Brush & Palette

October 6 – November 11
First Friday reception October 6, 7-9pm

The Grand Junction Brush & Palette Club is excited to announce its 70th Annual Fine Art Show, held once again in the Art Center’s Studio Colorado gallery. The exhibition traditionally features local artists and a variety of painting both in material and subject matter. Susan Claffey, Professor of Art, Emeritus at Colorado Mesa University and current drawing and painting instructor at the Art Center, is this year’s judge.

While the first Brush & Palette Club show did not make front page headlines in the Daily Sentinel (competing as it did with the love triangle murder trial of 80-year-old lawyer Sam McMullin), B&P members were often in the news with efforts to raise funds for an art center. At B&P’s monthly meeting on Oct. 19, WCCA Board President Robbie Breaux will present a short history of the art center, Executive Director Lee Borden will give a short talk on the Art Center’s needs and plans, and Susan Claffey will deliver a lecture on modern art.

This year’s B&P show is open to the public for art entries. As always, the entire community is invited to enjoy viewing the show at the First Friday reception on Oct. 6. Local business are sponsoring award ribbons, and anyone may sponsor a legacy ribbon, to award to the artwork of their choosing. A prospectus is available at the Art Center and on the B&P website: gjbrushandpalette.org.


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