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!
Call to Artists
Sangres Art Guild Fall 2016 Show:
“Scenic Byways – Frontier Pathways”
Entry Aug. 14 and 15, 2016 • Artists’ Reception Sept. 3, 2016
Art Show and Sale: Aug. 18 thru Sept. 30, 2016
Featuring artwork celebrating Colorado’s Frontier Pathways Scenic Byway, which follows CO 96 from Pueblo to Silver Cliff and Westcliffe, and branches south to CO 165 and Colorado City.
This is a juried show with cash awards, open to all artists.
Entry is $7 per artwork for SAG members and $14 for non-members.
The neighboring towns of Westcliffe and Silver Cliff have earned the designation “International Dark Sky Community” – one of only nine in the world and the first in Colorado – thanks to the nonprofit Dark Skies of the Wet Mountain Valley.
You can help the group protect this increasingly precious resource by designing a T-shirt that celebrates our dark mountain skies.
The entry deadline is July 22, with the winner to be announced July 29. The prize is $50 and five T-shirts.
The winner and other contest entries will be featured at a special exhibit and reception from 4 to 6 p.m. Aug. 6 at the 3rd Street Gallery, 59000 N. Highway 69, in Westcliffe.
The 2016 Summer Show with an Ice Cream Social Reception opened to a big crowd on Saturday, July 2. Eighty to 100 people attended the two-hour event.
Twenty-one artists displayed 51 pieces of original art, including oil, acrylic, photography, fiber, watercolor, ceramics, pastel, encaustic and sculpture. The Ice Cream Social served six varieties of fresh baked pies, all perfect with enough to have seconds. The pie was accompanied by velvety, maple-vanilla, home-churned ice cream. These refreshments were superb and, while you can visit the Summer Gallery Show from now until Aug. 13 – 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Mondays – you really missed out if you didn’t make the social.
Congratulations to the winners. The work was of high quality and represents a diversity of talent and topics. Here are the winners.
Best of Show
Original Art including 2 & 3 dimensional work
Second Place – Mission Joan Rauch
1st Place – Greg Smith “Sunset, San Luis Valley”
3rd Place – Sandra Dalton, “Taters”
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Terri Wiebke, “Roxy” and “Bailey,” oil on board
Jacque Keller, “Lower Sand Creek,” watercolor and ink
Jan Kraus, ‘Hollyhock Explosion’ oil on board
Nan McDowell, “Hand of God,” acrylic on canvas
Shorty Schockey, “Moonlight Satin,” photography
Steve Willman, “Silver Cliff Barn,” watercolor
The Sangres Art Guild invites the community to an old-fashioned ice cream social Saturday, July 2, to kick off the Guild’s Summer Show.
The juried show features original 2D, 3D and photographic works. Cash prizes will be awarded. The art show and sale runs from June 30 to Aug. 13.
The ice cream social reception are set for 4 to 6 p.m. at the eclectic 3rd Street Gallery, 59000 N. Highway 69, just off Main Street in downtown Westcliffe. Winners will be announced at the reception.
Entry to the Summer Show is June 26 and 27. See the prospectus here.
The 3rd Street Gallery’s hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday through Sunday. Gallery volunteers’ artwork is featured in the upstairs gallery.
A show featuring these coordinators’ work runs from June 9 to 25 at the 3rd Street Gallery, 59000 N. Highway 69 in Westcliffe. Works on display and for sale will include fabric art; oil, acrylic and watercolor paintings; weaving; photography; and ceramics. An opening reception is set for 4 to 6 p.m. June 11 at the gallery.
Featured in the show are Terri Wiebke, show coordinator; Karen LeBlond, facilities coordinator and Art in Public Places coordinator; Liz VanSomeren, gallery volunteer coordinator; Greg Smith, publicity coordinator; Kathy Boulle, membership coordinator; Linnea Laurila, gallery manager and Art Encounter for Kids program coordinator; Anne Owens, show reception coordinator; and Jacque Keller, former gallery manager and hanger of most shows.