PSAC announces 2009
gallery exhibit lineup

The 2009 PSAC exhibit schedule has been set, as follows:

April 2-28 — Sindey Greher, Kay Roberts and Rachel Alber.

April 30-May 26 — Advanced High School Art Students Exhibit.

May 28-June 23 — “Animal Verses for Grownup Children,” Sabine Baeckmann-Elge and John Graves.

June 25-July 21 — Sixth annual Juried Exhibition: A Regional Art Competition.

July 23-Aug. 18 — Lorraine Trenholm and Chad Haspels.

Aug. 20- Sept. 15 — June Jurcak, Catherine Wagner, Ann Shurtleff and Lizz Baldwin.

Sept. 17-Oct. 13 — Photography Club Exhibit.

Oct. 15-Nov. 10 — Workshop Students Exhibit.

Opening receptions are on the opening day of each exhibit, from 5 to 7 p.m.

Additional 2009 PSAC events:

May 20 — Annual meeting.

July 12 — Home and Garden Tour (noon to 4 p.m.).

Sept. 19-20 — Artist Studio Tour.

Gallery hours

The PSAC Gallery in Town Park is on its winter schedule. The gallery is normally open Thursdays from noon to 4 p.m.

The gallery is not staffed on a regular basis but voice mail and e-mail messages will be checked regularly, so please leave a message and someone will get back to you as soon as possible. You may e-mail us at or leave a message at 264-5020. You may also visit our Web site at for additional information.

Photography Club

The Pagosa Springs Photography Club will meet Wednesday, Jan. 14, at 6 p.m. (note the new time) in the Arts ad Crafts Room at the community center. This month’s program will be on the topic of depth of field. Plan on attending and asking your questions and voicing your input on other member’s questions.

Monthly photo competitions theme is held during each club meeting. The two competition categories are the theme category and the open category where any subject is allowed. This month’s theme is “Snow.” Members may enter as many as three prints, but no more than two in either category. President Tom Peterson will lead the critique of photos. This will be done as a group rather than have specific judges.

The Photography Club meets the second Wednesday of each month during the club year from September through May at 6 p.m. 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 vice president Barbara Conkey at or call 731-6877.

2009 calendars available

The 2009 Pagosa Country Calendars are available for sale in the Town Park Gallery. The calendars sell for $8.95 plus tax for non-members 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. Call 264-5020 to place your order.

Plein Air Painters

Plein Air Painters meet the third Thursday of the month at 10 a.m. at a predetermined location. Painters who work in any media are welcome. It’s a wonderful opportunity to share, tips, ideas and resources. If the weather is bad we meet at 10 a.m. at the community center in the Arts and Crafts Room. Keep in mind that turpentine based painting materials cannot be used in the community center. Please contact Jean Shah, for more information, at 264-0188, or e-mail  m.  

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 a venue 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, Watercolor Club and 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 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

All 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 classes.

Jan. 10 — One-day drawing workshop with Randall Davis.

January 19-21 — Winter Watercolor Painting with Pierre Mion.

Feb. 19 or 21 — Marketing for Artisans with Wen Saunders.

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

Watch the Artsline column for information regarding the 2009 Workshop Calendar.

New members and volunteers

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, volunteer. If you have questions or would like more information regarding membership, 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.

2009 PSAC Sponsored Events Include:

Gallery Exhibits in Town Park, May-November.

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

Annual PSAC Membership Meeting.