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Entries sought for Advanced Art Students Exhibit

Pagosa Springs Arts Council is now welcoming submittals from independent study and home-schooled students ages 12-18 who wish to participate in the annual Advanced Art Student’s Exhibit.

Public high school and junior high students should contact their art teachers if they wish to participate.

The exhibit will open with an artists’ reception May 6 and run through June 16.

Deadline for submissions is Friday, April 29. There is minimal charge of $5 per student for entering this exhibit and three pieces of artwork per student maximum. All pieces must be matted and ready to hang.

Call 264-5020 for more information.

New art world

The Arts Council has a clear view of what our future may hold as we work together as one.

As an ongoing organization we’ve been here since 1988 and our new view for the future is, What if we brought the world to Pagosa and Pagosa to the world?

How would our artists feel if pieces of their art would sell all over the world and if artists from all over world would show in Pagosa Springs Arts Council exhibits?

As we embrace a new art world for the future of Pagosa, your comments and suggestions for achieving this ideal are welcome. The PSAC board meets on the fourth Tuesday of the month and offers an open forum for all ideas. Call PSAC at 264-5020 with your creative thoughts to help us develop this forum for the April 26 board meeting.

Youth art classes

We are offering spring/summer Youth Art Classes, open to the public and especially to home-schooled students who are in need of art in their curriculum.

For more information call Estudio Y Galeria at 264-1007.

Art in the Garden

We would like to welcome Art in the Garden as new members of the Arts Council and assist them in advertising this summer’s fourth annual Art in the Garden Show to be held Saturday, Aug. 20, from 3 to 7 p.m.

The location will be 323 Colorado Place, the site of Chris Mountain Ranches in Pagosa Springs.

The Art in the Garden Festival is a major event for those who enjoy fine art, quality entertainment, gourmet food and wine. The event began in 2008 as a means to raise money to be used for charitable purposes within the community. It is a one-day juried outdoor show of fine art that welcomes applications from artists producing original work in several media. Originality of concept, execution, quality of workmanship and design excellence are the primary criteria used during the evaluation process.

The application deadline is noon, Wednesday, April 13. For submissions or to request further information, contact Art in the Garden Festival at, P.O. Box Pagosa Springs, CO 81147. Information and a brochure are available at

2011 exhibit schedule

This year we are proud to announce that some of our local galleries and businesses have graciously offered to hold exhibits while providing new, fresh environments for showcasing the work of Pagosa’s talented artists. Following is the lineup for 2011.

May 6-June 16: “Advanced Art Student Exhibit” hosted by Estudio Y Galleria.

June 17-July 28: “8th Annual Juried Exhibit: A Regional Art Competition” hosted by Lantern Dancer.

July 29-Sept. 8: “Pagosa As Art” hosted by The Wildflower.

Sept. 9-Oct. 20: “Artist Challenge: Kinetic Art” hosting location open.

Oct. 21-Dec. 1: “Contemporary Exhibit” hosted by Wild Spirit Gallery.

Dec. 2-3: “Tiny Treasures” fund-raiser hosted by The Artist Within.

Additional events on the schedule are: Community Center Rummage Sale, April 9; The Art of Coffee in April; The Art of Wine Tasting in May; Golden Retriever Roundup, June 24 and 25; and the Artists’ Studio and Gallery Tour Oct. 7, 8 and 9.

Photo Club

The Pagosa Springs Photography Club will meet Wednesday evening April 13, at Shy Rabbit Art Center, 333 Bastille Drive. Join us for socializing starting at 6 p.m. For this month’s club meeting program the club is pleased to present Barbara Conkey and her photo travel log, “Adventures Along The Nile”  (2010 Egypt tour).  This month’s theme is “birds.”

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.

Attention member artists

It’s membership drive time and if you’ve been enjoying the benefits of our membership by being featured on our website, please remember that only active members enjoy links and have their work highlighted on our site. We will also add where you are showing your work right now, so please send us that information. This is free advertising available to you through our website.

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.

PSAC office and schedule

PSAC is now located in the new Estudio Y Galeria at 84 Gold Mine Drive (near Pagosa Mountain Home Furniture). Our winter hours are Tuesdays from noon-4. p.m. Please drop by and enjoy a complimentary cup of coffee from the Potter Bean, the newest addition to the Galeria. We are here to assist your arts needs and from now on we will be fully operational. Since the office is not staffed on a daily 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 also 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.

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