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North Fork Creative Coalition represented

The following are North Fork Creative Coalition member artists represented at the West Elk Clinic in Hotchkiss:

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Tooth Fairy pillows: Kid created, kid approved
Tooth Fairy pillows: Kid created, kid approved

Cassidy Butler's bedroom is a revelation. An ironing board takes up the center of the room.

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Craftsmen honor wounded heroes
Craftsmen honor wounded heroes

A group of Western Slope wood craftsmen, with roots beginning in Cedaredge, is carrying on a very old tradition of honoring soldiers wounded in battle. Members of the Grand Valley Woodturners, Grand Valley Woodcarvers and the Black Canyon Woodcarvers handcraft beautiful wooden canes which are presented to local service men and women who have sustained injuries in combat.

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An impetus to create
An impetus to create

Karen Brueggemann has been creating objects of art her whole life. She has been selling her creative works since she was in junior high school.

But it has been only since she and Ted, her husband of 54 years, began their move to Cedaredge 10 years ago that Karen really began to think of herself as an artist.

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People in the News Malone

Paonia artist Mark Malone is among the artists featured in the exhibition Enigmatic Visions at the Agora Gallery in Chelsea, a neighborhood on the west side of the borough of Manhattan in New York City. Opening reception for the exhibit is Thursday, Aug. 3.

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Stoney Mesa hosts art event

Stoney Mesa Winery hosted an open house all day Thursday, July 6, offering food, door prizes and discounts, along with a plein air art competition sponsored by the Art Co-op at Stoney Mesa Winery.

As customers flowed through the tasting room during the day, they were able to observe artists on the property creating magnificent pieces on their canvases.

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Hotchkiss Fine Arts show opens at Creamery
Hotchkiss Fine Arts show opens at Creamery

Dorothy Garber would have so enjoyed Friday night's opening at the Creamery Arts Center.

"Changing Direction: New Work by the Hotchkiss Fine Art Association" showcases a variety of mediums by HFAA artist-members Dana Bradley, Rosalie Clock, Jeanine Cowan, Dona Doye, Cedar Keshet Fowler, Gary Hall, Peter Halladay Bobby Hass, Peggy Judy, Mary Jursinovic, Emily Matteson, Gini McNair, Mary Smith, Jean M. Storz, Jaquita Watters, and Lynne Norton Anderson (with Robert Lueallen as firemeister for her raku pottery).

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A fun and creative way to build community

The July 7 edition of Cedaredge Area Chamber of Commerce's 1st Friday Art Walk brought families and local artists to Main Street for a community evening.

Artists displayed their works at the AppleShed and gave displays of their talents, and children joined the event with colored chalk drawings on sidewalks and crafts projects at the chamber office.

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Delta Senior Center displays works of Susan Jochum
Delta Senior Center displays works of Susan Jochum

The Delta Senior Center is honored to display works of art by Susan Jochum in the dining hall at 247 Meeker Street.

Jochum grew up in Colorado. In eight years of college she studied mathematics, art and humanities.

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Artists display their best 2D, 3D works

Original two-dimensional and three-dimensional works of art were showcased in the Delta Fine Arts' annual art show. Bill Heddles Recreation Center hosted the show from June 22-24.

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Larry Dumler earns People's Choice honors
Larry Dumler earns People's Choice honors

A very successful 45th annual Edge of the Cedars Art Show sponsored by Zeta Omicron Chapter of Epsilon Sigma Alpha Sorority has been completed. Ninety-two artists exhibited a total of 256 entries which included paintings, photography, sculpture, pottery, stained glass and an open category.

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Edge of Cedars shows art is thriving

With strong support from the arts community, from patrons of the arts, and from local business and individual sponsors, members of the Zeta Omicron Chapter of Epsilon Sigma Alpha (ESA) Sorority staged the 45th consecutive Edge of the Cedars Art Exhibit at Cedaredge Middle School last week.

Ninety-two artists entered a total of 256 individual works for this year's exhibit and sale.

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Youth, adult artists sought

Artists ages 6-18 and adults are invited to submit up to three pieces of original art in Delta Fine Art's 2017 annual Art Show. Email Linda Aubery for the show entry guidelines at ljaubery@gmail.com or call 970-765-5034.

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A burning passion
A burning passion

When Scott Sullivan retired from his career at the Delta Correctional Center after 16 and a half years, art became a much bigger part of his life.

With new-found free time he now had for pursuing his passion, he completed construction of a studio behind his house just north of town in Cedaredge.

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Elsewhere Studios project awarded $25,000 Arts in Society grant

Elsewhere Studios in Paonia has been awarded a $25,000 grant from the Arts in Society Program, a collaboration between Bonfils-Stanton Foundation, Colorado Creative Industries, and Hemera Foundation in partnership with RedLine Contemporary Art Center. Elsewhere was chosen as one of 21 recipients from a field of over 265 applicants.

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Plein air artists invited to gathering

Gallery de la Luz announces a plein air artists' gathering Saturday, June 3, in conjunction with Outdoor Heritage Day in Delta.

Gather up your art supplies or camera equipment and meet at the gazebo on the island in Confluence Park.

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Get those Edge of the Cedars entries ready

The Edge of the Cedars Art Show is coming soon. Area artists are encouraged to submit their artwork as soon as possible.

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Artistry in glass
Artistry in glass

After traveling to the Western Slope regularly to fish at Crawford Reservoir, Dee Brown and her husband Joe decided Delta County would be a great place to retire.

Although the move became a reality 10 years ago, Dee has yet to kick back and relax.

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'Hutch' honored for lifetime achievement
'Hutch' honored for lifetime achievement

Roger "Hutch" Hutchison started a student art show in 1988, the same year he joined the faculty at Delta High School. So it was only fitting that he capped his long career during the opening reception for this year's student art show.

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Student art showcased at the AppleShed

The Delta County Student Art Show is now on display at the AppleShed Gallery in Cedaredge. This year, the show was expanded to include art from district elementary and middle schools.

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Adult, student artists invited to enter show

Calling all artists to submit up to three pieces of original art in Delta Fine Arts' annual art show. Email Linda Aubery for the show entry guidelines at ljaubery@gmail.com or call 970-765-5034. The show is open to adults and students ages 6-18.

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Delta Senior Center displays works of Marcella Kunes
Delta Senior Center displays works of Marcella Kunes

The Delta Senior Center is honored to display works of art by Marcella Kunes in the dining hall at 247 Meeker Street.

Marcella was born in Iowa, but her family moved to the Boulder area of Colorado when she was young.

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Tupper awarded master signature membership in watercolor society
Tupper awarded master signature membership in watercolor society

Dani Tupper, a Delta artist and instructor, has been awarded master signature membership in the Western Colorado Watercolor Society (WCWS). This honor is bestowed upon artists who have had their work accepted in at least 10 juried WCWS national exhibitions.

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Curmudgeon and the Crone
Curmudgeon and the Crone

A curmudgeon is defined as a crusty, ill-tempered, and usually old man. Although retired, Rick Smith is not elderly, nor does he seem to be ill-tempered.

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Repurposing with flair
Repurposing with flair

An Eckert man has taken his talent for art, merged it with lessons his dad taught him years ago and created a vocation for himself and a distinctive type of craftsmanship.

John Good found early in life that he had a talent and love of art which he pursued into his adult years.

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Vacant Paonia storefront houses 'phantom gallery'
Vacant Paonia storefront houses 'phantom gallery'

Paonia artist Cedar Keshet is a prolific painter. Her works, mostly oils on canvas, take the viewer on a tour of western landscapes, from the first snowfall on Mt. Lamborn and summer on West Beckwith Pass, to the desert cacti of the Southwest and the formations of the Great Basin of Nevada. Her works have shown from Chicago to San Francisco and are held by collectors across the country.

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Inspired by natural materials
Inspired by natural materials

Sylvia Karner has been cutting, coloring and styling hair in Delta since the mid 1970s -- nearly as long as she's been making jewelry. While beadwork has become increasingly popular in recent years, it's a hobby that has fascinated Sylvia for some time.

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Delta Senior Center displays the works of Erin Williams
Delta Senior Center displays the works of Erin Williams

The Delta Senior Center is honored to display works of art by Erin Williams in the dining hall located at 247 Meeker Street.

Williams has made western Colorado her home for the past 42 years and says the visual splendor of this area is a constant inspiration for her work.

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Unexpected turns...
Unexpected turns...

Sometimes life takes an unexpected turn that can change one's course forever. For Mark and Joei Malone, that unexpected turn happened two years ago on a road trip to explore the possibility of relocating from Summit County to Montrose.

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Delta Senior Center displays the works of Hendrika Cegielski

The Delta Senior Center is honored to display works of art by Hendrika Cegielski in the dining hall located at 247 Meeker Street.

Cegielski was born in Vookhout, The Netherlands. Her family immigrated to the United States to Pennsylvania when Hendrika was a small child.

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Art of  giving
Art of giving

Art is part of life, and life is about giving. Cedaredge area artist Ella Kelly has found that art and giving have been center points in her personal and professional life.

"We are so blessed to have people in our lives who teach and help us with their talents," Ella says.

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Red carpet fashion right here at home
Red carpet fashion right here at home

Paris, Milan, New York . . . you'd hardly think that Cedaredge, Colorado, belonged on the list of cities known worldwide as fashion meccas. But then again, only a handful of people have seen the clothing that Mitchell Gronenthal makes, creations gorgeous enough to make grown-up girls long for the days of dress-up.

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Reception Friday at Blue Sage

Artists of the Blue Sage, featuring works by the talented board members, committee members and staff of the Blue Sage Center for the Arts, will be on display Nov. 8 through Dec. 23.

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Branching out
Branching out

If a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step, then you might say that Ryan Strand's artistic journey begins with picking up a single stick.

Strand is the artist behind the many stick art sculptures found in the North Fork area, including in yards, businesses and inside The Paradise Theatre.

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A touch of elegance
A touch of elegance

Nancy Giordano is one of those crafty individuals who never runs out of ideas for beautiful, unique items, whether she's turning a pair of old blue jeans into an apron or stitching a colorful piece of fabric into an "on the go" purse.

She paints rocks, embellishes clothing with beads and creates magnets, but finds the most joy in jewelry making.

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Paint Paonia Sept. 17

Celebrating the significance of the North Fork Valley, Blue Sage Center for the Arts presents Paint Paonia 2016. Paint Paonia is an annual plein air competition welcoming painters from across the Western Slope of Colorado.

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Faith, friends help overcome obstacles to art
Faith, friends help overcome obstacles to art

Lynn Miller of Cedaredge has decided to take a different path in life than others who might think their years of contributing to community are past.

Reaching a milestone in life that would signal others to take to their rocking chairs, Lynn decided instead at age 80 to take up watercolor painting.

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Paint Paonia Sept. 17

Celebrating the significance of the North Fork Valley, Blue Sage Center for the Arts presents Paint Paonia 2016. Paint Paonia is an annual plein air competition welcoming painters from across the Western Slope of Colorado.

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What's up on Redlands Mesa?

Have you ever wondered, "What's up on Redlands Mesa?" Well, here's your chance to find out. A group of artists, gardeners and farmers on Redlands Mesa, near Hotchkiss, have collaborated to offer a self-guided tour of their studios, farms and gardens on Saturday, Sept. 10, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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Forged in steel
Forged in steel

A lover of history, John York volunteers at Fort Uncompahgre once a week. As a docent, he shares the history of the original fort, which was built by Antoine Robidoux in 1828. The Indians and trappers brought furs to trade for sugar, coffee, beads and other goods brought in from the United States and Mexico.

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Church of Art hosts 'Shared Space'
Church of Art hosts 'Shared Space'

"Shared Space: A Mother Son Collaboration," featuring works by Irie Sentner and Marie Velez Sentner, of Durango, is now on exhibit at the Church of Art.

The show "is an exploration into the creative minds" of the two artists.

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In a class by herself
In a class by herself

Sheryl Williams has taught hundreds of students the art of painting with alcohol ink, but only one has actually stepped foot in her Delta studio. The remainder are online students who follow Sheryl's instructional videos via the internet.

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Jerry Lehl turns a hobby into a lifestyle
Jerry Lehl turns a hobby into a lifestyle

Jerry Lehl's home is a museum for horseshoe art.

The driveway is marked by horseshoe stands that look like flowers. Wind chimes with horseshoe ends clink and clang in the breeze. Signs with letters made out of horseshoes greet visitors.

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Black Canyon Camera Club hosts photography show, sale
Black Canyon Camera Club hosts photography show, sale

Over 300 people attended the Black Canyon Camera Club's annual show and sale, which this year was themed "Color Me Ansel." The second annual show and sale was held at Bill Heddles Recreation Center.

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Creative community
Creative community

Art can't thrive in isolation -- it needs a community of artists and a community for expression.

A new artists' cooperative gallery in Cedaredge is providing both types of community connection for local artists who have a new venue for display and sale of their work.

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Old autos catch artists' eyes
Old autos catch artists' eyes

Some may look at the vintage automobiles on Orval Proctor's Main Street lot and see a pile of rust; others see variations in color and shape that demand a paintbrush. That was the case with Buffalo Kaplinski and his longtime friend, Fred Honchell of Delta.

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The Fantastic Four
The Fantastic Four

T he Fantastic Four came from all around the country, and are the latest in a long line of resident artists at Elsewhere Studios.

One is from Appleton, Wis., and designs fashion out of her own life drawings.

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Local artists' works featured
Local artists' works featured

Lindy Palmer of Eckert is the featured artist of the month for April at the Grand Mesa ImpressionZ artists' co-op gallery.

The gallery opened last December and is making sales for the approximately 25 local artists who are contributing members.

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Don Benjamin: Author, cartoonist, teacher
Don Benjamin: Author, cartoonist, teacher

Cartooning may not be a good way to make a living, but it can certainly keep you entertained. Pencil in hand, you surround yourself with superheroes, whimsical animals and humorous characters who pepper your drawings with witty comments.

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Student art displayed at the AppleShed

A total of 430 entries are on display for the annual Western Slope High School Art Show. The show and sale is open at the AppleShed Gallery in Cedaredge through April 26. The gallery is open 9-5 daily.

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Dick Doherty's works presented to the county
Dick Doherty's works presented to the county

The citizens of Delta County have been presented with two artistic gifts -- landscape paintings that depict the remarkable Western Slope area.

They are oil paintings by Dick Doherty, a well-known artist and muralist who has also contributed his talents to the City of Delta murals program.

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Art at the Delta Senior Center

The Delta Senior Center is honored to display works of art by W. Richard "Dick" Doherty in the dining hall located at 247 Meeker Street. Doherty is a well-known artist and teacher who has played an important role in the development of the arts in this area.

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Local artists selected for national water media show

Rockies West National 2016 will be held March 2 through April 2 at The Art Center, 7th and Orchard in Grand Junction. The exhibition is the 24th annual water media show put on by Western Colorado Watercolor Society.

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A  life turn  to art
A life turn to art

When Sue Jochum decided it was time to leave the corporate world of high technology and pursue her life-long passion for art, she chose the Surface Creek Valley as home to be near other family who live here.

Now, with her computer programming days behind her, she is finding the time to enjoy plein air painting sessions with friends, to participate with her work in shows and exhibitions, and to develop an enterprise in portrait painting, a discipline that she has discovered a natural talent for.

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Artist demonstrates raku firing techniques
Artist demonstrates raku firing techniques

The arts community comprises a vibrant part of Surface Creek Valley's community life.

The ongoing displays, occasional special shows and events celebrating the arts are enhanced by local artists who give individual instruction at their homes and their studios, thereby increasing the knowledge, talent base and participation in arts here.

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Call for artists for benefit art show

Recognizing that we're all connected in some way within our community, Gallery De La Luz in Delta has issued a call for artists for its upcoming benefit, "The Ties that Bind." Artists are asked to create a piece featuring or showcasing neckties.

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Eckert artist awarded top spot in California quilt exhibit
Eckert artist awarded top spot in California quilt exhibit

When you hear the word "doors" do you think of entering your home or job or storefront, a hidden passage, or something more abstract and emotional? Twenty-four members of the Grand Junction Art Quilt Association (AQuA) submitted their fiber interpretation of "Doors" for a special exhibit to hang in October at both the Quiltfest Oasis in Palm Springs and the 24th annual Pacific International Quilt Festival (PIQF) in Santa Clara, Calif.

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