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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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.

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”