Art for the Sangres fine art sale goes online this year

San Isabel Land Protection Trust invites you to help celebrate its 25th anniversary with a special online Art for the Sangres fine art sale.

In order to put community health and safety first, San Isabel – after much deliberation – has moved the 2020 Art for the Sangres sale online. From Sept. 12 through Sept. 26, you can purchase artwork by visiting artforthesangres.com.  This year’s online show features a mix of 18 returning and new artists. Thirty percent of the purchase price will be donated to San Isabel. Artwork will be available for viewing by Sept. 4.

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Huerfano by Radeaux

“As much as we enjoy this special event and seeing all of you, we do not want to put you or our artists in any jeopardy by gathering indoors with continuing pandemic concerns,” said Larry Vickerman, board president.

Art for the Sangres is San Isabel’s largest fundraiser. For 24 of its 25 years, artwork purchases and donations have provided vital financial support that has resulted in protecting more than 42,000 acres of ranchlands and open space, water and wildlife. And while aspects of our lives are on hold, the land trust’s work continues.

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Taking a Break by Felicia

San Isabel recently added 1,600 acres at Redwing Ranch in Huerfano County to its long list of protected properties. The land trust has received a $100,000 collaborative watershed planning grant from the Bureau of Reclamation. And San Isabel partnered with Great Outdoors Colorado, The Trust for Public Land, Colorado Cattlemen’s Agricultural Land Trust and the Natural Resources Conservation Service to protect the 2,687-acre Taylor-Oswald Ranch, a working ranch next to the Sangre de Cristo Wilderness in Fremont County.

The land trust also continues to work to protect easement properties in perpetuity by forging strong relationships with landowners to ensure they have the knowledge, resources and support to steward the land.

“We very much want to continue our tradition of highlighting art that creates, celebrates and helps sustain the beauty of our region,” Vickerman said. “Our mission is too important to simply fold up our art show tent and call it a day. We have work to do, and you help make it happen.

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Run II by Tiffany Miller Russell

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