Arts calendar for July 7

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Opportunities

¤ The Steamboat Springs Arts Council is celebrating its 35th anniversary in 2007. To commemorate what is sometimes referred to as the Emerald Anniversary, SSAC is seeking artwork to be considered for a poster that will be the artistic design and branding for the anniversary. The artwork should relate to "emerald" in some way, as in the color emerald or the mountain that looms above the Depot Art Center. Entries are due by Sept. 1. Download entry guidelines at www.steamboatspringsarts.com, e-mail beth@steamboatspringsarts.com, or come by the Depot, 1001 13th St.

¤ The Steamboat Springs Arts Council Visual Arts Committee is accepting proposals for two individual or small group shows at the Eleanor Bliss Center for the Arts at the Depot and several opportunities in the Small Works Gallery in 2007. Individual artists or small curated groups are eligible to submit their work for consideration. Submissions from all levels of artists, established or emerging, are welcome. All mediums are eligible, and all ideas will be considered. The arts council welcomes new work, retrospective shows and educational shows. Information and guidelines are available at the Depot, at www.steamboatspringsarts.com or e-mail beth@steamboatspringsarts.com. Entries are due by Oct. 1.

¤ The Steamboat Springs Arts Council is seeking new members to serve on its Visual Arts Committee. The VAC is an advisory committee composed of artists, educators and business members who have a passion for visual arts. They help plan and execute gallery exhibits and visual arts programs for the arts council. Arts council members would like to build a multi-generational committee to best represent the needs of the community. E-mail beth@steamboatspringsarts.com or call 879-9008, ext. 106.

¤ The Steamboat Springs Arts Council is seeking volunteers for its Docent Program. Arts council docents are trained volunteers who staff Depot galleries, help interpret and explain exhibits and encourage visitor interaction with artwork, furthering the mission of the arts council. Docents help unpack exhibit items, hang shows and host opening receptions. Docents also coordinate the annual Studio Tour and facilitate the "Art for Seniors" program at the Doak Walker Care Center. They are available to lead guided tours of the exhibits to schools and groups if requested. Docents meet monthly for seminars, as well as occasional field trips. For more information, contact beth@steamboatspringsarts.com or call 879-9008, ext. 106.

Ongoing

¤ "New Western Art: A 21st Century Perspective" exhibit is at Studio Gallery 27. Artists represented by the gallery include Brent Spaulding, Sandie Ihlenfeldt, Michelle Ideus, Fred Hodder, Cara Ober, Leah Fanning and Michael Dowling. There will be an artists' coffee talk at 10 a.m. Sunday. The gallery is open from noon to 8 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday. Call 879-6114.

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