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Five artworks sponsored at exhibit opening

We would like to thank everyone who came out to the opening and silent auction at Pagosa Mountain Hospital and were able to spend the evening admiring work by many of Pagosa’s local artists.

Five pieces of artwork were sponsored at the exhibit opening and they are: “Pagosa Peak Sunset” by Virginia Bartlett and “Sportsman’s Store” by Pierre Mion sponsored by Jack and Catherine Threet); “Big Horn” by Dale Malaney, sponsored by Buck and Katharine Frisbee; “North Clear Creek Falls” by Dale Malaney, sponsored by Michael and Karen Kelley; and “Unity Circle” by Laurel Epps, sponsored by Lal and Linda Echterhoff.

We encourage you to consider becoming a sponsor and purchase one or more the additional art works on display for donation to the permanent art collection of the Pagosa Mountain Hospital and Clinic. You, as a sponsor, will be recognized through media attention, as well as with a plaque, if you desire, for your sponsorship. Your sponsored artwork will become a part of the permanent art collection of the Pagosa Mountain Hospital and Clinic. The exhibit will continue to hang at Pagosa Mountain Hospital through Dec. 11.

To sponsor an artwork, please contact: Roxanne Schick, administrative coordinator ,Pagosa Springs Arts Council (970) 264-5020 or Linda Echterhoff, Pagosa Springs Arts Council board president, (970) 946-3693.

PSAC thanks jurors

Pagosa Springs Arts Council would like to thank local artists Buster Griggs, Randall Davis and Kathleen Steventon for serving as jurors for the Pagosa Mountain Hospital and Pagosa Springs Arts Council 2009 Juried Exhibition.

Gallery winter schedule

The PSAC Gallery in Town Park is now closed for the winter. 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.

Photo Club

The Pagosa Springs Photo Club meets at 6 p.m. the second Wednesday of each month during the club season, 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 T.J. Reynolds at or 731-9681.

Plein Air Painters

The PSAC is proud to be the parent organization for Plein Air Painters. This fun group meets at 10 a.m. on the third Thursday of the month at a predetermined location. Painters who work in any media are welcome. This group offers a wonderful opportunity for artists and art enthusiasts alike to share tips, ideas and resources. 

If the weather is nice, the group paints outdoors. If the weather is bad, the group paints in the community center Arts and Crafts Room. Please keep in mind that turpentine-based painting materials cannot be used in the community center.

Call Jean Shah 264-0188, if you need more information.


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 community center.

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

The next PSAC Workshop is Beading with Elizabeth Claire Baldwin on Dec. 5. The cost is $35, plus materials.

PSAC welcomes new members

Our members are our organization’s lifeblood, and we always welcome new and renewed members.

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 artisans, and encourage and support continued appreciation and preservation of the aesthetic beauty of Pagosa Springs.

If you would like to join the Pagosa Springs Arts Council, please mail your name, address, phone number and e-mail address to PSAC, P.O. Box 533, Pagosa Springs, CO 81147. You will also need to enclose a check payable to PSAC for the membership rate of your choice.

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.