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 Arts Council October events

Looks like we have a lot to do again this month, so please mark your calendars…

   PHOTOGRAPHY SHOW: Is up and it’s beautiful.  Check it out under the Current Show heading.


  FAIRBANK DAY:  Something new!  The Arts Council has been invited to participate in the Fairbank Day Celebration down at the “Ghost town “ of Fairbank on Saturday, October 25th.  This event is sponsored by the Friends of the San Pedro River and the BLM, and they will be handling the publicity for the day (which will include appearances by B troop from Ft. Huachuca and a De Anza reenactment group from Tubac/Tumacacori, plus informational booths by various organizations).  We have been given permission to actually have art and craft items for sale—they specified predominantly western and nature themed work…  It will also be a great opportunity to distribute our new brochures and talk with the public about our activities!  If you are interested in participating for all or part of the day, please contact me!!


MEMBER’S ONLY “WESTERN”  SHOW:  this will hang at the college during the month of November, but we will be receiving art/photography, etc. with a western theme on Thursday, October 30th.  This is the same day that the photography show will be coming down, so that no-one will have to make two trips.  Also, any member’s  “western” photos that are hanging in the October show are welcome to stay and be “rehung” for this show (and I hope you will, as there are some beauties!!).  This show is NOT a judged event, and there are no entry fees—just a chance to get/keep your work up in public—though we will have “People’s Choice” voting and a $100.00 cash prize to the winner at the end of November.  We will have a “potluck” reception at the college on the evening of Thursday, Nov. 13th—just a good excuse to have a party!  I’ll be sending out more information on this event in another email, but do start thinking about what you might like to put in the show!  “Western” includes all sorts of subject matter—landscapes, animals (of the west—no giraffes or whales or kangaroos please.  And yes, chickens are acceptable…), horses and mules, cows, cattle drives, ghost towns, cowboys, Indians, “western” “vegetation”  (those cactus paintings!), etc., etc.


Something for everyone this month—so I hope to see each of you very soon!!



Lunch & Learn

Will be held at the Museum on our regular third Thursday (October 16th) The presenter will be member/artist Sylvia Turner, who will give a talk and demonstration on EARTH PIGMENT WATER COLORS.  Sylvia is an accomplished artist and instructor in many media;  and she creates these paintings from materials she finds and prepares herself from various minerals, clays, and other natural  substances.
The finished paintings have a soft and delicate look that is exquisite.  Do come and see how it’s done!

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Current Show

2014 Celebrate the Arts! Photography Show & Sale logo

PHOTOGRAPHY SHOW: Is up and it’s beautiful.  It will hang at the college through October 29th, and come down on October 30th. I encourage everyone to come check out the beautiful images at your convenience.

The 2nd Annual Celebrate the Arts Open Photography show is a huge success—with nearly 200 gorgeous photos on display at the college through the month of October.  Our judge, Dr. John Schaefer, stated that he was amazed and delighted with the quality of work on display, and I would certainly have to agree with him!!

  Gloria Fraze stands with her Best of Division Photo.

Gloria Fraze stands with her Best of Division Photo.

Although Dr. Schaefer was rather stingy with awarding ribbons this year, I know that everyone who entered should be very proud of their work; and if you DID get a ribbon—consider yourself blessed.  Congratulations and THANK YOU to everyone participating in the show—all 65 of you!!

Audrey Hill and Shryl Miles select the winning raffle ticket during the reception.

Audrey Hill and Shryl Miles select the winning raffle ticket during the reception.

Also, a special thank you to Bud Fraze, who created an amazing B/W and Color Diptych of a dying saguaro that was on display and then donated as the prize in the raffle fund raiser at the reception.  You certainly helped us with the bottom line and we are very grateful!!  The lucky winner of the raffle was Brad Townsend.
Dr. John Schaefer, our judge, discusses the Diptych created by Bud Fraze during the critique on Friday.

Dr. John Schaefer, our judge, discusses the Diptych created by Bud Fraze during the critique on Friday.

   The “official” results:
Best of Show:  Gloria Fraze—“The Yellow Taxi”
       Best of Division: Monochrome:                   Matt Cook—“Portrait of Henry Santos”
       Best of Division: Adult, Amateur Color:      Ryan Fenn— “Navajo Bridge Panorama”
       Best of Division: Adult, Adv/Professional   Gloria Fraze—“Double Rainbow”
       Best of Division: Youth                                 Celeste Borcello—“Wine is Bottled Poetry”
       Special Award: Plants/flowers                     Michael Crane—”Backyard Butterfly”
       Special Award: Animals                               John Marvin—“Spring Migration”
       Special Award: People                                 Audrey Hill—“Puddle Princess”
       Special Award: People  #2                           Don Grose—The “Phan Tran Player”
       Special Award: Night/Available light          Ed Fenn  —  “Chem Trails”
       Special Award: Digital Enhancement          Charles Rushing—”Cubs at Play”
       Special Award: Digital Abstract                   Richard Etheridge—“Red Rose”


Harry Stacy, show chairperson, presents awards at the reception.

Harry Stacy, show chairperson, presents awards at the reception.

The winner of the “People’s Choice” award will be announced once the votes are tallied at the end of the month. A rosette and $100.00 cash award await the winner!


Western Art & Photography Show

The show will hang at Cochise College Benson Center during the month of November. Works are to be turned in at the college on Thursday afternoon, October 30th from 1 till 6 p.m. That is the same day/time that photos NOT being used in the western show must be picked up, so as to make it as convenient as possible for everyone. There WILL be voting for a “People’s Choice award for the Western Show—$100 cash prize—to be presented when the show comes down on Tuesday afternoon, November 25th.
We will have a Potluck reception and party at the college on Thursday evening, November 13th, from 5:30 till 7:30 p.m. –to which we will ask you to bring some tasty, but easily consumed, munchies (more about that, later)! And, if you have “art” that can’t be hung on a wall, please consider bringing a table and sharing/selling it –the art, not the table– at the reception—jewelry, notecards, sculpture, etc. We did this last year, and it worked out very well. (People should be thinking about Christmas presents by then!)

So there you have it. If you have questions, send me an email, or call me at 520 586 2611. The important thing is for you to share some of your work with other members and the public so that we can have another amazing show!!
Linda Stacy