Visit the Valley Art-Coop while you’re on vacation in the San Luis Valley for unique gifts to take home

The Valley Art Co-op (VAC) is an art and unique gift shop offering local artists a space to showcase their creative works. Each member provides pieces of their work that are showcased in the store throughout the month.  Members of the VAC staff the store; come and visit with our artists and learn more about this unique cooperative.   If you’re visiting the San Luis … Continue reading Visit the Valley Art-Coop while you’re on vacation in the San Luis Valley for unique gifts to take home

July Featured Artist: Sheila Allen -Heimsoth

Valley Art Co-op Featured Artist for July, Sheila Allen-Heimsoth The Featured Artist for July, 2016 at Valley Art Co-op Gallery and Shop is Sheila Allen-Heimsoth.  A public reception will be held for her at the shop, 925 1st Ave, Monte Vista, CO on July 16th in the afternoon. Light refreshments will be served.   Sheila Allen-Heimsoth has been interested in portraiture since a very young … Continue reading July Featured Artist: Sheila Allen -Heimsoth

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

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

February Featured Artists — Martha Ann Kennedy and Jenny Noonan

Featured Artists for February, 2016 at Valley Art Co-op Gallery and Shop are Martha Ann Kennedy and Jenny Noonan. A public reception will be held for them at the shop, 925 1st Ave, Monte Vista, CO on February 20 from 3 to 6 pm. Light refreshments will be served. Martha Ann Kennedy was born in Denver, Colorado. She went to high school in Colorado Springs, … Continue reading February Featured Artists — Martha Ann Kennedy and Jenny Noonan

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

December Featured Artists — Nancy Arnold-Harris and Gary McLaren

Valley Art Co-op is pleased to announce its featured artists for December, Nancy Arnold Harris and Gary McLaren. Their work will be on display from December 1 to December 31. A reception will be held for the artists on December 11 from 4 to 7 in the Valley Art Co-op Gallery and Gift Shop. Nancy Arnold Harris, Collage Artist I relocated to the San Luis … Continue reading December Featured Artists — Nancy Arnold-Harris and Gary McLaren