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MISSION STATEMENT

The MVAG is dedicated to promoting public awareness of the visual arts and artists and their significant creative contributions.  The Guild will strive to educate and inspire artists and the interested public through programs, workshops, exhibitions and good fellowship, and pledges itself to encourage high standards of excellence in two and three-dimensional original works in all media.

Montrose Visual Arts Guild

The Montrose Visual Arts Guild is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to encouraging and promoting visual arts and artists. For over 30 years it has supported regional artists providing art instruction and working to promote public appreciation for visual art through exhibitions and art displays throughout Montrose. The Guild sponsors an annual, nonjuried art show for artists of all skill levels, and members’ art is displayed in local businesses on a rotating basis through the Art in Motion program.

Monthly meetings, open to the public, feature demonstrations by professional artists in all mediums. Masterpiece Mondays are informal weekly meetings for members’ painting and fellowship and for monthly art video presentations. Art DVDs are available to members through the Guild library.

Transportation of members’ artwork to regional shows is facilitated through the Guild’s art transportation project, and plein air outings, workshops, and retreats provide further opportunities for art instruction and fellowship. Even fundraising is fun when done through the Guild’s Wine and Cheese Party.

For years, Guild members have painted wooden toys from the Woodworkers Guild donations to Toys for Tots Program, and supported the area youth and students through participation in Art Partners, Montrose Youth Appreciation Day and an art scholarship program.

The following community businesses support the Guild's Art in Motion program through the display of Guild members' art on a rotating basis:

Bank of the West

US Bank

Bank of Colorado

MMH Acute Care Rehab

Colorado West Ophthalmology





ANNOUNCEMENTS:

MVAG Hospice Benefit

Jim Norfleet brought three backs for children's rockers to Paint Day on 2/17/2014. They were painted by Fran, Nancy, and Carol to go to auction to benefit Hospice.




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MEETINGS:
Board and general membership meetings are held on the 4th Monday of each month at Hillcrest Congregational United Church of Christ, 611 S. Hillcrest, Montrose, CO (Map).

     Board Meeting at 12 p.m.
     General Meeeting at 1 p.m.
     Demonstration at 2 p.m.

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DEMONSTRATIONS:

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To Be Announced

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MEETING HOSPITALITY:

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PAINT DAYS:
Informal Paint Days (open art) are every Monday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Hillcrest Congregational United Church of Christ, 611 S. Hillcrest, Montrose, CO (Map).  Please bring a drop cloth to use if you are painting.

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ART-INSTRUCTION VIDEOS:
(1st Monday of the month @ 11:00 am at Hillcrest Congregational United Church of Christ, 611 S. Hillcrest, Montrose, CO (Map):

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REGIONAL SHOWS and AREA WORKSHOPS::

Grand Valley Pony Club
Micah Montag Art Show and Benefit
Friday, April 18th & 19th, 2014, Grand Junction, CO



DFA Spring Art Show in Delta, Colorado
May 2-4, 2014


54th Annual Artists' Alpine Holiday in Ouray, Colorado
August 1-9, 2014


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Guild Patrons and Donors of the Arts

The Guild is extremely grateful for the aid of these area businesses and we encourage our members to support them. It would be impossible for the Guild to fulfill its mission in the community without the assistance of the funds and donations-in-kind that these businesses provide.

If you are a supporter of the visual arts in Montrose and would like to become a Guild Patron, please contact Elaine Johnson at 252-8135. Patrons have recognition on our website and in our monthly newsletter, as well as receiving a Guild decal to display in their place of business. Their names are on the ribbons awarded at our annual art show. They are invited to attend the Patron's Reception the evening before the show opens and can purchase artworks that evening with a 10% discount.


2014 Patrons: 2014 Donations, Honorariums and Memorials:

4 Corners Adventure
Alpine Archaeological Consultants
Around the Corner Art Guild
Camelot Gardens
Camp Robber Restaurant
Coldwell Bankers
DMEA - A Touchstone Energy Cooperative Eldorado Financial
Don Hanhardt
Mesa Family Chiropractic P.C.
Montrose Bank
Roxanne Morris
Ouray County Arts Association
Southwest Hearing - Karen Mercer
Sunset Mesa Funeral Directors
Frances Weisgrau

decal Cold Stone Creamery
Crystal Car Wash
Great Harvest
Hartman Brothers
Highland Health Foods
Lionel's Auto Repair
Merle Norman Cosmetics
Montrose Bank
Starbuck's
TEI Rock Drills, Inc.
Z Fitness


2013 Patrons: 2013 Donations, Honorariums and Memorials:

4 Corners Adventure
Alpine Archaeological
Around the Corner Art Guild
Camelot Gardens
DMEA - A Touchstone Energy Cooperative Flairmont Furniture
Home Depot
Mega Pixel
Montrose Arts Council
Montrose Bank
Neil-Gary Agency Insurance
Southwest Hearing/Mercer
TEI Rock Drills, Inc.

decal Abel's Ace Hardware
Alpine Bank
Alpine Bank, East
Alpine Lumber
Alpine Optical of Western CO
Amelia's Hacienda Restaurant
Applebee's
Arrowhead Ranch RE
Bank of Colorado
Bank of the West
Bank of the West, South
Black Canyon Surgical Center
Camp Robber
Chuck's Glass
City Market #3
City Market #440
Cobble Creek Golf Community
Coldstone Creamery
Coldwell Banker Bailey
Colorado Real Estate Network
Colorado West Ophthalmology
Columbine Copy Center
Laverne Combee from Rogers
Community Banks of Colorado
Coolings Heating & AC
Cornerstone Montrose
Crippin Funeral Home
Dahl of Montrose
Del-Mont Consultants, Inc
Delta-Montrose Elec
DeVinny Jewelers, Inc
Edward Jones
Elderado Financial
Fiesta Guadalajara
Friends of the Library
Gordon Composites
Hartman Brothers
Pete Heilbron from Matteson
High Country Properties
Hot Water Productions
Hunter, Marilyn
House of Lights
Johnson Family Dentistry
Roy Johnson from Johnson
Keenan's Plumbing & Heating
Kienholz-Miller & Co
Kinder-Morgan, Inc.
KKXK-FM/KBNG-FM/KUBC-AM
Land Title Guaranty
Lionel's Auto Repair
Looney Bean
Magic Circle Theatre
Megapixel Digital Imaging
Meridian Land Title
Montrose Art's Council
Montrose Association of Realtors
Montrose Center for the Arts
Montrose Daily Press
Montrose Memorial Hospital
Murdoch's Rancy & Home Supply
NuVista Credi Union
Oberto & Company Real Estate
Ouray County Arts Association
Oxbow Crossing Properties
Parish Oil Company
Park Avenue True Value
Pastel Society of Colorado
Rainmaker, Inc.
Recla-Metals
Remax/Alpine View
Ridgway Christian Center Youth
Ridgway Mountain Market
Russell Stover Candies
Safeway Store #1131
San Juan Gardens
San Juan Mtns Credit Union
Schiller Insurance
Scott Fly Rod Company
Scott's Copy Etc.
Scott's Printing & Graphic
Gerald Seeley from Seeley
David Signer from Weisgrav
Simpson Gallery
Southwest Hearing Services
State Farm Insurance
Sunset Mesa Funeral Directors
The Bridges
The Canyon Gallery
The Coffee Trader
The Monitor Magazine
Timberline Bank
United Title Company
UPS Store
US Bank
Ute Indian Museum
Vectra Bank of Colorado
Wal-Mart
Watercolor Magic
Bernard Weisgrav from Morris
Wells Fargo Bank
Wells Fargo Bank South
Wells Fargo Home Mtg
Whitey's Home Improvement


2012 Patrons: 2012 Donations, Honorariums and Memorials:

4 Corners Adventure
Alpine Archeological
Around the Corner Art Guild
Bobbie Kerns
Camelot Gardens
Chuck's Glass
Coldwell Bankers - Bailey
Cook Ranches, LLC
DMEA - A Touchstone Energy Cooperative
Dr. Gayle Frazetta
Flairmont Furniture
Montrose Bank
Montrose Arts Council
Montrose Wellness Center
Neil-Gary Agency Insurance
Ouray County Arts Association
Pastel Society of Colorado
Southwest Hearing
Sunset Mesa Funeral Home
TEI Rock Drills, Inc.

decal Bernard Weisgrau from R. Morris
Bob Dejulio from J. Kuntz
Black Canyon Auto Repair
Cold Stone Creamery
David Signer from R. Weisgrau
Helen Jenkins from L. Van Riper
Joy Harris from N. Shorter
Lael Van Riper from J. Osorio
Lionel's Auto Repair
Margaret Price from B. Walker
Melva Christensen from G. Bates
Peggy McCormack from C. Rogers
Pete Heilbron from C. Matteson
Robert Jenkins from L. Van Riper
Roy Johnson from E. Johnson


2011 Patrons: 2011 Donors:

Alpine Archaeological
Around the Corner Art Gallery
Camelot Gardens
Coldwell Banker Bailey & Co.
DMEA - A Touchstone Energy Cooperative
Don Hanhardt
ElderAdo Financial
Hartman Brothers, Inc
Montrose Bank
Southwest Hearing Services
TEI Rock Drills, Inc.
Timothy Rogers

decal Camp Robber
Coffee Trader
Crystal Clear Car Wash
Great Harvest
Highland Health, LLC
Merle Norman Cosmetics
Mesa Family Chiropractic
Starbucks
Western Gravel
Z Fitness

Donation:
     Download General Form to print, fill out, and mail with a check;
         or
     Download Honorarium Form to print, fill out, and mail with a check;
         or
     donate online to use PayPal or to donate online and mail your payment to MVAG.

Dues:
Membership dues of $25 per member or $30 per family were due on January 1.
     Download form to print, fill out, and mail with a check;
         or
     enroll online to use PayPal, to enroll online and mail your payment to MVAG, or to enroll online and bring your payment to the next meeting.

Mailing address:
MVAG, P.O. Box 3083, Montrose, CO 81402
2013 Officers & Board of Directors
Officers & Board Additional Officers and Coordinators

President - Judy Kuntz

Show Chair - Carol Rogers

Vice President - Regina McMullan

Secretary - Jodine Broscoak

Treasurer - Debbie Bradley

Director at Large - Claudia Wolff

Director at Large - Nancy Shorter

Director at Large - Barb Scheu

Director at Large - Angela Roberts

Newsletter - Lael Van Riper

Program Chair - Roxanne Morris

Historian - Marilyn Hunter

Membership Chair - Debra Bradley

Art in Motion Chairs - Geri Bates

Video Librarian - Elaine Johnson

Art Transportation - Mary Hill

Sunshine - Celie Matteson

Publicity - Celie Matteson

Radio Liason - Celie Matteson

Fund Raising - Bobbie Kerns

Scholarship - Nancy Shorter

Hospitality - Andrea LaPonsie

For more information contact the Montrose Visual Arts Guild at P.O. Box 3083, Montrose, Colorado, 81402 or President, Judy Kuntz, (970)249-6467.

Members' Websites and Other Art Organizations:

Around the Corner Art Gallery, 447 Main St., Montrose, CO (970) 249-4243

Ann E. Cheeks, Fine Artist, Art Educator

Barbara Kendrick Studio

Ouray County Arts Association

Simpson Gallery, Main Street, Montrose, CO