Sangres Art Guild

Westcliffe, CO

2023 SAG Scholarship Recipient

Sangres Art Guild is pleased to award Custer County High School graduate Haley Jordan Nameth a $1,000 scholarship to attend Western Colorado University for the 2023 – 2024 school year. Haley will be pursuing a degree in graphic arts. We wish Haley much success as she embarks on this next chapter of her life!

Explosion of Art – Call to Artists

Sangres Art Guild would like to announce their Call to Artists for the Explosion of Art Show which is an OPEN THEME show featuring original artwork on display as summer reaches its height, and an opening reception coinciding with our local Independence Day celebrations. Viewers vote for People’s Choice awards.

All skill levels, styles and mediums in 2D or 3D are welcome. Artists may submit up to 3 pieces. Intake takes place on Sunday and Monday, June 25 and 26, 11am to 4pm at the 3rd Street Gallery, 59000 N. Highway 69 in Westcliffe.

See the prospectus for guidelines. Opening reception: July 1, 11-4 with 2 floors to explore.

In the meantime, you can still see the Alla Prima Westcliffe Gallery Show, which runs until June 26. This two week art show at 3rd Street Gallery showcases the plein air art completed by the Alla Prima Westcliffe participating artists during the event held from June 3 to June 10. Don’t touch the wet paint! These artworks are fresh off the artists’ easels.

Second Tuesday Art

 2nd Tuesday Art – a great way to connect with other artists and share. See the flyer below.

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