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Colorado Mountain College adds two photos to art collection

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Raymond A. Bleesz's "Outhouse, Desert of Utah, I-70" received recognition by Colorado Mountain College jurors during a recent art exhibition. It was also chosen to join the college's art collection and archives.

The recent art exhibition at Colorado Mountain College featuring Vail Valley Art Guild Photographers and artists, faculty members and students was a showing of local unique works of art.

Edwards-based fine art photographer Raymond A. Bleesz's "Outhouse, Desert of Utah, I-70" submission received Best Landscape by Colorado Mountain College jurors and was also chosen to be included in the college's art collection and archives.

Since 1976

Bleesz is a co-founder of the Vail Valley Art Guild Photographers group, a member of the Colorado Photographic Arts Center in Denver since 1976 and recently displayed a 41-year photo respective at the guild's gallery.

This is the second photo the college has purchased from the photographer.

Bleesz's preferred medium is in black and white, film as well as digital. He will be having an exhibition at the Denver Public Library, an invitation from Jim Kroll, director of the Western History department.

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Colorado Mountain College also chose Scott Pope's colored image "Burning Sky" for its archival collection. Pope is a recent Vail Valley Art Guild Photographers member who recently moved to Edwards.