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!
Hulda Benson won 1st in photography at the Zonta Artful Women Exhibition for her B&W image “Way Station” and honorable mention for her color image “Rain In The Valley“. She also received the artists choice award in the past SAG Fall Show. Keep it up, Petie!
Congratulations go to Alla Prima Westcliffe award winners:
- 1st Place ($1,000 cash): Carol Buschmann for her pastel “After Noon Glow”
- PleinAir Magazine Award of Excellence (1/4-page ad): Jeanne Echternach for her oil painting “In the Morning Light”
- 2nd Place ($300 cash): Lorie Merfeld-Batson for her oil painting “Waiting Patiently”
- 3rd Place ($200 cash): Kathy Rhodes for her oil painting “Valley Vista”
- Judsons Art Outfitters award ($260 French easel): Jennifer Riefenberg for her oil painting “Pinon”
- Front Range Frames award ($150 frame): Jeanene V. Parker for her oil painting “In the Palm of His Hands”
- Grumbacher/Schmincke award ($200 art supplies): Gene VanEssen for his oil painting “Westcliffe Vista”
- Wet Wall Award ($100 H.R. Meininger certificate): Jeanne Echternach for her oil painting “In the Morning Light”
- 1st Place: Stephanie Rose
- 2nd Place: Hannah Kennedy
- 3rd Place: Autumn Foulk
On Tuesday, August 5 at 7:00 pm at the 3rd Street Gallery, the mother and daughter pair of classical violinists, Heidi Itashiki and her daughter, Chloe Trevor, will present a 45-minute program to benefit the Sangres Art Guild.
The program, which they performed last year in Durango’s Purgatory resort, includes: Bach: Partita in E Major, O’Connor: Appalachia Waltz, Wieniawski: Caprice in A Minor, Kreisler: Recitativo and Scherzo, Irish fiddle tunes, and Gardel: Tango Por Una Cabeza.
Chloé was introduced to the violin at age 2 by her mother, Heidi Trevor Itashiki, Dallas Symphony violinist. She later studied with Arkady Fomin, Dallas Symphony violinist and Artistic Director of the New Conservatory of Dallas. She completed her undergraduate degree at the Cleveland Institute of Music studying with David and Linda Cerone, and her graduate degree as a scholarship student at Rice University studying with Kenneth Goldsmith. Chloé plays on a Carlos Landolfi violin made in Italy in 1771, and is on faculty at the Music in the Mountains Conservatory. Watch a performance on line:
Remember to enter the Fall Show — Saturday and Sunday, July 26 & 27, 11am-4pm at 3rd Street Gallery in Westcliffe. See the Prospectus here.
Judith Hilmer gave a solid demonstration of reduction block printing at the last SAG meeting July 17, 2104. It’s a process that allows significant artistic interpretation. Several folks went away inspired to try it!
Kudos to the winners of the Artist’s Choice Awards, presented at the show reception Saturday evening, July 5, 2014. First place in the Photography category ($50) went to Autumn Ginnetti for her photograph “Boot and Stirrup”. Close second place finishes were by Jim Havey (“Sand Dunes Tree Scape”) and Gary Benson (“Sunrise Surprise”). The 3D category ($50) was won by Irene “Cookie” McCoy for her sculpture “Absolution”. There were several close second place finishes by Timothy Alan Johnson (“Dances with Color” and Spirit Speaker”), Sharon Conner (“Dreaming”) and Melissa Getz (“New Old West”). Original 2D art ($50) was won by Curt Gillespie (“Colorado River Ice”) with second place finishes by Michael Arterburn (“Bushes of Snow”) and Ken Hartman (“Rio Grand”).