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Call to artists for PSAC open house

Pagosa Springs Arts Council is now accepting submissions for the Nov. 12 open house at the new Pagosa Springs Center for the Arts (located in the former Paint Connection building).

Any medium, two or three dimensions will be accepted. Original artwork only.

Artists must be members of the Pagosa Springs Arts Council. A limit of three pieces will be accepted per artist although it is possible that not all three will be hung or displayed. There is no entry fee for this exhibit.

Please deliver all artwork, complete with title tags and price, in person at the new Pagosa Springs Center for the Arts (formerly the Paint Connection building) on Thursday, Nov. 11, 10 a.m. Wild Spirit Artists are excluded for the Wild Spirit Gallery will be exhibiting as well.

For more information contact Roxanne Schick (Tuesday-Thursday, noon-5 p.m.) at the Pagosa Springs Arts Council,264-5020 or

Tiny Treasures tonight

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 have jewelry, sculpture, batik, miniature watercolor and acrylic paintings and our tables are full.

The opening reception will be 5-7 p.m. tonight, Nov. 4 in the PSAC Studio on Lewis Street. The actual Art Show and Sale will be held Friday, Nov. 5, 2-7 p.m.; Saturday, Nov. 6, 9-7 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.

Photo Club

Pagosa Springs Photography Club will meet Wednesday, Nov. 10, at Shy Rabbit Art Center of Pagosa Springs, 333 Bastille Drive. Join us for socializing starting at 6 p.m., followed by photo critiquing, program and business meeting at 6:30. Please note the change of location for this meeting.

For this month’s club meeting program the club is pleased to present Jeanine Malaney “Art from a Painter’s Perspective.” Elements of design comprise inspiration, composition, light, color and value. Inspiration involves choosing your subject matter. In composition you must determine your focal point and decide where to place it in the painting. (The focal point is where you want the viewer’s eye to go and rest.) Your painting will become extraordinary if you understand your light source and enhance the light impact with correct and consistent value, shade and shadow. There are many components to color; we will discuss intensity, value, temperature, mood, and the power of complements. Jeanine will explore each of these subjects in depth in her presentation.

A photo exhibit is held during each club meeting. Two categories are presented — the monthly theme category and the open category allowing any subject. This month’s theme is “Fall.” Members may enter as many as three prints or six digital images. President T.J. Reynolds will lead the critique of photos. This will be done as a group rather than by specified judges.

The Photography Club meets the second Wednesday of each month during the club year from September through May at 6 p.m. 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 Reynolds at or 731-9581.

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.

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

Exhibit schedule

The current exhibit is Tiny Treasures for the Holidays. This show is the last exhibit of the season and the board of directors of PSAC and our membership would like to thank you for your patronage and we look forward to seeing you in 2011.


The PSAC office will be going to the winter hours beginning Nov. 7. Although the office 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 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.