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Latest News – August 16

Voting Open for Art Festival Photo Contest

YOU be the judge! If you’ve ever dreamed of putting on the white gloves of inspection and sharing your creative opinion with others in a way that can really make a difference in the life of a Saguache photographer, then today’s one of your last chances. At least for this year!

Saguache United Methodist Church

Saguache United Methodist Church is located on the corner of 6th and Christy Streets in Saguache.

Vote for your favorite pictures entered in this year’s Saguache Art Festival photo contest. This year’s entries are displayed in the Fellowship Hall at the Methodist Church and are open for viewing and voting from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. today, through this Friday, Aug. 18. This year’s entries are all very interesting, lively and beautiful pictures!

Then be sure to stop by on Saturday, Aug. 19  during the Saguache Art Festival to see everyone’s favorites. Now in its 8th year, this fun, free festival in the heart of downtown Saguache is open to everyone. Come and see what’s new in the lcoal arts scene.

 This year’s event will feature more than 20 artists and crafters, with music and food throughout Downtown Saguache. The festivities will run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Artwork will be on view in galleries, shops, studios, and outside, with media demonstrations during the day and a photography competition held at the Methodist Hall. Visit Hauck/Pedersen, in business in Saguache for over two decades, showcasing figurative expressionist collage and painting. New participants this year include Ramblin’ Roy with his assemblage sculptures and Ruby Creek Press’ photographic postcards of Saguache. The 8th Annual Saguache Arts Festival is presented by the Saguache Chamber of Commerce.Art_social media_Saguache Today copy

Meet The Artist

Saguache’s Byron Williams Creates Gourd-eous Art!

Saguache artist and owner of the Smith Market Gallery, Byron Williams has a gourd-eous way of expressing his creative side.

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Local artist Byron Williams will be featured at this Saturday’s Saguache Art Festival. Photo: Smith Market Gallery

Williams has made baskets out of many materials, most frequently basket reed which is a standard basket making material.  He has used grapevine, honeysuckle, tulip popular bark, Siberian Elm bark as well as rawhide, wool rovings and yard, paper and fabric.  His talents are shown in a wide variety of baskets from traditional to the uniquely creative freeform styles.

Byron runs the Smith Market Gallery at the corner of 5th and Denver in Saguache and will be one of the featured artist during the 8th Annual Saguache Art Festival this Saturday, August 19.  Williams’s exhibit will have examples of his work, going back 40 years including baskets and gourds of many patterns and styles.

IMG_0025Gourds are used for making everything from baskets looking like sculptures to masks and are part of his large collection of art. The art work is accomplished with the use of design itself to the unique painting the color with various dyes and wood varnish, antlers, carving, wood burning and other embellishments.  He states that he likes to clean each of the gourds so he “becomes familiar with each one.”  Each piece is a one of a kind; just like the artist!

Latest News – August 5

Saguache Art Festival !

Mark the Calendar – it’s only two weeks away! The 8th Annual Saguache Art Festival will be on Saturday, Aug. 19 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.  This year’s festival will feature more than 20 artists and crafters, with music and food throughout Downtown Saguache.

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The Saguache Arts Festival will be held Saturday, Aug. 19 in Downtown Saguache.

Saguache Art Festival maps will be available throughout Downtown. The Saguache Hotel will display art and antiques, 4th Street Diner will feature local artists and always amazing pie. Antiques Etc. will have eclectic antiques and local glass art. The Fentons will do a live pottery demonstration at their studio on San Juan around the corner from the Village Pub, serving up pizza, pasta and a full bar. The Magpie features Judith Page’s mixed media artwork and artifacts from Africa and the Middle East. The Range will exhibit painting by Gaby Wolodarski, an artist from Montevallo, Alabama.

Around the corner visit Smith Market Gallery to see the work of Byron Williams, maker of baskets and embellished gourds. Across the street from Smith Market is Teri Rill’s studio, with a tree trunk carved into a bouquet. More artists and crafters will be set up at tables throughout the Downtown area. 

The 8th Annual Saguache Arts Festival is sponsored by the Saguache Chamber of Commerce.

Meet The Artists:

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Saguache artist Kelsey Pedersen Photo: June Savage.

Visit Hauck/Pedersen, in business in Saguache for over two decades, showcasing figurative expressionist art. Kelsey Hauck displays paintings, collage, sculpture, 100’s of works on paper, and antiquities throughout her 1886 storefront building.  Hauck has lived throughout the Southwest and has traveled widely in Europe. She came to Saguache in 1993 with her late husband Doug Pedersen.

Pedersen and Hauck met in 1966 in New York City when he hired her at the Whitney Museum of American Art’s first Education Department. Both artists have a strong interest in philosophy, classical music, education, and organic food. Their artwork deals with the human condition.

A world-renowned artist, Hauck has made Saguache her home for more than two decades. Today, she continues to create works of collage magic, and is happy to have visitors to her studio, The Hauck/Pedersen Fine Art Gallery located at 313 – 315 4th Street in downtown Saguache. www.hauckpedersen.com

For the serious art collector the journey to this 100 year-old mercantile building provides a face to face interaction with the art and the unique environment in which it was created. So next time you’re downtown, be sure to stop in and see what people have been talking about for years!

 

 

Latest News – August 17

Vote in Saguache Photography Contest through Friday

When it comes to taking pictures in the San Luis Valley, your scenic choices are endless! From Saguache’s stately trees to the Great Sand Dunes, take your pick!

Sarah Fenandez reviews the Saguache Chamber Photo Contest entries on display for viewing and voting at the Methodist Church through August 19.

Sarah Fenandez reviews the Saguache Photo Contest entries on display for viewing and voting at the Methodist Church through August 19.

And that’s exactly what the photo committee is asking the local community to do in their annual Saguache Photo Contest.

Organized and overseen by local photographer, Sarah Fenandez, the entries are on display at the Methodist Church Fellowship Hall at 6th and Christy from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  

Voting is encouraged by everyone in the community and visitors as well.  This is the largest contest to date with 111 entries and eight categories.  Voting is through Friday, August 19 .

Want tpo take a great scenis picture? Look up, the choices are endless in the San Luis Valley in Saguache County, Colorado. Photo: Saguache Today

Want to take a great scenic picture? Look up, the choices are endless in the San Luis Valley in Saguache County, Colorado. Photo: Saguache Today

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Saguache Arts Festival Highlights Growing Arts Scene

The summer art-lovers season is in full swing. And the same goes in Saguache Today, as artists and gallery owners throw open their doors, enjoying the high-traffic season in the San Luis Valley. But if you haven’t had a chance to check out the new and improved arts scene in Saguache, this Saturday is your perfect chance to do so at the 7th Annual Saguache Arts Festival. Get ready to be inspired!

Downtnown Saguache will be the site for the 7th Annual Saguache Arts Festival on August 20.

Downtown Saguache will be the site for the 7th Annual Saguache Arts Festival on August 20.

If you haven’t been to 4th Street in downtown Saguache in a while, you’ll be surprised. And the local business owners and organizations, along with county and local officials are ready to show off their hard-sought efforts of improvements. And it shows!

The 7th Annual Saguache Arts Festival is this Saturday, Aug. 20 in downtown Saguache from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

For additional details and information call Adrienne at 646-734-1373 or Adriennegarbini@gmail.com.

The Magpie Gallery stands as an anchor to an ever-growing arts and cultural district in downtown Saguache.

The Magpie Gallery stands as an anchor to an ever-growing arts and cultural district in downtown Saguache. The Saguache Arts Festival is Saturday, Aug. 20 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Latest News – July 7

Open Call for Artist, Crafters for Saguache Arts Festival

The summer art-lovers season is in full swing. And the same goes in Saguache Today, as artists and gallery owners throw open their doors, prepared for the high-traffic season of visitors and art lovers to the San Luis Valley. So get ready to be inspired!

Downtnown Saguache will be the site for the 7th Annual Saguache Arts Festival on August 20.

Downtnown Saguache will be the site for the 7th Annual Saguache Arts Festival on August 20.

If you haven’t been to 4th Street in downtown Saguache in a while, you’ll be surprised. And the local business owners and organizations, along county and local officials are ready to show off their hard-sought efforts of improvements. And it shows!

One of the upcoming events in August which will be held in downtown Saguache is the 7th Annual Saguache Arts Festival. The date is Saturday August 20 and at this point organizer Adrienne Garbini is making an open call for artists and crafts people in Saguache, who would like to participate in the event to get in touch with her. Adrienne Garbini is with The Range Gallery in Saguache. Call 646-734-1373 or Adriennegarbini@gmail.com.

From the artwork to the buildings that house it, the 7th Annual Saguache Arts Festival is sure to please the senses!

From the artwork to the buildings that house it, the 7th Annual Saguache Arts Festival is sure to please the senses!