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SHY RABBIT Contemporary Arts opened “3 PHOTOGRAPHERS” on Saturday evening to an enthusiastic crowd of local and out-of-town visitors.

Two of the exhibiting artists were also in attendance at the opening, traveling from California and Nevada in order to participate, which added to the excitement of the opening event.

This dynamic three-person show is free and open to the public.

“3 PHOTOGRAPHERS” continues through May 31, featuring works by Linda Alterwitz, Nevada; Gary Engle, Ohio; and Mark Gottlieb, California.

From the nearly 300 images that were submitted to SHY RABBIT Contemporary Arts for consideration in “The Contemporary Photograph; A National Juried Exhibition,” 2009, 75 were chosen from 33 artists and photographers.

At the conclusion of this exhibition, juror and professional artist D. Michael Coffee selected three artists for inclusion in a future three-person exhibition at SHY RABBIT.

“3 PHOTOGRAPHERS” is the culmination of this process, showcasing an expanded body of work by the three artists who were selected by Coffee, based on their non-conventional approach to the photographic process and/or their desire to create at the threshold.

The artwork selected for inclusion in “3 PHOTOGRAPHERS” consists of Multidimensional Compositions by Linda Alterwitz; Emulsion Disorders by Gary Engle; and Non-Objective Photography by Mark Gottlieb.

SHY RABBIT Contemporary Arts: Gallery, Studio and Workshops is located at 333 Bastille Drive, two blocks north of U.S. 160, off of North Pagosa Boulevard. 

The 4,000 square-foot arts facility houses a fine art gallery and ceramic studio, two mixed-media workshops and rotating exhibition spaces. SHY RABBIT is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily, and evenings by appointment.

SHY RABBIT presents four to six exhibitions annually, showcasing the finest in contemporary art by emerging, mid-career and nationally-recognized artists from throughout the country.

SHY RABBIT’s 2010 exhibition schedule continues with: “Paper & Clay 3’,” June 19–Aug. 8; “SHY RABBIT Print National 2,” Sept. 4–Oct. 31, (Juror: Yuji Hiratsuka); and “To Be Announced,” Dec. 4-Jan.16.

Workshops of all levels are also offered in ceramics, printmaking, and professional artist development, instructed by D. Michael Coffee.

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For more information on SHY RABBIT, visit or call 731-2766.

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