High school exhibit continues at Town Park Gallery

“Artifacts from the New Frontier” is an exhibit that provides a diverse selection of work — from traditional oil paintings to mixed media collages and photography.

So, stop by Town Park Gallery and view the exceptional work by Advanced High School Art Students Kyle Brookens, Desi Ewing, Jacob Faber, Rachel Jensen, Nichole Kazarinoff, Caleb Pringle and Betsy Schur.

The gallery is open Tuesday through Sunday from noon-4 p.m. and the show will run through May 26.

Randall Davis portrait series

The portrait series, which is led by Randall Davis, will continue May 16 with perspective and three-quarter view.

On May 30, you will draw live model sketches (there will be an extra fee of $8-$10 for the model, depending on the number of students). The classes are all related to portraits, but general drawing principles of value and perspective will be emphasized and there will be short reviews of previous sessions, if needed. The live model class will be especially interesting, as we will be doing several posed sketches. The cost for each class is $35 and we ask that you please call PSAC at 265-5020 to register.

Beginners II watercolor

This adult workshop builds on everything you’ve learned in Beginners I and you’ll continue your journey toward creating successful watercolors independently. There are only a few things to buy this time, because you’ll continue to use the supplies you already have. However, in this workshop, you’ll begin to use more interesting materials and advanced techniques. And as always, we promise even more fun as you continue to discover the magic of watercolor.

Mornings will be spent on lessons and exercises concerning shapes, composition and design, further study about value, color and choosing subjects. You’ll learn to lift, scrape, mask and glaze while working with some new paints and things like sponges, salt, saran wrap and waxed paper. Afternoons, Denny and Ginnie will demo and you’ll do a painting using the morning’s lessons. The Beginners II workshop will be held May 18, 19, 20 and 21 at the community center, from 9-3:30 p.m. Please call 264-5020 to register.

Gallery hours

The PSAC Gallery in Town Park is now on spring/summer hours. We are open Tuesday through Sunday, noon to 4 p.m. You can also visit our Web site at

www.pagosa-arts.com for additional information.

Photography Club

The Photography Club meets the second Wednesday of each month at 6 p.m. during the club year, which is 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 Barbara Conkey at blconkey@rockymtncable.com or 731-6877.

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 nice, we paint outdoors. If the weather is bad we will paint in the Arts and Crafts Room. Please keep in mind that turpentine based painting materials can not be used in the community center. On May 21 we will meet at Town Park, near the PSAC Gallery. Please contact PSAC for more information at 264-5020.

Workshop calendar

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. Call PSAC at 264-5020 to register for any of the classes and pre-registration is required.

May 16 — Saturday Drawing with Randall Davis, $35.

May 18-21 — Beginners II Watercolor with Denny and Ginnie $195/$220.

June 6 — Beading with Elizabeth Claire Baldwin, $35 plus materials.

June 15-18 — Youth Photo Camp with Wen Saunders.

June 20 — Saturday Drawing with Randall Davis, $35.

June 21-24 — Basket Weaving with Pat Jeffers.

July 16-17 — Pastels with Lorraine Trenholm.

July 18 — Saturday Drawing with Randall Davis, $35.

Aug. 1 — Beading with Elizabeth Claire Baldwin, $35 plus materials.

Aug. 8 — Saturday Drawing with Randall Davis, $35.

Aug. 3-21 — Youth Art Camp with Sabine Baeckmann-Elge.

Aug. 25-26 — Field Journaling for Naturalists with Cynthia Padilla.

Aug. 27-28 — Painting and Drawing from the Masters with Cynthia Padilla.

Sept. 15-17 — Oil Painting with Tom Lockhart.

Sept. 19 — Saturday Drawing with Randall Davis, $35.

Sept. 28 — Poetry Writing with Bonnie Manion/Jeanine Malaney.

Oct. 3 — Beading with Elizabeth Claire Baldwin, $35 plus materials.

Oct. 17 — Saturday Drawing with Randall Davis, $35.

Nov. 21 — Saturday Drawing with Randall Davis, $35.

Dec. 5 — Beading with Elizabeth Claire Baldwin, $35 plus materials.

Dec. 19 — Saturday Drawing with Randall Davis, $35.


Photo courtesy PSAC
Jacob Faber is one of the artists featured in “Artifacts from the New Frontier,” an exhibit with a diverse selection of work — from traditional oil paintings to mixed media collages and photography — currently on display at the PSAC Town Park Gallery. The show runs through May 26.