‘Animal Verses’ Illustrations at Town Park Gallery

John Grave’s book, “Animal Verses for Grownup Children,” is currently on display and for sale at Town Park Gallery. Artist Sabine Baeckmann-Elge proudly displays her matted illustrations of the book. Also on display is a body of work by Sabine called “Animal Lines,” depicting animals in a unique light. The book is available by special order as are fine art prints of the illustrations and Animal Lines. Copies of the book and prints are available in the gallery office or by calling Sabine Baeckmann-Elge (970) 769-3635.

If you missed the fabulous opening, the exhibit will run through June 23.

Youth Photo Camp

PSAC’s 2009 Youth Photo Camp, led by Photojournalist Wen Saunders, will be held June 15-18 in the community center Arts and Crafts Room from 1-4 p.m. Each session covers different photographic aspects including location shoots, film processing, camera operation, exposure, matting and framing of photographs, image T-shirts, cards and additional items.  No prior camera or photography experience is necessary.

Any child can learn photographic techniques, but this camp offers a special opportunity for children to learn from a respected cutting edge photojournalist. Sessions are guaranteed to inspire your child and offer them a better understanding of photography. 

Each full day is $60, plus supplies. This price includes film, educational material and film/print processing. Film cameras are encouraged, however digital cameras may also be used in the sessions. Cameras will be available for rent for a one-time $10 fee.

Space is limited, so call PSAC 264-5020 now for enrollment.

Pagosa Pretenders

The Pagosa Springs Arts Council Board of Directors and membership would like to thank the Pagosa Pretenders Family Theater, a division of the Arts Council, for their very generous donation slated for our 2009 Youth Art Camp workshop.

We sincerely appreciate their continued support of the Pagosa Springs Arts Council. Their efforts to promote the arts to youth of the Pagosa Springs community are genuinely appreciated.

From your president

On behalf of the Pagosa Springs Arts Council Board of Directors and our membership, I thank those of you who have recently joined or renewed your membership with our organization. Thank you for your support! You, our members and donors, are the key to our success!

Sincerely, from your president,

Linda Echterhoff

Gallery hours

The PSAC Gallery in Town Park is now on 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 is currently off for the summer and will begin meeting again the second Wednesday of September. For more information, Barbara Conkey at blconkey@rockymtncable.com or 731-6877.

2009 calendars

The 2009 Pagosa Country Calendars have been marked down and are now for sale at half price in the Town Park Gallery. The calendars normally sell for $8.95 plus tax for non-members and $7.95 plus tax for PSAC members. Call 264-5020 to place your order.

Plein Air Painters

Plein Air Painters meet the third Thursday of the month at a predetermined location. OnJune 18 we will meet at the Old Barn near Hwy 160 on the west side of town. The barn is across the highway from the Turkey Springs Store. Meet at the store at 10:00 am. Kayla Douglass will give directions from there. 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. Please call Kayla, 731-9100, if you need more information.

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.

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.

July 20-23 — Watercolor portraits with Pierre Mion, $240 for PSAC members, $265 for nonmembers.

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.

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 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.

2009 PSAC-sponsored events include:

Gallery Exhibits in Town Park, April-November.

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

Annual PSAC Membership Meeting.

Annual Juried Art Exhibit.

Annual Photo Contest.

Artist Studio and Gallery Tour.

Home and Garden Tour.

Plein Air Painters Club.

Photography Club.

Summer Youth Art Camp.

If you would like to become a member or renew your membership, call 264-5020 or e-mail psac@centurytel.net.