"Valley Visions" Art Exhibit Opening is Friday, May 3


The 8th 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 3 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 and awarded at the reception's conclusion.

Congratulations to the artists featured in this year's show: Mia Aguirre, Joyce Baird, Joanie Barbier, Laura Barton, Joe Beakey, Anna Bishop, Dan Bishop, Karen Boggs Bryant, Wanda Lee Dammeyer, Kathy Davidoff, David Eckstein, Jane Ewing, Gail Franke, Thomas Franke, Hannelore Gabriel, Fay Golson, Jean Hanfelt, Licia Iverson, Nancy Kay, Erica Kinsella, Scott Leonard, Sally Mather, Sarah-Jane Maynard, Padgett McFeely, Conrad Nelson, Jennifer Price, Judith Reese, Max Ruppeck, Beth Sanders, Quintin Shomaker, Susan Spohn, Judy Sprague, Mel Strawn, Sibyl Teague, Hannah Tidechild, Evette Twyford, Matt Varnum, Gary White, Stephen Witty, Mary Hansen Wolfe.

Thank you to our growing list of sponsors who make this year’s Valley Visions possible: Mahnke Auto Body Salida, Pinon Realty, Pony Patch, Sweet Anna Jean: A Little Cookie Bakery, Su Casa Furniture & Sleep Shop, Liz Peterson State Farm Ins.,  Moltz Construction, Inc., Debbie & Fred Jackson, Cellar Wine & Spirits and Yolo Clothing.

The Valley Visions art exhibition will remain on display through June 2.  Questions may be directed to, Licia Iverson, Valley Visions Chairperson at salidacouncilforthearts@gmail.com  

2019 Valley Visions Art Show Details
Artist Information, Entry Forms & Poster


Valley Visions Art Show Artist Entry Form Is No Longer Available

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.  Visit our website: www.salidacouncilforthearts.org

Valley Visions is sponsored by the Salida Council for the Arts and welcomes additional sponsors for this festive event.
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