Join Rio Grande Art and Gifts as a New Artist

Rio Grande Art and Gifts has room for up to four new artists at the store located at 925 1st Ave. in Monte Vista.  We are located in a prime location along the main street of Monte Vista in the Historic Monte Villa Inn.  Please stop by our store and inquire for an application and become a member to showcase your art and gifts along … Continue reading Join Rio Grande Art and Gifts as a New Artist

Donna Batzer and Albert Kahan, April Featured Artists

Valley Art Co-op Gallery and Shop is proud to announce featured artists for April! Donna Batzer, who works as a potter and jeweler, and Albert Kahan, a photographer who makes useful items from his lovely photographs, tempered glass cutting boards with scenes of the San Luis Valley and other places of his travels, and coffee mugs with Valley scenes. A public reception will be held … Continue reading Donna Batzer and Albert Kahan, April Featured Artists

March Featured Artists: Cary Aloia and Wanda Couzens-Smith

Cary Aloia, Photography — Cary Aloia is originally from Michigan and moved to the San Luis Valley 15 years ago.  She is a wetland biologist that works throughout the SLV, Colorado, and the US.  Her work allows her to experience many different landscapes and wildlife that she captures through her photography. Photography for her is a means to translate a moment that strikes a feeling; … Continue reading March Featured Artists: Cary Aloia and Wanda Couzens-Smith