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Sponsors sought for Aspen Chapel Gallery, Holiday Baskets Program

Staff report

The Aspen Chapel Gallery and partner Holiday Baskets Program are seeking sponsors for “Small Wonders,” the annual holiday show of affordable art. Holiday Baskets supplies food and gifts for 250 valley families.

Each sponsorship is split between Holiday Baskets for their program and the Chapel Gallery to defray expenses for the exhibition. Ten percent of the art sales also goes to Holiday Baskets.

This 39-year-old program has been annually providing gifts and food cards for 250 families each December. They serve people in need from Aspen to Glenwood Springs. People are referred to the program by local social service agencies. The program is run entirely by volunteers.

Sponsorships are from $250 to $5,000. Email Tom Ward, gallery co-director, at ward@sopris.net if interested.

The gallery will open “Small Wonders,” the annual show of affordable art no larger than 12 by 12 inches Nov. 18 and 19 from 4 to 7 p.m. by reservation following COVID-19 protocols. Starting Nov. 20, the show will be open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For reservations please email Tom Ward at ward@sopris.net or call 970-925-8367. Small group reception times also are available by reservation.

The 31 participating artists include: Mary Ballou, Amy Beidleman, Michael Bonds, Dede Brinkman, Lisa Caplan, Cornelia Carpenter, Curt Carpenter, Emily Chaplin, Brian Colley, Louise Deroualle, David Floria, Mark Fuller, Nicole Gogolack, Holly Gresset, Liz Heller, Kathy Honea, Heidi Wirth Johns, Sandy Johnson, Dianne Light, Carol Loewenstern, Sam Louras, Evan Magill, Stephanie McConaughy, Leif Mosher, Molly Peacock, Jessica Salet, Mary Schlein, Nicole Toussiant, Robin Van Domelen, Ellen Woods and Mindy Vernon.