Sangres Art Guild

Westcliffe, CO

Why Paint From Life?

“Purists admonish us to paint “only from life.” Yet the instructional art magazines regularly feature artists whose methods start and end with a photo reference. …Even great masters like Fechin and Zorn clearly used photo references for some of their paintings.

There are a host of good reasons to use photos….  There’s only one really good reason to work from life – it will make us much better artists.”  William Schneider OPA.

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Summer Meetings Canceled

Regular General Membership meetings of the Sangres Art Guild are canceled until further notice. The Board of Directors will continue to meet to conduct Guild business.  Refer to this web site for updates on Guild happenings.

SAG Meeting June 19

The Sangres Art Guild will hold its regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, June 19 at 5:15 p.m. at the 3rd St. Gallery, 59000, N. Hwy. 69.

Gary Benson will present his research on spray varnishes, especially as applied to photographs.

SAG meetings are free and open to the public. The Sangres Art Guild meets every third Tuesday of the month at 5:15 pm at the 3rd St. Gallery.

Calendar Show Reception June 2

Our annual Fine Art Calendar competition really kicks off the summer! Make sure to attend the gala Artists’ Reception on June 2, 2012 from 4pm to 7pm at the 3rd Street Gallery.

Twelve magnificent pieces of art were chosen to fill the pages of our 2013 calendar. Dozens of other great pieces will be on display. All artwork will be for sale. Hors d’ouevres and drinks will be served. Door prizes will be given. Its a great social time.

A portion of sales benefit the Sangres Art Guild and all of the great work the Guild does to bring business to the community. Join in the fun and cast your vote for the Peoples Choice awards!  The Juror’s Choice and Peoples Choice will be announced at the Artists’ Reception and awarded during the reception. Please join us!  The Show runs through through July 22nd.