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

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).

Summer Show Artists’ Choice Winners

Congratulations to the Summer Show winners, selected by vote of the exhibiting artists:

  • Andy Mast for his pencil drawing “Carefree Canter
  • Gordon “Shorty” Schockey for his photograph “Midnight and On Time
  • Terri Wiebke for her pastel painting “Early Garden” tied with
  • Curt Gillespie for his oil painting “Rain Pools
Thanks to all for attending the reception, for providing food to make it a success, and for your fine company.  Thanks also to Mike Smith for featuring his fine woodworking.

Calendar Show Peoples’ Choice Winners

Saturday night’s Calendar Show reception was a well-attended, well-served affair. Thanks to all of the volunteers that made it great!  Thanks also to all voters of the Peoples’ Choice award.  Congratulations to the winners:

  • Liz VanSomeren “Flutter and Flora”
  • Kathy Boulle “Winter Silhouettes”
  • Sarah Woods “Sangres Sonnet”
  • Eve Nagode “River Ice”


Calendar Show Winners

Please join me in congratulating the 13 winners of the Sangres Art Guild’s 2016 Calendar Competition (in order of votes earned):

  • Sarah Woods “Sangre Sonnet” oil
  • Michael Arterburn “In the Shade of Cedars” pastel
  • Liz VanSomeren “Flutter and Flora” fabric art
  • Eve Nagode “Where’d South Go?” photograph
  • Tony Pachak “Last Light” oil
  • Curt Gillespie “Early Summer Afternoon” watercolor
  • Lorie Batson “Snowbound” oil
  • Joan Rauch “Coming in from the Storm” watercolor
  • Gerri Duke “Twin Fawns” photograph
  • Sharon Conner “Rugged Sunrise” acrylic/mixed media
  • Greg Smith “Big Horn Sheep, Canyon” photograph
  • Brent Bruser “Immanuel” photograph
  • Gary Benson “Moss” photograph

Nearly all entries received votes from the artists who were present to vote (22). There were 34 total artists entered, with a total of 68 submitted artworks. This distribution of original art to photography perfectly represents the distribution of original artists to photographers who entered the show.