The 2016 Summer Show with an Ice Cream Social Reception opened to a big crowd on Saturday, July 2. Eighty to 100 people attended the two-hour event.
Twenty-one artists displayed 51 pieces of original art, including oil, acrylic, photography, fiber, watercolor, ceramics, pastel, encaustic and sculpture. The Ice Cream Social served six varieties of fresh baked pies, all perfect with enough to have seconds. The pie was accompanied by velvety, maple-vanilla, home-churned ice cream. These refreshments were superb and, while you can visit the Summer Gallery Show from now until Aug. 13 – 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Mondays – you really missed out if you didn’t make the social.
Congratulations to the winners. The work was of high quality and represents a diversity of talent and topics. Here are the winners.
Best of Show
Original Art including 2 & 3 dimensional work
3rd Place – Sandra Dalton, “Taters”, Sorry, no image
Volunteer coordinators provide critical services that keep the guild’s 3rd Street Gallery, special events and community outreach programs running smoothly.
A show featuring these coordinators’ work runs from June 9 to 25 at the 3rd Street Gallery, 59000 N. Highway 69 in Westcliffe. Works on display and for sale will include fabric art; oil, acrylic and watercolor paintings; weaving; photography; and ceramics. An opening reception is set for 4 to 6 p.m. June 11 at the gallery.
Featured in the show are Terri Wiebke, show coordinator; Karen LeBlond, facilities coordinator and Art in Public Places coordinator; Liz VanSomeren, gallery volunteer coordinator; Greg Smith, publicity coordinator; Kathy Boulle, membership coordinator; Linnea Laurila, gallery manager and Art Encounter for Kids program coordinator; Anne Owens, show reception coordinator; and Jacque Keller, former gallery manager and hanger of most shows.