Oh Be Joyful Gallery Newsletter – September 2013 – Crested Butte – Colorado
Join us for our last ArtWalk’s of the season!  Both of our featured artists are masters of their respective mediums and highly regarded teachers.

In Crested Butte, Don Sahli will be in the gallery on Thursday, September 26th from 5-8p.m. for the last ArtWalk of the season.  Join us to meet this outstanding painter who was the last apprentice for the famous Russian colorist, Sergei Bongart.  Sahli creates his images with dramatic and subtle use of color. His paintings are filled with the contrasts of heavy textured brushstrokes to soft fluid washes. And while Sahli’s work can be seen as traditional with old world qualities that come from his background in the Russian School of Painting, it can also be seen as modern and contemporary.  To view Don’s available paintings, click here.


 Crested Butte ArtWalk Thursday September 26th


Featured Artist: Don Sahli, Song of Aspen Color, 16″ x 20″, oil on panel $2750 framed
Telluride ArtWalk Thursday October 3rd  
Views of Lone Cone Mountain Exhibition By Meredith Nemirov


In Telluride, Meredith Nemirov will be sharing a new series of watercolor paintings entitled “Views of Lone Cone”.  Well known within the region, Meredith is one of the San Juan’s more accomplished watercolorists.

The Lone Cone peak is a local landmark in San Miguel County, stands alone, and is the western-most of the major peaks in the San Juan Mountains.  Meredith started this series after receiving an Artist Fellowship grant from Telluride Arts to study Japanese Woodblock printmaking.

Of the series Meredith states: “these paintings were a way for me to ‘learn the mountain’, discover it’s contours, forms and what it looks like from various locations. They are not preparatory in the sense that I ‘copied’ them to make the prints, but they are essential to the series that came after. They stand alone as a series of paintings of a particular place or subject that is part of my landscape.”

Please join us for ArtWalk to see these paintings in person.  To view Meredith’s available paintings, click here.

Meredith Nemirov, Early Spring on Lone Cone Road, 11” x 15″ watercolor on paper $850


Meredith Nemirov, From the Ponderosas, 6.75″ x 21.75″watercolor on paper $975
Seeking Painters!  Rent our “Popcorn Alley” space in Telluride


Are you a plein air painter looking for inspiring new vistas to paint?  Oh-Be-Joyful gallery would like to extend the use of its artist haven in Telluride to amateur and accomplished painters alike.  Come alone or with a painting buddy or two.  Like the town, this authentic, century-old rock house has a history all it’s own.

Through April, you may rent our “Popcorn Alley” house for a few days at a time.  The natural beauty of the San Juan Mountains and charm and character of Telluride are sure to inspire and challenge.  If you are interested send us an e-mail or call us at (970) 728-6868.  The gallery would like to continue to build its network of artists.  We look forward to hearing from you, or seeing you soon!


The Oh-Be-Joyful Team


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