph
  • Tony Pachak, “Up the Stream”, Oil
  • Gerri Duke, “Trail in the Fog”, Photograph
  • Cheryl Swartz, “Dark Sky Over The Bluff”, Gold & Silver Jewelry
  • Autumn Ginnetti, “Born to Run”, Photograph
  • Michael Arterburn, “Into the Oak Brush”, Oil
  • Joan Hewitt, “Sangres Reflected”, Scratchboard and Colored Ink
  • Eve Nagode, “Beckwith Ranch Sunrise”, Photograph
  • Terri Wiebke, “Spread Eagle”, Oil

There were 61 entries from 31 participating artists. 20 artists and sponsors voted for the above winners, many of whom had comments such as “…it was so hard to pick the winners — so many nice works!”

The show will run from May 13 through June 25. Look for the show’s opening and artists’ reception on May 13.  See you there!

Peoples’ Choice Awards Holiday Show

Congratulations to the 3 artists who earned Peoples’ Choice Awards at the wonderful Holiday Show reception on December 3, 2016.

  • Greg Smith for his photograph “Milky Way Hermit Basin
  • Jeanene Parker for her painting “Shades of Orange
  • Liz VanSomeren for her fabric art “Out on a Limb

The reception highlighted good food and drink amidst a festive atmosphere decorated by the many volunteers of SAG.  Stop in to the 3rd Street Gallery to see the show and maybe pick up some artist-decorated Christmas tree ornaments for a small donation.