Sangres Art Guild

Westcliffe, CO

New Facebook Page for 3rd Street Gallery

Thanks to SAG member Jane Hunt, a Facebook page for the 3rd St. Gallery was recently created. It is a wonderful and effective way to promote the gallery and it’s artists. Please take a moment to visit the new page at and “like” it!

If you don’t have a Facebook account already, get one – it’s a great, free way to get tons of exposure for your work.  If you’re a SAG artist, we need your work to be included on the 3rd St. Gallery page. Email Jane Hunt for specifics.

Zonta Artful Women’s Photography Winners

The 14th Annual Zonta Artful Women’s Exhibition in Canon City awarded Second Place, Photography, to Sharon Langfeldt for “Crystals in the Stream” and Third Place, Photography, to Eve Nagode for “The View” on November 1, 2013.

Eve Nagode’s photo “Whooz on First” was awarded the 2013 Grand Prize by the Colorado Balloon Classic Air Show and is featured on the event home page.

Whooz on First

Congrats to Gary and Hulda Benson

This is kinda late, but congratulations go to Gary and Hulda Benson for selling greater than 30% of their photography in a black and white show in Colorado Springs last month.  Keep up the good work!

Congratulations Alla Prima Westcliffe Winners!

Congratulations to Alla Prima Westcliffe award winners!  The artwork is spectacular; the show is one well-worth seeing.  At the opening reception and award ceremony on October 5, 25 artists entered 57 great artworks, several of which sold before the night was done. Fourteen major awards were earned and 10 artist’s door prizes were drawn at random.  With the additional four door prizes and one painting-of-the-day award given at Friday night’s Wet Wall event the night prior, a total of 29 awards and door prizes were had by the artists.

Good food and wine was generously provided by Westcliffe Wine Mine, Schlabach’s Deli, Sugar N Spice Bakery, Westcliffe Supermarket and Antlers Liquor.  Special thanks to Bridget O. and Angie A. for putting together the reception and keeping all supplied with good cheer.

Cliff Austin poses below his award-winning painting "Grape Creek"

1st Place NatureWalk Living Award
“Grape Creek” by Cliff Austin

Plein Air Magazine Award of Excellence
“Turning Gold” by Michael Arterburn

2nd Place
“Study of an Amish Horse” by  Lorie Merfeld-Batson

3rd Place
“Changing of the Seasons” by Paul Darrah

Best Figurative Work and Painting of the Day
“Literary Lady” by Heather Arenas

Juror’s Choice
“Morning Light – Rodeo Grounds” by Lana Woodruff

Front Range Frames Award
“Near the Confluence” by Curt Gillespie

Judson’s Art Outfitters $150 Award
“Wet Mountain Valley” by Anita Winter

Judson’s Art Outfitters $100 Award
“The Falls” by Tony Pachek

Colorado Framesmith Awards, each $100
“Autumn Sangres” by Jane Hunt
“Horn Road Vista” by JR Monks
“Afternoon Light” by Jeanene Parker
“There May be Ghosts” by Cheryl Swartz

H.R. Meininger Co. Award $100
“Morning View” by Sarah Woods

Congratulations also to Arts Hullabaloo chalk art winners David Salcedo (first place), Audrey Heckmann (second) and Harry Kroeker (third).

Photoshop Subscriptions Info

From Gary Benson: I’m sure you Photoshop users know that Adobe as gone to a subscription model at $20/month. At that price I won’t do it. However, I found out you can get it at $10/month plus Lightroom and some Flash software. Ok I’ll byte. See for a brief write up plus comments. Most are negative of the subscription model. Also, the article says ‘for life’ at $10/month. There is a link to the $10 deal at Adobe. Adobe doesn’t say for life, but I’ll worry about it in a year. I did it… Lightroom would not install until I upgraded my MAC to Lion, now it does. It all seems to work. Gary Benson