What: The San Juan College Theatre department is preparing for its fall production, "James and the Giant Peach" as well as a Black Box Theatre world premiere written for members of the Farmington Community. Guest artist and New York based playwright Peter Gil-Sheridan will work with San Juan College theatre to write an original work based on the theme of tradition. Company members will devise an original play that speaks directly to the Farmington community, its rich cultural history and its imagined future.

When: Auditions for both productions are 4 to 7 p.m Friday and noon to 3 p.m. Saturday in room 1401, the San Juan College Black Box Theatre. No previous experience is necessary.

Performance dates: James and the Giant Peach runs Nov. 13 through 23. A Black Box Theatre world premiere written for members of the Farmington community runs Oct. 29 through Nov. 1.

Roles available: There are nine roles available, age and gender neutral. One male or female child actor, between the ages of 8-12, is also needed to play the role of James.

More info: Contact Mollie Mook-Fiddler at 505-566-3242 or


Info: The Farmington Civic Center will host the 26th Annual Totah Festival on August 30 and 31. The Totah Festival began in 1988 with the idea of creating a marketplace for Native American artists to share their skills and craftsmanship with the community, visitors and each other. The festival has grown to more than 100 artist booths, a contest powwow and renowned Navajo rug auction. The Totah Foundation is currently calling for entries for its annual Totah Festival. Entry forms are available at Deadline for entry is Aug. 29.

Juried art show: Registration and awards will be from 8 a.m. to noon Aug. 29 at the Farmington Museum. Rug check-in begins at 9 a.m. and ends at 5 p.m. The awards ceremony is from 5 to 7 p.m.

More info: 505-599-1174


What: An open exhibit at the Mancos Town Gallery is looking for artists to participate. All media will be accepted on Aug. 29 and then hung on Aug. 31. The show opens Sept. 1 with a reception from 5 to 7 p.m. on Sept. 5.

Where: Mancos Town Gallery, 103 E. Bauer Ave., Mancos

More Information: Call Jan Wright at 970-882-3130 or Marilyn Kroeker at 970-533-7464.


Info: The Daily Times is looking for artists to feature in monthly exhibits in our Community Center. Any medium is considered for display. For more information about The Daily Times Community Center Art Gallery, call 505-64-4652 or stop by 201 N. Allen Ave., between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Questions: Call Hannah Grover at 505-564-4652 or email or

Submissions: To submit art for consideration, email JPG photos to


Info: Feat of Clay Artists Co-op Gallery is currently looking for local artists to become new members. Just drop two to three pieces of your artwork by Feat of Clay, and, if approved, you are in. Each member is asked to work several shifts each month at the gallery, depending on your availability; pay a small commission on each piece of artwork sold; and attend monthly art shows.

Shows: Feat of Clay is also looking for featured artists for its monthly shows this year. Each show has an opening reception, features two to three artists and will run for approximately three weeks. All artwork must be for sale, with 40 percent of the proceeds going to the gallery.

The gallery: Feat of Clay Gallery is located at 107 S. Main Ave. in Aztec. Its hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. For more information regarding the shows or becoming a member of Feat of Clay, please call 505-334-4335, or 505-320-6598.


Info: The micro-grants program provides support for artists in Colorado's La Plata, Archuleta, Montezuma, Dolores and San Juan counties by distributing small funds to emerging and established artists. These funds help further the work of artists who live and create in Southwest Colorado.

Requirements: Artists must be currently living and creating work in one of the five counties surrounding Durango. Funding may be applied toward artistic needs small and large, depending on the proposal. Durango Arts Center micro-grants support ambitious projects that embrace experimentation and focus on process, as well as emerging artists' essentials, such as materials, supplies, professional development or website fees.

More info: Visit Application questions may be directed to Cristie Scott, Durango Arts Center board president, at