Emerging Artist

9th Annual Emerging Artist Show

Entry forms will be available approximately during Summer months. If you’ll like us to add you to our mailing list fill out our contact form and provide us with your information and details of your request. Thank you!

For most people, the emerging artist lies beneath piles of everyday concerns, its freshness robbed by cumulative concerns.  Here in the Rio Costilla Valley, kids represent a joy and a freshness we treasure.

At a recent gathering of professional artists the question was asked: “How did your crayons and your clay help you become the creative adults you are?”

A litany of acquired skills poured forth: problem solving skills, self-confidence and discovery, introspection, assertiveness versus aggressiveness, inquisitive attitudes, bravery, the joy of discovery, collaborative skills, open-mindedness, willingness to listen, self-expression, tolerance…most of all capacity to enjoy the sunlight, the smell of rain on sage and the innumerable treasures of beauty we wake to each day.

Finally, recharge the emerging artist within yourself.  Sit down, and draw a bird.  Watch yourself calculating distance, working with perspective, playing with balance, light and color.  Your emerging artist works with and cultivates these skills.  Even if you bury your drawing in the trash, confronting a blank paper is an act of bravery, encourages you to think whether you draw or you write. Enjoy.

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