WEST WIND FINE ART'S TRIBUTE TO RICHARD SCHMID Show and Event~ Curated by Kristen Thies
to Sep 23

WEST WIND FINE ART'S TRIBUTE TO RICHARD SCHMID Show and Event~ Curated by Kristen Thies

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Announcing: WEST WIND FINE ART TRIBUTE to RICHARD SCHMID in Celebration of the 20th Anniversary of his book, ALLA PRIMA II

VENUE: THE LAUMEISTER ART CENTER, 44 Gypsy Lane, Bennington, Vermont

SEPTEMBER 22 and 23, 2018 Tickets for the two days are $79.98. One day tickets are $59.98

 Opens Saturday 9/22 at 11:00 am to 6:30 pm.

Opens Sunday 9/23 at 10:00 am. Exhibition closes at 3:00 pm.

On view in the Main Gallery: Masterworks by Richard Schmid from Private Collections,  and new paintings by his protege's: Nancy Guzik, Kathy Anderson, Stephanie Birdsall, Scott Burdick, Michelle Dunaway, Daniel J. Keys, Susan Lyon, and Timothy R. Thies. The Exhibition opens at 11:00 am with an Artists' Reception on Sat. 9/22 from 4:30-6:30 pm.

•Saturday, 9/22 - 1:00-3:00 pm: Panel Discussion with Kathy Anderson, Stephanie Birdsall, Scott Burdick, Michelle Dunaway, Daniel Keys, & Susan Lyon.

The Artists will present An Artistic Lecture and Discussion of 2 of their favorite Schmid paintings. Richard's paintings will be shown digitally on the Laumeister Art Center's large theatre screen, so everyone in the theatre will be able to see them clearly.

• Saturday, 9/22-Following the Panel Discussion from 3:30 to approximately 4:30 pm: We present The Richard Schmid Film Festival: Featuring "The Senator & The Artist," Richard's Portrait demo of the Late Senator Jim Jeffords of VT; "Abbotsford House-The Creation of a Masterwork," The Home of Sir Walter Scott by Richard Schmid; "A Fascination with Nature" Richards's paintings of Colorado and oils from his Retrospective Exhibition in Denver, CO

Artists' Reception- Saturday, 9/22–4:30 to 6:30 pm. Refreshments by Southern VT College Catering. All the artists on the panel discussion will be at the Opening, However, Richard Schmid will not attend. 

•Sunday, 9/23–10:00 am to 2:00 pm: Daniel J. Keys Still Life Oil Painting Demo. & Lecture in the Art Center's Theater.  Daniel will present a Digital Lecture and demonstration on Alla Prima Still Life painting. We will break for lunch at noon. Please bring your own lunch.

Tickets $79.98 for the two day event. New one day ticket added for either day - $59.98.

To reserve your seat, please go to the SHOP link at the top of the navigation page. Seating is limited: First come first serve basis.

SPONSORS:  STOVE PRAIRIE PRESS: Richard's books and DVDS will be available for sale. ROSEMARY BRUSHES products will also be for sale in the second gallery. AMERICAN ART COLLECTOR MAGAZINE is featuring the Tribute to Richard Schmid in their Sept. 2018 issue. And, PLEIN AIR MAGAZINE is also publishing a feature article on Richard's plein air paintings. His oil, "Clayton Beck Painting" graces the Sept. 2018 magazine cover!

We will be pre-selling paintings in the Exhibition. For more information on available paintings and drawings please Contact Kristen@WestWindFineArt.com

or Phone: 508-566-9463


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to Oct 14

"Autumn 2017 SHOW: MESSENGERS OF JOY" Reception, October 7, 2017

Please join us for the Opening of MESSENGERS OF JOY - Autumn 2017 show.

Hosted by Kristen Thies of West Wind Fine Art, in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Featuring paintings by Richard Schmid, Nancy Guzik, Kathy Anderson, Daniel J. Keys, & Judy Stach and the late Timothy R Thies.

 We're also excited to exhibit paintings by invited artists, Scott Burdick, Susan Lyon, Stephanie Birdsall, and Michelle Dunaway! And introducing British Artist, Sean Jefferson!

Date: Opening  Reception: Saturday October 7, 2017~ 5:30 - 8:00 pm

5520 Sky Meadow Drive, Colorado Springs, CO

Please save the date! We're extremely excited that Kathy Anderson will attend the opening! We'll be posting new oils for the show soon!


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to Oct 1

Richard Schmid Exhibition & Fundraiser, Denver, CO

Please join us in Celebrating this Rare, Historic & Amazing Event Featuring

RICHARD SCHMID'S new Paintings & Artworks
from Private Collections  Sept 24- thru Oct. 1, 2016

Co-hosted by West Wind Fine Art and Gallery 1261
VENUE: 1261 Delaware Street, Denver, Colorado
The Events Honor Richard Schmid and Nature. The Fundraiser will assist The Rocky Mountain Conservancy with their ongoing effort to acquire available lands within the boundaries of Rocky Mountain National Park.

OPENING RECEPTION: Saturday Evening, September 24th  6-9 pm. at Gallery 1261.  1261 Delaware Street, Denver, CO. Free and Open to the public: The gallery will be closed on Saturday 9/24 until the opening begins at 6:00 pm.

Afternoon Luncheon Fundraiser will honor NATURE & CELEBRATE RICHARD SCHMID'S FINE ART CAREER: Saturday: Sept. 24th from 12 to 4:30 pm. Venue: Colorado History Center, 1200 Broadway, Denver, CO 80203. Tickets price $72 each. 

Tickets are $72 and are all sold out! The Colorado Room in the Colorado History Center is on the first floor. For those who have tickets, please arrive early and sign in at the registration desk. We will provide name tags for you to fill out and wear during the program. Some tables are reserved for special guests and collectors, otherwise you can sit at any table not marked reserved.

Looking forward to celebrating this historic event with you all!

In addition, 100% of sales from Richard Schmid's print titled: "Aspen Forest- Rocky Mountain National Park,"will be donated to the Rocky Mountain Conservancy. Richard Schmid has autograph each print.

Price: $85 plus CO sales tax. The prints will be for sale at the public opening at Gallery 1261.
Ticket includes: A delicious Luncheon, A Panel Discussion by leading American artists, Quang Ho, Scott Burdick, Kathy Anderson, Daniel J. Keys and Judy Stach; Topic: How Richard Schmid Influenced my own art and the importance of painting Nature directly from life.

We also will view a short presentation by Charles Money, Executive Director of the Rocky Mountain Conservancy;  Plus a New Digital presentation of Richard Schmid’s paintings of Colorado by Kristen Thies & Nancy Guzik; an awards ceremony celebrating Richard’s contributions to non-profits in the State of Colorado, as well as a few surprises yet to be announced!

For more info. on the Rocky Mountain Conservancy’s Capital Campaign go over to:

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