SAWliday Open House 2021

SAWliday Open House 2021

Mark your calendars…the annual SAWliday Open House and art sale has two dates this year:

Friday, December 10th, 5-8 PM and Saturday, December 11th, 2-5 PM.

Paintings, pottery, jewelry, sculpture, ceramics, prints and metalwork by 25+ SAW artists will be on view and for sale in the artists’ studio spaces. Enjoy refreshments, live music and, of course, lots of artwork inside and out.

Gaijin Ramen House

This just in…Gaijin Ramen House will be at SAW both Friday evening (5-8 PM) AND Saturday afternoon (2-5 PM). Gaijin Noodles offers sustainably sourced, all-natural Asian street food. Check out their mouth-watering menu.

Come out and support your local Carbondale creatives and go home with something unique and handmade. Bring your friends! Bring your love of art!…See you at SAW!

This event is free and open to all. Happy SAWlidays!


First Friday Open Studio

Join the artists of SAW for a First Friday Open Studio on Friday, October 1, 2021, from 4-8pm.

Chris Hassig will have new works on exhibit in the SAW semi trailer. Other artists on view and selling their work include ceramist Adam Ting, oil painter Hannah Stoll, printmaker Jim Harris and mixed media artist Mila Rossi.

See you at SAW!

SAWliday Open House 2019!

Happy SAWlidays from your favorite artists at SAW (Studio for Arts+Works) in Carbondale!
25+ artists will open their studios on FRIDAY, DEC 13, from 3-8pm for a holiday art sale! Enjoy refreshments, live music, food truck, and of course lots of artwork inside and out!
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NEW THIS YEAR! SAW artists are creating a “Stocking Surprise Spectacular” stuffed with handmade goodies that will be offered up as a door prize (drawing at 7:30pm!). Just $5 per entry or $20 for 5 entries! These funds will support SAW and help pay for improvements behind our studios along the Rio Grande ArtWay.
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So come on out on Friday the 13th and get yourself in a festive SAWliday spirit! Thanks for supporting local artists here in the Carbondale Creative District!
Cleo Abramian, Jennifer Arnold and Just Emerson (Boo and Finni), Ghislaine Boreel, Robert Burch, Larry Cohen, Lisa Ellena, Olivia Emmer (Olive and West Photography), Chris Erickson, Vanessa Gilbert (Modern West Floral Co.), Jim Harris, Brett Haynes and Conor Ward (Bonedale Tattoo), Takeo Hiromitsu, Reina Katzenberger (the project shop), Savanna LaBauve, Alleghany Meadows, Shawn O’Connor, Andrew Roberts-Gray, Collette Spears, Michael Stevens, Cate Tallmadge, Adam Ting, Hank Weaver, and Megan Wussow (DeNev Designs)

SAW Fall Open House & Silent Auction

Studio for Arts+ Works is having a fall open house on a Hump Day (hence the camels) and you’re invited! Over 20 artists will open their studios to the public on Wednesday, September 25, from 5-9pm at SAW’s home at 525 Buggy Circle in Carbondale.

Don’t miss an art fundraiser for interactive artworks by the Rio Grande ARTway behind SAW (think ping pong table!), live music by Tommy the Animal (check out on Spotify!), Gerb’s Grub food truck (chicken tacos & bowls), and much more.

Current artists making their studio at SAW:
Cleo Abramian, Jennifer Arnold and Just Emerson (Boo and Finni), Ghislaine Boreel, Robert Burch, Larry Cohen, Lisa Ellena, Chris Erickson, Vanessa Gilbert (Modern West Floral Co.), Jim Harris, Brett Haynes and Conor Ward (Bonedale Tattoo), Takeo Hiromitsu, Reina Katzenberger (the project shop), Savanna LaBauve, Alleghany Meadows, Shawn O’Connor, Andrew Roberts-Gray, Olivia Siegel (Olive and West Photography), Collette Spears, Michael Stevens, Cate Tallmadge, Adam Ting, Hank Weaver, and Megan Wussow (DeNev Designs)

Save the date and see you then! Come out and support your local creatives here in the Carbondale Creative District!

SAWliday Open House + Silent Auction 2018

Saturday, December 15th from 2 to 7 p.m. the Studio for Arts & Works, aka S.A.W., will be hosting a fun S.A.W.liday celebration and art sale!  S.A.W. is at 525 Buggy Circle in Carbondale, where creative professionals will be opening up their studios to share handmade jewelry, weavings, photography, pottery, prints, sculpture, paintings, living plants, floral arrangements and more!  A silent art auction will be held to raise funds to purchase trees that will be planted along the Rio Grand Trail “art-way” behind S.A.W.  Local musician Wes Engram will play guitar, sing, and play his bass drum (all at the same time!) live from 4 – 6 p.m.  The Biscuit Truck will also be open for business outside S.A.W. with their delicious menu, so come and make an afternoon or evening of your visit! This event is free and open to all.  For more information on the event or our artists please visit, or follow us on Facebook or Instagram.  Happy SAWlidays!

Participating Artists include:
Adam Ting
Alleghany Meadows
Andrew Roberts-Gray
Brian Colley
Cate Tallmadge
Chris Erickson
Collette Spears
Eden Keil
Jennifer Arnold
Just Emerson
Kaitlyn Getz
Larry Cohen
Lisa Ellena
Megan DeNev Wussow
Modern West Floral Co.
Olive & West Photography
The Project Shop creative
Reina Katzenberger
Robert Burch
Shawn O’Connor


SAWliday Open House 2017

Save the date for our SAWliday Open House on Saturday, December 9, from 3-8pm!

You know the drill: mix & mingle with 25+ artists, see their studios, find awesome gifts for friends & family, and enjoy an afternoon and evening at SAW! Jewelry, painting, pottery, printmaking, photography, and more.

SAW artists will also be donating their artwork for a silent auction (same day, at SAW) to benefit the Carbondale Clay Center’s Angus Graham Memorial Scholarship. Angus Graham passed away this fall and was a ceramic artist at SAW for many years; we’re honored to be able to support the Clay Center in his memory.

We look forward to seeing you all!


See SAW: Fall Open House!

Come see SAW!
Live artist demostrations throughout the evening, studio tours, art sale, live music, food + drink. Possible outdoor movie around 9:30pm if the weather holds. Come support your local artist community!

Current artists at SAW include:
Robert Burch, Elizabeth Cockrill, John Cohorst, Lisa Ellena, Chris Erickson, Kaitlyn Getz, Rachael Gillespie, Jim Harris, Takeo Hiromitsu, Eden Keil, Alleghany Meadows, Modern West Floral Co. (Tara Abbaticchio & Vanessa Gilbert), Jill Oberman, the Project Shop / (Reina Katzenberger, Brian Colley, Deborah Jones & Maggie Woods), Carla Reed, Andrew Roberts-Gray, Elissa Rodman, Collette Spears, Michael Stevens, Catherine Tallmadge, Felicia Trevor, Sarah Uhl, and Megan DeNev Wussow.

5:30 – Carla Reed (Encaustic technique with beeswax & resin)
6:00 – Andrew Roberts-Gray (Painting on plexiglass)
6:30 – Reina Katzenberger at the Project Shop (Printmaking)
7:00 – Tara Abbattichio & Vanessa Gilbert at Modern West Floral (Flower arranging sessions)
7:30 – Catherine Tallmadge (Weaving on her new loom!)
8:00 – Robert Burch (Glass blowing using his mobile kiln)
Live music from 7:30-9pm with the Danny Golden Band, Austin-based folk rockers whose romanticism and restraint shows traces of a psychedelic past. Steve’s Guitars in Carbondale also hosts Danny Golden on Saturday evening, September 30.

Live Like Angus

Dear Friends of the Graham family,

We’ve been encouraged to post Angus’ obituary in several newspapers around the country. In researching these possibilities we find the costs for publishing extravagant, and we know Angus would rather we honor his life by using those funds to share with the programs he held dear. That said, this is the copy we sent to his home town Bethel, Maine paper. We can’t thank you enough for your continued love, prayers and generosity to our family.
Marguerite, Will and Kate Graham

Angus Leslie Graham
May 26, 1982 – August 25, 2017

Angus Leslie Graham, 35 of Carbondale, CO died in a car accident on Friday, August 25, 2017 near Glendale, OR.

Originally from Bethel, Maine, Angus graduated from Gould Academy with honors and received his BFA from The New York State College of Ceramics, School of Art and Design, Alfred University and a Post-Baccalaureate Certificate from The University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth. He completed a two year intensive internship with master ceramic artist Chris Gustin from 2005-2007 and moved west to pursue his work as a potter at Studio for Arts and Works (SAW) in Carbondale, CO. Angus assisted artist Alleghany Meadows and the Artstream Nomadic Gallery, where he exhibited his work nationally. He shared his love for and expertise in ceramics as a summer assistant at the Haystack Mountain School of Crafts and volunteered at Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts. Angus also took classes at Anderson Ranch Arts Center and was an integral part of the Carbondale Clay Center, assisting, teaching and volunteering. Angus Graham’s artwork is in many private collections and personal kitchens nationally.

Angus cherished thirteen summers as a camper and counselor on the shores of Moose Pond at Winona Camps in Bridgton, Maine where he passionately shared his love of lacrosse and kayaking. Angus competed on the Alfred University varsity lacrosse and ski teams, and challenged himself to balance the intensity of a world renowned art program with his love of sport. Angus was a PSIA Alpine Level 3 trainer at all four of Aspen Skiing Company’s ski and snowboard schools and was highlighted as one the school’s highly regarded trainers, ski professionals and mentors. Angus was also a valued member of the Aspen Demonstration Ski Team.

He is survived by his parents, William and Marguerite Graham of South Dartmouth, Massachusetts; sister Kate Graham and brother-in-love Hardy Wallace, and niece Maple Hope Widmer Wallace, all of Napa, California. He is also survived by his uncle Donald Graham of Grafton, Massachusetts and his uncle and aunt, Ace Bailey and Alixe Callen and their children, Zander and Miles Bailey, all of Newport, Rhode Island.

Memorial services to celebrate the life of Angus Leslie Graham:
Sunday, September 17th at 1:00pm at Buttermilk Mountain Lodge, Aspen, Colorado.

Sunday, September 24th at 2:00pm at Winona Camps, Bridgton, Maine.

A private family service and burial will take place at a later date.
The family asks in lieu of flowers or gifts, donations be made in his memory to one or all of the following organizations:

Carbondale Clay Center, “Angus Graham Scholarship Fund”
135 Main Street
Carbondale, CO 81623
These tax-deductible gifts will secure programing at the Carbondale Clay Center for young people in the Roaring Fork Valley.

Bancroft School, “Hope Leslie Graham Program”
110 Shore Drive
Worcester, MA 01605
These tax-deductible gifts support students in a program named for Angus’s beloved grandmother, Hope Leslie Graham who dedicated her life to tutoring children with learning differences.

Maine Community Foundation
245 Main Street
Ellsworth, ME 04605
Please specify the gift to: “Winona Campership Fund”
These tax-deductible gifts will continue Angus’ tremendous legacy at Winona and support scholarships for boys who could not otherwise have a summer camp experience.

Benefit for the Aaron Roberts-Gray Memorial Scholarship Fund


Aaron Roberts-Gray

Art Sale and Auction at S.A.W.

Friday, April 28th 4pm-8pm
Silent Auction closes at 7:30pm

Presented by Annette and Andrew Roberts-Gray.

Annette & Andrew will be sharing their artwork along with work from their collection, and works from participating S.A.W. artists in order to raise funds for the annual Aaron Roberts-Gray Memorial Scholarship Fund.

Each year a scholarship is awarded to a male senior year student from Glenwood Springs High School to attend a college or technical school of their choice. The Aaron Roberts-Gray Memorial Fund is hosted by the Two Rivers Community Foundation.

Three $1200 scholarships have been awarded thus far. Students may renew the scholarship if they are in good standing while they are in an undergraduate program. Last year’s recipient was Solomon Wheeler who is attending the welding program at Lincoln Technical Institute in Denver. He will graduate in about a month!

This year Alex Trejo was selected out of nine applicants. Alex will be attending Villanova University.

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Alex Trejo

Tax deductible contributions by check may also be made directly to:
Two Rivers Community Foundation
PO Box 1539
Glenwood Springs, CO 81601
Memo line: Aaron Roberts-Gray Memorial Scholarship Fund

S.A.W. is located at 525 Buggy Circle in Carbondale and will be open Friday April 28th from 4-8pm for this special event. Visit the S.A.W. Facebook page for more information.

Contact Andrew Roberts-Gray directly at 970-319-9602 for more information about this event.

SAWliday Open House & 10th Anniversary Party!

Studio Tours + Art Sale + Can Drive

We are celebrating 10 years with a themed group show featuring fresh works relating to 10/tin* by SAW members and an Organic Food tin/aluminum* Can Drive For LiftUp (local food bank) and the Standing Rock gathering to support the oil pipeline protests.
Why 10/tin Art show & can drive? *10th anniversaries are traditionally celebrated with gifts of tin or aluminum. Buy handmade works by local artists and support our creative communities. #SAWSTUDIO

Participating Artists:
Robert Burch, John Cohorst, Steven Colby, Megan DeNev Wussow – DeNev Jewelry & Designs, Lisa Ellena, Chris Erickson, Jim Harris, Rachel Gillespie, Angus Graham, Takeo Hiromitsu, Elliot Marquett, Alleghany Meadows, project shop (Reina Katzenberger, Brian Colley, Deb Jones, Maggie Woods), Eden McDowell, Modern West Floral Company (Tara Abbaticchio, Vanessa Gilbert), Jill Oberman, Carla Reed, Andrew Roberts-Gray, Elissa Rodman, Cate Tallmadge, Felica Trevor