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February 23 - March 29, 2014
27th Annual Women's History Month
Art Exhibition & Sale – “Common Thread”

Cultural Arts Council Fine Art Gallery
423 W. Elkhorn Ave. - Estes Park, CO

The Cultural Arts Council of Estes Park will open its 27th Annual Women's History Month Art Exhibition "Art from the Heart" on Sunday February 23 at 1:00 PM with an Artists' Reception, Tea and Awards Ceremony at the CAC Fine Art Gallery located at 423 W. Elkhorn Ave. in west downtown Estes Park. This long-standing show spotlights the diversity and style of American Women Artists and is presented each year to coincide with the National Women's History Project's Women's History Month celebration in March.

The 2014 Women's History Month Project's (NWHP) national theme celebrates "Celebrating Women of Character, Courage, and Commitment. The Cultural Arts Council of Estes Park embraces the national theme in Estes Park by showcasing women in the arts and the individual contributions they make through educational and the national art scene. We invite you to experience this year's art created by women inspired by beauty and the human experience creating art from their hearts throughout the 2014 collection.

For twenty seven years the Women?s History Exhibition in Estes Park has presented a diverse mix of visual arts in 2 and 3-dimensional work. From its humble beginning in a private home, to all of the different locations the women's art has been displayed, the spirit of the show has remained the same. The quality of the work has grown, and the Cultural Arts Council has and will be committed to represent all facets of the women's art movement through this exhibition annually.

Arts patrons can experience quiet mountain scenes, classical still life, pensive portraiture, as well as, bold contemporary design and color. "Art from the Heart" celebrates the artist's inter beauty, passion, and the work they love to create. Artists are invited to select a work of art that best represents them. "Art from the Heart" embraces art mediums and techniques that are centuries old, and those representing a 21st century flare.

The exhibition premieres emerging artists and celebrates renowned artists of the national art scene. Media includes oil, watercolor, acrylic, pastel, bronze, mixed media, pencil, photography, fiber, ceramics, glass and precious metals. The 27th annual Women's History Month Art Show, Art from the Heart, will feature work created by 50 women from Texas, Montana, New Mexico, and Colorado.

"Art from the Heart" opens Sunday February 23 with an Artists' Reception, Tea and Awards Ceremony.

This year musical entertainment will be provided by High Country Strings. High Country Strings have been performing together since 2006. Musicians include Carol Blanchard (guitar), Louise Johnson (violin), Karen Chiomi (violin), Connie Dedon (harp), and guest artist Heather Stone (flute). Song selections include folk music, hymns, ?Shenandoah?, ?Tea for Two?, a Shaker hymn ?Simple Gifts?, ?Jesu? by Bach and ?Ode to Joy? by Beethoven among others. Refreshments, tea, sweets and savories will be served. The annual informal tea is a time to celebrate women and attendees are encouraged to bring their favorite tea cup, wear hats or jewelry in remembrance of someone special.

The awards will be selected and announced at 2:45 PM.

Art from the Heart Awards
During the reception on February 23, the public and participating show artists will select two awards - People's Choice and Artist's Choice for 2014. In 2013, both awards were presented to Margaret E. Jensen, Colorado for her original oil "Winter Reflections". Awards will be announced at 2:45 PM.

"Art from the Heart" is free and open to the public. The exhibition will be on display through March 29, 2014. Hours are 12:00 Noon to 5:00 PM Monday through Saturday. Group tours can be arranged in advance. For more information contact the Cultural Arts Council by phone at 970-586-9203 or E-Mail:

Support for "Art from the Heart" in part is provided by local businesses and individual contributions.

The Cultural Arts Council is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit arts agency supporting and promoting cultural arts programs in the Estes Valley and throughout Colorado.

About the National Women?s History Project (NWHP)
National Women's History Project 2014
March is National Women's History Month.
2014 National Women's History Month Theme & Honorees

This year's theme, Celebrating Women of Character, Courage, and Commitment, honors the extraordinary and often unrecognized determination and tenacity of women. Against social convention and often legal restraints, women have created a legacy that expands the frontiers of possibility for generations to come. They have demonstrated their character, courage and commitment as mothers, educators, institution builders, business, labor, political and community leaders, relief workers, women religious, and CEOs. Their lives and their work inspire girls and women to achieve their full potential and encourage boys and men to respect the diversity and depth of women?s experience.

These role models along with countless others demonstrate the importance of writing women back into history.

For a list and brief biographies of the 2014 Honorees and to learn more about the National Women's History Project visit

2014 Participating Artists
Leslie Allen, CO
Susan Anderson, CO
Melissa Arthur, CO
Linda Baldwin, CO
Debby Ballard, CO
Tricia Bass, MT
Lorrie Beck, CO
Marianne Billingsley, CO
Maripat Borowski, CO
Laurie Button, CO
Mary Darracott, CO
Jeanne Echternach, CO
Pam England, CO
Cathy Goodale, CO
Patricia Henriksen Greenberg, CO
Gia Hamilton, CO
Susan Haskins, CO
Vicki Henderson, CO
Lorraine Hennesy, CO
Jeanne Herman, CO
Peggy Immel, NM
Margaret E Jensen, CO
Kelly Kepler, CO
Barbara Kostohryz, CO
Kelly Kotary, CO
Kathleen Lanzoni, CO
Vickie Mastron, CO
Laura Miller, CO
Dawn Normali, CO
Cheryl Pennington, CO
Joanne Perschetti, CO
Cynthia Price Reedy, CO
Penny Rhodes, CO
Barb Richards, CO
Dru Marie Robert, CO
Jenna Rodriguez, CO
Eli Roehl, CO
Karen Scharer, CO
Carol Simmons, CO
Tamara Simmons, CO
Heather Stone, CO
Patrice Sullivan, CO
Virginia Taulane, CO
Susan Todd, CO
Cecy Turner, TX
Lynda S. Vogel, CO
Diana Wade, CO
Lindsey Wohlman, CO
Audie Yenter, CO
Ambree Zuba, CO

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