Early Settler's Day Fine Arts League Kiva Art Show to be judged by Radeaux

Well known artist Radeaux will be judging the September Fine Arts League Show in connection with Early Settlers Day. The show will be held in the Koshare Kiva. Entries will be accepted on Thursday, Sept. 6 from noon to 6 p.m. at the Kiva, 115 E. 18th Street. Judging will be on seventh, and the exhibit will be open during Early Settlers Day. Awards reception is Sunday at 3 p.m. the exhibit will be open Sunday noon to 4 p.m.

If you have questions or want an entry blank by mail, contact Donna Abert at 719-254-6122 or Thelma Schweizer at 719-254-3218. Abert says the prizes this year are $350 for Best of Show, $200 for Judge’s Choice and $100 for People’s Choice. In addition, ribbons are awarded for first, second, third and honorable mention in each category. Entry blanks may also be completed at the Kiva on Sept. 6.


Colorado’s diverse fauna is the inspiration for Radeaux. He spends many hours in the field studying birds and other animals.  When he returns to the studio he paints what he has seen in his unique style, a combination of detail and restraint, repetition and rhythm. His paintings also explore the patterning, colors and geometrics found in nature.  The art also examines spatial relationships and comparisons to stylized depictions of nature from various cultures.

Described by the late Jack Seilheimer, former Dean of Science at CSU-Pueblo, “He’s really a distinguished field ornithologist. He is truly both scientist and artist.”  Radeaux has provided illustrations for a variety of publications including all the illustrations for the landmark Colorado Breeding Bird Atlas 1 and the recently published Atlas 2.

A veteran of many art exhibits, Radeaux also owns Pueblo’s John Deaux Art Gallery representing many of Pueblo’s leading artists for over thirty five years.