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PSAC receives ExxonMobil grant

PSAC has received a matching grant again this year from the ExxonMobil Foundation.

Pagosan Dorothy Childers annually volunteers many hours at the Pagosa Springs Arts Council. It is because of her efforts that Exxon has honored PSAC with a grant of $500.

Thank you, Dorothy, for all your hard work and thank you, Exxon, for recognizing this work and for rewarding the Pagosa Springs Arts Council.

Open house

The Arts Alliance is partnering with Tim and Laura Moore to bring a center for the arts to Pagosa Springs.

There will be an open house at this new venue, formerly the Paint Connection building, 100 Trinity Lane on Friday evening, Nov. 12.

Doors will open at 6:45 p.m. and will include a tour of the facility and ongoing entertainment by Johnny K., Tony Saladino, Matt Brunson and others.

Please join us and meet Tim and Laura and hear of their plans for this new center for the arts.

“Forever Plaid”

November 18, 19, 20 at 7 p.m. A matinee will be held Nov. 21 at 2:00 p.m. All showings are at the PSHS auditorium. Tickets: $12 adults, $10 seniors, $5 (18 and under).

Tickets are available at the Chamber of Commerce, online at or at the door.

This production is produced by Music Boosters. “Forever Plaid: Plaid Tidings” is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International.

Photo Club

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 club president T.J. 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. Pagosa 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 is 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

New, renewing members

We’d like to extend a hearty thank you to new and renewing members: Friends at Durango Arts Center, Victoria D. Coe, Marsha Gallagher, James and Arlene Payne, Mary A. Quinn, Ann Shurtleff and Patricia A. Talley. Thank you for supporting PSAC and your membership is extremely important to the Arts Council.

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 PSAC office is on its winter hours. 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 may 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.