A Judge for the Autumn Art Show has been Selected


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.


Birds of a Feather Art Show


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