Awards were announced during the Opening Reception on September 27 at 3rd Street Gallery. Thirty one artists participated in this year’s event. Twenty seven artists created and submitted 79 paintings for sale and awards, judged by noted artist Cheryl St. John. Artists came from all over Colorado and from Indiana, Missouri and Florida. The reception saw sales of the freshly painted artwork, wonderful music of the Dixieland Band, a very artistic spread of great hors d’ oeuvres, and robust camaraderie.
Novice Award (new to plein air in the last 2 years): Andy Mast, “Holy Ground”, graphite pencil
On the morning of Saturday, September 28, a ‘Quick Draw’ competition was held and the public chose the winners! 1st Place went to Lorie Merfeld-Batson and 2nd Place to Jacqueline Keller. It was a fun event to watch the artists create finished artwork from life in just under 3 hours.
Go to 3rd Street Gallery and enter a ‘Drawing for a Drawing’ of artwork by Curt Gillespie. The drawing will be held on October 30th. You can view and purchase the APW artworks and enter the drawing Thursday-Monday, 11-4. APW and Arts Hullabaloo are brought to you by Sangres Art Guild.
Thanks for the huge success of this year’s Chalk Art Competition! The work was bold, clever, colorful and confident! Our judge, professional street chalk artist Chris Carlson, was thrilled with the concepts and executions of the masterpieces. He had a tough time determining the prize winners from 24 competing kids and 3 adults.
First Place to David Sovocool ($30).
Second Place to Madilyn Sears ($20).
Tie for Third Place to Shelby Compton and Jacob Tomassoni ($10 each).
First Place Split to Celia Constantine and Angelina Posadas ($30).
Second Place Split to Mary Huckfeldt and Miriam Huckfeldt ($20).
Tie for Third Place to Cassidy Trusty and Wyatt Trusty ($10 each).
First Place to Colman Reiff ($30).
Second Place to Raina Rusch ($20).
Third Place to Hannah Kennedy ($10).
First Place to Christy Brain ($75).
Second Place to Patricia Reis ($50).
Third Place to Jennifer Trusty ($25).
Don’t forget to go to the corner of Main and Second Street and see Chris Carlson’s finished Chalk Art Buckin’ Bronco, ready for everyone to ‘sit’ on the saddle for an interactive photo of you riding the Bronco! Just stand in the foot prints drawn on the sidewalk with your camera and have your rider sit or stand on the saddle.
Are you ready to create your sidewalk masterpiece? Come and watch 3D Chalk Art Professional Chris Carlson do magic with his unique 3D designs at the corner of 2nd and Main in Westcliffe. Then pick up chalk and entry forms at Greenstone Artworks and let your inner child fly free! Winners announced on Sunday at 1pm, the day of the Kite Demo at the Bluff. Prizes for Kids and Adults. What a way to spend the afternoon! This event is brought to by the Sangres Art Guild and Rebecca’s Fund. Great for the kids and adults alike!
The meeting/presentation will take place on Sept 26th at the Lamb Branch of the Pueblo Library, 2525 S. Pueblo Blvd. The SCPS meeting starts at 6:30pm and Paul’s presentation will start at about 7pm. All are welcome.