Press Release

For Immediate Release 

 

Event Date: August 31st, 1:00-4:00 P.M.

 

19th Annual Richard Schmid Fine Art Auction, Bellvue, CO, August 31st

 

All proceeds of the event benefit the artists, and the Rist Canyon Volunteer Fire Department in Bellvue, Colorado.

 

Lana Tyler "Visions of Spring" Oil on Linen 24" X 36"   View Larger Image

 

Bellvue, Colorado, June 19, 2014 (McKenzieNewsService.com) - The Richard Schmid Fine Art Auction is held near Labor Day weekend each year under a big top tent in Rist Canyon, West of Fort Collins, Colorado. Over the years, the auction has grown from a small, community affair into a major event held in high esteem within the art community. Since its humble beginnings in 1996, over 1,300 pieces of fine, original art have been auctioned for a total of more than $1.8 million dollars. This year it is held Sunday, August 31st, 1:00-4:00 P.M. at Station #1, 11835 Rist Canyon Road, Bellvue, CO.

 

The featured artists are both local to Colorado and also known internationally. Offered are eclectic subjects to choose from such as: landscapes, Western art, wildlife, and contemporary and modern. The media presented are: oil on canvas, paper and linen, acrylic, watercolor, bronze, and mixed media. 

 

You will be able to bid on the art that you see at www.RichardSchmidAuction.com the afternoon of August 31st, from 1:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M. Bidding numbers will be e-mailed to you, so you should email festivalcoordinators@rcvfd.org if interested in bidding. 

 

View more details online at: www.RichardSchmidAuction.com.

 

The auction is also the site of the Rist Canyon Mountain Festival featuring live and silent auctions, car show, book sale, crafts, face painting, balloon animals, food and more. The event is August 31st, 10am‑4pm.

 

The brave men and women of the Rist Canyon Volunteer Fire Department fought to save homes and lives during one of the largest fires in Colorado history, The High Park Fire, and assisted with the flooding of 2013. Thanks to Richard Schmid, an internationally known artist, the Rist Canyon Volunteer Fire Department has been benefitting for close to 20 years from his dedication to the arts and providing an event and venue that assists in fundraising for their department. They receive no government funding and rely each year on the generous support of artists, art connoisseurs and the community. 

 

 

Michelle and Robert Casarietti "Gateway" Acrylic on Canvas 36" X 72" X 2"  View Larger Image

 

Jack Olson "Winter's Coming" (Mt. Elbert) Oil on Canvas 24" X 36" 

 

Nemos Fine Art Gallery of New York - Zodiak Paredes "Mountain Pass" Oil on Paper 27" X 21" 

 

 

Joan Innes "Rocky River" Watercolor 39" X 25" 

 

 

 

 

 Contact & Media Visits  

 

Media Contact: Karen Mary Castranova

Email: festivalcoordinators@rcvfd.org

Phone: (970) 217-7390

Media Visits: Please inquire

 

Rist Canyon Volunteer Fire Department

Station #1, 11835 Rist Canyon Road, Bellvue, Colorado, 80512

Web: www.richardschmidauction.com

 

 Condensed Version  

 

Colorado, Bellvue, Event Date: August 31st 2014, 1:00-4:00 P.M. Sunday

19th Annual Richard Schmid Fine Art Auction, Bellvue, CO, August 31st

The Richard Schmid Fine Art Auction is held near Labor Day weekend each year under a big top tent in Rist Canyon, West of Fort Collins, Colorado. Since its humble beginnings in 1996, over 1,300 pieces of fine, original art have been auctioned for a total of more than $1.8 million dollars. This year it is held Sunday, August 31st, 1:00-4:00 P.M. at Station #1, 11835 Rist Canyon Road, Bellvue, CO. The featured artists are both local to Colorado and also known internationally. Offered are eclectic subjects to choose from such as: landscapes, Western art, wildlife, and contemporary and modern. The media presented are: oil on canvas, paper and linen, acrylic, watercolor, bronze, and mixed media. You will be able to bid on the art that you see at www.RichardSchmidAuction.com the afternoon of August 31st, from 1:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M. Bidding numbers will be e-mailed to you, so you should email festivalcoordinators@rcvfd.org if interested in bidding. All proceeds of the event benefit the artists, and the Rist Canyon Volunteer Fire Department in Bellvue, Colorado. The auction is also the site of the Rist Canyon Mountain Festival featuring live and silent auctions, car show, book sale, crafts, face painting, balloon animals, food and more. The event is August 31st, 10am‑4pm.

 


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