A Judge for the Autumn Art Show has been Selected

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Lamar, CO, September 5, 2013 – Members of the Southeast Colorado Arts Guild (SECAG) Judge Committee have selected Maya Avina, a Professor of Art at CSU-Pueblo as the Judge for this year’s Autumn Art Show at the Shore Art Center.

Maya Avina is a Professor of Art at CSU-Pueblo, teaching Painting and Graphic Design. Her graphic illustrative prints can be seen in the new wing of St. Mary Corwin Hospital and the Great Divide mural in downtown Pueblo. Before college, which she began at age thirty-two with two children, she was a jeweler doing one-of-a-kind cloisonné pieces shown in Los Angeles, La Jolla, California and Vail, Colorado.

Maya’s major area of creative work now is in the area of Natural Building utilizing local timber, stone and cob (sculptural adobe; see www.cobbuildingwithmaya.com), though she still paints and does graphics. Originally from California, she has lived in Colorado for a total of twenty-six years.


SECAG in conjunction with The Southeast Colorado Arts Council is proud to present this year’s Autumn Art Show. This art show is open to the public and will run for four days.

The current schedule for  The Autumn Art Show is as follows:

Registration is Saturday, October 19 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

The Autumn Art Show will be open to the public for viewing Tuesday through Friday, October 22-25 from 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

A wine and cheese reception will be held on Thursday, October 24 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.  Awards will be given out at this time. Minors must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

To encourage greater participation The Art Guild is offering cash awards for Best-of-Show, First Place in each category plus an Area Award for best depiction of a landmark within a 100-mile radius of Lamar, a Popular Choice Award, and a President’s Choice Award. Certificates are awarded for second, third and honorable mention.

Only original works not previously entered in a SECAG Autumn Art Show are eligible for entry and showing. Works will be displayed and judged according to the following categories: Painting, Artisan Works, Drawing & Prints, Photography and Three-Dimensional.

Registration is Saturday, October 19 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Shore Arts Center, 115 Main Street in Lamar. Registration is $10 each or $30 for three entries. One additional entry can be registered for $5.

A student category is available for artists under college level, who wish to enter their work. The cost is reduced per entry for this category.

The complete rules and forms are available online on the Southeast Colorado Arts Council’s Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Southeast-Colorado-Arts-Council/224524917608420 (Search for Southeast Colorado Arts Council from Facebook) or on their website at: http://secoartscouncil.org/. Printed copies can be obtained by calling co-chairpersons, Bev Middleton at 719-940-4451, Jeff Alexander at 719-336-4780 or Arts Council board member, Vincent Gearhart at 719-688-7720.


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