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Galleries, businesses cooperate on exhibit schedule

This year we are proud to announce that some of our local galleries and businesses have graciously offered to hold exhibits, providing new, fresh environments for showcasing the work of Pagosa’s talented artists.

Following is the lineup for 2011.

• May 6-June 16: “Advanced Art Student Exhibit,” hosted by Estudio Y Galleria.

• June 17-July 28: “Eighth Annual Juried Exhibit: A Regional Art Competition,” hosted by Lantern Dancer.

• July 29-Sept. 8: “Pagosa As Art,” hosted by The Wildflower.

• Sept. 9-Oct. 20: “Artist Challenge: Kinetic Art,” hosting location TBD.

• Oct. 21-Dec. 1: “Contemporary Exhibit, hosted by Wild Spirit Gallery.

• Dec. 2-3: “Tiny Treasures Holiday Bazaar.” Fund-raiser hosted by The Artist Within.

Additional events on the schedule are: The Art of Coffee in March; The Art of Wine Tasting in April; Community Center Rummage Sale in April; Golden Retriever Round-Up June 24 and 25; and the Artists’ Studio and Gallery Tour Oct. 7, 8 and 9.

Broadway Sing-along

The second annual Broadway Sing-along last Thursday night at D.J.’s Italian Grill was a great success as loyal supporters of the Pagosa Springs Arts Council sang their favorite Broadway show tunes amidst the Italian influence of D.J.’s restaurant.

We would like to thank John Graves, Natalie Oman, Jason Rose and Sabine Baeckmann for providing the lively and nostalgic music for the evening. They did a fantastic job and led the crowd from one popular show tune to another. We would also like to thank Don Pastin, owner of D.J.’s, and his staff for their excellent food and service.

Photo Club

The Photography Club meets the second Wednesday of each month during the club year from September through May at 6 p.m. Where?? 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 president T.J. Reynolds at rmp1950@msn.com or 731-9581.

Attention member artists

It’s membership drive time and if you’ve been enjoying the benefits of our membership by being featured on our website, please remember that only active members enjoy links and have their work highlighted on our site.

We will also add where you are showing your work right now, so please send us that information. This is free advertising available to you through our website.

We’ve made it easier now than ever before for everyone to get to know the amazing, talented artists we have in our community and surrounding area. Log onto www.pagosa-arts.com and click on the Artist Listing button. Visit our site often, as we continue to add artists and new features.

Office and schedule

PSAC is now located in the new Estudio Y Galeria at 84 Gold Mine Drive. Our winter hours are Tuesdays from noon-4. p.m. So, please drop by and enjoy a complimentary cup of coffee from the Potter Bean, the newest addition to the Galeria. Estudio Y Galeria is planning a grand opening in conjunction with the March 23 SunDowner, so watch the Artsline for more details.

Since the office is not staffed on a daily basis, voice mail and e-mail will be checked regularly; please leave a message and someone will get back to you as soon as possible. You can e-mail us at info@pagosa-arts.com or leave a message at 264-5020. Also, be sure to visit our website at www.pagosa-arts.com for additional information.

Join the PSAC

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, and encourage and support continued appreciation and preservation of the aesthetic beauty of Pagosa Springs.

If you would like to join the Pagosa Springs Arts Council, please mail your name, address, phone number and e-mail address or download the membership application from our website and send to PSAC, P.O. Box 533, and Pagosa Springs, CO 81147. You will also need to enclose a check payable to PSAC for the membership rate of your choice.

Membership rates are: Youth -$15; Individual Senior-$25; Individual Regular-$30; Family Senior-$40; Family Regular-$45; Business-$80; Patron-$250; Benefactor-$500, Director-$1,000 and Guarantor-$2,500 and up. The senior age requirement is 65-plus.

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