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May
11
5:30 PM17:30

May's Creative Mixer

You are invited to May's Creative Mixer!   

Join the Salida Council for the Arts on Thursday, May 11 in the Paquette Gallery of the SteamPlant Event Center for a fine and festive social hour, from 5: 30 to 7.    Munchies are served, the cash bar is open, live keyboard music will be playing and you’ll hear news about SO many creative projects being launched.  Join us, bring your friends, meet some new ones,  and, if you have news about your own artistic endeavor, you’re invited to step up on the “Soapbox” and share the excitement.

Imagine!  The guest artist in the Paquette this month is Salida Circus, Colorado’s most creative circus!  Jennifer Dempsey, founder/performer/mama/fundraiser supreme will be on hand at Creative Mixer to tell us about a special celebration for Memorial Day Weekend.

Salida Circus celebrates it’s 10-Year Anniversary!  Hundreds of kids - adults too - have participated in our circus’s festive program over the years: aerial acts, stiltwalkers, tumbling, juggles, clowning, doggy performers with more and more exciting acts added regularly.

Performing all over the state, and internationally in Ireland and Jordan, they stage workshops and special performances, indoors and out.  Salida Circus always presents good fellowship with colorful entertainment.

Creative Mixer is honored to feature keyboarder Joan Lubeck, in her first Mixer appearance.  Joan ( who also has a connection to Salida Circus, ask her! ) is new to Salida and is booking background music in small venues.  ( Does your gallery or store still need some music for Art Walk? )  She’s a vocalist, accompanying herself on piano and ukulele.   Her extensive background is as a church accompanist, choir director, and soloist.  
Joan is now exploring new opportunities, such as joining a small ensemble or pairing up with a guitarist/vocalist, so ask her about that too!  

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May
5
4:00 PM16:00

Valley Visions Opening Reception is May 5th

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

Sponsored by: Amica's and 50 Burger in Salida

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Apr
13
5:30 PM17:30

April's Creative Mixer

Evan Colt, Senior in AP Art

Reya Sunshine, Senior in AP Art

The Salida Council for the Arts' next Creative Mixer will be held on April 13. This free monthly gathering of creatives and art appreciators is your best way to directly know what's coming up on the Salida arts scene. Held from 5:30 - 7:00 at the Salida SteamPlant, the Mixer features announcements of upcoming arts, free snacks and a cash bar.

Featured in the SteamPlant's Paquette Gallery this month is the juried art competition from seven area schools. The 25th Annual Tri-Peaks League Art Show is hosted this year by Janine Frazee, Salida High School’s Fine Arts Teacher.  The art show consists of 10-14 pieces from each high school ranging from both two-dimensional and three-dimensional art.  The League Art Show is a highly competitive student art show showcasing the top artists from each school’s art program and awards ribbons to winners. When a student earns If a high school student has a piece in the show it speaks volumes about the quality, creativity, idea, skill, technique and media of their artwork.  Schools participating this year are Manitou Springs High School, Fountain Valley High School, St. Mary’s Academy, Vanguard Classical School, James Irwin Charter School, Buena Vista High School, and Salida High School. SCFTA Board Member Mark Rittman from the Maverick Potter and Jessica Vogel from Art & Salvage have juried the show.  They award ribbons for First, Second, and Third Places in both 2D & 3D respectively as well as choose The Best of Show and two Juror’s Choice awards. A People’s Choice award, is voted on by those who come to view the show and the recipient will be awarded the ribbon at the closing of the show.  All other artwork automatically receives Honorable Mention Ribbons.     

This month's musician at Creative Mixer is TJ Hittle, a session musician who has been playing guitars in bands since age 14. He moved to Salida in 2013 after playing professionally since 1964 across the Midwest. He is the leader for the Salida-based trio TJ & Friends.  His music ranges from originals to soulfully played ballads in blues, jazz, rock, country and Americana. He can often be seen playing with his trio or backing other groups at HubBub Brewery, Vino Salida, the Boathouse, Benson’s Tavern, City Park concerts and other local venues.

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Apr
7
11:58 PM23:58

Valley Visions Announces Call for Entry - Deadline: April 7 2017

All Salida-area artists are invited to submit their work for exhibition in the popular annual "Valley Visions" show, sponsored by the Salida Council for the Arts.  Deadline for entries in this 6th Annual Show is Friday April 7, 2017.

Designed as a showcase for the area's top creative talent, the non-juried exhibit will be on display May 5-30 in the Salida SteamPlant Annex.  All entries will be for sale, with 80% of proceeds going to the artist and 20% to benefit the SteamPlant.

The exhibition will kick off with a Public Grand Opening reception on Friday, May 5 from 4-7 pm.  The event will feature gourmet hors d'oeuvres, live entertainment, cash bar, "meet the artist" opportunities, voting and presentation of People's Choice Award winners.

Valley Visions is open to all greater Salida area (40-mile radius) artists, photographers, artisans and sculptors; one entry per person.   Patrons attending the reception will vote for their People's Choice favorites; and winners will receive cash and/or merchandise prizes in addition to Award Certificates.  The show and winners will be heavily publicized throughout the Rocky Mountain region; and many entries traditionally sell at the grand opening reception and throughout the show's duration.

Because of space limitations, this highly popular show is limited to the first 40 entries received.

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Mar
9
5:30 PM17:30

February's Creative Mixer

Three local art projects will be awarded grants from Salida Council for the Arts at their Creative Mixer this month, to be held this coming Thursday, March 9th.  This is the first of three cycles for 2017 Community Grants, giving support to local arts projects by the Arts Council.

At the free monthly event you’ll also meet artists, art appreciators, local residents or visitors, chat with Council members about current projects and hear details of upcoming creative projects throughout the Arkansas Valley.

“To Salida with LOVE” is the title of this month’s art exhibit in the Paquette Gallery of the SteamPlant Event Center where the Creative Mixer is held. This work, by Salida artist and instructor Tina Gramann, is what she calls “an art show of sentiment, memory, & whimsy captured in pictures, chalk art, & paintings.” Tina has worked in early childhood education, professional theatre and visual art for over 20 years and is the founder and instructor at Salida Creativity Lab.

Scott Adams brings his hugely popular finger-style guitar music to the Mixer. Known for his mastery of Hawaiian slack key, folk, blues, ragtime and bottleneck styles.  Influenced by Leo Kottke, John Fahey, and Stephan Grossman, among others, Scott has been playing solo for more than 35 years; and builds exotic steel-string guitars as a hobby.

Entry to the Mixer is always free, and the Salida Council for the Arts encourages you leave have your pocket change to help offset expenses! All donations go to the general operating fund, which brings you the Creative Mixer, Community Grants, Salida Art Walk and more!

Free hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar will be available; as will the always-popular "soapbox", where anyone can stand up and make announcements of interest to the crowd.

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Feb
4
6:00 PM18:00

Happy Chinese New Year, Salida!

Happy Chinese New Year, Salida!

Salida Creativity Lab and area students present Happy Chinese New Year, Salida!, a parade and multicultural celebration, free for the community, at the Longfellow Elementary gymnasium on February 4, 2017, at 6:00pm.

Throughout the month of January, Salida Creativity Lab will work with over 200 students. Children ages 4 to 14 from schools across the community will work together to create dragon-inspired movement, costumes, and props culminating in a Chinese New Year parade and celebration for the community. After the parade, the community is invited to stay for new year activities and crafts, listen to music, and enjoy a multicultural potluck. The event is free and open to the public, and will be a lively and fun event for the whole family!

Stay tuned for more details. For more information or to volunteer to help with the event, please contact tina@salidacreativitylab.com.

Thank you to our Sponsors!

Salida Council for the Arts
The Conundrum Group, LLP

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Dec
10
4:00 PM16:00

Second Saturday Gallery Tour

Each month, local galleries and artists open their doors to seasoned collectors, art lovers, and artists via the Second Saturday Gallery Tour. This easy stroll between galleries and other creative spaces gives the public the ability to participate in this vibrant creative community. A featured gallery is chosen every month.

The majority of galleries are open from 4 to 9 p.m. Contact each participating location for times.

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Nov
19
4:00 PM16:00

Jimmy Sellars & Mark Monroe - Artist Reception @ The Twitchell

Sellars Project Space presents a series new photographs by local artists Mark Monroe and Jimmy Sellars in an exhibition titled Gathered. This exhibition will be on display as part of the Sellars Project Space’s Art at The Twitchell program beginning Friday, November 11th, and will remain on display through January 9th, 2017.

An artists’ reception is scheduled for Saturday, November 19th, from 4 p.m to 7 p.m.

Sellars Project Space is located on the 2nd floor in the historic Twitchell Building in the heart of Salida’s Downtown Creative District at 101 North F Street. Entrance is located on 1st Street, next to Sutty’s Downtown Records & Arts; patrons with mobility issues can use the elevator, accessible via the alley. 

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Nov
12
4:00 PM16:00

Second Saturday Gallery Tour

Each month, local galleries and artists open their doors to seasoned collectors, art lovers, and artists via the Second Saturday Gallery Tour. This easy stroll between galleries and other creative spaces gives the public the ability to participate in this vibrant creative community. A featured gallery is chosen every month.

The majority of galleries are open from 4 to 9 p.m. Contact each participating location for times.

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Nov
10
5:30 PM17:30

Creative Mixer

  • Salida SteamPlant Paquette Gallery (map)
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 Jasper Johns

Jasper Johns

With the campaign season joyfully behind us, everyone is come by the SteamPlant this Thursday for art, music, friendship and snacks! The Salida Council for the Arts is hosting their free, monthly Creative Mixer at Salida SteamPlant from 5:30 – 7:00 Thursday, November 10. At this month’s mixer, two Colorado Artists are sharing the exhibition space and a favorite local musician will supply the tunes. 

Artists Gail Frasier and Lynne Milliken will speak about their current show, “Of The Earth: Gratitude."  In their show, Milliken’s oil paintings and Frasier’s clay vessels interpret earth’s gifts, from majestic skies and rolling waters, to those tiny treasures that often go unnoticed. Both artists grew up in rural communities then spent years in the mountains, where earth, water, and weather are major factors.  After years of individual artistic pursuits, these friends came upon a quote by actress Julia Roberts, “The Earth does not need us; We need the Earth”, which gave birth to their artistic collaboration.  Frasier and Milliken are looking forward to sharing their artistic and environmental journey with this mountain community. Their exhibit continues through November 30.

Salida guitarist Scott Adams is always a crowd favorite, and will play throughout the evening. The finger style guitarist is known for his mastery of Hawaiian slack key, folk, blues, ragtime and bottleneck styles. Influenced by Leo Kottke, John Fahey, and Stephan Grossman, among others, Scott has been playing solo for more than 35 years; and builds exotic steel-string guitars as a hobby.

As always, the “Soapbox” waits for you and your announcements. If you have news of an upcoming art project, you’re invited to get on the soapbox and tell everyone about it! The Salida Council for the Arts will also feature your event on the Cultural calendar on their website, and share the information on the radio. The Creative Mixer offers free munchies and a cash bar offering liquid creativity, too.

The monthly Creative Mixer is a popular social evening hosted by the Salida Council for the Arts, with the support of the Creative District and the SteamPlant Event Center.  Everyone is most welcome!  Bring the neighbors, your family and friends, and participate.  Meet new artists, local residents or visitors, and chat with Council members about current projects.

For more information visit the Council’s website at http://www.salidacouncilforthearts.org/ 

Thank you for your generous donations to support the continued work of the Salida Council for the Arts.

 

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Nov
5
4:00 PM16:00

Mel Strawn : Borders Closing Reception and Artist Talk

Sellars Project Space’s Art @ The Twitchell’s latest show, Borders, featuring the work of Mel Strawn, will host a closing reception for the artist on Saturday, November 5th, from 4 - 7 p.m. Local musician Megan Lombardo will be playing during the event. Mr. Strawn will be giving an artist talk from 5 - 6 p.m. Patrons who had previously purchased work in the show will be able to collect their pieces at that time, as well.

The Twitchell Building is located at the corner of 1st & F Streets in historic downtown Salida. Our entrance is on 1st Street, next to Sutty’s Downtown Records & Arts. An elevator is also available for those with mobility issues - you can access that via the alley entrance on the other side of Sutty’s.

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Oct
31
12:00 PM12:00

Susan Mayfield at HRRMC

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A collection of landscape pastel paintings by artist Susan Mayfield is on display at Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center through Dec. 31.

A resident of Salida for the past eight years, Mayfield divides her time between the high mountain desert of Colorado and the semi-tropical coastline of South Carolina where she grew up. She is inspired by the dynamic contrasts between these two places and enjoys exploring and interpreting the landscape wherever she finds herself.

Mayfield spends much of her time in the outdoors hiking, camping, and plein air painting. She served as a board member of the Friends of Browns Canyon during the time that it was designated as a national monument and is an active proponent of public lands.

After graduating with honors and receiving the Outstanding Fine Arts Student Award from the College of Charleston in South Carolina, Mayfield continued her studies with prominent artists around the country. She has exhibited her paintings in galleries across the U.S., and her work has been chosen for the Art in Embassies Program, which fosters cultural exchange and understanding through the visual arts.

Mayfield participates in plein air events around the U.S. in addition to teaching classes and workshops in her studio.

All works in the hospital exhibit are for sale, and 25 percent of the proceeds are donated to the HRRMC Foundation.

HRRMC is hosting four art exhibits this year, as part of its mission to create a healing environment. The hospital displays the work of regional artists, with an emphasis on the Arkansas Valley. For more information on exhibiting art at HRRMC, call 719-530-2217.

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Oct
15
11:00 AM11:00

14th Annual Wearable Art Fashion Show, Boutique, and Luncheon

 The Heart of Colorado FiberArts Guild will host its 14th Annual Wearable Art Fashion Show, Boutique and Luncheon Saturday October 15, 2016 at the Salida SteamPlant, 220 W. Sackett Ave.

The Boutique will open at 11:00 am, with the Luncheon and Fashion Show following at 12:00 noon.

Tickets cost $35.00 and are available at Fringe in Salida and Serendipity in Buena Vista. The luncheon will be catered by Greg Wall and there will be a vegetarian option.

Fiber Artist Marilyn King, the owner of Black Water Abbey Yarns in Aurora, Colorado, will be the Guest Artist at this event. She is a knitter extraordinaire and will be showcasing some of her beautiful knitted garments and yarns, all 100% Irish Wool.

The luncheon usually sells out in advance. More information is available at: www.heartofcoloradofiberartsguild.org.

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Oct
13
5:30 PM17:30

Creative Mixer @ The SteamPlant's Paquette Gallery

Thursday, October 13th

ART EXHIBITION – Laura Donovan

MUSIC by Mark M. Rostenko

The monthly Creative Mixer is a popular social evening hosted by the Salida Council for the Arts, with the support of the Creative District and the SteamPlant Event Center.   The Creative Mixer is held every second Thursday in the SteamPlant's Paquette Gallery. In October, the Mixer is on the 13th, from 5:30 to 7:00. Everyone is most welcome!  Bring the neighbors, your family and friends, and participate.  Meet new artists, local residents or visitors, and chat with Council members about current projects.

The Creative Mixer offers free munchies, a chance to study the current art show at the Paquette gallery, listen to news about upcoming artistic activities and, of course, socialize with your friends, new and old. There will be a cash bar offering liquid creativity, too.

Entrepreneur Laura Donavan shows her artwork this month at the Creative Mixer. A woman of diverse talents, Donovan and her husband have based their graphic arts business in Salida since 2000. They have also created a baby toy, which they’re currently working on bringing to market. Donovan says her current SteamPlant art show “is a little love letter to animals and children, shadows and airplanes.  It's inspired by all the extraordinary artists who live and work in Salida, and it was fun to get back to an easel and away from the computer. I plan to keep the paints out, because nothing makes my day quite like a lop-eared rabbit on a strider bike.”

October’s featured musical artist is award-winning Indie singer-songwriter, Mark M. Rostenko. Rostenko is a Wall Street escapee, who has been recovering from the frantic business world in a remote mountain cabin above Cotopaxi, writing songs and playing his guitar.  

Take a break from your winterizing projects and join the Salida Council for the Arts for a soft, friendly night of Mixing. October evenings are so lovely next to the river and attending the Creative Mixer can be your favorite way to infuse and absorb the Sweet Salida Vibe.

For more information visit the Council’s website at http://www.salidacouncilforthearts.org/ 

Thank you for your generous donations to support the continued work of the Salida Council for the Arts.

 

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Oct
8
4:00 PM16:00

Second Saturday Gallery Tour

Each month, local galleries and artists open their doors to seasoned collectors, art lovers, and artists via the Second Saturday Gallery Tour. This easy stroll between galleries and other creative spaces gives the public the ability to participate in this vibrant creative community. A featured gallery is chosen every month.

The majority of galleries are open from 4 to 9 p.m. Contact each participating location for times.

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Sep
10
4:00 PM16:00

Second Saturday Gallery Tour

Each month, local galleries and artists open their doors to seasoned collectors, art lovers, and artists via the Second Saturday Gallery Tour. This easy stroll between galleries and other creative spaces gives the public the ability to participate in this vibrant creative community. A featured gallery is chosen every month.

The majority of galleries are open from 4 to 9 p.m. Contact each participating location for times.

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Aug
13
4:00 PM16:00

Salida Artist Second Saturday Gallery Tour

Each month, members of Salida Artists open their doors to seasoned collectors, art lovers, and artists via the Second Saturday Gallery Tour. This easy stroll between galleries and other creative spaces gives the public the ability to participate in this vibrant creative community. A featured gallery is chosen every month.

The majority of galleries are open from 4 to 9 p.m. Contact each participating location for times.


Linda Armantrout - Reconnection of Spirit

Sellars Project Space is pleased to present an exhibition of new works by Colorado artist Linda Armantrout. This exhibition titled, Reconnection to Spirit, will open on Friday, July 22nd and continues through September 1st, 2016. A reception for the artist will be held on Saturday, August 13th from 4 - 8 p.m. on the second floor of the historic Twitchell Building in the heart of Salida’s Creative District at 101 N F Street.

Colorado artist Linda Armantrout continues the exploration of legend and spiritual partnerships. Through her symbolically charged animals and people as messengers of the power of Spirit, she paints from a state of exploration and experimentation. Her intention is to allow room in each piece for the viewer to find personal meaning and connection.

Sellars Project Space has served as a catalyst for contemporary art for over 20 years. Curating over 200 exhibitions, Sellars Project Space has mounted a variety of award winning exhibitions, public happenings, and multitude of community-based projects. Exhibiting local, regional and international artists who work in all media, our focus continue to be on art and the art making process and not on the art market. 

Sellars Project Space is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. and always by appointment. Located within 2 1/2 hours from most major metro areas in Colorado, 3 1/2 hours from Santa Fe, and an 1 1/2 hours from Aspen. Known as the “Best Little Art Town in Colorado,” Salida is Colorado’s first designated Creative District. For more information on Sellars Project Space’s artists, programs, and community events visitSellarsProjectSpace.com or call (719) 221-9893

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Aug
13
12:00 PM12:00

Scout Hut Art Benefit Show

The Art show will be on Saturday, August 13, from noon-9pm at the Scout Hut at Riverside Park. The artwork featured will be oil, acrylic and plein air paintings by Laura Barton, Cary Carlson, David LaVercome and John Russell; fine art photographic images by Carol Cartwright and Beth Grimes; jewelry design by Cheryl Tischer; pottery by Mark Rittman; and functional fine art by Tammy Grubisha. Tina Gramann will do a chalk art creation and provide face painting and crafts for children.

Live music will be provided by David Tipton and Scott Adams.
This show complements The Creative District Second Saturday art tour. Refreshments will be provided.
For more information contact John Russ jaceruss@gmail.com

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Aug
11
5:30 PM17:30

Creative Mixer

Salida Council for the Arts invites everyone with an interest in the arts to attend its monthly "Creative Mixer", Thursday, August 11 at 5:30 pm in the SteamPlant Paquette Gallery.  The free public gathering is a popular venue for artists, writers, musicians, and other creatives to meet and socialize on a casual basis. 

The event's featured guest artists will be the the Rocky Mountain Society of Botanical Artists--whose group show, "RARE II", is being held over for an unprecedented second month.  The RMSBA is a diverse association of artists and collectors dedicated to the practice and perpetuation of botanical art and illustration, with a focus on plants in the Rocky Mountain Region. 

Featured musician at the Creative Mixer will be innovative Salida ukulele player and singer Sunny Tingler, a former top finalist in the Colorado "You Got Talent" competition.

Free hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar will be available; and guests are invited to use the popular "soapbox" time to make announcements of interest.  Salida Council for the Arts is an all-volunteer organization working for the betterment of the arts, artists, and community of Salida. 

For more information visit salidacouncilforthearts.org

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Aug
1
to Aug 3

Call for Entries - SALIDASCOPE!

From Dustin Tidwell, co-conspirator at SALIDASCOPE:

"Please submit your work to Salidascope@gmail as soon as you can!
Pass the word. Some of the recent episodes can be seen at www. salidascope.com.
Deadline for Episode 5 is this Wednesday August 3.
We have intention of showing your COLOR image, digital addresses that your want for your art (facebook, twitter, instagram, webpage), as well as a picture of your shiny happy awesome self. If you have a gallery, a physical display, feel free to include your physical address. If you have show between now and the end of September/mid October, feel free to include details. No worries if you wanna submit anonymous pieces as well. Please ensure we know which ones get your name and which ones don't.
(As ink as limited and the $ is shrinking, we have a limit of space, but we are not at capacity of the current funding yet).
Have an awesome day.   -DT

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Jul
14
5:30 PM17:30

Creative Mixer

This month's Salida "Creative Mixer" is Thursday, July 14 at 5:30 pm in the SteamPlant Paquette Gallery at 220 West Sackett Avenue in Salida's Downtown Creative District.  Sponsored by Salida Council for the Arts, this popular networking event is a way for local artists, writers, musicians, art lovers and community members to meet and socialize on a casual basis.

As always, the event is free and open to the public.

Free hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar will be available; as will the always-popular "soapbox", where anyone can stand up and make announcements of interest to the crowd.

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Jun
11
12:00 PM12:00

Salida Artists Second Saturday Gallery Tour

Each month, members of Salida Artists open their doors to seasoned collectors, art lovers, and artists via the Second Saturday Gallery Tour. This easy stroll between galleries and other creative spaces gives the public the ability to participate in this vibrant creative community. A featured gallery is chosen every month.

The majority of galleries are open from 4 to 9 p.m. Contact each participating location for times.


This month's featured gallery/artist is The Maverick Potter.

Crows and chocolates are what’s new at The Maverick Potter! For this month’s second Saturday Art Event, we are happy to present two Colorado artists we now represent. Shelley Goddard is a Boulder artist doing delightful work with hand-drawn crows. Patty Denny is the owner and chocolatier at Telluride Truffle. These amazing truffles are each a tiny work of delectable art that you won’t have to struggle to find room for! Reception to start at 5pm on Saturday, come talk with us about open studio night, workshops with Tia Pleiman, and our plans for ArtWalk

The Maverick Potter opened in May of 2008 by owners Mark Rittmann and his wife Suzanne. Call it what you will, a leap of faith or burning desire to follow the pottery tradition, Mark left a 15 year career in the beer business to open up the Maverick Potter.  Mark earned a BA in Ceramics from Lewis and Clark College in 1991.  His interest in clay was solidified when he had an opportunity to study with a native potter in Ecuador during college. “Working the clay with my feet, harvesting tree limbs to fire the kiln, and forming pottery on his truck tire pottery wheel gave me a new connection to clay.  I enjoyed the fact you could take the earth, form it, subject it to heat and you would have a pot.   The possibilities are endless and it merits a life time of exploration.”

Mark has shown in galleries in Oregon, Arizona, and Colorado.  His current focus is on large multi-piece thrown vases. These pieces are then fired in atmospheric kilns to allow the fire to play its part on the clay canvas.  “It is my hope that the energy I put into my pottery helps to connect people to the earth, to the art of handmade, and the tradition of artisanship.”

Join us for a fun evening to kick start the summer.  We are located at 119 F St. in downtown Salida and can be reached at 719 539 5112.


SPS TO EXHIBIT 9 COLORADO ARTISTS IN JUNE

Sellars Project Space is proud to present an exhibition of 9 Colorado Artists titled simply, “9”, during the month of June. This exhibition will open on Saturday June 11th and continue through July 6th, 2016. A three day showing will be held during the 24th Annual Salida Art Walk on June 24th (12 - 6 p.m.), June 25th ( 11 a.m. - 9 p.m), and June 26th (12 p.m. - 4 p.m.). A special reception for the public will be held on Saturday, June 25th from 5 - 9 p.m. with all 9 artists in attendance.

Exhibiting artists include Linda Armantrout (Louisville), PJ Bergin (Salida), Marie EvB Gibbons (Arvada), Fay Golson (Salida), Kelsey Hauck (Saguache), Jennifer Hirshhorn (Boulder), Joanne Mascorro (Salida), Pam Judd (Salida), and Amy Wood (Denver). Each artist works in multiple mediums including painting, collage, drawing, sculpture, paper, glass, and digital manipulation. 

For more information visit SellarsProjectSpace.com or call (719) 221-9893.  


It IS Just Black And White - Jo Venditelli
F Street Gallery - 119 North F Street

Jo will be giving demos on how she creates with polymer clay between 4:00 and 5:30.  Her show, "it IS just black and white" will be from 6:00-8:00 where you can come in, meet the artist, enjoy a cocktail and find your own perfect piece of Jo's wearable art. This will be an amazing show featuring Jo's latest wearable art. And you guessed it... "it IS just black and white." What a fun way to pick out your black and white jewelry for summer!

For more information, please contact F Street Gallery at (719) 539-0440.


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Jun
9
5:30 PM17:30

Creative Mixer

This month's Salida "Creative Mixer" is Thursday, June 9 at 5:30 pm in the SteamPlant Paquette Gallery at 220 West Sackett Avenue in Salida's Downtown Creative District.  Sponsored by Salida Council for the Arts, this popular networking event is a way for local artists, writers, musicians, art lovers and community members to meet and socialize on a casual basis.

The featured artist this month will be Hannelore Gabriel, whose exhibit "Round Works" features multimedia assemblages that artfully combine paint, metal, wood, and paper. Gabriel's show will remain on display in the Paquette Gallery throughout June.  

Our featured musician will be accordionist and award-winning artist Jim "J.C." Maxon.  A former gallery owner and archeologist, Maxon performs accordion music and exhibits watercolors, pastels, and photography at galleries and shows throughout the country. 

As always, the Mixer is free and open to the public.  Complimentary hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar will be available; as will the popular "soapbox" attraction, where everyone is welcome to stand up and make announcements of community interest.   
Salida Council for the Arts is an all-volunteer organization working for the enrichment of the arts, artists, and community of Salida.  

For more information visit salidacouncilforthearts.org

 

 

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Jun
4
4:00 PM16:00

Rock & Roll Hoochie Koo @ Eye Candy!

 

Rock and Roll Hoochie Koo!
Saturday June 4    4-8pm

Eye Candy Art & Treasure will be hosting 13 rockin' artists,  interpreting their favorite rock and roll lyrics in their medium. (painting and sculpture). 

From Nikki at Eye Candy: "We’re keeping the titles of each piece a secret so people can guess the lyrics when they see each piece of artwork. There will be a flip note by each piece that can be uncovered to reveal the lyrics that inspired the art."

Artists include…

Jessica Vogel                         Jimmy Descant
Curtis Killorn                          Stan Cymansky
Amanda Davidson                  Natalie
Lori Tatum                               James Brown
Teresa Koransky                      Laura Barton
 Kimberly Brown                     Two Dogs Doyle

Rock and Roll Hoochie Koo! will be on display at Eye Candy Art & Treasure through the month of June.

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May
20
to May 21

Call For Entries - Durango Autumn Arts Festival

Attention all area artists and craftspeople:

The 22nd Annual Durango Autumn Arts Festival, southwest Colorado's premier outdoor arts festival, presented by the Durango Arts Center, is looking for you. 

The deadline for submissions is May 20, 2016.


September 17-18, 2016 | Click here for Call to Artists

 

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May
14
4:00 PM16:00

Salida Artists Second Saturday Gallery Tour

Each month, members of Salida Artists open their doors to seasoned collectors, art lovers, and artists via the Second Saturday Gallery Tour. This easy stroll between galleries and other creative spaces gives the public the ability to participate in this vibrant creative community. A featured gallery is chosen every month.

The majority of galleries are open from 4 to 9 p.m. Contact each participating location for times.


This month's featured gallery/artist is Lynn Van De Water, of Gallery Van De Water.

Lynn's love of lush textile patterns, 18th-century still life, and 19th-century landscapes are evident throughout her work. She begins with paper - designs are block-printed, drawn, or painted onto the surface, then, once dry, adhered to canvas. In some paintings, intricate patterns taken from vintage Indian fabrics may be superimposed with exquisitely detailed floral, insect, or avian forms, or enhanced with elements inspired by Japanese kimono. Even her landscapes show such inspiration— aspen trees spring up from a ground of golden filigree;  Asian motifs fill the skies over abstracted blossoms. Her formally-trained sensibility, combined with a fresh and decidedly modern palette (cobalt and hot pink, copper and turquoise), results in work that glows with depth and elegance. She studied at The Colorado College and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, with continued studies at the University of Denver and the Anderson Ranch Art Center.

Gallery Van De Water will be open from 5 - 8 p.m. with a reception for the artist.


The Maverick Potter presents: BOWLNANZA!
It's The Maverick Potter's eighth anniversary, and we are having a Bowlnanza to celebrate. Gallery owner and potter Mark Rittmann has been concentrating on making a host of bowls to fill the shelves as we celebrate eight years in business. Bowls of all shapes and sizes will be featured, completed in a variety of firing types, so this is a great opportunity to learn a little more about the firing process and find a piece of functional art to brighten your home. 

Reception is from 5 p.m - 8 p.m. at the Maverick Potter, 119 F Street, Salida.



Eye Candy will be hosting the opening of the "Love and Music Series" by Artist Kimberly Brown. 
This is an extraordinary and colorful collection of artwork!
 
Aperitifs and Art from 4pm-8pm

Eye Candy ~ Art &Treasure
118 North F Street
539-3350
 


My Dogged Dreams

After years of making adult decisions regarding my artwork, I decided to take heed of my inner child who kept insisting, “Can’t we just have some fun now?”  So I turned the steering wheel of our creativity bus over to her while I tried to recover from my years of study at a prestigious New York art school.  And fun and silliness abounded.  Some very odd aliens invaded my imagination sparked by the freshness and absence of pretense I observed in the drawings of young children.

Then I got Phoebe, an adorable labradoodle puppy, and I truly felt like a child again. 

With Phoebe and her many canine friends I have embarked on a fascinating journey into a world previously unknown to me. Observing their antics both while awake and asleep sparked my fancy.  I can’t help but speculate on what they are thinking or dreaming. 

o I have created some imaginary pups’ dreams complete with accessories evocative of their personalities and of course I have provided them with things to chase, to play with, to sniff and to chew.  Some even have alien companions. w I know this to be true—It’s never too late to have a happy childhood!

Come see the amusing results in paintings prints and collages.

www.robertasmithart.com


Sellars Project Space presents Art at the Twitchell

Sellars Project Space presents an exhibition of works by local artist Ben Strawn. A reception for the artist will be held on Saturday, May 14th from 4 - 7 p.m. at 101 North F Street (upstairs, stairs on 1st Street side of the building next to Sutty's - elevator available by entering through the alley near the door).

"My paintings are of a style that is referred to as abstract. But that is not completely accurate. They are not abstracted from some idea or form. They are not consciously and deductively planned and executed. Instead, they develop, they evolve, they are dialogues with living at a particular moment- color, forms, and meanderings of lines that take the place of words. My work is not abstract in the sense of being minimalist or without content. Each piece is a diagram and reflection of my consciousness, of me, at that moment. Imagery, style, gesture, mood, and form are informed by what I find meaningful and compelling in life-Zen philosophy and art, calligraphy, the female, the forms of the earth, the beauty of color. Over the years, I have shifted from painting with oils- the traditional Western European medium- to water-based media(acrylic) and the inclusion of paper and collage. This reflects a shift in my point of reference to one more informed by Eastern ideas and artistic traditions. A particular concern is to transform the life force into an image - a very direct and living action - rather than simply depict or record a narrative."
(image: Going Home, 48" x 43")

http://www.sellarsprojectspace.com


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May
12
5:30 PM17:30

Creative Mixer

This month's Salida "Creative Mixer" is Thursday, May 12 at 5:30 pm in the SteamPlant Paquette Gallery at 220 West Sackett Avenue in Salida's Downtown Creative District.  Sponsored by Salida Council for the Arts, this popular networking event is a way for local artists, writers, musicians, art lovers and community members to meet and socialize on a casual basis.
The featured artist in the Gallery is Roberta Smith; special musical guest is local duo nth Degree.

As always, the event is free and open to the public.

Free hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar will be available; as will the always-popular "soapbox", where anyone can stand up and make announcements of interest to the crowd.

About the Guest Musicians:
nth Degree is a musical duo with Deb Needell on woodwinds and bass, and Bill Needell on guitar.  Both Deb and Bill sing original singer-songwriter compositions about love, nature and philosophy of life as well as unique acoustic arrangements of standard rock, country and popular songs.

 From Roberta Smith's show  My Dogged Dreams .

From Roberta Smith's show My Dogged Dreams.

Roberta Smith - My Dogged Dreams - now through the month of May.

After years of making adult decisions regarding my artwork, I decided to take heed of my inner child who kept insisting, “Can’t we just have some fun now?”  So I turned the steering wheel of our creativity bus over to her while I tried to recover from my years of study at a prestigious New York art school.  And fun and silliness abounded.  Some very odd aliens invaded my imagination sparked by the freshness and absence of pretense I observed in the drawings of young children.

Then I got Phoebe, an adorable labradoodle puppy, and I truly felt like a child again. 

With Phoebe and her many canine friends I have embarked on a fascinating journey into a world previously unknown to me. Observing their antics both while awake and asleep sparked my fancy.  I can’t help but speculate on what they are thinking or dreaming. 

o I have created some imaginary pups’ dreams complete with accessories evocative of their personalities and of course I have provided them with things to chase, to play with, to sniff and to chew.  Some even have alien companions. w I know this to be true—It’s never too late to have a happy childhood!

Come see the amusing results in paintings prints and collages.

 

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