PSAC member to offer crafts workshop

On Saturday, Dec. 13, from 10 a.m. to noon, PSAC member, painter and craftsperson Sindey Greher will conduct a crafts workshop, to be held at Pagosa Pottery.

Pagosa Pottery is located at 117 Navajo Trail and their phone number is 731-3311.

The main project for Dec. 13 will be making mosaic wine bottles. You can bring your own bottle (empty of course) or use bottles on hand at the workshop. It is a creative project and can be fun for the whole family.

Cost to attend will be $12 per person, which includes necessary supplies.  Future workshops include plans for potato engraving and printing, as well as working with egg shells.

PSAC seeks new board members

We are currently seeking new board members and volunteers for the 2009 season. If you would like to become a member of this valuable community service, please call our board president, Linda Echterhoff, at 946-3693.

Winter gallery hours

The PSAC Gallery in Town Park is now on its winter schedule.

The gallery will be open Thursdays from noon to 4 p.m. Although the gallery will not be staffed on a regular basis, voice mail and e-mail will be checked regularly, so please leave a message and someone will get back to you as soon as possible. You may e-mail us at psac@centurytel.net or leave a message at 264-5020. Also be sure to visit our Web site at www.pagosa-arts.com for additional information.

Holiday gift

The 2009 Pagosa Country Calendars are available at the Town Park Gallery. The calendars sell for $8.95 plus tax for nonmembers and $7.95 plus tax for PSAC members. There are also quantity discounts: 10-24 for $6.95 each and 25-plus for $5.95 each. These calendars make ideal holiday and Christmas gifts!

PSAC workshops

The Pagosa Springs Arts Council sponsors and manages workshops in the Arts and Crafts Room at the community center. From the outset, the Arts Council has been a partner and supporter of the center.

We started the workshops in 2002 and they have grown substantially since that time. Workshops provide those who want to teach a venue to do so and, at the same time, give our residents a place to learn something new whether it is watercolor, acrylic, oil, drawing, photography or the like. The space also provides a home for the Photo Club, Watercolor Club and a meeting location for various clubs.

If you are interested in teaching a workshop or class, call the Town Park Gallery at 264-5020 for a workshop application form or download the form from our Web site, www.pagosa-arts.com. I

If you are a resident and have ideas and suggestions for a class or workshop we haven’t offered, please let us hear from you. The Arts Council’s mailing address is: P.O. Box 533, Pagosa Springs, CO, 81147, or e-mail psac@centurytel.net.

To date, all our workshops have been held during the day. Would evenings work better for you? Would you prefer a series of classes? If you would like to see the Arts Council offer workshops in either of these formats, call PSAC at 264-5020, leave your name and number and we’ll touch base with you.

Workshop calendar

Watch the Artsline column for information regarding the 2009 Workshop Calendar. All workshop classes are held in the Arts and Crafts Room of the community center.

Plein Air Painters

Plein Air Painters meet the third Thursday of the month at 10 a.m. at a predetermined location. Painters who work in any media are welcome. It’s a wonderful opportunity to share, tips, ideas and resources. If the weather is bad we meet at 10 a.m. at the community center in the Arts and Crafts Room. Keep in mind that turpentine based painting materials can not be used in the community center. Please contact Jean Shah, for more information, at 264-0188, or e-mail jeangautam@hotmail.com.  

Photography Club

The Photography Club meets 6-8 p.m. the second Wednesday of each month during the club year, from September through May. Please note the time change. Interested photography enthusiasts are welcome to attend at no charge for the first meeting. Any and all are invited to join for annual dues of $20 for single individuals and $30 for family membership. For more information, contact club vice president Barbara Conkey at smilndog@rockymtncable.com or 731-6877.

New members and volunteers

Started in 1988 the Pagosa Springs Arts Council, a non-profit organization, was conceived and developed to, in part, promote the awareness of the vast array of local artistic talent, provide educational and cultural activities in the community, sponsor exhibits and workshops by local and regional artists, and encourage and support continued appreciation and preservation of the aesthetic beauty of Pagosa Springs.

If becoming involved with such a dynamic organization excites you, we hope that you will consider becoming a member or, perhaps, volunteer. If you have questions or would like more information regarding membership, call the PSAC office at 264-5020.

Membership rates are: Youth-$10; Individual Senior-$20; Individual Regular-$25; Family Senior-$25; Family Regular-$35; Business-$75; Patron-$250; Benefactor-$500, Director-$1,000 and Guarantor-$2,500 and up.

2009 PSAC Sponsored Events Include:

Gallery Exhibits in Town Park, May-November.

Art Workshops and Classes in the Arts and Craft Room of the community center.

Annual PSAC Membership Meeting.

Annual Juried Art Exhibit.

Annual Photo Contest.

Home and Garden Tour.

Plein Air Painters Club.

Photography Club.

Summer Youth Art Camp.

If you would like to become a member or renew your membership, call 264-5020 or e-mail psac@centurytel.net.