Saturday, November 12, 2005

Artists' Invitational & Open Juried Exhibition

"Artists' Invitational & Open Juried Exhibition"

SHY RABBIT is proud to be hosting its inaugural "Artists' Invitational & Open Juried Exhibition," November 19 through December 17, 2005, to be held in the Showroom and the Space @ SHY RABBIT. An Opening Reception will be held on Saturday, November 19, from 5-9pm. This ambitious exhibition highlights the work of 4 remarkable Invitational artists, together with juried entries from 15 uniquely talented emerging artists. The juried portion of this show is the product of a Call to Artists that went out in October, which resulted in the receipt of nearly 80 entries from 24 artists residing in Pagosa, Durango, Salida and elsewhere. After careful review by a jury committee, several works by 15 artists were accepted for inclusion in the show. The committee would like to thank all of the talented artists that submitted their work for consideration, and also acknowledge their valuable contribution to the creative process.

Featured in the SHY RABBIT Showroom will be the work of acclaimed photographer, Emilio Mercado, whose work is inspired by master still life painter, Jean Baptiste Simeon Chardin, b. 1699. Mercado's light painted photographs capture objects in their purest form. Additional invited artists are contemporary painter, Sarah Comerford, known for her thought provoking large scale oil and gold-leaf paintings; Mixed-media artist, Susan Andersen (MarSan), recognized locally and internationally for her fine assemblage art; and Installation artist, Shan Well, known most recently for his very impressive "Moments Project" in Durango, CO.

An Artists' Round Table will follow on Sunday, November 20, from 1-4pm. Featured speaker will be Durango artist and instructor, Shan Wells. All are welcome.

SHY RABBIT is located at: 333 Bastille Drive, B-1 & B-4, Pagosa Springs, CO, 81147. For additional information, please call 731-2766, or e-mail

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