Sangres Art Guild

Westcliffe, CO

September Membership Meeting

Membership meetings will resume!  Come to the September 20 meeting at Cliff Lanes at 5:15 p.m. and learn about Guild happenings over the summer and what the future brings.  The valley’s own Gerald Merfeld will demonstrate conte crayon drawing.  Come and re-connect with fellow artists.  The public is welcome.

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.