Sangres Art Guild

Westcliffe, CO

Featured Artists 2012

Jim Havey

Jim Havey has been making photographs and documentary films for over 30 years. His work has won recognition for excellence in a variety of creative services competitions and film festivals.

Havey Productions specializes in documentary film production for education and fund raising. Subjects range from the histories of Aspen, Colfax Avenue, Downtown Denver, Denver Union Station, the Colorado Capitol Building, the life of Molly Brown and the Code of the West in Wyoming.

In the fundraising arena, Havey Productions has produced over 100 films for capital campaigns, special events and community relations. Havey’s photographs also appear in brochures, annual reports and advertising for a wide variety of corporate and not-for-profit organizations nationwide.

Jim will also be co-hosting the Shootout in the Sangres workshop.

Darryl Halbrooks

Darry Halbrooks‘ most recent work is the result of experimentation with layering of transparent media: Plexiglas, fiberglass and acrylics. The end result is a translucent, reflective surface with depth and embedded imagery. It has a glasslike appearance without the weight and breakability of glass.

Darryl Halbrooks’ visual art has appeared in exhibitions throughout the US and abroad and is included in many private and corporate collections. His fiction has appeared in numerous literary journals. He is professor emeritus from Eastern Kentucky University where he taught painting, drawing and design from 1972 through 2006.

Westcliffe and the beautiful Wet Mountain Valley has been Darryl’s home away from home for twelve years. It is his preferred place to think and write. While his methodology and abstract subject matter may differ from those of the majority of the Valley’s superb local artists, his contributions add to the choices that visitors to and residents of our beautiful corner of the world may find interesting.

Annie Dawid

Handmade paper on glass

Annie Dawid lives and writes in the Sangre de Cristo range of South-Central Colorado.  An English professor and director of creative writing for 15 years at Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon, Annie left full-time teaching for full-time writing. She founded BloomsburyWest, a retreat for writers and artists, in 2006.

An assemblage artist, novelist, and photographer, Annie is developing a collection of pieces exploring the transformation of ordinary objects into narrative(s), with a focus derived from the Hebrew mystical tradition, “Tikkun Olam”: To repair and restore the world.

Annie’s assemblage will be on display during her featured artist exhibition in August.