April

April

Chula Beauregard
Oil on Linen Panel
8 x 10 inches (L x W)
In mud season, the joyous campus is subdued. On this snowy and rainy April day, the only company I had was the chorus of the red wing blackbirds

August

August

Chula Beauregard
Oil on Linen Panel
8 x 10 inches (L x W)
It was so moving to paint while these incredible dancers held their rehearsal last summer. Graciously received by faculty director, Christopher Compton, it was humbling and inspiring to paint these beautiful dancers in motion.

August

August

Chula Beauregard
Oil on Linen Panel
9 x 12 inches (L x W)
The main office is the heart and soul of the campus.
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Call

Call

Chula Beauregard
Oil on Linen Panel
7 x 5 inches (L x W)
On the edge of the Louis Horst Studio, the blackbird calls the next performance

Creek in July

Creek in July

Chula Beauregard
oil on hardboard
6 x 8 inches (L x W)
In the midsummer heat, nothing beats a dip into the creek that runs through camp.

Dancers Study

Dancers Study

Chula Beauregard
oil on hardboard
6 x 8 inches (L x W)

Dancers Study (2)

Dancers Study (2)

Chula Beauregard
oil on hardboard
6 x 8 inches (L x W)

Dancers in the Pavilion

Dancers in the Pavilion

Chula Beauregard
Oil and Bronze Flake on Linen Panel
20 x 24 inches (L x W)
A nationally recognized legacy of excellence in dance education, the ability to study with some of the nation’s finest dance professionals, and the opportunity to be featured in multiple original dance works – all in the most spectacular and inspiring setting imaginable.

December

December

Chula Beauregard
Oil on Linen Panel
9 x 12 inches (L x W)
Even in the dead of winter, the main office keeps the fires burning. They are getting ready for the busy summer ahead, and maintaining the beautiful facility in the mountains.

Early Winter at Louis Horst Studio

Early Winter at Louis Horst Studio

Chula Beauregard
Oil on Linen Panel
22 x 28 inches (L x W)
Built in 1960 by Sam Caudill of Aspen with three of the four walls designed to move. Louis Horst first came to camp in 1928. Horst composed for Martha Graham and the Denishawn Company. At camp, his morning periods included over 100 campers from all departments.

February

February

Chula Beauregard
Oil on Linen Panel
8 x 10 inches (L x W)
The year of artistic study at Perry-Mansfield began in February, 2019. The banks of deep snow gave way to a small creek, revealing dreams of summer.

Ghosts in the Grove

Ghosts in the Grove

Chula Beauregard
Oil on Linen Panel
12 x 24 inches (L x W)
Perry-Mansfield’s Mission Statement is to provide young people superior arts training in body, heart, and mind and to promote creativity, a sense of the close brotherhood of the arts, and the values of a way of life close to nature.
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Holly Hocks

Holly Hocks

Chula Beauregard
Oil on Linen Panel
8 x 6 inches (L x W)
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January

January

Chula Beauregard
Oil on Linen Panel
8 x 10 inches (L x W)
Main Studio - Spruce Theater - pictured here nestled in the snow - " In 1925 the camp received electricity and the Silver Spruce Theatre was built in order for the theatre program to expand. Due to the money Charlotte and Portia earned on the Vaudeville Circuit, 33 new structures were added to camp with each lodge or cottage having its own color scheme in both furniture and interior decoration."

July

July

Chula Beauregard
Oil on Linen Panel
8 x 10 inches (L x W)
The beauty of summer at Perry-Mansfield is magical - flowers bloom along the aged wood of the rustic cabins, and the paths are filled with the nation's talent and youth.

June - Evening

June - Evening

Chula Beauregard
Oil on Linen Panel
8 x 10 inches (L x W)
When I was a kid, the trail to Main Studio was lined with candles that would burn in paper bags filled with sand. Following these paths, I knew that something magical lay at the end. Today, the paths are lit by cafe lights overhead.

June - Horses

June - Horses

Chula Beauregard
Oil on Linen Panel
8 x 10 inches (L x W)
PM was the first camp to offer English riding instruction west of the Mississippi, and their horses still grace the camp - dancers in their own right.

Ladies of the Valley

Ladies of the Valley

Chula Beauregard
Oil on Canvas
36 x 48 x 1 inches (L x W x D)
The vision and vitality of Portia Mansfield and Charlotte Perry planted the seeds of this incredible camp, founded in 1914. Their spirits lead us today, forming the foundation of the arts and culture in Steamboat Springs

Letters from Home

Letters from Home

Chula Beauregard
Oil on Linen Panel
12 x 16 inches (L x W)
The campus is alive with young hearts, worldly aspirations, and longings for home.

March

March

Chula Beauregard
Oil on Linen Panel
8 x 10 inches (L x W)
The upper road has given way to mud as the sun hits the snow. Despite the mess, the deep ruts hold the promise of warm camp days ahead.

May

May

Chula Beauregard
Oil on Linen Panel
6 x 12 inches (L x W)
The flowers celebrate the coming season at the Julie Harris Theater, named after the Perry-Mansfield alumna, inducted into the American Theatre Hall of Fame in 1979.

November

November

Chula Beauregard
Oil on Linen Panel
9 x 12 inches (L x W)
The early winter at camp meant long blue shadows following the tall aspen near the Louis Horst studio.

October

October

Chula Beauregard
Oil on Linen Panel
8 x 8 inches (L x W)
From the handbook: "From their humble beginnings in a few rustic cabins and some through some lean years where the “scenery was the salary” Charlotte and Portia nurtured Perry-Mansfield into one of the premier performing arts schools and camps for students of all ages" Those rustic cabins still stand, hosting artists of all ages to find themselves in the beauty of nature.

Quiet Companion

Quiet Companion

Chula Beauregard
Oil on Linen Panel
5 x 7 inches (L x W)
On this snowy and rainy April day, the only company I had was the chorus of the red wing blackbirds

September

September

Chula Beauregard
Oil on Linen Panel
9 x 12 inches (L x W)
To build the camp, they hired minders from Sam Perry’s (Charlotte’s father) mines. Not long after they started, the men threatened to walk off the job because of the food. The ladies had been feeding them the best French recipes they could find. When Charlotte called her brother, he said, “No wonder they’re ready to quit. You’ve got to cover everything in gravy and lard.” Charlotte did and as a result, Main Lodge, a forty by fifty-foot structure used for dance classes and plays, and six wooden cabins with canvas tops on the ridge above Soda Creek were completed just in time for camp to open.

Song of Spring

Song of Spring

Chula Beauregard
Oil on Linen Panel
7 x 5 inches (L x W)
The singing of the campers is replaced by the song of the red wing blackbird, taking his place on the painted piano.
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Summer Joy

Summer Joy

Chula Beauregard
Oil on Linen Panel
8 x 6 inches (L x W)

Sundown at Camp

Sundown at Camp

Chula Beauregard
Oil on Linen
12 x 36 inches (L x W)
Where the "Scenery is the Salary" in Strawberry Park

Vintage Letters

Vintage Letters

Chula Beauregard
oil on hardboard
6 x 8 inches (L x W)
A value study helps put the painting on course.