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Insight: Art for a Cause

07/07/2023 07:00AM ● By Deb Olsen

(Jill Bergman, “Monarch Migration” linocut assemblage 13.5” x 19.5” x 4”)

Steamboat Springs, CO - Why go north this weekend? 

There are at least three reasons to go to La Joya Dulce Ranch in North Routt this Sunday, July 9, 5-8 p.m, for “Insight: Art for Climate Change,” the one-of-a-kind fundraiser for Yampa Valley Sustainability Council. 

First is the chance to own a piece of artwork by one of the top names in the Steamboat art scene.  Dedi Knox, Jill Bergman, Jim Steinberg, Gregg Effinger and Kathryn Fresques are among the talented artists who have donated pieces for the event. More than 25 artists have contributed works that speak to the Yampa Valley’s beauty and its resilient life and water resources. Many of the artists will be at the event to discuss their work and their passion for the cause. 

(Greg Effinger, “A Hike Up Fish Creek Falls” watercolor, 18” x 24”)


Secondly, 75% of the proceeds from the sale of all artwork and other auction items that are sold this Sunday goes to the Yampa Valley Sustainability Council, the local leader in building and maintaining a sustainable community. The artists will retain the remaining proceeds. 

And last, but certainly not least, this is a chance to enjoy the mountain views, flowing water and rolling meadows of La Joya Dulce Ranch without having to wait for a wedding invitation to this exclusive venue. 

(Kathryn Fresques, “Wild” oil on board, 30” x 30”)


If those aren’t reasons enough to reserve your tickets, consider this: in addition to artwork, appetizers and cocktails, auction items include a “Ski With a Scientist” day in the backcountry,courtest of Steamboat Powdercats, Southwest Airline tickets, a private dinner for eight at Elkstone Farm, and a horseback riding adventure. 

Childcare will be provided at no cost at Steamboat Climbing Collective, 4-8:30 p.m.

Tickets are $75 and a limited number are still available online through