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PSAC Juried Exhibition on display until July 13

A large crowd enjoyed the opening of PSAC’s seventh annual Juried Exhibition Thursday evening, June 17, at the Studio on Lewis Street.

Juror Amy Wendland announced the following winners: First Place ($700), Pierre Mion for “Desert Sunset”; Second Place ($450), Diane Davis for “Spring Peak View”; and Third Place ($250), “Sky Blue,” by Amy Winter.

Wendland is the associate professor and chair of the Fort Lewis College Art Department. Amy earned her B.F.A. in illustration from Rhode Island School of Design and worked commercially as and artist and designer. After almost 10 years of freelancing, Amy returned to school to receive an M.A. in sculpture and an M.D.A. in graphics from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Amy’s drawings and sculpture and artist’s books have been exhibited nationally in Florida, Iowa Arkansas, New Mexico, Ohio and Colorado.

The Pagosa Springs Arts Council Board of Directors and our membership sincerely thank our benevolent donors: Estudio Y Galeria, The Artist Within ,and Wild Spirit Gallery. for their contributions to the 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.

To view a slide show of the artwork, visit our website: The exhibit runs until July 13 so please be sure to stop in and vote for the People’s Choice Award.

For more information contact the Pagosa Springs Arts Council 264-5020 or

Art quote

“I tell you, the more I think, the more I feel, there is nothing more truly artistic than to love people.” —Vincent van Gogh,

Creating Outside the Box

Heads up Pagosa. More than 60 plain pinewood boxes have been transformed into one-of-a-kind works of art by some of our talented local artists.

They are currently on display at several galleries around town.

The boxes will go up for final viewing and silent auction bids at the Creating Outside the Box fund-raiser on Saturday, July 3, at the PSAC building on Lewis Street, from 2-5 p.m.  Wine and hors d’oeuvres will be served from 5-6, bidding closes at 5:30.

 This party is yet another fun thing to do during Pagosa’s very special and busy holiday weekend.  Please plan to attend this important PSAC fund-raiser and take home a new treasure.

PSAC exhibit schedule

Please note that PSAC exhibits will be held in the Studio of the Lewis Building.

Through July 13 — Seventh annual Juried Exhibit: A Regional Art Competition.

July 15 — All Things Horse.

Aug. 12 — Soft Art: Decorative and Wearable.

Sept. 9 — Art of the American West.

Oct. 7 — PSAC Artist Member’s Exhibit.

Nov. 4 — TBA.

Workshop schedule

All workshops, unless otherwise noted, will be held in The Studio of the Lewis Building at 450 Lewis St.

Palatable Palette Knife Painting. Kathleen Steventon — July 17. At the Steventon Studio.

Tibetan Painted Mandala. Lama Gyurme Rabgyes — July 17, 24 and 31.

Peyote Stitch Beading. Carol Schneider — July 24. At The Artist Within.

Wet Felting Hats. Lois Burbach — Aug. 7.

Live Model/any media. Lavern Burton — Aug. 21.

Wet Felting Scarves. Lois Burbach — Sept. 18.

Collage/Mixed Media; Altered Books. Dee Pitchon — Sept. 25.

Pastel Painting. Lorraine Trenholm — Oct. 13-14.

PSAC office

The Arts Council office is located in the Lewis Building at 450 Lewis St., Suite B-2. Exhibits are held in The Studio on third floor. Our workshops are held in the Studio unless otherwise noted in the 2010 brochure or you can visit our website noted below.

The current office hours are Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from noon-5 p.m. You can e-mail us at or leave a message at 264-5020. Also be sure to visit our website at for additional information.

Board meetings

You are invited to attend our monthly board meetings and we appreciate your suggestions for future efforts in developing the arts in Pagosa Springs. The board meetings are held on the fourth Tuesday of each month. Out July 27 meeting will take place in the Third Floor Conference Room of the Lewis Building at 450 Lewis St. from 4-6 p.m.

PSAC invites you to join

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, 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, and 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.