Rio Grande Art and Gifts Store Closing – 10% to 30% Discounts on most items

Rio Grande Art and Gifts Store Closing in Monte Vista The Rio Grande Art and Gifts Store will be closing doors on June 30, 2017.  Come and visit our store for unique gifts and art with 10% to 30% discounts on most items throughout the store located at 925 1st Ave, Monte Vista, CO in the Monte Villa Inn.  The store will be open 10-4pm , … Continue reading Rio Grande Art and Gifts Store Closing – 10% to 30% Discounts on most items

Shop the Valley Art Co-op on Small Business Saturday, November 26th

The Valley Art Co-op Gallery and Shop is open Wednesday through Saturday from 10-4pm.  Stop by and support your local San Luis Valley artists and Small Business Saturday on November 26th.  The Gallery and shop offers a wide variety of unique gifts, perfect for all of your holiday shopping.  Located at 925 1st Ave in the Monte Villa Hotel in Monte Vista. Continue reading Shop the Valley Art Co-op on Small Business Saturday, November 26th

May Featured Artists, Gary and Jeaneen McLaren

Gary and Jeaneen McLaren are featured artists for May 2016 at the Valley Art Co-op Gallery and Shop, 925 1st Avenue, Monte Vista, Colorado. A public reception will be held for them on Saturday, May 21, 2016 from 3 to 6. Light refreshments will be served. *** Gary McLaren grew up in the Monte Vista area says, “I love this place so much that I … Continue reading May Featured Artists, Gary and Jeaneen McLaren

January Featured Artists — Amity Nicholson and Kay Harris-Risdahl

Featured Artists for January, 2016 at Valley Art Co-op Gallery and Shop are Amity Nicholson and Kay Harris-Risdahl. A public reception will be held for them at the shop, 925 1st Ave, Monte Vista, CO on January 16 from 3 to 6 pm. Light refreshments will be served. Amity Nicholson was born in Phoenix Arizona, but has been in and out of the San Luis … Continue reading January Featured Artists — Amity Nicholson and Kay Harris-Risdahl

Featured Artists for November — Perla Kopeloff, Fiber and Collage Artist, and Jeaneen McLaren, Jewelry and More

Valley Art Co-op’s featured artists for the month of November are two very versatile and creative women — Perla Kopeloff, Fiber and Collage Artist, and Jeaneen McLaren who makes so many different things she resists categorizing! A reception for Perla and Jeaneen will be held on November 13, from 4 to 7 pm at the Valley Art Co-op Gallery and Shop, 925 1st Avenue, Monte … Continue reading Featured Artists for November — Perla Kopeloff, Fiber and Collage Artist, and Jeaneen McLaren, Jewelry and More

Cary Aloia and Evelyn Sprouse-Rowe: Valley Art Co-op’s New Artists!

If you come into the Valley Art Co-op Gallery and Shop you’ll notice LOTS of new work! The co-op has two new members whose work is now on display. Cary Aloia  is a wetland biologist who works the San Luis Valley in Colorado and throughout the US. Her love for and knowledge of nature are apparent in her photographs which are often evocative and mysterious. She … Continue reading Cary Aloia and Evelyn Sprouse-Rowe: Valley Art Co-op’s New Artists!

Peg Collins and Amity Nicholson Join Valley Art Co-op!

Two new artists are displaying work in the Valley Art Co-op Gallery and Shop. They are Peg Collins, who does quilt wall hangings, and Amity Nicholson who does bead work inspired by Native American designs. Here are some examples of their work. Of her quilting, Peg Collins says, “The word ‘quilt’ usually evokes an image of Grandma’s bed quilts. The quilts I make are Contemporary … Continue reading Peg Collins and Amity Nicholson Join Valley Art Co-op!