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!
The Sangres Art Guild’s annual Calendar art competition prospectus is here. Entry is March 7, 2015, so get painting!
The SAG Calendar Show always kicks off our season well, and is a prestigious creation for the artists and southern Colorado. The theme this year is again pretty open: ”Colorado Magic” and is broad enough to encompass many fine art, photography and sculpture subjects and styles. See the prospectus for full details.
Pick up your un-sold Holiday Show artwork this Monday, December 29 from 11-4. After that, the gallery is closed for most of the winter season, except Mondays when the Monday Art Group is there, 10-ish to 3-ish.
For volunteers, Liz V. wrote: ”The gallery will be open most Mondays starting Dec 29 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. until the new season begins. On Monday, Jan 5, volunteers may bring 2 works to be hung on the first floor. If that is not convenient, each volunteer may indicate two works to be moved from the 2nd floor to the first floor. Email me or leave a note at the gallery as to which of your works we may move to the first floor. If we don’t see you on Jan 5th or hear from you, we will not move your work. Please make certain that your page in the Volunteer Inventory Book is kept up to date. We won’t be changing out between January and the end of April unless you want to do so yourself. Another option is that you may pick up all your work on either floor of the gallery on or after Monday, Dec 29 and have no work in the gallery during the off-season, January through April.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, Liz”
Congratulations to the winners of the Peoples’ Choice awards at the Holiday Show. Three awards were slated, but due to the close tie for third, we issued four awards. The highest vote-getter was Silvia Hooper‘s photograph “Calm Waters Begin As Waterfalls” followed closely by Mike Arterburn‘s oil painting “Ophir Creek Aspens.” Tied for third place were Liz VanSomeren‘s fiber art “Portrait of a Happy Dog” and Natalie Thurston‘s acrylic painting “Nana’s Ranunculus.” Also placing high in the number of votes acquired were Silvia Hooper’s photograph “Fairyland,” Mike Arterburn’s conte pencil drawing “Valley Bison,” Curt Gillespie’s oil painting “Boreal Sunrise,” Natalie Thurston’s watercolor painting “Amish Sisters,” and Karen LeBlond’s raku wall art “Red Canyon Sunset.” Congratulations to all exhibitors on putting together a fine show. Our thanks also to Anne Owens and Donna Ehrhardt for arranging a fine reception.
Our annual Holiday Show is up! Come see the show during the artists’ reception this Saturday, December 6 from 4-7 at the 3rd Street Gallery. We’ll have tasty hors d’oeuvres, wine and other drink, good cheer and of course, great art! The show focuses on smaller works of art at affordable prices. Artists will be in attendance, and there will be three Peoples Choice awards.
Local artist and author Dr. Annie Dawid will be present to sign her books “And Darkness Was Under His Feet: Stories of a Family”, “Lily in the Desert: Stories” and an anthology. Also, Dr. Bill Gillette, local author and photographer, will sign his new book “The Living Landscape: Seasons Under the Sangres.”
Come join the fun and help us decide the Peoples’ Choices!
One week later, join Michael Arterburn at his Holiday Show reception at Arterburn Fine Art and Graphics, 409 Main Street in Westcliffe, December 13, 3-6 pm.
New artworks by “the Maestro” artist Gerald Merfeld, Lorie Merfeld-Batson and Elizabeth Merfeld will be on exhibit at their Winter Solstice Artists’ Reception on Saturday November 29 from 1-5 at Brookwood Gallery in Westcliffe. National Geographic photographer Bill Gillette will be signing his new book “The Living Landscape: Seasons Under the Sangres” during the reception along with local author Hal Walter signing his new book “Full Tilt Boogie: A Journey Into Autism, Fatherhood, and an Epic Test of Man and Beast.” A week later, 3rd Street Gallery will host their Holiday Show Artists’ Reception on December 6.