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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SAG Announces 2017 Calendar and Show

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Artists and advertisers take note: Your chance to be part of the Sangres Art Guild’s 2017 Fine Art Calendar and show is coming up.

Our 2017 theme is “Secret Places.” The calendar and show are open to original 2D, 3D and photographic works from all artists, who may submit up to three works.

Sponsors of the calendar can choose full-, half- or one-third-banner ads, which appear below each month’s calendar grid and are tax deductible. All advertising artwork and payments are due by Feb. 28. Sponsors will also receive 12 copies of the calendar for a full banner ad, six for a half banner and four for a third. They may keep or sell them at the suggested retail price of $10 each.

Intake of framed artwork is set for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 5 at the 3rd Street Gallery in Westcliffe. Participating artists can enjoy refreshments from 3 to 4 p.m. that day and vote for the 13 works to be in the calendar.

In the event of inclement weather, intake and voting will be March 6, or March 12 if the weather remains bad through the scheduled weekend. Please check sangresartguild.org for updates.

An opening reception for the Calendar Show, which will hang through June 4, is set for May 7 from 4 to 6 p.m. at the 3rd Street Gallery.

For the calendar and show prospectus and details, please see “Calls to Artists at sangresartguild.org/3rd-street-gallery. For still more information or to reserve your advertising space, please email sangresartguild@outlook.com.

The 3rd Street Gallery remains open from 10 to 3 on Mondays through April. Summer hours are 11 to 4 Thursday through Monday.

New Board Members

At the artists’ reception and annual member meeting Saturday evening, December 5, 26 attending members (plus two members by proxy) voted into office all four candidates for new two-year terms:

  • Angie Arterburn
  • Kathy Boulle’
  • Curt Gillespie
  • Linnea Laurila
Ten members’ votes were required to constitute a quorum of the 96 members in good standing.

Congrats to Holiday Show Winners

Congrats go out to the winners of the Holiday Show.  The People’s Choice awards were voted during the artists’ reception Saturday evening.

1st Place ($50) Greg Smith’s photograph “Highway 69 Sunset”
2nd Place ($50) Liz VanSomeren’s fabric art “Hidden Flowers”
3rd Place ($50) Greg Smith’s photograph “Fall Sunrise at Beckwith”
Honorable Mention to Gushikawa for her photograph “Rabbi”
Honorable Mention to Kathy Boulle’ for her watercolor “Tenacity”
Honorable Mention to Sandra Dalton for her photograph “Cows in Fog”