Sangres Art Guild

Westcliffe, CO

Member Meeting March 21, 2013

Join us at the Sangres Art Guild meeting this Thursday:

March 21
5:15 pm
Cliff Lanes community room


1. Update on business / Board of Directors actions
2. Announcements
3. New Business

Program: Bill Gillette on: “Composition Through the Lens”

Congratulations 2014 Calendar Winners!

Congratulations to the 13 winners of the Sangres Art Guild 2014 Calendar Competition!


Hulda Benson, “Rain in the Valley”
Mary Chandler, “November Light”
Jim Havey, “Sangres’ Moon”
Eve Nagode, “Oh Honey!”
Janet Scura, “San Isabel Homestead”

Original Artwork:

Lorie Merfeld-Batson, “Summer Sky”, Oil
Lynn Chapman, “ Angels of the Sunset”, Pastel
Curt Gillespie, “Little Horn Peak Sunrise”, Watercolor
Christiana Harkins, “Valle Vidal”, Oil
Ken Hartman, “Gold Coins”, Watercolor
Jo Harwig, “Golden Pause”, Oil
Anne Owens, “By the Stream”, Pastel
Sarah Woods, “Snow Castle”, Oil

Please mark your calendars to attend the Calendar Show reception on May 4th, 4-7PM.

We had an excellent turn out for the show. There were 81 artwork entries from 31 artists. At least one piece from each artist was accepted. The first round of selection by a local panel of judges narrowed the field to 47 entries, about our limit for the size of the gallery. The juror, Chuck Mardosz, then selected the 13 pieces for the calendar from the 47.

We thank Chuck Mardosz for his excellent judging, as well as all who entered the show. Your support for the Guild is appreciated.

Member Meeting January 17, 2013

Happy New Year!  Please join us at the next Sangres Art Guild meeting: 

Thursday, January 17, 2013
5:15 p.m.
Cliff Lanes Community Room
Agenda: Brief review of Board decisions/actions, then a brief break, then the program:  Understanding Tones/Values by Quang Ho (video) 

This 25-minute video segment contains valuable help on comprehending values and how they are applied to creating artwork. This segment is part of Ho’s 6+ hour DVD “Nuts & Bolts — What I wish I’d known before ever picking up a brush”.

Member Meeting, Holiday Party, Voting

SAG Members, come to the Holiday Show reception Saturday, 4-7 at the 3rd Street Gallery, and cast your vote for the new Board of Directors.  Its not too late to offer your services as a member of the Board.  Just let me know and I’ll put your name on the ballot for a two-year term.  New ideas and new energy!

Enjoy some time with your fellow artists, goodies, drinks and of course the fine art.  Also stop by and enjoy the many other acitivities happening downtown that evening.

Please let Anne Owens know If you can bring a dish to pass for the reception.

Be there or be square!  Holiday cheers.  Curt

New Shows at Brookwood and Silverlight galleries

Gerald Merfeld’s Brookwood Gallery on Main Street and Bill Gillette’s Silverlight Gallery on 2nd Street in Westcliffe, Colorado will host new shows opening on November 24 — the Saturday after Thanksgiving.  Both galleries will be showing new work with the opening receptions from 4pm to 7pm on the 24th.  Libations and hors d’oeuvres await you.  See you there on the 24th — the Saturday following Thanksgiving.