A Tribute, and Sad Goodbye

This April the LaVeta Fine Art Gallery closed its doors and wrapped up a wonderful chapter in the life of the scenic town of LaVeta in Southern Colorado. This gallery ran strong for about 8 years- amazingly as a co-op of artists - with a far reaching reputation for excellence. I remember, years ago, peering into its window, after hours - amazed at the very high level of artists represented there.
In 2009 I was asked to join the stable of represented artists and was impressed by the integrity and professionalism of the group; artists like Robert Buckner, Joan Hanley, Tim Deibler, Janey Waldrep, Annie Enke, Claude Appel, and Paul Foster.
In the end, neither a lack of sales (I can attest to that) or interest, forced the closing but attrition and the wearing work of running a gallery, as artists - not strictly gallery owners.
Thank You, especially to Bob Buckner, friend, and fabulous painter/sculptor - I am your biggest fan. Thank you for inviting me to be a part of something really special, and for all of your support and encouragement.
Finally, all the Best, to every artist that was a part of this fine gallery. 

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