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Vertu Fine Art Gallery: Workshop

Double Trouble — CANCELED

Two well-known and prolific en plein air painters are coming to the Vertu Fine Art Gallery to lead scenic tours of greater Socorro County as they teach their craft. This workshop opportunity features Virginia Unseld, an award-winning contemporary impressionist who works in soft pastels, and Jonathan Gaetke, an award-winning painter working in oils.

The workshop will be held September 30th through October 3rd, 2014, with an exhibit of the students work on the 3rd, 4th and 5th of October at the Vertu Fine Art Gallery. While the students must elect one medium and instructor, either pastels with Virginia Unseld, or oils with Jonathan Gaetke, critique sessions will be held jointly. The workshop is $350.00 per student. More information is available by contacting the gallery at 575-835-4487 or by email.

Space reservation must be made by September 6. Each track, pastel or oil, will be limited to 12 students, with a minimum of 6 required to avoid cancellation.

The Socorro area is perhaps most well known by painters for the wonderful scenic opportunities at the nearby Bosque del Apache NWR; but there are other lesser-known gems, including Box Canyon, Black Canyon, San Lorenzo Canyon, Nogal (Walnut) Canyon, Forest Road 505 and many others. Some of these are depicted below.

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    Socorro, New Mexico 87801