A Judge for the 2014 Autumn Art Show Has Been Selected

Virginia Smith Dooley

Virginia Smith Dooley

Lamar, CO, October 7, 2014 – Members of the Southeast Colorado Arts Guild (SECAG) Judging Committee have selected Virginia Smith Dooley, an accomplished artist as the Judge for this year’s Autumn Art Show at the Shore Art Center.

Virginia portrays her love for the beautiful scenic mountains of Colorado and the rustic remnants of the past through her art. A native Coloradoan, Virginia Smith has a deep understanding of the mountains and land she loves so well, and has been blessed with the extraordinary talent to transpose her visions and feelings onto canvas.

Even as a young child, Virginia would spend countless hours sketching wagons, farm and ranch machinery, animals, people, and any other subject near her home town of Lamar, Colorado that would catch her interest.

Virginia received her art degree from Western State College, graduating summa cum laude. Virginia continued her training through local art classes and seminars throughout Colorado and New Mexico. Jenny began studying with, and later married, Tom J. Dooley, known for his mountain landscapes. You can see the influence of Tom Dooley in her paintings. However, Virginia has a definite style of her own, and is becoming a recognized artist and her work is being collected throughout the United States.

SECAG in conjunction with The Southeast Colorado Arts Council is proud to present this year’s Autumn Art Show. This art show is open to the public and will run for three days.

The current schedule for the Autumn Art Show is as follows:

Registration of Artwork is Saturday, October 25 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

The Autumn Art Show will be open to the public for viewing Tuesday through Thursday, October 28-30.

A wine and cheese reception will be held on Thursday, October 30 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  Awards will be given out at this time. Awards will be presented at 7:00 pm and check out will follow 8:00 pm. Please note, that 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, One overall 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 25 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Shore Arts Center, 115 Main Street in Lamar. Registration is $30 for 1 to 3 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.

Click Here for the complete rules, regulations and entry form.

Please visit The Southeast Colorado Arts Council’s Facebook page at:  https://www.facebook.com/pages/Southeast-Colorado-Arts-Council/224524917608420

Printed copies of the rules, regulations and entry forms 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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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