Sangres Art Guild

Westcliffe, CO

Alla Prima Westcliffe Gallery Show Winners

On Saturday, June 17, a reception was held at 3rd Street Gallery in which the public voted for People’s Choice awards. Congratulations to the People’s Choice winners:

  • 1st Place, Julie Hutslar of Cotopaxi, watercolor, “Rust Remembers Prosperity”
  • Tied for 2nd Place, Curt Gillespie of Westcliffe, oil & gold leaf, “A Sangre de Cristo Spring” and Larry Day of Carbondale, oil, “Approaching Storm”

Images of the winners can be seen on the Alla Prima Westcliffe page.

2023 Alla Prima Westcliffe Winners!

See images of these winning entries on the Alla Prima Westcliffe page.

  • Ars Gratis Artis Award: $1,000 cash – Joshua Been, “Peanut Gallery”
  • First Place: $1,000 cash – Jeanene Parker, “The Dietrich Farm”
  • Second Place: $500 cash – Lorie Merfeld-Batson, “Old Timers”
  • Third Place: $250 cash – Larry Day, “Abandoned”
  • Judge’s Choice Award: $200 Blick Art Materials gift – Kitty Schroeder, “Big Valley”
  • Plein Air Award of Excellence: $1,200 Plein Air Magazine quarter page ad – Curt Gillespie, “A Sangre de Cristo Spring”
  • Outstanding Body of Work: $897 One online event registration of artist’s choice – J.R. Monk, four paintings submitted
  • Honorable Mention: $100 One year digital and print subscription to Plein Air and Fine Art Connoisseur Magazines – K. Anne Dye, “High Country”
  • Honorable Mention: $150 Chartpak gift Certificate – Sharon Walker, “At the Ridge Line”
  • Honorable Mention: $100 Meininger gift certificate – Shelly Howard, “Afternoon Along the Sangres”
  • ‘The Art of the Thing’ award: $150 sponsored by Brookwood Gallery – Susan Mayfield, “Storm Over Copper Gulch”
  • Best Sunrise/Sunset Award: $100 sponsored by Greenstone Artworks – Kat Sanford, “Purple Mountain Majesty”
  • Best Nocturne: $100 cash, sponsored by Dark Skies of the Wet Mountain Valley – Mariah Raymond, “Dark Skies Suites”
  • Best Watercolor Award: $100 certificate valid towards lodging at any Raven’s Locations, sponsored by Ravens’ Lodging of Westcliffe – Julie Hutslar, “Rust Remembers Prosperity”
  • Best Miniature Award: $175 Oil set Jack Richeson & Co – Cynthia Arista, “Pot of Candy
  • Pastel Award: $160 Terry Ludwig Pastels gift certificate – Marcia Blakeman, “Spring Meadow”
  • Best Impressionism Award: $150 Blick Art Materials gift certificate – Jan Fead, “Winding Road to Vince’s Place”
  • Best Quick Draw People’s Choice Award: $100 Judsons gift certificate – Trevor Wade Thomas, “The Stage Stop”
  • Novice* Award: $100 Cheap Joe’s Art Materials – Eileen Piasecki-Couch, “Life Forgotten”
    • *Novice: any artist new to plein air painting within the past 2 years
  • Random Draw Door prizes went to: Kathy Genz, Kat Sanford, John Genz and Terri Wiebke

People’s Choice Winners 2024 Calendar Show

Congratulations to the People’s Choice winners for the Sangres Art Guild 2024 Fine Art Calendar Show “Wild Things”! And thanks to everyone who entered and made it such a beautiful show!

1st Place – “Psalm 19:1” oil, by Kevin Koch
2nd Place – “Regal Repose” oil, by Lauren Dwyer

2024 SAG Calendar Winners

Congratulations to the winners of the 2024 Sangres Art Guild Fine Art Calendar! In alphabetical order, they are:

  • Annie Dawid “In the Nest” assemblage
  • Gerri Duke “Early Winter” photography
  • Lauren Dwyer “Regal Repose” oil
  • Curt Gillespie “Rock Rabbit (Pika)” mixed media
  • Julie Hutslar “Summer Storm Approaching” watercolor
  • Kevin Koch “Psalm 19:1” oil
  • Gina Maloney “A Stellar Life” acrylic
  • Lorie Merfield-Batson “Chamisa Gone Wild” oil
  • Madeline Steele “Pronghorn” watercolor
  • Don Vawter “Fire & Ice” photography
  • Pattie Wall “Spirit Resonance” mixed media
  • Alicia Waugh “Through the Eyes” mixed media
  • Jill Westbrook “Orion’s Herd” colored pencil

The winning entries were chosen by juror Charles Frizzell and will be featured in the 2024 Sangres Art Guild Fine Art Calendar: Wild Things.

All of the Calendar Competition entries will be on display in the Wild Things Calendar Show which runs May 6 – June 10, kicking off the Sangres Art Guild’s 2023 season, so be sure to mark your calendars for the Calendar Show Opening Reception on Saturday, May 6, 11-4 at the 3rd St. Gallery, in Westcliffe, CO.

Pictures of the winning entries are posted on the Calendar Show page.