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Fresh artists highlight Redstone’s 24th annual art show

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Redstone’s annual art show is just around the corner!

The 24th Annual Labor Day Weekend Redstone Art Foundation Show and Sale will kick off at 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 30, with a reception celebrating the arts in the Crystal River Valley. The public is invited to an opening reception to enjoy refreshments, meet the artists and have first choice of the art for sale.

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The show will be held under large tents on the lawn of the historic Redstone Inn. It will run throughout the Labor Day weekend, ending at 4 p.m. Monday, Sept. 2.

The annual art show is produced and presented by The Redstone Art Foundation, an active group of volunteers.  Approximately 3,000 art lovers attend the show, which features approximately 35 juried artists mostly from the Crystal River Valley.

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A wide assortment of media is represented, including hand-woven baskets, pastels, watercolors, oils, jewelry, wood sculptures, pottery, photography, metal sculptures, alcohol inks, pen and ink, quilts, furniture, fused glass and kaleidoscopes. In addition, demonstrations and mini-workshops will be available, including workshops for children. This will be a family-friendly event.

Several artists are participating for the first time in the show. They include Lisa Fleming, Michael Kinsley and Hugh McNatt with their outstanding oil paintings; Teresa Southworth with her pastels on suede; James Mason and his metal sculptures; Marty Hartman with her unusual bead and wood flowers; and Don Ensign’s wood sculptures.

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Some of previous years’ favorites will be back as well.

Proceeds from the art sales support the Jack Roberts Memorial Scholarship Fund.  The fund is designated to further the art education of Roaring Fork High School seniors who wish to study art after high school.

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To date, the Redstone Art Foundation has funded $45,500 in art scholarships. Please come see this year’s scholarship winners’ art on display at the show.

Since the 1930s, Redstone has had a reputation as an artist colony with an esteemed list of creators that includes Frank Mechau (painter), Jack Roberts (painter), Eric Johnson (sculptor), and Janusz Obst.

The Redstone Art Foundation is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization.

Labor Day weekend in Redstone is beautiful as summer begins to turn to fall.  We hope you’ll join us for the annual Labor Day Redstone Art Show and Sale!

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For a full list of featured artists and activities, visit www.redstoneartfoundation.org.

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