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Sixth Annual Juried Exhibition: A Regional Competition on Display
Wednesday, July 22, 2009

A large crowd enjoyed the opening of PSAC’s sixth annual Juried Exhibition Thursday , June 25, at Town Park Gallery.

PSAC Board President, Linda Echterhoff announced the following winners: First Place ($700), Linda Bennett’s fabric art “Loyalty.” Second Place ($450), Sandy Applegate’s watercolor “Coop 5 Terre.” Third Place ($250), Jeanine Malaney’s watercolor “Spirit Ascending.”

To view a slide show of the artwork, visit our Web site,

The exhibit runs until July 21, so be sure to stop in and vote for the People’s Choice Award.

The Pagosa Springs Arts Council Board of Directors and our membership sincerely thank our benevolent donors Mr. and Mrs. Scott Cohen, Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence B. Echterhoff and the Dominick Foundation. These individuals have generously underwritten the first-, second- and third-place and People’s Choice artist awards. We sincerely appreciate your support of the Pagosa Springs Arts Council. Your passion and will to do what you can to promote the Arts in our great community is genuinely appreciated.

The Sisson Library and the Pagosa Springs Arts Council are pleased to jointly present Salon Supplémentaire, in parallel with the Juried Exhibition. PSAC invites you to come to the library and the Town Park Gallery and explore the diverse work in these shows, both of which will run to July 21.

Home and Garden Tour

The 2009 Home and Garden Tour sponsored by Pagosa Springs Arts Council will take place Sunday, July 12, noon to 4 p.m.

The four homes on the tour are exquisite, artistically unique and coordinated with nature in totally individual styles. Featured at the homes will be miniature artwork, dish gardens and hanging floral baskets that will be for sale with proceeds going to PSAC. Hors d’ouevres will be provided at one of the homes and desserts at another. Tickets are available at the Chamber, Higher Grounds and Town Park Gallery. Directions will be included with each ticket.

For more information call PSAC 264-5020.

Watercolor Portraits with Pierre Mion

Pierre Mion is teaching one of his rare portrait classes this summer.

These classes are fun and relaxed, with no high pressure. You will receive a lot of personal attention and beginners are more than welcome. There will be photos and sketches for each student of the two subjects we will paint. You may also bring a photo of your choice for the second portrait.

The workshop will be held July 20-22,  with an optional fourth day on July 23. The price is $240 for PSAC members or $265 for nonmembers. The extra $25 pays for a one-year membership in PSAC. The cost of the optional fourth day is $65. Register early — the class is limited to 10 students.

Call Pierre at 731-9781 for more information and a list of art supplies. All classes will be held in the Arts and Crafts Room of the community center from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Please bring your own lunch

 An old friend of Pierre’s from Chevy Chase, Md., is coming to Pagosa Springs to take this workshop. She is 85 years old and they have been friends for 47 years.

 Gallery hours

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

2009 calendars

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

Plein Air Painters

Plein Air Painters meet at 10 a.m. on the third Thursday of the month at a predetermined location. On July 16, we will meet at the Piedra River picnic area. Drive north on Piedra Road until the road crosses the river (approximately 25 minutes from U.S. 160). There is a picnic area with tables and restrooms on the right side of the road. 

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 community center Arts and Crafts Room. Please keep in mind that turpentine-based painting materials cannot be used in the Community Center. Please call Kayla, 731-9100, if you need more information.

PSAC 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.

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.