The Sangres Art Guild Featured Artists for 2012 were selected by committee based on submitted applications.
July 27 to Aug 26
August 31 – Oct 5
Jim Havey has been making photographs and documentary films for over 30 years. His work has won recognition for excellence in a variety of creative services competitions and film festivals.
Havey Productions specializes in documentary film production for education and fund raising. Subjects range from the histories of Aspen, Colfax Avenue, Downtown Denver, Denver Union Station, the Colorado Capitol Building, the life of Molly Brown and the Code of the West in Wyoming.
In the fundraising arena, Havey Productions has produced over 100 films for capital campaigns, special events and community relations. Havey’s photographs also appear in brochures, annual reports and advertising for a wide variety of corporate and not-for-profit organizations nationwide.
Jim will also be co-hosting the Shootout in the Sangres workshop.
Darry Halbrooks‘ most recent work is the result of experimentation with layering of transparent media: Plexiglas, fiberglass and acrylics. The end result is a translucent, reflective surface with depth and embedded imagery. It has a glasslike appearance without the weight and breakability of glass.
Darryl Halbrooks’ visual art has appeared in exhibitions throughout the US and abroad and is included in many private and corporate collections. His fiction has appeared in numerous literary journals. He is professor emeritus from Eastern Kentucky University where he taught painting, drawing and design from 1972 through 2006.
Westcliffe and the beautiful Wet Mountain Valley has been Darryl’s home away from home for twelve years. It is his preferred place to think and write. While his methodology and abstract subject matter may differ from those of the majority of the Valley’s superb local artists, his contributions add to the choices that visitors to and residents of our beautiful corner of the world may find interesting.
Annie Dawid lives and writes in the Sangre de Cristo range of South-Central Colorado. An English professor and director of creative writing for 15 years at Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon, Annie left full-time teaching for full-time writing. She founded BloomsburyWest, a retreat for writers and artists, in 2006.
An assemblage artist, novelist, and photographer, Annie is developing a collection of pieces exploring the transformation of ordinary objects into narrative(s), with a focus derived from the Hebrew mystical tradition, “Tikkun Olam”: To repair and restore the world.
Annie’s assemblage will be on display during her featured artist exhibition in August.
“My photography helps me connect with the spirit of the things I love in life: wildlife, nature and sports.
Through my photography I hope to inspire others with the joy I experience in interacting with the world. I especially enjoy photographing birds because their unique biology and behavior are so different from our own. The majesty and grace of the big mammals fills me with excitement, and sometimes a sense of danger. I am awed by our natural world, from the immensity of wide open landscapes to the beauty of the smallest, most fragile flowers.” More about Paul Biron.
From her childhood on a cattle ranch in eastern Colorado, to her travels throughout North America and Europe, Jeanene V. Parker has been inspired to paint a wide variety of subject matter. She is primarily a landscape painter and has developed a photo-impressionistic style, working mostly in oils. Jeanene’s landscapes tend to be a nostalgic, peaceful view of the world. The awesome strength and majesty of God’s earth and sky are an undercurrent in her paintings. She says “I love the outdoors and consider myself highly privileged to be living and painting at the foot of the magnificent Sangre de Cristo range.”
New to the art world as an artist, Thomas Ossner was accepted to the Steel City Art Works in Pueblo, Colorado just last September. He has been around art his whole life because his father was an oil artist, so he spent most summer weekends at art shows. A sheet metal journeyman for 27 years (and maybe being German?) he was naturally drawn to metal. For years would keep or find odd pieces of metal or odd shaped objects not knowing why or what exactly what he would do with them. He just knew they couldn’t be thrown away. He was always outdoors working in the garden or hiking or fly-fishing. One day he thought, what would happen if nature and the landfills or scrap yards melded together? It would have to be beautiful, all of nature is! This is the premise for most of Thomas sculptures.