Entertainment briefs: Sept. 2–8

Local art quilters honored in shows

Local Art Quilt Association (AQuA) members will have quilts on display in California shows that follow the “Absolutely Artful!” theme.

Original art quilt pieces will hang in exhibits from Oct. 6–8 at Quiltfest Oasis in Palm Springs, California, and Oct. 13–16 at the 25th annual Pacific International Quilt Festival (PIQF) in Santa Clara, California. Artist Patty Hawkins of Estes Park juried the submissions.

Grand Junction artist Kathy Schattlietner was awarded the top two spots with her “Awfully Artful” and “Lone Tree” entries and Clifton artist Eldrid Schafer’s “Who You” placed third. Other awards in the top five were Susan Strickland’s “Black Loafers, White Socks” and “Heard it Through the Grapevine” by Nancy Dobson.

Go to theartquiltassociation.com to see photos of the quilts and for information.

Library seeks artwork for juried show


Artwork is being sought for a juried art show that will take place as part of Mesa County Libraries’ 2016 Culture Fest on Nov. 4–5 at the Mesa County Libraries’ Central Library.

The exhibition is competitive and open to artists age 18 and older who live in Mesa County. Two-dimensional fine art, including photography and computer-generated work, will be accepted. Work cannot exceed 36 x 48 inches, cannot exceed 40 pounds and must be display-ready with a secure wire hanger.

Artists may submit two entries by digital image for consideration. Entries will be accepted through 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7.

The show will be exhibited Oct. 25 through Jan. 3, at the Central Library, 443 N. Sixth St.

Go to mesacountylibraries.org for rules, information and an entry form.

Arts and culture grants available


Grant funding for arts and cultural organizations in Mesa County is available through the Western Colorado Community Fund. 

Nonprofits providing arts and cultural programming in Mesa County are eligible to apply and grants can range from $500–$2,500.

The amount available for arts and culture grants this year is $14,000.

Application deadline is Oct. 3. Applications should be submitted at wc-cf.org/nonprofits/grantmaking, by clicking the “Community Grants tab/Arts and Culture Grants Application.


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