Annual Members Exhibit

Members’ Exhibit – The Natural World: A Fragile Harmony
August 7–September 19

Opening Reception: August 7, 5–7pm

An annual show presenting the artistic breadth of the DAC membership, hosted in collaboration with local environmental organizations that celebrate, protect and advocate for the Southwestern landscape.

The Natural World: A Fragile Harmony Artist Awards

Best of Show: Patricia Joy – “Earth Series-V  Dowsing” – fiber/art quilt

2nd Place: Arista Slater-Sandoval – “Confirming the Kill” – image transfer onto canvas with wax

3rd Place: Barbara Klema – “Yei Bi Chei and Totem Pole”, Monument Valley, Utah – plein air watercolor

Honorable Mention: Mary Anne LeBlanc – “Mealt Falls at Kilt Rock-Skye” – textile/quilt

Honorable Mention: Sue Giddings – “Balancing Act” – mixed media sculptural book

Honorable Mention: Rosalind Marshall – “Eartha” – animal hide, plaster of paris

Honorable Mention: Sharon Abshagen – “Storm on Stony Pass” – oil

Honorable Mention: Rebecca Koeppen – “Animas River Blues” – pastel

Honorable Mention: Deborah Sussex – “Canyonland Sky” – photography

Honorable Mention: Meredith Rose – ” Planetary Peace” – oil on hemp linen

Honorable Mention: Mary Lou Murray – “Little Molas Monsoons” – watercolor

Featured Events

Courageous Carnivores and Compromised Conservationists

Michael Soule II

A lecture by Michael Soulé, environmentalist, conservation biologist, author and Professor Emeritus of Environmental Studies at University of California, Santa Cruz
September 3


Michael Soule will be introduced by Bruce Baizel of Earthworks, an oil and gas accountability and advisory firm, co-founder of Round River Conservation Studies, and attorney and writer.

Doors will open at 5:30 pm for a reception with tabling of information by San Juan Citizens Alliance, La Plata Open Space Conservancy, LPEA Solar Initiatives, Green Business Roundtable partners, Conservation Colorado, Great Old Broads for WildernessHealthy Community Food Systemssmall organic growers and Maria’s Bookshop will offer selected titles.

***Michael will also be the keynote speaker at the Green Business Roundtable, at the Strater Hotel at 12 noon on Wednesday, September 2, 2015. Tickets may be purchased through SJCA.

The Great Divide: A film by Havey Productions

The Great Divide

The Great Divide: A film by Havey Productions
A feature length documentary on issues of water use and conservation in Colorado
September 10

DAC Theater
Free Admission

  • Doors open at 4:30pm with information on display from several water-related organizations
  • Film begins at 5:45pm
  • Panel Discussion at 7:15pm

Doors will open at 4:30pm for the tabling of information by Southwestern Water Conservation District, Water Information Project, Mountain Studies Institute, San Juan Citizens Alliance, Dolores River Boating Advocates, Trout Unlimited, Colorado Foundation for Water Education and Maria’s Bookshop will offer selected titles. There will be a panel discussion after the film, beginning at 7:15pm. Panelists will include Bruce Whitehead, Southwestern Water Conservation District, Dan Olson, San Juan Citizens Alliance, Kate Greenberg, National Young Farmers Association and Michael Vicente of Ute Mountain Ute Enterprises.

The Great Divide, a feature length documentary film from the Emmy award winning team of Havey Productions, in association with Colorado Humanities, will illustrate the timeless influence of water in both connecting and dividing an arid state and region. From Ancient Puebloan cultures and the gold rush origins of Colorado water law to agriculture, dams, diversions and conservation; the film will reveal today’s critical need to cross “the great divide,” replacing conflict with cooperation.