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

01/18/13 The Ledger Line

January 27, 2013

Southeast Colorado Concert Association and Arkansas Valley Wind & Percussion Ensemble, Inc.-presents The Bob Montgomery/Al Herman Quintet in concert.  2pm at the LHS Auditorium.  Tickets required and season memberships are $15.00 for students, $35.00 for adults or $75.00 for families with one or more children.   Individual concert tickets are available at the door for $15.00 per concert.  Contact Gayle Schroeder for membership or for more information 719-336-2137.  The Southeast Colorado Concert Association is proudly sponsored by the Southeast Colorado Arts Council.

 

February 14, 2013

Annual Sweetheart Swing dessert & dance.  The Valley Jazz Orchestra will perform live 17 piece big band favorites.

$15.00 per person.  115 South Main Street 7-9pm.  Fine desserts & drinks served complimentary.  Call 719-931-0137 or 719-688-3857 to reserve your tickets.  Seating is limited.

 

Feburary 21-22, 2013

11th Annual High Plains Snow Goose Festival-Visit www.highplainssnowgoose.com for full schedule.  Southeast Colorado Arts Council presents the “Birds of a Feather” Art Show and Sale during registration at the festival.  Thursday and Friday 4pm-8pm and Saturday 1pm-4pm.  The Marie Whiting Collection of art will be on display and for sale along with dozens of other area artists.  DO NOT MISS THIS SPECIAL SHOW & SALE.  For more information, call Vincent Gearhart at 719-688-7720

 

February 22-24, 2013

Share the Spirit Foundation and High Plains Photographers (held in conjunction with the annual High Plains Snow Goose Festival), will be hosting a juried photography contest at Amache Studio, Rds. HH and 34.5, 8 miles west of Lamar.  Robert Crossley, internationally-acclaimed birder and photographer will be the guest juror.  For entry forms and details, please go to www.highplainsphotographers.com or contact Karen Voepel at karen@cminet.net or 719.688.8000.  

 

March 3, 2013

Southeast Colorado Concert Association-presents Peter Simon (pianist) in concert.  2pm at the LHS Auditorium.  Tickets required and season memberships are $15.00 for students, $35.00 for adults or $75.00 for families with one or more children.   Individual concert tickets are available at the door for $15.00 per concert.  Contact Gayle Schroeder for membership or for more information 719-336-2137.  The Southeast Colorado Concert Association is proudly sponsored by the Southeast Colorado Arts Council.

 

April 4, 2013

Southeast Colorado Concert Association-presents Jim Curry-Take Me Home (The Music of John Denver) in concert.  7pm at the LHS Auditorium.  Tickets required and season memberships are $15.00 for students, $35.00 for adults or $75.00 for families with one or more children.   Individual concert tickets are available at the door for $15.00 per concert.  Contact Gayle Schroeder for membership or for more information 719-336-2137.  The Southeast Colorado Concert Association is proudly sponsored by the Southeast Colorado Arts Council.

 

April 23, 2013

Southeast Colorado Concert Association-presents the Arkansas Valley Wind & Percussion Ensemble in concert.  7pm at the LHS Auditorium.  The concert will feature the concert band, Main Street Ringers and the Valley Jazz Orchestra will feature a Showtunes themed big band concert.  Tickets required and season memberships are $15.00 for students, $35.00 for adults or $75.00 for families with one or more children.   Individual concert tickets are available at the door for $15.00 per concert.  Contact Gayle Schroeder for membership or for more information 719-336-2137.  The Southeast Colorado Concert Association is proudly sponsored by the Southeast Colorado Arts Council.

 

June 13, 2013

Southeast Colorado Arts Council-2nd Annual “Hotter Than Hell” Art Show-Shore Arts Center-115 South Main Street in Lamar.  6pm-9pm.  More details will be forthcoming.

Marie Whiting art collection to be featured at “Birds of a Feather” Art Show & Sale

The family of Herb & Marie Whiting recently donated their substantial art collection to the Southeast Colorado Arts Council.  Marie, born “Honoria Marie Noel on March 17, 1917, lost her mother when she was only eleven months old.  Raised in a convent in Maine, she quickly developed an interest in the arts and painting specifically.  A self taught artist with an incredible eye for detail, Marie and Herb settled in Lamar, Colorado in 1984 for retirement.  Marie quickly became active with the area senior citizens, the golf community, art clubs, and the art guild.  Marie embraced many styles of art including quilting, crocheting, sewing, jewelry, ceramics, photography and painting.  Many of her works included oil paintings and a small number of watercolors.  Much of her work will be on display February 21-23 at the “Birds of a Feather” Art Show & Sale sponsored by the Southeast Colorado Arts Council.  The sale coincides with the 11th Annual High Plains Snow Goose Festival registration activities at the Shore Arts Center-115 South Main in Lamar.  Please plan to attend this unique show and sale featuring Marie’s work and works from dozens of other artists.  Call Vincent Gearhart at 719-688-7720 for more information.Image

 

50 year anniversary of fire of the Pioneer Theatre prompts expansion of the Shore Arts Center

To coincide with the 50 year anniversary of the fire of Pioneer Theatre in downtown Lamar, The Arkansas Valley Wind & Percussion Ensemble, Inc. will be working with other arts organizations (including the Southeast Colorado Arts Council) to expand and continue to renovate the Shore Arts Center.  Donated to AVWPE, Inc. in 2006, the Shore Arts Center has become a main attraction and feature to Lamar’s downtown district.  The center is currently home to thriving music programs including the AVWPE concert band, the Valley Jazz Orchestra and the Take Five Jazz Quintet.  The center hosts weekly square dance rehearsals with the legendary Dudes & Dames dancers led by Carla Scranton.  The Southeast Colorado Arts Council hosts a varied schedule of art shows, sales, receptions and membership drives throughout the year as well.  Expansion plans include a new multi-purpose dance & music rehearsal hall, studio rooms for artists, retail gallery space and much needed storage for the facility.  A proposed Arts & Music History Museum will be one of the cornerstones for the new facility in the future and summer exhibits are currently planned for 2013 in the Walter-Hobbs Hall of the center.  Organizers are asking for any stories, history or memorabilia that you would like to see featured at the museum within the Shore Arts Center.  Old photos, recordings, instruments, dance outfits, etc. would be treasured exhibits within the museum.  If you’re interested in preserving Southeast Colorado’s rich & varied arts & music history, please contact Trevor La Cost at 719-931-0137 or trevor.lacost@gmail.com.  ImageImage

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