Last weekend the San Luis Valley Painters got together to celebrate the SQUARE SHOW, currently hanging in the Milagros "gallery", in Alamosa. All paintings done on the square format: landscape, abstract, portrait, and still life - in all mediums.
This started in painting class about a year ago when we spent over 3 months working compositions on the square. At first the paintings were all small, about 6"x 6" but over time painters took the square composition and really ran with it. The idea of a show highlighting some of our best work was the natural outcome.
We hung over 90 paintings (a record for the space) and last Sunday when painters, family, and art lovers got together, Gina Quintana's "Rooster" was voted Best In Show.
Milagros is a community sponsored coffee house that supports the arts, and a crossroads for almost everyone who lives in Alamosa, or passes through. I want to THANK the community for supporting us and also to tourists who have stopped in and decided to take a painting home with them. Five pieces have already SOLD. This show will hang until the end of April.
The San Luis Valley Painters group is a loose association of artists who are, or have, at some point in time painted with Coni's Adult Painting Class in Alamosa.
Congratulations to all of the San Luis Valley Painters who participated.