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9/26/2013 Art for the Sangres: Saturday’s gala to spotlight outstanding fine art, all to benefit local land trust

It’s that time of the year again for the 17th annual Art for the Sangres event.

A benefit art sale for the San Isabel Land Protection Trust, the event will be held at A Painted View Ranch, 3115 County Road 160 (Hermit Lane), this Saturday, Sept. 28.

Twenty-six artists will be featured, including Mike Beeman, Julie Bender, Melissa Cooper, William C. Davis, Shane Dimmick, Adele Earnshaw, Joe Garcia, Jim Gilmore, David Grossman, Nancy and Mark Hargis, Paul Kethley, Lori Merfeld-Batson, J.G. Moore, Anita Mosher, Rock Newcomb, John Pyson, Cathy Sheeter, Greg Smith, Nathan Solano, Christopher Thompson, Joshua Tobey, Mike Untiedt, Don Weller and Sarah Woods.

The art displayed mostly focuses on western-theme landscapes in oil, watercolor and acrylic and sculpture. This year, Navajo woven rugs will be included in the sale. The art celebrates the beauty of the west, its mountains, forests, streams and plains, and the diverse wildlife that lives on the land. It also highlights the role of humans in the historical and modern west, including the cowboy tradition.

On Saturday, open admission at no cost runs from 1 to 5 p.m. The art sale and reception begins at 5 and goes until 8 p.m. The silent auction will be conducted between 5 and 7:30 p.m. Admission for the reception and art sale is $50 per person. For more information call 783-3018. Also visit www.artforthesangres.com to see a full catalogue of artists and examples of their work.