Richard Schmid Fine Art Auction: Sunday, Sept. 2

"In the early 90’s the internationally known artist and author, Richard Schmid, rode into town [Rist Canyon, CO] brimming with energy, enthusiasm, and fresh ideas.  When Richard realized that the only organization immediately available to protect his family and property from wildfire still relied on second hand, often out of date equipment, he thought it the perfect time to experiment with a long held philosophy that art could be used to do more than just beautify a community."1

By Adam Clague
Train to Grand Central • Oil • 16" x 12"
"The Richard Schmid Fine Art Auction has been the primary fundraiser for the Rist Canyon Volunteer Fire Department for the past 16 years. This year the High Park wildfire scorched over 87,000 acres and destroyed 259 homes. The power of art to do good has never been greater."2

I am so pleased to have two of my pieces in the Silent Auction. Both the Live and Silent Auction take place this Labor Day Sunday under the Big Top west of Fort Collins, CO. Don't worry if you don't live nearby; participants may bid by phone (see below). Please take this opportunity to obtain a beautiful work of art and to contribute to this group of dedicated firefighters.

To view art online and pre-register to bid, please visit To arrange live phone bidding, call 970-482-6912.

By Richard Schmid
Begonia Melange • Oil • 16" x 20"

By Adam Clague
Sunday Afternoon • Oil on linen • 9" x 12"

2 17th Annual Richard Schmid Fine Art Auction newsletter. Southwest Art ( August 29, 2012.

Southwest Art Magazine's "21 Under 31" Feature

Each year since 2000, Southwest Art Magazine has published an article spotlighting 21 emerging artists under the age of 31. I am honored to be a part of this year's feature! My recent piece Tea and Inspiration is pictured in the article.

I also want to congratulate my good friends Jonathan Stasko, Angela Burns and Sarah Keller, all phenomenal artists, who are also included in the article. Look for the magazine on stands this month!

Southwest Art Magazine
September 2012
Cover painting by Sarah Keller
Tea and Inspiration
Oil on linen • 24" x 24"
Available. To inquire,
contact the Clague Studio