Saturday, January 8, 2011

Centennial Celebration Colorado National Monument

Colorado National Monument "Centennial Exhibition Show" contained works about the monument like  this pen and ink drawing.

The first Friday of 2011 was celebrated by two art shows held at Grand Junction City Hall.
The 100 year birthday of the Colorado National Monument marked one of its special events, "Centennial Art Exhibition," with a display of the show on the second floor. This exhibition will be moved next door to the County Building April 1.
On the first floor, three local artists brought together a showing of their works. Betty Roy Pitts, Fran Born and Maya Nichols are the featured artists for the first quarter of 2011.
Be sure to visit these shows.

Betty Roy Pitts shows off one of
her watercolors.

Featured artist at City Hall, Maya

A huge crowd came to see the shows and hear about the top four winners in the juried Monument show.
Suzie Garner, Vera Mulder and Felicia Sabartinelli-Abeyta juried the show. The Monument staff then proceeded to pick their top four choices.
Joan Alzemo, Monument Superintendent, announced the winners.  Marea Ross received Best of Show, Rose Nordenburg, a first place, Fred Honehell placed second with Steve Traut earning third.
A People's choice award will be given at the end of the showing in the County Building. The public may vote for their choice either by coming to the City Hall and leaving a ballot or by voting on line at one of the following addresses:    or
Vote as often as you would like.
Fran Born shows off her creativity.

Seth Anderson stands in front of his
art work chosen for the Colorado
National Monument  Show

John Lintott's oil paintin 

The Monument art Display was crowded
on opening night.

 Superintendent Joan Amzelmo and Michele Wheatly of the Colorado National Monument award first place to Rose Nordenburg for her exquisite pen and colored ink work.
Steve Trauht looks at his
wonderful photo of
bicycles in the monument.
His photo printed on canvas placed third.

Best of show was awarded to Marea Ross.

Second place winner Fred Honchell poised with his wife who
was very proud of him.
The poster for the centennial Celebration is on sale now for
all Monument Fans to remember this special event.

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