It Takes a Village

It takes a village.

It takes a village

As I bask in the light of good memories from a successful Quick Draw event, this photo really sums two things: What makes Steamboat so special; and my gratitude to my community for their undying support.

Many of the people in this photo, and at the Quick Draw, have known me since before my own memories begin.  Friends of my mom (pictured to the left of me) have always given me the same unconditional love and encouragement as my parents have. 

Steamboat Springs is a special place because of the community we have created. It is beautiful, yes, but our commitment to kindness, fun, and support for each other’s successes makes it a wonderful place to grow up in, and to pursue a painting career.

Thank you so much to everyone who has helped me along the way, or just came for a fun day of painting at the Wolf Run Ranch. We’ll see you next year!

About Chula Beauregard

Chula Beauregard is an award-winning artist, born and raised in the mountains of Colorado. After graduating cum laude as a Studio Art major from Whitman College, she served for two years in Gabon, Central Africa as a Peace Corps Volunteer. Later, she earned her Master’s in Education to teach Fine Art. In 2008, she began her painting career in her hometown of Steamboat Springs, CO. She often wanders the West with her family of two boys and adventure-loving husband. She is represented by the Wild Horse Gallery (Steamboat Springs, CO), the Cogswell Gallery (Vail, CO), and the Squash Blossom Gallery (Colorado Springs, CO). Learn more at

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