Vail Valley: ‘Thinning of the veils’ art exhibit |

Vail Valley: ‘Thinning of the veils’ art exhibit

Vail Daily staff report
Vail, CO Colorado
Special to the Vail Daily"Oaxacinia - Day of the Dead," watercolor on canvas, by Vail Valley artist Patrick Espy.

VAIL VALLEY, Colorado –In celebration of fall in Colorado’s Vail Valley, the Eagle Valley Artists Alliance is accepting visual art submissions to be displayed in a month-long exhibit at the Avon Public Library in the Beaver Creek room. The-exhibit will be on display from Oct. 2 to Oct. 30.

This exhibit is open to Colorado artists. All works must be original creations.

Boulder artist Polly Gates will participate in the show. Her piece is inspired by the day of the dead, she said.

“This show presented an interesting opportunity to make a piece about something I’m already thinking about,” said Gates, explaining that she’s getting married early next year and her piece is a bridal veil about the people who will not be able to attend the wedding because they have passed away.

Alliance board member and artist Robin Nash will also participate in the show and her piece is also related to the day of the dead, she said.

“On Tuesday, I was working on the painting and was supposed to leave the studio in the afternoon. As I was working and thinking about the cycles of life and death and people who have died, I got a call to cancel my afternoon appointment due to a fatal accident,” Nash said. “It was very eerie, to get more time in the studio to work on a day of the dead piece due to a death. I dedicated the rest of my afternoon in the studio to the man who died.”

Organizers would like all submissions to be relevant to the theme of Halloween/day of the dead. They would also like artists to be aware that the Avon Library is a venue that is used for a variety of community activities, so the art selected will be respectable. This will be a wall hung show, all works must be prepared for wall hanging with the proper hardware.

All artwork should be hand-delivered to The Avon Library on Oct. 1 between 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. The exhibit opens Oct. 2.

EVAA reserves the right to photograph and document all works for publicity and internet use. Copyright and artist’s name will be applied to all artwork used for these purposes. The show fee is $10 per artwork. For more information about this show, send an e-mail to

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