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Final days for PSAC members’ exhibit

Currently on display in the Studio at 450 Lewis St. as part of the Artist Members’ Exhibit are oil paintings by Ermalie and Alec Cooke; Marsha Gallagher and Lavern Burton; watercolors by Jean Smith; basket weaving, bas relief and felting by Diane Davis and mixed media by Dee Pitchon.

This exhibit runs through Nov. 2.

Tiny Treasures

Don’t miss this opportunity to acquire a tiny jewel of fine art. Plan your Christmas shopping early with original artwork by local artists. We already have jewelry, sculpture, miniature watercolor and acrylic paintings and our tables are filling up. The opening reception will be 5-7 p.m. Thursday evening, Nov. 4, in the PSAC Studio on Lewis St. The actual Art Show and Sale will be held Friday, Nov. 5, 2-7 p.m.; Saturday, Nov. 6, 2-7 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 7, 1-4 p.m.

Gift wrapping will be available with a purchase from the show.

The board of PSAC and our membership thank you for your patronage and support in 2010.

Last Call to Artists

Pagosa Springs Arts Council is still accepting submissions for the Tiny Treasures for the Holidays Exhibit that will be held Nov. 4-7. Items that would be cherished as gifts are encouraged for this holiday extravaganza.

Any medium is accepted. Two dimensional artwork no larger than 8x10, not including mat and frame. Three dimensional artwork no larger than 10 inches, not including pedestal. Identification: Include your name, address, phone number, email address and website as well as the title of each piece, the price, size and medium. Entry fee is $10 for one piece. $35 for half a table and $70 for a full table.

Each artist is required to gallery sit for at least three hours, have a friend substitute for them, or pay an additional fee of $20 to opt out. In order to facilitate holiday sales, we are keeping the show open four days straight and we need your help. We will offer to gift wrap each item sold and the PSAC will provide the wrapping paper and ribbon.

Artwork must be received by PSAC in person or via UPS, FedEx, or USPS by 5:00 p.m., Nov. 2.

For an exhibit contract, contact Roxanne Schick at the Pagosa Springs Arts Council Tuesday-Thursday, noon-5 p.m. at264-5020 or

Plein Air Painters

Plein Air Painters Club offers a wonderful opportunity for artists and art enthusiasts alike to share tips, ideas and resources. Pagosas provides an abundance of natural wonders permitting an artist to experience outdoor painting.

The Plein Air Painters Club is looking for a coordinator for their sessions. The current leader has a time conflict and will not be able to continue. If you have available time, call PSAC at 264-5020 or e-mail us at

Photo Club

Photography Club meetings are on the second Wednesday of each month during the club year from September through May at 6 p.m. at Artisans of the Southwest Gallery, 175 Pagosa St.

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 a family membership.

For more information, contact club president T.J. Reynolds at or 731-9581.

PSAC exhibit schedule

Make note that PSAC Exhibits are held in the third floor Studio of the Lewis Building.

Through Nov. 2 — PSAC Artist Members’ Exhibit.

Nov. 4–7 — Tiny Treasures for the Holidays.

Member artists on website

We’ve made a few changes on our website, the most important of which is a listing of our member artists. We’ve made it easier now than ever before for everyone to get to know the amazing, talented artists we have in our community and surrounding area. Log onto and click on the Artist Listing button. Visit our site often, as we continue to add artists and new features.

Office and schedule

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. The current office hours are Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 12-5 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.

Join the PSAC

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-$15; Individual Senior-$25; Individual Regular-$30; Family Senior-$40; Family Regular-$45; Business-$80; Patron -$250; Benefactor-$500, Director-$1,000 and Guarantor-$2,500 and up. The senior age requirement is 65-plus.