PSAC Gallery switches to winter hours

The PSAC Gallery at Town Park will switch over to winter hours this week.

The gallery will be open Thursdays only, from noon to 4 p.m.

Although the gallery will not be staffed on a regular basis, voice mail and e-mail will be checked regularly, so please leave a message and someone will get back to you as soon as possible.

You can e-mail us at or leave a message at 264-5020.

Also be sure to visit our Web site at for additional information.

Holiday gift items

The 2009 Pagosa Country Calendars are available for sale at the Town Park Gallery. The calendars sell for $8.95 plus tax for nonmembers and $7.95 plus tax for PSAC members.

There are also quantity discounts: 10-24 for $6.95 each and 25-plus for $5.95 each. These calendars make ideal holiday and Christmas gifts.

Hospital art sponsors welcome

The Pagosa Mountain Hospital Art Exhibit runs until Nov. 18.

We continually encourage sponsors and donors to come forward. Donations from $1 and up are welcome and there are donation envelopes as well as a drop box at the hospital’s front reception area for your convenience.

Thank you for whatever amount you can donate in order to provide “healing art” for our hospital.

“Clue, The Musical!”

This dinner theatre offering will take the stage tonight, Friday and Saturday at 6:30 p.m. at the Pagosa Lakes Clubhouse.

“Clue, The Musical!” is a delightful show based on CLUE, the world’s most popular board game, second in the United States only to Monopoly.

PSAC workshops

The Pagosa Springs Arts Council sponsors and manages workshops in the Arts and Crafts Room at the community center. From the outset, the Arts Council has been a partner and supporter of the center.

We started the workshops in 2002 and they have grown substantially since that time.

Workshops provide those who want to teach with a venue in which to do so and, at the same time, give our residents a place to learn something new, whether it is watercolor, acrylic, oil, drawing, photography or the like.

The space also provides a home for the Photo Club and Watercolor Club as well as a meeting location for various clubs.

If you are interested in teaching a workshop or class, call the Town Park Gallery at 264-5020 for a workshop application form or download the form from our Web site, If you are a resident and have ideas and suggestions for a class or workshop we haven’t offered, please let us hear from you. The Arts Council’s mailing address is: P.O. Box 533, Pagosa Springs, CO, 81147 or e-mail

To date, all of our workshops have been held during the day. Would evenings work better for you? Would you prefer a series of classes? If you would like to see the Arts Council offer workshops in either of these formats, call PSAC at 264-5020, leave your name and number and we’ll touch base with you.

2009 workshop calendar

Please watch the Artsline for information regarding the new 2009 workshop calendar. All of the workshop classes are held in the Arts and Crafts Room of the community center.

Call PSAC at 264-5020 to register for any of the remaining 2008 classes. Classes may be paid by credit card at the time of registration to reserve your spot.

Please Note: You must be pre-registered for all classes. If a class is cancelled, for some reason, we would have no way of contacting people who wish to drop in without a name and phone number on file.

Nov. 8 — Beading with Lizz Baldwin,1 to 4 p.m.

Nov. 15 — Drawing with Randall Davis. The subject of this class will be a barn in perspective. The class will be held from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. and you must pre-register.

Plein Air Painters of Pagosa

Landscape painters, who work in any medium, are invited to join the Plein Air Painters of Pagosa (PAPP).  Inspired by the long tradition of artists meeting and painting together, PAPP members paint regularly in a friendly atmosphere, supporting and encouraging each other’s efforts — and have a lot of fun in the process!  Artists working at any level are welcome.

PAPP meets on the first Wednesday of each month at various locations in the Pagosa area. Meet at 10 a.m. — bring your lunch and a friend. For more information, contact Jean Shah at 264-0188.

Photography Club

The Photography Club meets the second Wednesday of each month during the club year, from September through May. Interested photography enthusiasts are welcome to attend at no charge for the first meeting.  Any and all are invited to join for annual dues of $20 for single individuals and $30 for family membership. For more information, contact club president Tom Peterson at or 264-1220.

Watercolor Club

The Watercolor Club normally meets the third Thursday of each month at 10 a.m. in the Arts and Crafts Room at the Community Center. Watercolorists of all levels are provided the opportunity to use the room for the day. Attending members contribute $5 for use of the space. Attendees should bring a bag lunch, their supplies and a willingness to have a fun, creative day. New participants are always welcome.

Consider a membership

Started in 1988 the Pagosa Springs Arts Council, a non-profit organization, was conceived and developed to, in part, promote the awareness of the vast array of local artistic talent, provide educational and cultural activities in the community, sponsor exhibits and workshops by local and regional artists and encourage and support continued appreciation and preservation of the aesthetic beauty of Pagosa Springs.

If becoming involved with such a dynamic organization excites you, we hope that you will consider becoming a member or perhaps even volunteer. If you have questions, or would like more information regarding joining, call the PSAC office at 264-5020.

Membership rates are: Youth-$10; Individual Senior-$20; Individual Regular-$25; Family Senior-$25; Family Regular-$35; Business-$75; Patron-$250; Benefactor-$500, Director-$1,000 and Guarantor-$2,500 and up.

PSAC-sponsored events include:

Gallery Exhibits in Town Park, May-October.

Art Workshops and Classes in the Arts and Craft Room of the community center.

Annual PSAC Membership Meeting.

Annual Pagosa Country Calendar.

Annual Juried Art Exhibit.

Annual Photo Contest.

Plein Air Painting Club.

Photography Club.

Summer Youth Art Camp.

Watercolor Club.

If you would like to become a member or renew your membership, call 264-5020 or e-mail

Editor’s note: Typgraphical errors in the Oct. 8 Artsline column were not part of the copy submitted by our columnist Roxanne Schick. They were the result of a problem in-house at The SUN.