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By Michele Smith
The Times 

Blue Mountain Artists Guild monthly show goes virtual


Use this QR code to access a YouTube video of the show. If you don't have a QR reader app, got to the video at

DAYTON-The Blue Mountain Artists Guild has been adorning Dayton's public spaces with their artistic endeavors every month, since the Guild was started by local artist Vivian Eslick McCauley, in 2008.

This is how it works:

The artists paint according to monthly themes, which are selected for the entire year, usually in November.

The current month's theme is hung in the Delany Building, during the Guild's regular business meeting, which takes place on the last Tuesday of each month.

The prior month's theme is taken to Dayton General Hospital where it remains for thirty days, after which it is moved to the Liberty Theater, making way for the next month's theme.

However, social distancing is putting a kink in the works, because the Guild won't be able to have their regular meeting in March.

Guild Vice-president Lorna Barth has a creative solution.

"Just because we can't meet physically, during this time of imposed social distancing, we can still show our work," she said.

Barth has created a slide show on the Blue Mountain Artists Guild Facebook page for the March theme, 'Cowboys'.

She has also produced a Gallery movie on YouTube. QR Code provided here.

Our artists are genuinely thrilled, and encouraged, when someone expresses interest in buying their work. Proceeds from sales also help with the purchase of art supplies, which aren't cheap.

For more information contact BMAG President Sylvia Beuhler by email at: or by phone at: (509) 629-2052, or Lorna Barth by email at: or by phone at: (425) 463-5293.


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