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!

PleinAir Magazine

Congratulations Awardees

Alla Prima Westcliffe 2015 Awardees

Congratulations to the award earners of Alla Prima Westcliffe:

  • Best of Show:  David Vollbracht “Waterways”
  • First Place:  Jeanne Echternach “Out to Pasture”
  • Second Place:  Tom Lockhart “Time Passages”
  • Third Place:  Steve Willman “Hermit Road Barns”
  • Judson’s Art Outfitters #1:  Valerie Meyers “Graveyard Shift”
  • Front Range Frames Award:  Jacob Tarazoff “Cadmium Earth Orange”
  • Judson’s Art Outfitters #2:  Paul Darrah “October’s Finest”
  • H.R.Meininger Award:  Scott Lines “Rabbit Brush Road”
  • Chartpak Merchandise Award:  Steve Hickman “Barn Again”
  • Honorable Mention #1:  Lorie Merfeld-Batson “Junior”
  • Honorable Mention #2:  Clare Scott “Autumn Pine”
  • Novice Award #1:  Jamie Miceli “Over Look”
  • Novice Award #2:  Jean Krueger “Dorothy’s Ranch Looking East”
  • Novice Award #3:  Teresa Farish “Golden through the Pines”
Images of the event and winning artworks will be posted later….

Arts Hullabaloo 2015 Chalk Art Awardees

  • 1st Place:  Surenna Palma, Westcliffe, CO
  • 2nd Place:  Mara Backsen, Lili Cobb, & Audry Heckmann, Colorado Springs, CO
  • 3rd Place:  Sara Shepmann, Westcliffe, CO
  • Honorable Mention:  Tyler Heckmann, Silver Cliff, CO
  • Honorable Mention:  Autumn F., Westcliffe, CO

Call to Artists – Fall Show

Hey Artists! The Sangres Art Guild is sponsoring a Fall Show at 3rd Street Gallery in Westcliffe during September.

  • Entry August 29 & 30, 2015
  • Cash Awards
  • Open to all artists; Original 2D Art, Photography, & 3D art accepted
  • Art Show & Sale: August 30 – October 2, 2015
  • Artist’s Reception Saturday, September 5, 2015, 4-6 p.m.
  • Pickup October 2 and 3, 2015

The prospectus is here.  This is not a juried show. Awards will be based on artists’ choices.

Entry Fee: $7.00 per piece for SAG members, $14.00 per piece for non-member

Violinist Duo to Perform Benefit

for Sangres Art Guild

Tuesday, August 4, 2015, 7:00 pM

3rd Street Gallery

59000 N. Hwy 69, Westcliffe, CO

Suggested Donation $10

A mother and daughter pair of classical violinists, Heidi Itashiki and her daughter, Chloe Trevor, recently returning from a world-class tour, will present a short program of pieces by Bach, Sarasate, Wieniawski and Corigliano, including music from the 1998 Academy Award winning film “The Red Violin”.

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 has appeared as a soloist with orchestras worldwide, including the Hong Kong Sinfonietta, Latvian Chamber Orchestra, Slovak State Philharmonic, Plano Symphony and the Knoxville Symphony. Silver medalist of the 2008 Ima Hogg Competition, Chloé Trevor, is one of the rising stars on today’s international violin scene. Chloé plays on a Carlos Landolfi violin made in Italy in 1771, and a bow by Etienne Pajeot.

“High on Art” Watermedia Show

Artists’ Reception Saturday, August 1, 2015, 4-6 PM

3rd Street Gallery

59000 N. Hwy 69, Westcliffe, CO

(just a few steps north of Main Street)

Entry was Saturday July 25, 2015 for the Southern Colorado Watercolor Society‘s “High on Art” watermedia show, hosted by Sangres Art Guild.  The artwork entered is superb!  There are 40 artworks entered by 23 artists. Judge Gerald Merfeld took his time and carefully considered the awards, which will be posted here after they are announced at the Artists’ Reception:  Saturday, August 1, 2015, 4-6 pm at 3rd Street Gallery in Westcliffe, Colorado (59000 N. Hwy 69; just a few steps north of Main Street).