The sixth annual "Valley Visions" art exhibition, sponsored by Salida Council for the Arts (SCFTA), will kick off with a public Grand Opening Reception on Friday, May 5 from 4-7 pm in the SteamPlant Annex. Celebrated as a showcase for the Arkansas River Valley's top established and emerging creative talent, the exhibit will feature forty of the area's most innovative painters, sculptors, photographers, and artisans.
All entries will be for sale at special exhibit prices. A $5-10 suggested donation at the door supports the Council's scholarship program for local high school students, and entitles guests to a banquet of gourmet hors d'oeuvres, live entertainment, cash bar, meet-the-artist opportunities, "first dibs" on the artwork for sale, and a ballot to vote for the coveted People's Choice Awards.
Award winners will be announced at the reception's conclusion, and will receive cash and/or merchandise prizes in addition to Award Certificates. All guests will be eligible to win valuable door prizes as well.
Artists featured in this year's show are: Bill Althoff, Joanie Barbier, Dan Bishop, Orlin Camerlo, Cary Carlson, Carol Cartwright, Wanda Dammeyer, Mary Drawbert, David Eckstein, Gail Franke, Linda Frances, Hannelore Gabriel, Linda Gibas, Jean Hanfelt, Ginny Holzwarth, Sue Ann Hum, Licia Iverson, Martin Jolley,
Dvora Kanegis, Erica Kinsella, Julie Maas, Sally Mather, Susan Mayfield, Lila McClellan, Padgett McFeely, Jessica Miller, Dana Mortenson, Conrad Nelson, Tia Pleiman, Zoe Rayor, Max Ruppeck, Jude Silva, Susan Spohn, Starpoint, Mel Strawn, Rich Tyler, Donna Wagle, and Mary Hansen Wolfe.
Lisa Marvel, SCFTA Committee Chairman for the exhibition, remarked that "Valley Visions seems to get better every year--and the quality of this 2017 show is testimony to the amazing wealth of first class creative talent in our community.
Salida really IS 'The Biggest Little Art Town In Colorado'!"
The Valley Visions art exhibition will remain on display through May. For exhibit hours and more information, visit salidacouncilforthearts.org