August 31, 2024

MONARCH Cherrywood Challenge

Platte Valley Community Center
10:00 am
4:00 pm

A juried art quilt exhibit sponsored by Cherrywood Hand Dyed Fabrics®

A juried art quilt exhibit sponsored by Cherrywood Hand Dyed Fabrics® with support from Mistyfuse®
Every year, Cherrywood chooses a theme and color palette and presents a challenge to quilters from all over the world. The challenge is to see what you can create using a very limited number of colors, and show of the beautiful suede look of our hand-dyed fabric.
The iconic Monarch butterfly is in trouble. In the summer of 2022, it was put on the Endangered List. Let's change that. Not only can you plant the seeds of milkweed, you can plant the seeds of creativity. Can you do it with just eight colors? We encouraged you to push yourself creatively and think outside the box.
Use EIGHT COLORS to create an original 20-inch square quilted art work.
Over 470 quilts were entered into the competition. Only 225 quilts were selected to travel in three exhbition collections: Caterpillar, Chrysalis, and Milkweed. The Milkweed Collection will be on display at the Platte Valley Community Center!

PVAC Public Art Project

project Artists

Jerry Wood

The Platte Valley Arts Council is pleased to present “Two’s the Limit,” a sculpture selected for the public art displays to be revealed in the valley this fall. This work includes a 20-by-15-by-11-inch sculpture of trout leaping into the air by local artist Jerry Wood.

read more

John Perue

Pairing art and repurposed materials is not foreign to Rawlins–born artist John Perue. Perue’s piece for the PVAC public art display project, “Wyoming Wind Flowers,” incorporates his skill of repurposing items and stain glass work.

read more

Jerry Palen

Jerry Palen's cartoon characters “Flo and Elmo" will be “paint-by-number” mural is to be completed by anyone who would like to help. Students at the local schools will help by mixing colors and labeling the spaces. Everyone is invited to participate.

read more

Sierra Smith

Sierra Smith is selected to create a piece of art as part of the Platte Valley Arts Council's public art display project. Smith will design a metal sculpture as a memorial in honor of Sergeant Tyler Pickett, a Saratoga veteran who lost his life in Iraq.

read more

Jamie Waugh

Saratoga native Jamie Waugh has been selected to create a piece of art for the PVAC public art display project. Waugh's mural will feature a cowboy’s torso and arms leaning against a barbed wire fence with an old hat hanging further along the fence line.

read more

Lori Kostur

Local artist Lori Kostur selected to create a bronze sculpture and mural for the Platte Valley Arts Council's public art display. Kostur's fascination with native wildlife and the historical west inspires her work.

read more
see more

upcoming events

Book Discussion Group
October 5, 2023
Crafts, Chats, and Cheers! Tea Bag Watercolor
October 19, 2023
Hay Bale Sculpture Competition
October 31, 2023
Tango in the Valley!
November 4, 2023
Annual Meeting and Business After Hours
November 9, 2023
Paper Crafting Workshop
January 7, 2024