Art opportunities for July 28

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¤ The Steamboat Springs Arts Council is celebrating its 35th anniversary in 2007. To commemorate what is sometimes referred to as the Emerald Anniversary, the arts council 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. The Entry deadline is Sept. 1. Download entry guidelines at www.steamboatspringsarts.com, e-mail beth@steamboatspringsarts.com or stop 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 Art Center 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 artists of all skill levels, established or emerging, are welcome. All mediums are eligible, and all ideas will be considered. New work, retrospective shows and educational shows are all welcome. Information and guidelines for these exhibits are available at the depot, at www.steamboatspringsarts.com or e-mail beth@steamboatspringsarts.com. The entry deadline is Oct. 1.

¤ The Steamboat Springs Arts Council is seeking new members to serve on its Visual Arts Committee. The committee is an advisory group 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. The council would like to build a multi-generational committee to best represent the needs of the community. For more information or to get an application, 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 the depot galleries, help interpret and explain exhibits and encourage visitor interaction with the artwork, furthering the mission of the arts council. They help with unpacking exhibit items, hanging shows and hosting 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. Docents meet monthly for seminars, as well as occasional field trips. Docents continue their arts education by attending the monthly art seminars and gallery talks by presenting artists and exhibition judges, and participating in docent-sponsored field trips. Docents also are encouraged to attend art-education events and classes at CMC or presented to the community. For more information, contact beth@steamboatspringsarts.com or call 879-9008, ext. 106.

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