The Montrose Public Art eXperience (PAX) committee wishes to thank all of the people and businesses who came together to make the Third Annual Sculpture Exhibit and Gala Event an astounding success. Because of you, Montrose now has 25 sculptures on display downtown, some of which have already become part of the city’s permanent collection.
Thank you to our artists – to Carl Michael Short of Cedaredge, who has donated his bronze sculpture, “Tug of War,” valued at $3,000, to the City of Montrose. To Frank Francese for allowing us to use his watercolor, “Montrose Downtown,” in our poster, and to Carolyn Bellavance for creating this year’s PAX poster.
Thanks to our 2007/2008 People’s Choice Award winner Michael McCullough of Ridgway, who has graciously agreed to leave his winning bronze, “Red Fox,” on display in Montrose for another year.
Thanks to our 2008/2009 sculptors Daphna Russell, Beatrice Villiger, Lee Baxter, William Sowell, Thad Tuin, Mark Hillen, Pokey Park, Bill Noland, Larry Davidson, Mary Zimmerman, Martha House, Ruth Burink, Margaret Tange, Pat Olson, and Damian Radice, for sharing your amazing talents with our community!
Thanks to our sponsors, who include the Montrose Visitors and Convention Bureau, Four Seasons Investment Advisors, Tower Realty, Region 10 League for Economic Assistance and Planning, and the Montrose Daily Press. We also thank Smuggler’s Brewpub, Mountain View Winery, Café 110, Twisted Critters, Climbing Tree Children's Museum, Nancy Bruschke, Denise Kozub-Myles, Amy McBride, Kara McKenna, Bruce Truckey, Amy Flowers, Elaine DeJulio, Indesign Signs, Megapixel Digital Imaging, and Columbine Copy Center.
A very big thanks also to the city crew who installed the sculptures – in particular to Chuck Madison, Jerry Johnson and Clem Riggs.
And perhaps most important of all, to one individual without whom PAX would not exist. To our Committee Chair Sandi Cipolloni, whose vision and enthusiasm have captured the hearts of our committee, and brought new life and beauty to our downtown. Sandi, you are someone who makes dreams come true, and you will be greatly missed.
The Montrose Public Art eXperience aims to create a more pleasing visual environment, expand your opportunities to experience quality works of art, and facilitate the development, acquisition and display of art in Montrose’s public spaces.
The Montrose Public Art eXperience is a joint project of the Montrose Chamber of Commerce, the City of Montrose and the PAX Steering Committee.
– The PAX Steering Committee, Sandi Cipolloni (Chair), Marge Keehfuss, Mary Watt, Jim Riddell, Dennis Erickson, and Mark Bratovich