“Valley Visions” Art Exhibit Opening is Friday, May 3
The 8th annual “Valley Visions” art exhibition, sponsored by Salida Council for the Arts, will kick off with a public Grand Opening Reception on Friday, May 3 from 4-7 pm in the SteamPlant Annex. Celebrated as a showcase for the Arkansas River Valley’s top established and emerging creative talent, the exhibit will feature forty of the area’s most innovative painters, sculptors, photographers, and artisans.
All entries will be for sale at special exhibit prices. A $5-$10 suggested donation at the door supports the Art Council’s High School Scholarship Program for local high school students, and entitles guests to a banquet of gourmet hors d’oeuvres, live music, cash bar, meet-the-artist opportunities, “first dibs” on the artwork for sale, and a ballot to vote for the coveted People’s Choice Awards. Award winners will be announced and awarded at the reception’s conclusion.
Congratulations to the following 40 artists who are featured in this year’s show:
Mia Aguirre, Joyce Baird, Joanie Barbier, Laura Barton, Joe Beakey, Anna Bishop, Dan Bishop, Karen Boggs Bryant, Wanda Lee Dammeyer, Kathy Davidoff, David Eckstein, Jane Ewing, Gail Franke, Thomas Franke, Hannelore Gabriel, Fay Golson, Jean Hanfelt, Licia Iverson, Nancy Kay, Erica Kinsella, Scott Leonard, Sally Mather, Sarah-Jane Maynard, Padgett McFeely, Conrad Nelson, Jennifer Price, Judith Reese, Max Ruppeck, Beth Sanders, Quintin Shomaker, Susan Spohn, Judy Sprague, Mel Strawn, Sibyl Teague, Hannah Tidechild, Evette Twyford, Matt Varnum, Gary White, Stephen Witty, Mary Hansen Wolfe.
Thank you to our growing list of sponsors who make this year’s Valley Visions possible: Mahnke Auto Body Salida, Pinon Realty, Pony Patch, Sweet Anna Jean: A Little Cookie Bakery, Su Casa Furniture & Sleep Shop, Liz Peterson State Farm Insurance, Salida Mountain Sports, Moltz Construction, Inc., Debbie & Fred Jackson and Cellar Wine & Spirits.
The Valley Visions art exhibition will remain on display through June 2. For exhibit hours and additional information, visit salidacouncilforthearts.org/valley-visions/