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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!

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2018 Calendar Show Winners Announced

Congratulations to the winners of the 2018 Calendar Show competition (in order of number of votes received):

  • Lorie Merfeld-Batson, “Ranch For Sale”, Oil
  • Sarah Woods, “Morning Mirror at Lower Sand Creek Lake”, Oil
  • Curt Gillespie, “Mountain Sunrise”, Watercolor and Acrylic
  • Barbara Rountree, “A Golden Morning”, Oil
  • Marilyn Hennessy, “Christmas Day Blizzard”, Photograph
  • Tony Pachak, “Up the Stream”, Oil
  • Gerri Duke, “Trail in the Fog”, Photograph
  • Cheryl Swartz, “Dark Sky Over The Bluff”, Gold & Silver Jewelry
  • Autumn Ginnetti, “Born to Run”, Photograph
  • Michael Arterburn, “Into the Oak Brush”, Oil
  • Joan Hewitt, “Sangres Reflected”, Scratchboard and Colored Ink
  • Eve Nagode, “Beckwith Ranch Sunrise”, Photograph
  • Terri Wiebke, “Spread Eagle”, Oil

There were 61 entries from 31 participating artists. 20 artists and sponsors voted for the above winners, many of whom had comments such as “…it was so hard to pick the winners — so many nice works!”

The show will run from May 13 through June 25. Look for the show’s opening and artists’ reception on May 13.  See you there!

Peoples’ Choice Awards Holiday Show

Congratulations to the 3 artists who earned Peoples’ Choice Awards at the wonderful Holiday Show reception on December 3, 2016.

  • Greg Smith for his photograph “Milky Way Hermit Basin
  • Jeanene Parker for her painting “Shades of Orange
  • Liz VanSomeren for her fabric art “Out on a Limb

The reception highlighted good food and drink amidst a festive atmosphere decorated by the many volunteers of SAG.  Stop in to the 3rd Street Gallery to see the show and maybe pick up some artist-decorated Christmas tree ornaments for a small donation.

Congratulations Alla Prima Westcliffe and Arts Hullabaloo Winners

Congratulations to the winners of the 10th annual Alla Prima Westcliffe! Sixty two participating artists turned in a total of 122 paintings, 14 of which were from the special Mission:Wolf paint-out and 8 of which were from the Starry Starry Night nocturne painting event. Among the 122 paintings were 23 from novice painters (new to plein air painting in the past two years).  The artist’s  reception was very well-attended after the audience enjoyed the ever-popular Too Many Trombones.

Winners were:

  • Best of Show – David Vollbracht’s oil painting The Peak of Fall
  • 1st Place – Lorie Merfeld-Batson’s oil painting Retired
  • 2nd Place – Jeanene V. Parker’s Morning Glory
  • 3rd Place – Michael Arterburn’s Game Trail
  • Mission:Wolf winner – Donna Wagle for her painting Magpie
  • M:W honorable mentions – Rita Cirillo’s Wolf Magic and Joan Rauch’s Mission Wolf
  • Starry Starry Night award – Elycia Schaetzel’s Night Shadows
  • Judson’s Art Outfitters Award #1 – Sue Ann Hum’s Sleeper Car
  • H.R. Meininger Award – Carol Buschmann’s Autumn Fabric in Westcliffe
  • Front Range Frames Award – Jennifer Riefenberg’s Aspen Impressions-Autumn II
  • Judson’s Art Outfitters Award #2 – Ann Tristani’s Hanging at the Water Hole
  • Honorable Mention – Clare Scott’s Trailer Coop
  • Honorable Mention – Ken Hartman’s The Coming Autumn
  • Honorable Mention – Cary Carlson’s Aspens Amaze
  • Novice Award – Donna Wagle’s Grape Creek
  • Novice Award – Luke George’s On Mainstreet
  • Novice Award – Betty Carr’s Spring in Westcliffe

Pictures of the winning entries will be posted on the Alla Prima Westcliffe page at a later time.

Congratulations also go to the Arts Hullabaloo chalk art winners:

  • 1st Place: Brooklyn Moore of Aurora, CO
  • 2nd Place (tie): Cade Hester of Castle Rock, CO and Wyatt Trusty of Westcliffe, CO
  • 3rd Place: Cassidy Trusty of Westcliffe, CO
Finally, congratulations go to the winners of the Arts Hullabaloo parade:
  • Best Group:  Paint Box Guild of Littleton, CO
  • Best 4-legged entry:  Cyn Williams & dog Rosco (actually a 3-legged dog)
  • Best Female entry:  Marianna Duford of Silverthorne, CO
  • Best Male entry:  Charlie Etchison of Westcliffe, CO

Scenic Byways Fall Show Winners

Best of Show

Jeanine Parker – ‘Farley’s Corner’, Oil

Two Dimensional Art

First place

Michael Arteburn, ‘Shedding Gold’, Oil

Second Place

Terri Wiebke. ‘Flower Frenzy’, Pastel

Third Place

Jean Krueger, ‘Cutthroat Trout’, Pastel

Honorable Mention

Kathy Boule, ‘Iris of Blumenau’, Watercolor

Jan Kraus, ‘Saturday Afternoon Drive”, Oil

Amy Mastardi, ‘Roadside Abundance’, Oil

 

Photography

First Place

Hulda benson, ‘Buggy’

Second Place

Greg Smith, ‘Oak Creek Grade’

Third Place

Gary Benson, ‘Colorful’

Honorable Mention

Bob Covey, ‘Nature’s Faces’

Judges Choice

Sandra Dalton, ‘Fox

Robert Schmitz, ‘The Edge of the Sangre de Cristos’