Patrons and guests paint the way to another memorable Art for the Sangres

Nearly 300 guests over the course of two days enjoyed fine art, food and wine during the 19th annual Art for the Sangres at A Painted View Ranch. Over $147,000 in art was sold during the event, 40% of which supports conservation efforts in Southern Colorado.


Amy Lay and Klaus Anslem new 2015 artists

Amy Lay & Klaus Anslem, photo courtesy of Hal Walter

Sponsors were invited to a special dinner the night before the sale, and were able to purchase art directly, giving the sale a $66,000 head start going into the Saturday show. At one point during Friday's festivities, buyers purchased $50,000 worth of art within one hour.

Sponsor party 2 Dianne Whalen Chairperson and family an friends
Sponsor and artist dinner, photo courtesy of Hal Walter

This gave way to the following day's activities in which another $81,000 in art was sold, totaling $147,000 for the weekend event. “It was a memorable event… we made new friends and touched based with old friends. My thanks go out to all the great volunteers who helped make this a first class show”, said Larry Vickerman, President of San Isabel Land Protection Trust.

Photo courtesy of Hal Walter

Twenty-four artists from around the country displayed their art, including locals Lorie-Merfeld Batson, Shane Dimmick, and Sarah Woods.

Arriving at Painted View Ranch
Photo courtesy of Barbara Rudolph (artist)

Art for the Sangres is the major fundraiser for San Isabel Land Protection Trust, with 40 percent of the proceeds going to the land trust to help fund efforts to conserve land, water, and wildlife in the Wet Mountain Valley and beyond.

Mark your calendars for Sept. 22-23, 2016 for the 20th anniversary Art for the Sangres at A Painted View Ranch. For more information contact Kristie Nackord at the land trust: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 783-3018.


A Painted View Ranch, photo courtesy of Barbara Rudolph

For more photos of our event, please visit our Facebook page.



Kristie Nackord

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