Lex Nichols, Native American Flute Player at Amache Studio February 21

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On Friday, February 21, 2014, Lex Nichols will not only play several of his collected Native American flutes, but will hand out awards to area photographers for the Share the Spirit Photography Show and Contest.  A soup tasting cuisine will be presented free to the public.

Amateur and professional photographers are encouraged to enter their photography.  Rules and regulations are at the High Plains Photographers website at
highplainsphotographers.com.

Photographers may submit their entries at Amache Studio, Rds. HH & 34.5, Prowers, CO on February 15 from 10 to noon or February 16 from 1 to 3 pm.  Photographs should have a wire hanger on back for easy hanging.  Photos may be in color or black and white with any type of subject matter suitable for display.  The entry fee is $25 to enter three photos or $10 for one photo.  All proceeds go to the Share the Spirit Foundation.

Every year since 2002 Share the Spirit Foundation has provided shoes and socks to needy kids in the area.  During the past two years, individuals from the foundation have helped organize a Christmas party for the kids at the HOPE Center along with giving deserving families clothing, food and holiday gifts.  You can go to their website at www.sharethespirit.info to see past events and fundraisers.  On October 11, 2014, Chef Richard Bond, owner of the Mardi Gras School of Cooking in New Orleans will join Share the Spirit Foundation in a fundraiser at Amache Studio.

The Share the Spirit Photography Show and Contest is being held in conjunction with the Snow Goose Festival and is under the guidance of Karen Voepel.  The High Plains Photography Club will be providing volunteers throughout the event.  For further info, please contact Karen at 719.688.8000 or karen@cminet.net.

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Karen Voepel
Share the Spirit Foundation
719.688.8000
http://www.sharethespirit.info

11th Annual Sweetheart Swing February 11th, 2014 7pm

February 11, 2014
11th Annual Sweetheart Swing-Hosted by the Valley Jazz Orchestra at
the Shore Arts Center on 115 South Main in Lamar. The Valley Jazz
Orchestra will delight you with exceptional big band and swing music
from the 20’s thru the 40’s starting at 7pm. Don’t miss this
opportunity to treat your sweetheart to gourmet desserts, coffee and
LIVE music from a 17 piece big band! Call Greg Ludwig at 719-691-5948
to reserve your tickets today. Tickets can also be purchased from any
band member and at the door.Jazz Band

Share the Spirit Foundation Photography Contest February 21-23, 2014

February 21-23, 2014
Share the Spirit Photography contest will be held at Amache Studio,
Rds. 34.5 and HH. Registration is Saturday, February 15 from 10 am to
noon and Sunday, February 16 from 1:00 to 3:00 at Amache Studio. Lex
Nichols, an award-winning photographer and musician from Rocky Ford is
the show’s judge. Lex will be playing the Native American Flute at
Friday night’s reception to be held February 21 from 5:30 to 8:30.
For more information, entry forms and rules, please contact Karen
Voepel at 719.688.8000 or karen@cminet.net. All proceeds benefit
Share the Spirit Foundation, helping needy kids in southeast Colorado.Photo Contest 13 8x10

A Judge for the Autumn Art Show has been Selected

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Lamar, CO, September 5, 2013 – Members of the Southeast Colorado Arts Guild (SECAG) Judge Committee have selected Maya Avina, a Professor of Art at CSU-Pueblo as the Judge for this year’s Autumn Art Show at the Shore Art Center.

Maya Avina is a Professor of Art at CSU-Pueblo, teaching Painting and Graphic Design. Her graphic illustrative prints can be seen in the new wing of St. Mary Corwin Hospital and the Great Divide mural in downtown Pueblo. Before college, which she began at age thirty-two with two children, she was a jeweler doing one-of-a-kind cloisonné pieces shown in Los Angeles, La Jolla, California and Vail, Colorado.

Maya’s major area of creative work now is in the area of Natural Building utilizing local timber, stone and cob (sculptural adobe; see www.cobbuildingwithmaya.com), though she still paints and does graphics. Originally from California, she has lived in Colorado for a total of twenty-six years.

The complete rules and forms are available online on the Southeast Colorado Arts Council’s Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Southeast-Colorado-Arts-Council/224524917608420 (Search for Southeast Colorado Arts Council from Facebook) or on their website at: http://secoartscouncil.org/. Printed copies can be obtained by calling co-chairpersons, Bev Middleton at 719-940-4451, Jeff Alexander at 719-336-4780 or Arts Council board member, Vincent Gearhart at 719-688-7720.

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2013 Southeast Colorado Art Guild Autumn Art Show Call for Entries

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Lamar, CO, July 22, 2013 – The Southeast Colorado Arts Guild (SECAG) in conjunction with The Southeast Colorado Arts Council is proud to present this year’s Autumn Art Show at the Shore Art Center starting Tuesday, October 23rd. This art show is open to the public and will run for only four days.

The current schedule is as follows:

Registration is Saturday, October 19 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

The Autumn Art Show will be open to the public for viewing Tuesday through Friday, October 22-25 from 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

A wine and cheese reception will be held on Thursday, October 24 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.  Awards will be given out at this time. Minors must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

To encourage greater participation The Art Guild is offering cash awards for Best-of-Show, First Place in each category plus an Area Award for best depiction of a landmark within a 100-mile radius of Lamar, a Popular Choice Award, and a President’s Choice Award. Certificates are awarded for second, third and honorable mention.

Only original works not previously entered in a SECAG Autumn Art Show are eligible for entry and showing. Works will be displayed and judged according to the following categories: Painting, Artisan Works, Drawing & Prints, Photography and Three-Dimensional.

Registration is Saturday, October 19 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Shore Arts Center, 115 Main Street in Lamar. Registration is $10 each or $30 for three entries. One additional entry can be registered for $5.

A student category is available for artists under college level, who wish to enter their work. The cost is reduced per entry for this category.

The complete rules and forms are available online on the Southeast Colorado Arts Council’s Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Southeast-Colorado-Arts-Council/224524917608420  (Search for Southeast Colorado Arts Council from Facebook). Printed copies can be obtained by calling co-chairpersons, Bev Middleton at 719-940-4451, Jeff Alexander at 719-336-4780 or Arts Council board member, Vincent Gearhart at 719-688-7720.

Click Here to download the Rules and Registration Form.

One of the attendees admiring a drawing during the 2012 Autumn Art Show.

One of the attendees admiring a drawing during the 2012 Autumn Art Show.

Guild Officers presenting the awards during the 2012 Autumn Art Show.

Guild Officers presenting the awards during the 2012 Autumn Art Show.