Entertainment briefs, Jan. 17

Colorado Winefest original art entries deadline nears

The deadline for original art entries to the 2014 Colorado Winefest poster and art competition is Tuesday, Jan. 21.

The winning artwork will represent Colorado Winefest events, including Colorado Wine Week, Urban Winefest in Denver and the Colorado Mountain Winefest in Palisade, in poster art and possibly advertising and promotional pieces.

The 2014 contest is open to fine art and graphic design artists. Artists must be residents of Colorado. Artwork should represent the growing Colorado wine industry and be state specific, not region specific.

Call 464-0111 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) for information.

The winner will be selected by popular vote during a reception from 5:30–7:30 p.m. Jan. 24 at the Blue Pig Gallery, 101 W. Third St., in Palisade.

CMU hosts masters classes, concerts on Feb. 1


Colorado Mesa University’s music department will offer two upcoming master classes to instrumental students and two free concerts.

Master classes will be offered Feb. 1 for students of single reed instruments including saxophone and clarinet. Students of all levels are welcome. There is a $15 registration fee.

There also will be reading sessions for large clarinet ensemble and large saxophone ensemble. Guest artists Jessica Voigt (saxophone) and Jennifer Augello (clarinet) will conduct the master classes and present a concert at 4 p.m. Feb. 1 in the Moss Performing Arts Center’s Recital Hall that will be free and open to the public.

Music department faculty member Kristen Yeon-Ji Yun will present a free master class and Q&A session for cello students on Feb. 15. Participants will rehearse for a cello ensemble concert to be presented to the public at 4 p.m. Feb. 15 in the Recital Hall.

Call 248-1604 for information.

Monument art exhibit announces winners


Colorado National Monument Association and the city of Grand Junction Commission on Arts and Culture announced the winning artists in the Monumental Art Exhibit that is on display through Friday, March 28, at City Hall, 250 N. Fifth St.

The best of show winner is Gayle Gerson for “Home in the Rock,” a mixed media piece; first prize was awarded to Sally Hall, “Wise Old Juniper,” mixed media; second prize, Steve Miller, “Snow in the Monument,” photography; and third prize, Robert Zeis III, “Red Splashed in Dappled Light,” oil painting.

Many of the pieces in the exhibit are for sale with proceeds going directly to the artist.

Carbondale commission seeks sculptures


The Carbondale Public Arts Commission is seeking 14 new sculptures for its 11th anniversary edition of the Art aRound Town exhibition.

The deadline for entry is March 2 and notification of selections will be made by March 15. Installation will be June 2–5. Submissions for entry are available online at callforentry.org.

Photographer’s work appears in calendar


A photo of the Colorado National Monument during a spring snowstorm, taken by area photographer Rob Kurtzman, appears in the recently released Exploring Colorado 2014 calendar published by Colorado Life Magazine, which is based in Estes Park.

Calendars are available for purchase at coloradolifemagazine.com or by calling 970-480-0148.

Watercolor society sponsors workshop


Western Colorado Watercolor Society will sponsor a three-day workshop with nationally known artist Ratindra Das from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, March 5–7, at The Art Center, 1803 N. Seventh St.

Das, a signature member of American Watercolor Society, National Watercolor Society and others, will emphasis “With an Eye to Design.”

Cost is $225 for Western Colorado Watercolor Society members or $255 nonmembers. Space is limited. Sign up for the workshop by calling Dani Tupper at 970-948-3088 or emailing .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Horror show film festival seeks submissions


The Telluride Horror Show, a three-day genre film festival in Telluride, is accepting film submissions for the fifth annual show that takes place Oct. 10-12.

The festival screens an average of 18 feature films and more than 30 short films, and hosts special programs, guests and events. The Telluride Horror Show accepts submissions for all horror, thriller, fantasy and sci-fi feature and short films.

Go to telluridehorrorshow.com for information.

Monument Calendar accepts photographs


The deadline for submissions for the 2015 Monument Calendar is Feb. 1.

Amateur and professional photographers are invited to submit up to 10 images.

Go to monumentcalendar or call 858-3617, ext. 307 or 308, for guidelines and information.


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