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Artist Call for Bird-Themed Art Show

March 16, 2023

Cortez Cultural Center is calling all artists to submit bird-themed art for the annual birding festival. The Colorado Department of Motor Vehicles has announced the winners of the Historic Colorado Plate Design contest, and Zu Gallery is offering speed dating - with a twist. By Connor Shreve. This story is sponsored by Southwest Health System and TruWest Auto

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Calling all artists for a new bird themed art show. New Colorado license plates are coming this summer, and Zu Gallery offers speed dating night with a twist. You're watching the Local News Roundup brought to you by Southwest Health System and TruWest Auto. I'm Connor Shreve. The Cortez Cultural Center is adding a juried art exhibit to the 16th annual Ute Mountain Mesa Verde Birding Festival and is inviting local artists to take part. Artists are asked to submit up to three pieces in any medium inspired by birds of the Four Corners for consideration. Artists whose work sells at the festival will get 65% commission. The art exhibit will show from May 1st through the 23rd. Hundreds of birders from around the country will come to the Cortez Cultural Center May 17th through 21st for the Ute Mountain Mesa Verde Birding Festival. Art submissions are accepted through April 14th. The Colorado Department of Motor Vehicles and Governor Jared Polis have announced the winners of the historic Colorado license plate design contest. Over 34,000 Coloradans voted in the contest to determine the two winners in the 13 plus and U13 age divisions. Evan Grace Heimer of Denver, the winner of the 13 plus Division, took inspiration from the Colorado State flag, Rocky Mountains and mining industry in his design. The winner of the U13 division, Calista Blaschke, also of Denver, included Pikes Peak, fortune hunters, the Lark Bunting and Blue Spruce tree in her design. The winning plate designs will be available for purchase from August 1st, 2023 through August 1st, 2027. Singles game night at the Zoo Gallery in Cortez will try to put a new twist on speed dating on Friday, March 21st. The gallery wants you to bring a single friend and the gallery will pick your matches. The entire group will then participate in an interactive game. Registration for two people costs $20 and includes two drink tokens and a five by seven photo booth snap and digital image. You can register on the Zu Gallery website. Learn more about these and other stories online at MontezumaLocal.News. Thanks for watching this edition of the Local News Roundup. I'm Connor Shreve.


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