Show to be held at Holyoke High School
The annual Phillips County Art Show will be held Thursday, March 24 through Sunday, March 27 at Holyoke High School, 545 East Hale Street.
The show will feature the work of regional artists of Colorado and Nebraska. The art show is sponsored by the Phillips County Arts Council. Area artists, from beginners to professionals, and students are encouraged to enter their work.
Art work may be entered on Thursday, March 24 from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Accepted media will be acrylic, china painting, creative stitchery, collage, colored pencil, drawings, fibers, hand-thrown ceramics and pottery, jewelry, mixed media, oil, pastels, pen and ink, pencil, photography-traditional, photography-enhanced, scratch art, sculpture, stained glass, tole painting, watercolor, weaving and wood carving.
Judging will take place on Friday morning, March 25, and an oral critique for artists and anyone interested will be offered from 1:30–3 p.m. An oral critique for students will also be given at 1:30.
The show will be open for public viewing on Friday from 3–10 p.m., Saturday, March 26, from 9 a.m.–10 p.m. and on Sunday, March 27 from 1– 4 p.m.
Many art pieces are available for purchase and the public is encouraged to visit the show and appreciate the work of our area artists.
This year’s entries will be judged by Michael Ome Untiedt. Born and raised in Prowers County, Colo., He resides in Denver. He paints landscapes of the American West as well as the Beara Peninsula in southwestern Ireland. He works in oils and watercolor.
As an art instructor, he sees his role as “helping aspiring artists find their path of best steps to creating art, building on personal strengths to develop an individualized creative voice.” His works are shown in galleries in Colorado, New Mexico, Montana and Texas. He writes the Right Brain Express, a weekly newsletter of art related material. Untiedt will offer a workshop, Painting on the Great Plains, in Holyoke on Saturday, March 26 for area artists.
Valerie Gillotte of Haxtun, Colo. will judge student entries. She taught art at Haxtun elementary and high schools for many years. Her successful teaching career is evidenced by the artwork and student awards displayed throughout the Haxtun School District.
She is willing to share her insights with area youth by judging the student show. She will offer a student critique on Friday at 1:30 p.m. when she will discuss individual works, offer suggestions and answer questions.
For more information on the art show, please contact Teresa Mailander at 970.580.1939.