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

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.

Birds of a Feather Art Show

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The Southeast Colorado Arts Council in conjunction with the High Plains Snow Goose Festival Committee will be hosting the “Birds of a Feather” Art Show starting Thursday, February 21, 2013.  This art show will feature artwork from local artists and a special showing of paintings by Marie Whiting.

The three-day “Birds of a Feather” art show will be held at the Shore Arts Center on South Main Street in Lamar on the Thursday, February 21st and will conclude Saturday, February 22nd at 4pm.  All area artists are invited to show and offer their work for sale free of any fees.  A maximum of three pieces of artwork will be allowed per artist. Twenty percent of the proceeds from any sales will be used by  the Southeast Colorado Arts Council to defray expenses and to support the Shore Arts Center.

The lower Arkansas Valley is rich with talented artists and programs. Your continued support will allow the Arts Council to continue to work and support local artists as well as those from outside the region and beyond.  If you enjoy art, would like to learn more about the creative process, and would like to support the arts in southeast Colorado, please plan to attend the Southeast Colorado Arts Council’s, “Birds of a Feather” Art Show February 21 through the 23 this year.

The Show and sale will be held at the Shore Arts Center, 115 South Main Street in Lamar, CO.  The Show hours and additional information about the council is available online at www.secoarts.org and on their blog at www.secoartscouncil.org.  For more information, contact Rose Ann Yates at 719-940-7424 or Vincent Gearhart at 719-688-7720.

Artists, please click this link to get the PDF for our Call for Entries From: Birds of a Feather Call for Entries

2012 Autumn Art Show

The Southeast Colorado Arts Guild in conjunction with The Southeast Colorado Arts Council is proud to present this Fall’s Autumn Art Show at the Shore Art Center starting Tuesday, October 26th.  This art show will run for only four days. Here is the current schedule:

Tuesday-Friday, October 23-26: 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

A wine and cheese reception will be held on Thursday, October 27 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the Shore Art Center. Awards will be given out at this time.

Artists, Please Click Here for the official Entry Form in PDF format. This document informs you to costs, date to submit entries, etc.

Please visit the Southeast Colorado Arts Guild website at: http://www.secag.org/.

To learn more about the Judge for this years show, please click Here.

SECAC Presents the “Hotter Than Hell” Summer Art Show!

The Southeast Colorado Arts Council is proud to present this summer’s Big Art Event at the Shore Art Center starting July 26th. This art show will run for only four days. Here is the current schedule:

Thursday, July 26 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
(Wine & Cheese Artists Reception)
Friday, July 27 and Saturday, July 28 from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Sunday, July 29 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
(Artists need to pickup their artwork)

This is also an official call for artists. Please note that there is no charge or fee to enter your artwork. Up to 3 pieces of art per artist may be submitted. Please download the call for entries from by clicking the following link:

Click Here to Download Information and  Entry Form

Art Show entries being brought in and processed.

The Southeast Colorado Art Guild Autumn Art Show was highlighted Thursday evening, October 27, during its week display at the Shore Arts Center on South Main Street in Lamar. Bev Middleton, Guild President said there were 135 entries this year from 47 artists. Cash awards were offered for Best-of-Show, First Place in each category, and an Area Award for best depiction of a landmark within 100 miles of Lamar. There was also the Popular Choice and President’s Awards. The exhibit will be open on Saturday from 10am to 4pm.

Best of Show: Donna Abert Oil Painting “Work Day”

President’s Choice: Jennie Dooley Pastel Painting “Looking Through”

Students Award: Hannah Dooley China painting “Make Over”

Popular Choice: N/A

Area Award: Sandy DePra Photography “Colorado Plains Sunrise”

Artisan
1st 9D Rose Marie Christison Jewelry
2nd 6C Marilyn Gentz China Painting
3rd 10C Patsy Oxley Jewelry
HM 21A Gerald Bashand Wooden Bowl

Drawing
1st 14A Peggy Kalma “Our Cowgirl”
2nd 4B Sandy Campion “Pullin for you”
3rd 42C Diana Dooley “It’s a Bloomin Cactus”

Painting
1st 45C Thelma Schweizer Oil Painting “Girl with Bird”
2nd 37A Mildred Walker Watercolor “My Poppies”
3rd 26D Mary Lynne Pruett Mixed Media “My Poppies”
HM 17B Lill Penn Oil “Aspen”
HM 12A John Gersick Oil ” Expelling Past Breath”

Photography
1st 16C Karen Voepel “Falling in Love”
2nd 47D Jessica Long “Cloudy”
3rd 13C Ron Mulberry “Headed to the Corral”
HM 40B Ty Williams “Kayaks”
HM 11C Kala Warman “Sentiments”

3 Dimensional
1st 30B Cindy Jones
2nd 5C Jeremy Cooper
3rd 11A Kala Warman

Student Category 18 and under
1st 39A Hannah Dooley “Make Over”
2nd 39B Hannah Dooley “Wild Roses”
3rd 43A Skyler Andrade “Self Portrait”