Oct
11
to Oct 31

Community Grants: Call for Application - Oct. 11-31, 2018

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APPLY NOW FOR SALIDA COUNCIL FOR THE ARTS’ COMMUNITY GRANT

The Salida Council for the Arts (SCFTA) is now receiving applications for the second awarding of 2018 Community Grants. Grants of up to $500 each are open to applicants seeking funding for local arts and cultural based projects. These projects need to have a definable connection to the Salida Community and be supportive of the Council’s Mission Statement.  Current applications are available online and must be received by Oct. 31. Successful projects will be funded in December 2018.  

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Oct
24
7:00 PM19:00

A Bolivia Travelogue: Craig Nielson to Benefit Chipeta Mountain Project

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Please Plan to Attend: A Bolivia Travelogue
Presented by: Salida Mountaineer - Craig Nielson

This special event will be held on Wednesday, October 24th at 7:00pm
(Doors open at 6:30pm) at the SteamPlant Theater. Cost: $5 at the door. 

Craig will present a slide show and discussion about his climbing trip to Bolivia: High Altitude Mountaineering and Cultural Acclimatization. Craig's proceeds from the evening will be donated in support of the proposed, Mountain Heritage Park, a Chipeta Mountain Project initiative.
 
The Chipeta Mountain Project, its supporters and friends, held the Chipeta Rising Celebration in October of 2017, to honor the move of the name, “Chipeta Mountain” from its original, lower, non-visible elevation of 12,850’ to the prominent, unnamed point at 13, 472’, visible throughout the valley and to celebrate the history of the Indigenous people who lived in our valley. Stay tuned for more information about the Mountain Heritage Park initiative and its strategic and valuable contribution to our community.
 
Please help spread the word, share and bring a friend to this evening of mountain climbing and cultural adventures in Bolivia!

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Oct
11
5:30 PM17:30

October Creative Mixer - Thursday, October 11th, 5:30-7:00pm

 

OCTOBER CREATIVE MIXER

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The Salida Council for the Arts (SCFTA) invites the public to attend the Creative Mixer on Thursday, October 11 from 5:30-7:00 pm featuring artist Julie Maas and musician TJ Hittle in the Salida SteamPlant Paquette Gallery.

Held every second Thursday, the Creative Mixer is a free monthly public gathering of those interested in knowing more about the local arts scene in a casual social setting. Held in the Paquette Gallery of the SteamPlant, anyone with information to share about upcoming creative and art- related events is encouraged to give a brief announcement. Attendees are welcomed to introduce themselves and may find new friends and collaborators at the “Mixer.” Free hors’ de oeuvres, a cash bar, beautiful artwork, great conversation, and music are always in abundance.  

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FEATURED ARTIST - JULIE MAAS: Julie’s fall show called “Art Harvest: My Creative Cultivation” is a collection of landscape, floral and still life paintings in pastel and oil. Julie’s childhood drawing memories are of standing at the dining room table drawing figurines selected from her mom’s hutch with her earliest instruction from her artistic dad. Pure pigment pastel sticks are her “go-to” for the immediacy of drawing and their vibrant, non-fading colors and rich, soft textures, especially for pet portraits. She also enjoys working in oil. Julie earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Colorado State University and worked freelance graphic design while employed 25 years with the city of Loveland. She later retired from the State of NM and moved back with her husband Jake to CO in 2016. Julie serves on the board of the Salida Council for the Arts.  

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FEATURED MUSICIAN: TJ Hittle is a licensed Landscape Architect and session musician who has been playing a variety of guitars since age 14. He moved to Salida in 2012 after playing professionally since 1964 across the Midwest. His music ranges from originals to soulfully played ballads in blues, jazz, rock, country, and Americana. He can often be seen playing solo or backing other groups at SoulCraft Brewery, Vino Salida, the Boathouse, Benson’s Tavern, Salida City Park concerts, the Salida SteamPlant and other Central Colorado venues.

The Salida Council for the Arts is a 501c3 non-profit based in Salida, Colorado. The organization was founded in 2002 to facilitate community access to arts grants and other types of government and foundation funding. The SCFTA’s mission is to enrich the cultural life of our community by nurturing and supporting excellence in the arts; to increase the community’s awareness of and appreciation for the arts; to promote and encourage arts education; and to serve as liaison between the arts, business, government, and educational institutions.

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Sep
13
5:30 PM17:30

September Creative Mixer - Thursday, September 13th, 5:30-7:00pm SteamPlant Paquette Gallery

The Salida Council for the Arts (SCFTA) invites the public to attend the Creative Mixer in the Salida SteamPlant Paquette Gallery on Thursday, September 13 from 5:30-7:00 pm featuring the Salida Fiber Festival’s Fiber Arts Exhibition and musician Jason Thies.

ABOUT CREATIVE MIXER: Held every second Thursday, the Creative Mixer is a free monthly public gathering of those interested in knowing more about the local arts scene in a casual social setting. Held in the Paquette Gallery of the SteamPlant, anyone with information to share about upcoming creative and art-related events is encouraged to give a brief announcement. Attendees are welcomed to introduce themselves and may find new friends and collaborators at the “Mixer.” Free hors’ de oeuvres, a cash bar, beautiful artwork, great conversation, and music are always in abundance.  

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FEATURED ARTISTS: For the third year, the Salida Fiber Festival is proud to present the Fiber Art Exhibition featuring fiber art in its many forms, including spinning, knitting, weaving, dyeing, felting, sewing, beading, and repurposing. Entries come from local fiber artists and vendors at this year’s festival, and are both 2-D and 3-D in form.

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FEATURED MUSICIAN: Jason Thies is a guitarist, singer and songwriter from Durango. Since 1999 he has released 4 albums of original music, two of which are available through iTunes. Recently his music was aptly described, “...it is excellent; a wonderfully rootsy, bluesy, and exuberantly hook-filled sound."
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Thies was a member of The Assortment for 11 playing a wide variety of popular songs from the 1930's on into the 21st century, as well as many original compositions. The group is now called 4D3. They continue to play their eclectic mix of tunes throughout the 4 Corners, and performed at numerous outdoor shows this summer.

Jason also performs solo, and appeared weekly at the Far View Lodge in Mesa Verde National Park the last two summers. He has lived in Austin, Texas and Nashville, Tennessee performing at many popular venues that include the Bluebird, Cactus Cafe, Douglas Corner, the Hideout, Ruta Maya, and others. Currently he is writing and recording music for his 5th album. 
 

The Salida Council for the Arts is a 501c3 non-profit based in Salida, Colorado. The organization was founded in 2002 to facilitate community access to arts grants and other types of government and foundation funding. The SCFTA’s mission is to enrich the cultural life of our community by nurturing and supporting excellence in the arts; to increase the community’s awareness of and appreciation for the arts; to promote and encourage arts education; and to serve as liaison between the arts, business, government, and educational institutions.

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Sep
6
5:30 PM17:30

Boddy Jam #3 - Thursday, September 6th - 5:30-10:00pm - BE THERE!

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Boddy Jam #3 - Thursday, September 6th 5:30-10:00pm
Salida SteamPlant


WHAT'S BODDY JAM?

Every year, local musician, artist, historic preservationist and friend, William Boddy held a jam session at the SteamPlant for all his musician friends to celebrate music, friendship and all Virgo Birthdays. William passed away suddenly in 2015 and this event is held annually to honor the Boddy Spirit of friendship, music, art, learning, sharing, caring and fun.
 
This year’s 3rd Annual Boddy Jam will be held on Thursday, September 6th 5:30-10:00pm at the Salida SteamPlant and will feature music by 7 local bands/performers (see poster for listing).  Attendees will bid on a silent auction with over 75 great items ranging from: airplane rides and ski passes to bike tune-ups and local wines. Proceeds from the auction will fund the popular William Boddy Passion to Learn Scholarships, provided through the Salida Council for the Arts.
 
This event will be a FREE, fun, informal party with everyone invited to share in the celebration. Cash bar, food truck and fire pit on the Plaza!
 
Plan to attend and bring a friend! Prepare to dance, have FUN and support a worthy cause, while we remember our friend William Boddy.
 
If you have any questions, please call:
Salida SteamPlant - Trish Bews: 719-530-0933
Salida Council for the Arts: William Boddy Passion to Learn Scholarship Chairperson - Ken Brandon: 719-539-7443

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Aug
9
5:30 PM17:30

August Creative Mixer - Thursday, August 9th 5:30-7:00

AUGUST CREATIVE MIXER

The Salida Council for the Arts (SCFTA) invites the public to attend the Creative Mixer on Thursday, August 9 from 5:30-7:00 pm featuring artist Sue Ann Hum and musician Drew Petersen in the Salida SteamPlant Paquette Gallery.

Held every second Thursday, the Creative Mixer is a free monthly public gathering of those interested in knowing more about the local arts scene in a casual social setting. Held in the Paquette Gallery of the SteamPlant, anyone with information to share about upcoming creative and art- related events is encouraged to give a brief announcement. Attendees are welcomed to introduce themselves and may find new friends and collaborators at the “Mixer.” Free hors’ de oeuvres, a cash bar, beautiful artwork, great conversation, and music are always in abundance.   

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Our Featured Artist: Sue Ann Hum will be showing us her love of architecture as well as landscape. Her exhibit "In and Out" takes us to some of her favorite places, and many of them imagine the story that might have happened if her cat were there. Sue Ann is president of the Salida Council for the Arts and hosts artist trips to France each year with her business My Art Trip. A professional (artist retired from "paycheck and benefits" life) she enjoys traveling, dancing and time with her grandchildren. She and her husband, Rick, have lived in Chaffee County since 2014.

Our Featured Musician: Cotopaxi's guitar wizard John Drew Petersen brings back his instrumental blend of altered tunings and extended acoustic guitar techniques to the Salida Creative Mixer!


The Salida Council for the Arts is a 501c3 non-profit based in Salida, Colorado. The organization was founded in 2002 to facilitate community access to arts grants and other types of government and foundation funding. The SCFTA’s mission is to enrich the cultural life of our community by nurturing and supporting excellence in the arts; to increase the community’s awareness of and appreciation for the arts; to promote and encourage arts education; and to serve as liaison between the arts, business, government, and educational institutions.

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Aug
2
5:00 PM17:00

Opening Artist Reception - Thursday, August 2nd, 5:00-7:00pm Artist: Sue Ann Hum

 "The House in Back" Plein air, Auvers-sur-Oise, France Oils 8 x 10

"The House in Back"
Plein air, Auvers-sur-Oise, France
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"In and Out"
Sue Ann Hum, Artist
August 1 - 31, 2018

Salida SteamPlant Paquette Gallery, Salida, Colorado

Most paintings will be for sale

Exhibit is in the lobby of the SteamPlant the entire month of August and may be viewed daily during opening hours

Opening Artist Reception - THURSDAY, Aug 2  - 5:00 - 7:00
Sue Ann mixes and mingles and the evening features recorded music
Complimentary Snacks, Beer and Wine (thanks, SteamPlant!)  

ABOUT THE EXHIBIT
"In and Out" features mostly new & never-exhibited works and is born from travel memories of the artist... and her big, orange cat, BOC. More than just pretty places - we see the ins and outs that have etched a special place in Hum's heart. By working In her studio and Outside en plein air, Sue Ann shares her love for Architecture as well as Landscape in this show. Guests will find the memories decorated with unexpected things like a bowl of Cremé Freche, a chamber pot or parakeets. The artist makes annual trips to France so you can expect certain "joie de vie" and "je ne sais quoi" in the exhibit; but with her heart firmly planted in Chaffee County, she has local flavor to share as well. 

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Jul
15
to Aug 15

William Boddy Passion to Learn Scholarship - Apply NOW! Deadline: August 15

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Salida Council for the Arts is accepting applications from July 15 to Aug. 15 for the William Boddy Passion to Learn Scholarship.

Boddy served on the council for many years until his death in September 2015.

The scholarship is designed to fund individuals who want to share their artistic skills and knowledge by teaching community members in classes or workshops.  The council board of directors said in a press release that in creating the program, they focused on Boddy’s own desire to share his many skills and talents.

Applicants may apply online at salidacouncilforthearts.org/passion-to-learn. Selections will be made by Sept. 1.

The scholarship is funded by community contributions and administered by the Salida Council for the Arts.

Thank you to Mike's Garage, Su Casa Sleep Shop, Box of Bubbles, Amica's, TJ Hittle Landscape Architects, Eye Candy, Lisa Marvel, Pam and Don Dubin, Natural Habitats, Broken Strings Guitars, Salida Mountain Sports, Legends Kitchen & Bath Showroom, Wood’s High Mountain Distillery, and TLC Landscaping for providing annual support for the scholarship program.

To donate to Council programs or to become an Art Lover of the Arts Council, visit salidacouncilforthearts.org/art-lover.

Mark your calendar for the Third Annual Boddy Jam on Sept. 6 at Salida SteamPlant.

To become a scholarship sponsor or to donate items for the Boddy Jam silent auction, contact Barbara Ewing at 719-207-3262.

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Jul
13
to Aug 31

JULY 2018 Community Grant Recipients Announced

   PHOTO - Taken at SCFTA Creative Mixer on 7/12/18   Front Row (Left to Right): Angela Welborn (grant recipient on behalf of Chaffee County EMS), Devon Kasper (grant recipient), Jessie Miller (SCFTA Board Member, Chair of Community Grants Committee), Merry Cox (grant recipient), Jennifer Dempsey (grant recipient on behalf of Red Noses Palestine)  Back Row: Chaffee County EMS Team Members (back row of photo):  FP-C Ryan Mason, ALS Intermediate Jake Chamberlain, Shift Supervisor Jason Anderson, and Paramedic/Director Josh Hadley

PHOTO- Taken at SCFTA Creative Mixer on 7/12/18

Front Row (Left to Right): Angela Welborn (grant recipient on behalf of Chaffee County EMS), Devon Kasper (grant recipient), Jessie Miller (SCFTA Board Member, Chair of Community Grants Committee), Merry Cox (grant recipient), Jennifer Dempsey (grant recipient on behalf of Red Noses Palestine)

Back Row: Chaffee County EMS Team Members (back row of photo):

FP-C Ryan Mason, ALS Intermediate Jake Chamberlain, Shift Supervisor Jason Anderson, and Paramedic/Director Josh Hadley

ANNOUNCING CURRENT RECIPIENTS OF THE SALIDA COUNCIL FOR THE ARTS’ COMMUNITY GRANT

The Salida Council for the Arts (SCFTA) is proud to announce the current recipients of the 2018 SCFTA Community Grants, “which support specific arts and cultural projects or events,” according to Community Grants Chair Jessie Miller.

 The 5 winners for this cycle of Community Grants are as follows:

Merry Cox has been awarded a $500 Grant for her proposal of “Blessed are the Pollinators Project,” which is a collaborative art installation designed to bring awareness to the plight of the pollinator by flying 1000 prayer flags made by you, your neighbors, and your children. These pollinator flags will be hung up throughout town September 22-23, 2018, during the Art Studio Tour;

Tarek Abzoun, on behalf of Red Noses Palestine, has been awarded $500 for their “The Clown In You” project for a 2-day Clowning Intensive for adults in Chaffee County, which will take place when 4 members of Red Noses Palestine will be coming to Salida in September 2018 for a 2 week residency. Red Noses Palenstine are clown doctors who travel through West Bank hospitals and refugee camps, offering relief through laughter and play to sick and suffering people;

Elliott Jackson, on behalf of Artcipate, has been awarded $500 for their “Scrapyard” project, a class that will be offered to students who will be partnered with local instrument makers, woodworkers, metalworkers, ceramicists, and fabric artists as they create instruments our of recycled materials and “junk.” The students will design and build their opwn instruments, create characters for themselves, and then participate in a musical/drama performance at the end of their class period, while learning about art and recycling of materials along their journeys;

Devon Kasper has been awarded $500 for her annual event of “Shakespeare in the Park.” This year marks the 8th consecutive year for the Shakesperare in the Park community performances, which includes participation from experienced Stage Left veteran adults, college aged alumni, active high school drama team members, and more;

Angela Welborn, on behalf of Chaffee County EMS, has been awarded $500 for their “CCEMS Missions Statement Vision” project, where the CCEMS will commission a painted mural by Tina Gramann, and a sculpture by a local sculpture artist in honor of Dr. Randy Rodak, the Medical Director for CCEMS prior to his passing in 2008. These public art works will be unveiled during the CCEMS public open house during national EMS Week of 2019.

Recipients of the Community Grants were announced, introduced and awarded their checks by Jessie Miller, on behalf of the Salida Council for the Arts and the Community Grants Committee, at the Creative Mixer last night at the Salida SteamPlant, a monthly event taking place on the first Thursday of each month from 5:30-7:00pm.

In 2017, the Council received 28 exceptional applications, 6 of which were awarded $500 each in Community Grants, totaling $3000. The multitude of applications and the true creative passion of the applicants spoke to the strength of arts and culture in our local community. Congratulations to all the current Grant recipients!” exclaims Miller. This July 2018 marks the first cycle of the 2018 Community Grants. This year, the SCFTA plans to award 10 Community Grants recipients $500 each, for a record total of $5000 for a fiscal year.

These Community Grant projects need to have a definable connection to the Salida Community and be supportive of the Council’s Mission Statement. Sue Ann Hum, SCFTA President, added, “We hope to be able to provide annual support in our community with similar grants. Giving matters. Area residents’ financial support of the Council’s activities and fundraising will continue to make these Grants available in the future, enriching the cultural life of our community. If you want to contribute to the Arts Council, just click on "Support" on our website at  "http://www.salidacouncilforthearts.org"

The SCFTA Mission Statement: “Our mission is to enrich the cultural life of our community by nurturing and supporting excellence in the arts; to increase the community’s awareness of and appreciation for the arts; to promote and encourage arts education; and to serve as liaison between the arts, businesses, government and educational institutions.” 

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Jul
12
5:30 PM17:30

July Creative Mixer Thursday, July 12, 5:30-7:00pm SteamPlant

You're Invited!
July Creative Mixer

Thursday, July 12th - 5:30-7:00pm
SteamPlant Paquette Gallery & Plaza


The Salida Council for the Arts (SCFTA) invites the public to attend the Creative Mixer on Thursday, July 12 from 5:30-7:00 pm featuring artists Denise Liebl and Ben Strawn in the Salida SteamPlant Paquette Gallery with music on the SteamPlant Plaza by Pint & a Half.

ABOUT THE CREATIVE MIXER: Held every second Thursday, the Creative Mixer is a free monthly public gathering of those interested in knowing more about the local arts scene in a casual social setting. Anyone with information to share about upcoming creative and art-related events is encouraged to give a brief announcement. Attendees are welcomed to introduce themselves and may find new friends and collaborators at the “Mixer.” Free hors’ de oeuvres, a cash bar, beautiful artwork, great conversation, and music are always in abundance.  

FEATURED ARTISTS: Denise Liebl and Ben Strawn have been friends since college at Denver University where their talents spanned multiple mediums and they were driven to persevere as professional artists. Strawn and Liebl have continued to produce art. Salida owes much of its identity as an artists’ town to Strawn and Mel and Bea, his parents. Strawn continues to paint, make furniture, and is unmatched in his ability to salvage items from the second-hand store Caring and Sharing for art and other purposes. Strawn’s work has been featured in Denver’s Walker Fine Art for the past 13 years.  

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Liebl painted murals for Disney before becoming one of the most sought-after faux finish painters in the Houston area. She brought her aptitude for using textures, stencils and painting on large canvases with her when she dove into the world of watercolor about a decade ago. Her work has hung in some of the most prestigious gallery spaces in Houston, and she has participated in Houston’s Glassell School of Art’s Block Program for advanced artists.

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FEATURED MUSICIANS: Duke and Tami Sheppard, of Pint & A Half, met in high school where they were both deep into music; their first date was after a talent show where Tami sang a jaw-dropping version of "Amazing Grace", and Duke's heavy metal band (Duke on drums) performed a heavy version of Joe Walsh's "Rocky Mountain Way." Tami won. They married shortly after high school, and soon life got in the way: music went by the wayside as college, then starting businesses in downtown Salida (Beadsong in 1995, FatTees in 2005) took over all their time. Around 2013, the creative urge began to stir again, and Duke was given a used guitar by his Dad, a working musician in St. Louis, MO. Before long they were playing a few songs around campfires where friends urged them to perform at an Open Mic Night at Boathouse Cantina. After that first open mic night, Boathouse asked them to play a full show. That first show led to other local gigs and eventually, two albums of original music; the first released in July 2015, and the second on the Howlin' Dog Records label in 2017. They have performed shows for audiences across the country, and continue to tour and write new music.

The Salida Council for the Arts is a 501c3 non-profit based in Salida, Colorado. The organization was founded in 2002 to facilitate community access to arts grants and other types of government and foundation funding. The SCFTA’s mission is to enrich the cultural life of our community by nurturing and supporting excellence in the arts; to increase the community’s awareness of and appreciation for the arts; to promote and encourage arts education; and to serve as liaison between the arts, business, government, and educational institutions.

www.salidacouncilforthearts.org

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Jun
14
5:30 PM17:30

JUNE CREATIVE MIXER - Thursday, June 14th 5:30-7:00

 

JUNE CREATIVE MIXER

The Salida Council for the Arts (SCFTA) invites the public to attend the June Creative Mixer at the Salida SteamPlant Paquette Gallery on Thursday, June 14 from 5:30-7:00 pm featuring the Rocky Mountain Society of Botanical Artists and Guitarist Bob Campbell. 

ABOUT THE CREATIVE MIXER: Held every second Thursday, the Creative Mixer is a free monthly public gathering of those interested in knowing more about the local arts scene in a casual social setting. Held in the Paquette Gallery of the SteamPlant, anyone with information to share about upcoming creative and art- related events is encouraged to give a brief announcement. Attendees are welcomed to introduce themselves and may find new friends and collaborators at the “Mixer.” Free hors’ de oeuvres, a cash bar, beautiful artwork, great conversation, and music are always in abundance.   

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FEATURED ARTISTS: Canniabis: A Visual Perspective is the exhibit about the Cannabis Genus of Flowering Plants. The Rocky Mountain Society of Botanical Artists has created an exhibit of botanical paintings of strains of the Cannabis species currently under legal cultivation in Colorado as agro pharmaceuticals or nutraceuticals, or fiber products. Each plant is beautifully and accurately portrayed in any of several archival media. All artworks are original for this collaboration and have not been previously exhibited.

Any confluence of art and science must blend together science and art in equal measure. Botanical art realizes this concept, conveying both beauty and information in elegance and style. Our artists carry this encounter to new heights of recorded observation and visual commentary, producing useful and timely portraits of various strains of species Cannabis sativa and C. indica. This genus of plants has historical and contemporary use in medicine, the fiber and paper industries, and recreation. Our educational goal is to depict various subspecies of these plants in their actuality rather than mythology, that the public may know and respect their ancient and ongoing utility.

FEATURED MUSICIAN: Guitarist Bob Campbell is the SCFTA musical guest for the June Creative Mixer. Bob’s family has been part of Salida for many years, going back to his grandfather “Bob” and his great grandfather. They would bring his mother and other family members to the upper Arkansas River Valley for vacation from their home in Ponca City, Oklahoma. Bob has made his home here for over the past 10 years. He participates in the singing group “You’ve Got Male” and serves on the Board of the Salida Museum. Bob is curently the Production Manager for KHEN community radio.

The exhibit was open to all botanical artists, including but not limited to members of RMSBA and the American Society of Botanical Artists (ASBA.) Artists who submitted works on the subject of ‘Cannabis’ were juried following standard botanical art tenets, assessing scientific accuracy, aesthetics, and technical mastery. Of note, the Colorado Front Range is a national center of contemporary botanical art, home to many nationally and internationally recognized artists. Several current RMSBA members’ works reside in the permanent collection of the Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation at Carnegie-Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA, the most prestigious US collector of contemporary botanical art.


The Salida Council for the Arts is a 501c3 non-profit based in Salida, Colorado. The organization was founded in 2002 to facilitate community access to arts grants and other types of government and foundation funding. The SCFTA’s mission is to enrich the cultural life of our community by nurturing and supporting excellence in the arts; to increase the community’s awareness of and appreciation for the arts; to promote and encourage arts education; and to serve as liaison between the arts, business, government, and educational institutions.

 

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May
10
5:30 PM17:30

May Creative Mixer - May 10th 5:30-7:00pm

MAY CREATIVE MIXER

The Salida Council for the Arts (SCFTA) invites anyone interested in the arts to attend the May Creative Mixer at the Salida SteamPlant Paquette Gallery on Thursday, May 10 from 5:30-7:00 pm featuring artist Jim Marshall and musician Bruce Warren. The Creative Mixer is free, open to the public and is a casual, social gathering to learn and share information about the local arts scene.
 
Featured Artist Jim Marshall creates abstract art work in a variety of mediums. His work is derived from the emotional impact of his life experiences, particularly relationships. His influences include Miles Davis, Daniel Johnson, Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko and abstract art from the 1960s. His work has been featured in galleries on F Street. 

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Marshall’s "My Space" exhibit is a collection of pastels, mixed media, oils and installations of various sizes. Prices range from $150-$600."
 
Featured Musician: Bruce Warren
“When I first heard the hammered dulcimer my life was instantly changed and I simply had to have one,” said musician Bruce Warren. 

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Warren has now been playing for 38 years. He took to it easily and less than four months after he began, he won the National Hammered Dulcimer Championship. Originally from the Ozark Mountains in Arkansas, Bruce plays mostly traditional Irish, Swedish and American folk tunes, as well as his own compositions. For almost 20 years he made his living playing music with Liz Thomas, traveling mostly in the Midwest and South where they performed at festivals, conventions, schools, libraries, museums, weddings and other venues. After several years of “retirement,” Bruce has returned to playing this ancient stringed instrument.
 
About the Creative Mixer: Held every second Thursday, free hors’ de oeuvres, a cash bar, beautiful artwork, exciting entertainment, and great conversation are yours to enjoy! Join us at “The Mixer” on Thursday, May 10 from 5:30-7:00 pm.

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May
1
to May 31

Community Grants: Call for Application - May 1-31

APPLY NOW FOR SALIDA COUNCIL FOR THE ARTS’ COMMUNITY GRANT

The Salida Council for the Arts (SCFTA) is now receiving applications for their first awarding of 2018 Community Grants. Grants of up to $500 each are open to applicants seeking funding for local arts and cultural based projects. These projects need to have a definable connection to the Salida Community and be supportive of the Council’s Mission Statement.  Current applications are available online and must be received by May 31. Successful projects will be funded in July 2018.                        

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Apr
12
5:30 PM17:30

April Creative Mixer Thursday, April 12th 5:30pm

APRIL CREATIVE MIXER

The Salida Council for the Arts (SCFTA) invites anyone interested in art or practicing the art of creative living to attend the April Creative Mixer at the Salida SteamPlant Paquette Gallery on Thursday, April 12 from 5:30-7:00 pm featuring artist Sally Mather and musician Hank Martin. The Creative Mixer is free, open to the public and is a casual, social gathering to share information about the local arts scene.

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Featured Artist Sally Mather spent her professional life as a nurse-midwife providing women’s health care. Through the years, she explored many different creative mediums - clay, printmaking, oils, acrylics and watercolors - on her own as well as participating in various workshops and classes. In 1998, her mom gave her a set of “garage sale” soft pastels. The vibrancy, kinesthetic aspect, and immediacy of the medium became love at first touch. A year later, Sally moved to Salida. Surrounded by mountains in the beautiful Arkansas River Valley and with her love of the outdoors it was a natural evolution to begin painting “en plein air”. Sally has been actively volunteering at Ark-Valley Humane Society for the past 7 years. Fifty percent of the sale of her original landscape paintings in this show will benefit the shelter. 

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Featured Musician Hank Martin grew up fourth of nine children in a farm family in Western Nebraska. The family eventually went into the restaurant and lounge business. Early on, music, dancing, and humor were a big part of the family upbringing. At 13, Hank picked up his older brother’s guitar. He had no formal training in music theory, but found he had talent for creating and writing songs on stringed instruments. Hank formed and played in area bands and later became a solo act.

Hank earned degrees from Chadron State College and then lived on the Front Range of Colorado for over 30 years. Salida came calling on Halloween of 2016. Hank now lives her and is a social worker for Chaffee County. Seeing that Salida/Buena Vista has an outstanding music scene, he decided to dust off his guitar and start playing again. The Creative Mixer will be his first gig back as a singer and guitar player.

ABOUT THE CREATIVE MIXER: Held every second Thursday, free hors’ de oeuvres, a cash bar, beautiful artwork, exciting entertainment, and great conversation are yours to enjoy! Join us at “The Mixer” on Thursday, April 12 from 5:30-7:00 pm.

Visit: www.salidacouncilforthearts.org

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Mar
8
5:30 PM17:30

Creative Mixer Thursday March 8th 5:30-7:00 SteamPlant

COME TO THE CREATIVE MIXER & BRING A FRIEND!
Thursday, March 8th at 5:30pm

The Salida Council for the Arts (SCFTA) invites anyone interested in art or practicing the art of creative living to attend the March Creative Mixer at the Salida SteamPlant Paquette Gallery on Thursday, March 8 from 5:30-7:00 pm featuring artist Donna Wagle and musician Ron Slaughter. The Creative Mixer is free, open to the public and is a casual, social gathering to share information about the local arts scene.

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Featured Artist Donna Wagle grew up in Western New York surrounded by an artistic family.  Earning her Bachelor of Arts degree in Education, she taught art in New York and then in Colorado. She continued taking graduate classes and taught graduate extension classes for teachers, also entering art shows, studio tours, and arts and crafts shows over the years. Wagle is retired from teaching and now focuses full time on her own art work in ceramics, jewelry making and assemblages, along with painting in various mediums. Her art work runs from realistic to quirky and is often full of bright colors and light. Donna is known for her rusty old trucks, wildflowers, and plein air landscapes depicting Colorado scenery.

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Featured Musician Ron Slaughter picked up the guitar during his senior year of high school in Arlington, Massachusetts. In college, he began playing for school events, music competitions, community groups, and started writing songs. Wherever he lived and worked he wrote songs and poems. Arriving in Salida in the late 70’s, he taught at the high school, worked at the Chaffee County Times and The Mountain Mail, and continually played various local venues. Slaughter performs original songs, and traditional and contemporary folk, blues and popular music through the 70’s. You may have heard him recently at Vino Salida, Woods Distillery, The Bounty, Soulcraft Brewery, and Shallots. 

About the Creative Mixer: Held every second Thursday, free hors’ de oeuvres, a cash bar, beautiful artwork, exciting entertainment, and great conversation are yours to enjoy! Join us at “The Mixer” on Thursday, March 8 from 5:30-7:00 pm.

The Salida Council for the Arts is a 501c3 non-profit based in Salida, Colorado. The organization was founded in 2002 to facilitate community access to arts grants and other types of government and foundation funding. The SCFTA’s mission is to enrich the cultural life of our community by nurturing and supporting excellent in the arts; to increase the community’s awareness of and appreciation for the arts; to promote and encourage arts education; and to serve as liaison between the arts, business, government, and educational institutions. www.salidacouncilforthearts.org

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Salida Art Walk Mini-Masterpieces Auction Registration March 5 - June 1

            PHOTO COURTESY OF THE STEAMPLANT

          PHOTO COURTESY OF THE STEAMPLANT

The Salida Council for the Arts (SCFTA), sponsor of Salida Art Walk, will again offer the opportunity for artists to submit their mini-masterpieces for the Mini-Masterpieces Auction to be held on Friday, June 22 and Saturday, June 23 at the Salida SteamPlant Annex.

Submission forms can be completed online or downloaded and printed at www.salidaartwalk.org/mini-masterpiece-auction.  Canvases for         
the minis can be picked up at no charge at Box of Bubbles, 206  E Street, Salida. Call Ken prior to pick-up at (719) 539-7443. Please be sure to sign the pick-up form at Box of Bubbles.
 
Artists may submit one or two minis for the auction. Early entries, submitted by April 1, will be considered for use in marketing and advertising purposes. All entries are due by June 1.
 
For more information, contact Ken Brandon at (719) 539-7443 or bwgraphics47@gmail.com.


 
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The Salida Council for the Arts is a 501c3 non-profit based in Salida, Colorado. The organization was founded in 2002 to facilitate community access to arts grants and other types of government and foundation funding. The SCFTA’s mission is to enrich the cultural life of our community by nurturing and supporting excellent in the arts; to increase the community’s awareness of and appreciation for the arts; to promote and encourage arts education; and to serve as liaison between the arts, business, government, and educational institutions. www.salidacouncilforthearts.org

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