¤ 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 Sep. 1, 2006. Download the entry guidelines at www.steamboatspringsarts.com, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Contest guidelines are available at 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 are welcome. All mediums are eligible, and all ideas will be considered. The Depot welcomes new work, retrospective shows and educational shows. Information and guidelines for these exhibits are available at The Depot, online at www.steamboatspringsarts.com or by e-mailing email@example.com. The entry deadline is Oct. 1.
¤ The Steamboat Springs Arts Council is seeking members to serve on its Visual Arts Committee. The VAC is an advisory committee 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 SSAC. They 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 879-9008, ext. 106.
¤ The Steamboat Springs Arts Council is seeking volunteers for its Docent Program. SSAC docents are trained volunteers who staff the Depot galleries, help interpret and explain our exhibits and encourage visitor interaction with the artwork, furthering the mission of the Steamboat Springs 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 if requested. 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 are also encouraged to attend art education events and classes at CMC or presented to the community. For more information, e-mail email@example.com or call 879-9008, ext. 106.
¤ Rocky Mountain Plein Air Painters signature members will be painting in Steamboat Springs and Routt County from Saturday to 7. A reception for their show will be July 7 at 5 p.m. The quick-draw contest will be July 8 on the courthouse lawn from 10 a.m. to noon, and the public is welcome to come watch them paint. Call 879-7660 or visit www.wildhorsegallery. com.
¤ Steamboat Springs Arts Council's Artist Member Exhibit is on display at the Depot Art Center until July 26. All media will be represented by over 80 member artists. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Call 879-9008.
Watercolor painter, Greg Effinger is painting plein air around town again. He's excited to visit with you. Call 879-7660 for a special appointment, or if you see him working stop by and say "hi."
Blue Sky Pottery is featuring the pottery of local Steamboat clay artists including Deb Babcock, Patti Retz, Barb Gregoire, Anne Rooney, Eve Partridge, Bill Sanders, Jody Elston, Mo Valenta and Lisa Koch. Open 10 to 4 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, and other days by appointment. Call 846-9349.
Wild Horse Gallery in the Sheraton Steamboat Resorts Hotel is featuring David Harms' oil paintings today through June 15. More than 50 artists in various mediums are represented in the gallery. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Saturday and open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. Call 879-7660.
"An Exploration of Beauty: New Works by Phoebe Fulkerson" is on display at the Comb Goddess in the Old West Building on 11th Street. Call 871-0606.
Solarized montage photography by Dee Lambert at the Artisan's Market, 626 Lincoln Ave. Call 879-7512.
Plein air paintings by Jim McBrayer, Phil Wright, Zanobia, Suzy Holloran, Susan Schiesser and R.C. Dieckhoff are displayed as part of the M.O.R.E. Art Site Project at the Hahn's Peak Inn, 61723 Country Road 129, Hahn's Peak. Call 870-6507.
Commercial and fine art photography by Kim Keith can be viewed by appointment at her studio in the Copper Ridge Business Park, Suite 204. Call 846-3680.
Cartoons by Aimee Kimmey and photography by Chris Selby at Mona's Art to Go, 2851 Riverside Plaza, No. 14. Call 870-3400.
Southwestern-style handmade jewelry, made of turquoise, corral and sterling silver, is on display at Bear Valley Trading Post and Boot Repair, 116 1/2 Eighth St. in the alley behind The Shack. Call 879-3573.
New photography by Don Tudor and oil on canvas by Cully Kistler at the Sleeping Giant Gallery, 624 Lincoln Ave. Call 879-7143.
Photography by Jim Steinberg is available at the Portfolio Collection, 1016 Oak St. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Closed weekends. Call 879-3718.
Photographs by Thomas D. Mangelsen are on display at Images of Nature, 730 Lincoln Ave. Call 871-1822.
Artist R.C. Dieckhoff's paintings of Steamboat are available for viewing by appointment. Call 870-8068.
Work by Zanobia at Abracadabra Gallery, 2135 Burgess Creek Road, Suite 302, in the Ski Country Building. Call 871-8000 for hours or appointments.
Mountain Traditions, featuring limited-edition, signed and numbered artwork from artists such as Martin Grelle, G. Harvey, Nancy Glazier and Mark Hopkins, is in the Franklin Mall, 833 Lincoln Ave. Call 870-7976.
Photography by Warren Miller, Ray Atkeson, and Mark Moore is available exclusively at Steamboat Art Company, at the corner of Ninth and Lincoln. Open everyday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Call 879-3383.