The Sangres Art Guild in Custer County, Colorado, promotes the arts in the Wet Mountain Valley to create a dynamic, supportive environment for the visual arts to flourish. We operate the 3rd Street Gallery in Westcliffe to provide support for our members’ artistic endeavors and foster commerce in our community through the visual arts. Explore the site to learn more about our art Shows and Events, art Classes and Programs, and Our Artists. Become a Member. Learn more About SAG.
July 4th marked the Opening Reception of our Heart Land Art Show, where the public voted on Peoples’ Choice awards. First place was Mary Leslie Hartman’s oil painting “Old Soul.” Second place went to Pattie Wall for her pastel “Yucca.” Congratulations! See the winning images and more about the show on the Heart Land Art Show page.
The heart land lies where the heart longs to be. An artistic celebration of the natural beauty of the Wet Mountain Valley.
3rd Street Gallery’s next show is fast approaching. The intake dates are June 28 & 29, 11am-4pm. 2D and 3D artists of all ages are invited, artists are allowed 3 pieces. Opening reception is Saturday, July 4th — Independence Day! For more info, see the prospectus here.
June 6th marked our first ‘Opening Reception’ of 2020. During the reception, the public voted on Peoples’ Choice awards. The winners were ShuShu Clark for her Oil, Sangres Skyline and a tie for 2nd place, Gordon (Shorty) Schockey for his Photo, Jackson Stage Station and Don Vawter, for his Photo, Sunrise Moonset. Congratulations to the winners and thanks to all who braved the weather to come out and check out the artwork and vote.
In addition to the People’s Choice winners, door prizes were won by six folks who chose either 2021 Calendars, note cards from Michael Arterburn and a plant from Salty Pine Floral and Boutique. Special thanks to Terri Wiebke and Annie Dawid for ‘manning the store’ from 11 to 5 which allowed us to host a safe and enjoyable Opening Reception.
The reception was for the 2021 Calendar Show themed ‘Stars of Custer County,’ which, for the first time, showcased as a Virtual Show that started May 2nd, and allowed everyone to view the show amid the COVID-19 restrictions. Now that 3rd Street Gallery is open for public viewing, make sure to stop by if you haven’t already and check it out! Two floors of fine art to explore and the show runs until June 29th. The Calendar Show is sponsored by the Sangres Art Guild a non-profit 501 (c) (3). View the virtual show here or for info on upcoming shows check out SAG’s website.
Spanish Peaks Arts Council (SPACe) invites you to enter this year’s Western Rendezvous Art Show. The viewing audience will be expanded by posting all the artwork in the show online for sale, as well as taking videos of the show to post on YouTube and Facebook. There will be cash prizes. Our judge this year is Alamosa painter Coni Grant. You can enter 1, 2, or 3 paintings for $35. At least one entry from every artist will be included in the show. Entry is any time now, but specifically June 11, 12, 13. We are now open Tues, Thurs, Fri 11 – 3 and Sat. 10 -3. We are practicing social distancing and face coverings are required, per the health department. www.spanishpeaksarts.org or email@example.com.
The 2021 Calendar Virtual Art Show is up! SAG’s 2020 season kicks off this year with the Virtual Opening for the “Stars of Custer County” 2021 Calendar Art Show. Currently, we plan to hold the physical reception on June 6th at the 3rd Street Gallery, from 11am-5pm. Please check back here to see if we will indeed proceed on that date.
The exhibition showcases 86 entries in multiple mediums from artists of the Southern Colorado region and beyond. The 2021 Calendar Show will run from May 2-June 29. (The show’s duration was extended two weeks due to pandemic-caused schedule changes). Please see the Calendar page for the Virtual Art Show and more about the winning entries.