Art – The Pagosa Springs SUN http://www.pagosasun.com The most trusted source for news and information about Pagosa Springs, Colorado. Fri, 06 Mar 2020 15:35:42 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.3.2 Pagosa Peak Open School students art at the Museum of American Bird Art http://www.pagosasun.com/pagosa-peak-open-school-students-art-at-the-museum-of-american-bird-art/ Mon, 09 Mar 2020 11:00:19 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=198720

Photos courtesy Pagosa Peak Open School

Pagosa Peak Open School students Tevye Zissman (second grade) and Jayelle Lee (first grade) will have their art hang at the Museum of American Bird Art at Mass Audubon in Canton, Mass., this spring. The exhibit called Taking Flight will run from March to July featuring “Hummingbird in the Summer” by Zissman and “Hummingbird” by Lee. The goal of this exhibition is to create a greater awareness and appreciation for birds while fostering the development of young artists and sharing their work with the public.

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Wish Upon a StarLab Book Fair door decorating contest http://www.pagosasun.com/wish-upon-a-starlab-book-fair-door-decorating-contest/ Sat, 07 Mar 2020 12:00:23 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=198577

Photos courtesy Lisa Scott

Each classroom at Pagosa Springs Elementary School has decorated its door for the contest that accompanies the Wish Upon a StarLab Book Fair. Tessie Garcia decorated the Kobe Bryant-themed door for Kain Lucero’s second-grade classroom. Voting to choose the top three designs will be held during the Stars of Fine Arts Family Night on March 11.

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Art students earn top awards http://www.pagosasun.com/art-students-earn-top-awards-2/ Wed, 12 Feb 2020 12:00:36 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=196852 By Jenna Gannon
Special to The SUN

Photos courtesy Jenna Gannon
Pagosa Springs High School Art Department students placing first and receiving Gold Keys in The Scholastic Art and Writing Awards are, top photo, Kristina Moore; middle photo, Nicole Bartz; and, bottom photo, Grace Thompson.

This year the Pagosa Springs High School (PSHS) Art Department submitted 17 works of art to The Scholastic Art and Writing Awards. Four works of art placed first in their category and will receive a Gold Key award. These awards can be likened to winning state in a sport competition.
PSHS winners this year are: Kristina Moore, 12th grade, two Gold Keys in painting; Grace Thompson, 12th grade, Gold Key in painting; and Nicole Bartz, 11th grade, Gold Key in painting.
The Scholastic Art and Writing Awards are the nation’s longest-running and most prestigious recognition program for creative teens in grades seven through 12, ages 13-plus.
In 2019, Colorado had more than 6,000 pieces of art from approximately 2,200 students in the program. Submissions are adjudicated and selected works will go on display at the History Colorado Center, Colleen Fanning Art Advisory’s Chancery Building and the Sie Center.
Judges look for work that best exemplifies originality, technical skill and the emergence of a personal voice or vision. Students receiving Gold Keys, Silver Keys, Honorable Mentions, American Visions and Voices Nominations in the spring of 2020 will be celebrated at the regional exhibition and spring awards ceremonies.
Gold Key works are then judged nationally by a panel of creative industry experts to receive national medals, including Gold, Silver, American Visions and Voices, Portfolio Silver with Distinction or Portfolio Gold Medals and special awards.
National medalists will be recognized at the National Ceremony at Carnegie Hall in New York City in June 2020.

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Art students earn top awards http://www.pagosasun.com/art-students-earn-top-awards/ Thu, 06 Feb 2020 11:55:50 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=196774

Photos courtesy Jenna Gannon
Pagosa Springs High School Art Department students placing first and receiving Gold Keys in The Scholastic Art and Writing Awards are, top photo, Kristina Moore; middle photo, Nicole Bartz; and, bottom photo, Grace Thompson.

By Jenna Gannon
Special to The SUN
This year the Pagosa Springs High School (PSHS) Art Department submitted 17 works of art to The Scholastic Art and Writing Awards. Four works of art placed first in their category and will receive a Gold Key award. These awards can be likened to winning state in a sport competition.

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Art for the Animals http://www.pagosasun.com/art-for-the-animals/ Thu, 05 Dec 2019 22:00:54 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=192383

Photos courtesy Art for the Animals

Holiday shoppers were treated to an artisan extravaganza at the fourth annual Art for the Animals event on Saturday at the PLPOA clubhouse. The annual event featured custom works and wares of local artisans. Local artists and shelter animals benefited from the event.

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Shop local at Art for the Animals http://www.pagosasun.com/shop-local-at-art-for-the-animals/ Thu, 28 Nov 2019 12:00:04 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=192176 By Paula Jo Miller and
Mike Stoll
Special to The PREVIEW
If holiday shopping is on your to-do list this Thanksgiving weekend, don’t miss the fourth annual Art for the Animals (AFTA) event on Saturday at the PLPOA clubhouse from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. AFTA is an artisan extravaganza hosted by the Pagosa Springs Arts Council and the Humane Society of Pagosa Springs. This annual event features the custom works and wares of our wonderful local artisans.
Free, fun and family friendly, AFTA will feature organic beauty and home decor products; unique wooden kitchen art; vintage dream catchers and Christmas gnomes; original art, cards and children’s books; fine art creations; unique equestrian gifts; jewelry, gems and art pieces; and handmade leather and suede household items and apparel.
The amazing wares continue with artisan jewelry made with glass beads; hand-crafted sterling silver and gemstone jewelry; abstract art, journals, gift wrap and home décor; fine art in pastels, watercolors and oils; hand-sewn upcycled elephants, dinosaurs and apparel; lovely original fine art; and unique gourd art, custom knives and sheaths.
If all this shopping makes you hungry and thirsty, we’ve got you covered. Food trucks will be on-site, weather permitting, and our beverage bar will have a variety of holiday drinks including cider, eggnog, hot chocolate, freshly brewed coffee and a selection of adult beverages. Relax and enjoy these treats while local favorite John Daffron sings festive holiday music and Rise Above Violence volunteers wrap your purchases for free.
AFTA is a one-stop shop, eat, drink, wrap and relax event for the entire family. Kick off your holiday shopping at Art for the Animals this Saturday at the PLPOA clubhouse, 230 Port Ave. Doors open at 10 a.m. and the event runs until 3 p.m. There is plenty of free parking.
Best of all, you’ll be supporting our local artists and shelter animals. See you on Saturday.

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Save the date for artisans, animals and shopping http://www.pagosasun.com/save-the-date-for-artisans-animals-and-shopping/ Wed, 20 Nov 2019 12:00:10 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=191304 By Mike Stoll
Special to The PREVIEW
If holiday shopping is on your to-do list for Thanksgiving weekend, then mark your calendar for the fourth annual Art for the Animals (AFTA) artisan extravaganza. This year’s AFTA will take place on Nov. 30 at the PLPOA clubhouse from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
AFTA is an artisan collaboration to benefit the Humane Society of Pagosa Springs and the Pagosa Springs Arts Council, and features the works and wares of 20 local artists, artisans, jewelers and craftsmen. This event is a wonderful opportunity to do some quality gift shopping for friends and loved ones and support our local artists and animal shelter at the same time. It’s festive, family-friendly and admission is free.
You’ll find a wide array of gift-giving ideas, all under one roof. Featured art and wares will include handmade leather and suede household items, apparel, ceramics and handmade mugs, home décor, unique equestrian gifts, children’s books, original art and note cards, organic beauty products, glasswork, sterling silver and gemstone jewelry, ready-to-give gift baskets and much more. Visit the Humane Society website (www.humanesociety.biz) for the full lineup of participating artisans and check out future editions of the The Pagosa Springs SUN and PREVIEW for more details.
If shopping works up an appetite, there will be food on hand to satisfy a hungry family, so you can make AFTA a lunch date, too. To quench your thirst, the Humane Society beverage bar will feature its Hermosa Coffee Roasters coffees, along with a variety of holiday drinks, including cider, eggnog and hot chocolate. A selection of adult beverages will also be available and there will be live music for your listening pleasure.
AFTA is a one-stop shop and eat event for the entire family. With gift ideas galore to choose from, you can plan to shop ‘til you drop and then regroup and relax with a beverage, some delicious food and enjoy the sounds of some wonderful live music.
So, mark your calendar and plan on making Art for the Animals an awesome part of your Thanksgiving weekend shopping on Nov. 30 at the PLPOA clubhouse, 230 Port Ave. Shop where you live, find the perfect gifts, have some lunch, and support the animal shelter and local artists all at the same time.

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Holiday Bazaar http://www.pagosasun.com/holiday-bazaar-2/ Fri, 08 Nov 2019 12:00:54 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=190690

Photos Randi Pierce and Peggy Andrews

The longstanding Holiday Bazaar helped kick off the holiday season in Pagosa Country last weekend, with dozens of booths offering homemade wares. The event also featured a bake sale and silent auction.

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Art Above Violence http://www.pagosasun.com/art-above-violence/ Fri, 11 Oct 2019 15:19:42 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=179730

Photos courtesy Bill Hudson

Scene … celebrating survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault at Rise Above Violence’s Art Above Violence event at the Pagosa Springs Center for the Arts. The art activism project pairs local artists, including visual artists and performing artists, with victims and survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault to tell their stories on canvases, in poetry and through interpretive dances.

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Pagosa Springs Arts Council announces ‘Building Community through Art’ project http://www.pagosasun.com/pagosa-springs-arts-council-announces-building-community-through-art-project/ Sat, 06 Jul 2019 11:00:38 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=172319

Photos courtesy Pagosa Springs Arts Council
The Pagosa Springs Arts Council Mosaic project is underway, with artists and community members invited to participate.

By Sherry Phillips
Special to The PREVIEW
Join us for the ​Pagosa Springs Arts Council Mosaic Project, “Building Community through Art.” This project will provide free 6-by-6-inch blank canvases for area artists and community members to create their own unique piece of art. We will then collect, assemble and exhibit the canvases into one large mosaic.
This display will be at a few locations in town followed by a reception at the Pagosa Springs Arts Council in August where we will disassemble the mosaic. For a $35 donation (raffle ticket), you can join “Building Community Through Art” and receive one of these masterpieces to start or add to your own art collection.
All fundraising through this project supports the Pagosa Springs Arts Council scholarship program, arts education, and public/community art.
Timeline
Now: Pick up a canvas from Two Old Crows, Belvedere Arts Studio and Gallery or an Arts Council board member.
​July 28— Return canvases to Two Old Crows, Belvedere Arts Studio and Gallery or the person that handed it to you.
July 29-Aug. 9 — on display throughout Pagosa Springs.
Aug. 9 — Raffle and celebration, Pagosa Springs Arts Center, 197 Navajo Trail Drive.
Instructions
• Create freely on your canvas. Please try to fill the space. Ideas for creating: collage, painting, drawing, pastels, ceramics or anything that comes to mind.
• Sign your canvas in the bottom right-hand corner and fill out the artist statement form.
• Bring your completed canvas back to the person that gave it to you.
• Tell family and friends to buy tickets for the raffle at https://ps-artscouncil.org/.
​Free workshop
opportunities
When: July 15, 5:30-7:30 p.m. and July 28, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Where: Pagosa Springs Arts Council, 197 Navajo Trail Drive.
This is an opportunity for anyone to come and work on their canvas. Jenna Gannon, the high school art teacher, as well as other artists, will be on hand to assist with the creative process. A number of materials will be available. Come play and contribute to the Pagosa Springs arts community.

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