The 4th of July and Cherry Days is approaching, and in Paonia that includes the Blue Sage's annual "Paint Paonia." This is a plein air painting event in which artists spend one day capturing on canvas what is special to them about Paonia and the surrounding area.
Artists also have the option of creating three-dimensional and mixed-media art to portray Paonia.
To accommodate more artists, this year participants will be given the opportunity to choose any 24-hour time frame between June 28 and July 2 to paint. All art must be turned in by 5 p.m. on July 2, framed and ready to hang.
Art will be judged and hung in the Blue Sage Gallery the evening of July 2. A silent auction will begin July 3, as part of Cherry Days' Downtown Days, and run through July 5. There will be cash prizes for the top three, plus Paonia Chamber of Commerce's Best of Paonia cash award.
New this year are "favorite" ribbons, which the public can purchase for $15 and award to their favorite piece of artwork in the show. Artists will receive $10 for each ribbon awarded to their entry.
Full details can be found at www.bluesage.org, at the Blue Sage Gallery located at 226 Grand Avenue, Paonia, or by calling (970) 527-7243.blog comments powered by Disqus