Deadline extended for Autumn Arts Festival
The application deadline for the Durango Autumn Arts Festival has been extended to June 7th. This annual event, sponsored by the Durango Arts Center, will take place September 11 and 12, and is open to artists working in visual
arts, including fine crafts. There will be $2,000 in prizes and purchase awards. Applications online at Zappli
For more information, e-mail DAAF@DurangoArts.org, or call 259-2606.
Local artists to hold one-day show and sale
Artists Dave Sime and Connie Morse of Red Cliff Gallery will hold "Springtime in the Rockies," a one-day show and
sale of their artwork and guest artist Mike Destatnick, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday at the studio located at 3935
County Road 250.
The show will include original oil and watercolor paintings and bronze sculpture. All three artists will provide
demonstrations of their techniques. Jessica Peterson will perform on the Indian flute, and hors d'oeuvres will be
For more information, 247-1430 or visit www.redcliffgal lery.com.
T-shirt contest ends today in Bayfield
Today is the deadline for entries in the art contest for the Bayfield Heritage Days T-shirt. Entries may contain up
to four colors and should have an image of a sheep in honor of the sheep trailing near downtown Bayfield during
Heritage Days, which will be held Sept 24-26.
The winner will receive credit for his or her work, a Heritage Days T-shirt and a gift basket of items donated by
local Bayfield businesses.
Entries can be sent electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org, or hard copies can be dropped off at the Pine River
Times at 110 E. Mill St. in Bayfield.
The creator of the winning entry will be notified by May 28. All artwork submitted will be available for future use
by the Bayfield Heritage Days committee and the Pine River Valley Heritage Society.
For more information about the contest or Heritage Days events, call Melanie or Carole at the Times at 884-2331.
Fashion show to benefit WRC
Blu Dress Shop and Signature Salon will host "Appetite," a fashion show and afternoon of mini-spa treatments, to
benefit the Women's Resource Center from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday.
The event will take place on the Signature Salon and Spa rooftop overlooking the Animas River. The Yellow Carrot will
serve appetizers. Tickets cost $20 per person, with 50 percent of proceeds benefiting the Women's Resource Center.
Space is limited, so early reservations are requested. Call Blu at 259-9554 or Signature at 247-7769 to reserve
Mesa Verde welcomes 2nd artist-in-residence
Betty Bauer is the second Artist-In-Residence this year at Mesa Verde National Park. She writes children's stories
about raising sheep, traveling through national parks and along the Lewis and Clark Trail. She often accompanies
study tours for the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
For Mesa Verde's centennial in 2006, Bauer published Bison and Burro: From Here to One Hundred - and Fast! This
children's book has kids counting by fives on a wild jeep ride across Kansas and Colorado, eventually ending in Mesa
Verde just in time for the centennial celebration.
During her two-week residency, the park's natural and cultural resources, along with clear night skies and natural
quiet, will inspire her creative writing skills. Bauer will appear for a book signing of Bison and Burro from 10 a.m.
to 4 p.m. Sunday in the Chapin Mesa Archeological Museum lobby.