Grant is the Honored Artist at the 35th Annual Taste of Creede

Courtesy photo Coni Grant has been selected as the Honored Artist for this year's Taste of Creede on Memorial Day weekend, May 25-27.

CREEDE - Coni Grant, Alamosa painter and teacher, has been selected as the Honored Artist for this year's Taste of Creede on Memorial Day weekend, May 25-27. Her studio is at 6800 Highway 17, where she can be found painting or teaching classes.

She received her bachelor’s in graphic design, and then studied Conceptual Design at San Francisco State University.

She spent 20 years in advertising and graphic design primarily in San Francisco before she and her family had the opportunity to move to Newfoundland, Canada. Although they loved it there, they found their home in Alamosa, and the San Luis Valley.

Grant is also a committed plein air painter (painting out of doors) and has received many awards and honors to name a few:

Best in Show- Western Light, Invitational Exhibit, Estes Park

Artist’s Choice Award, Women of the West Show- Boulder

First Place Members Award, Plein Air Painters New Mexico

First Place, Western Rendezvous, La Veta

Grant will be amongst many artists painting on the streets, Saturday and Sunday, of Memorial Day weekend.

The Creede Chamber of Commerce will be selling Taste of Creede t-shirts with one of Grant’s beautiful images on the back.

The National Small Print exhibition will also open Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Creede Repertory Theatre.

TASTE OF CREEDE SCHEDULE

Saturday, May 25

10 a.m.-4 p.m. - Painters on the street in downtown Creede.

10 a.m.-3 p.m. -  The National Small Print Show - Creede Repertory Theatre. For more information, visit online creedeartscouncil.com.

Noon-3 p.m. - Live Music under the tent at the Creede Hotel

1 p.m. - Kentucky Bell Community Cook-Off and judging

5-8 p.m. - Live Music under the tent at the Creede Hotel

7 p.m. - Creede Repertory Theatre presents “Baskerville.” For more information, visit online creederep.org or call 719-658-2541

Sunday, May 26

10 a.m. - painters on the street in downtown Creede

Noon-1 p.m. - Creede Hotel cooking demonstration

1-2:15 p.m. - “Quick Draw” - many artists under the tent painting in different media, and different subjects for one hour. Viewers can walk around the tent and watch the magic happen.

3 p.m. - Art Auction of the “Quick Draw” artists’ paintings that we're doing the previous hour will be auctioned off. This is the highlight of the weekend, and everyone is invited.

5:15 p.m. - Artist Reception