Steamboat Sotheby’s International Realty is proud to sponsor Shine On – An Art Show to Benefit the Sancy Shaw Memorial Scholarship. The event will be held on December 7, 2019 in the upper floor of the Jace Romick Gallery at 833 Lincoln Avenue from 5-7 p.m. and is free to attend. There will be live music, drinks and appetizers. All art work will be sold on silent auction, and can be previewed during First Friday Artwalk on December 6. Items can be viewed and bids made online at www.artforsancy.com. Proxy bids can be arranged for the live auction by calling 970 819 8906.
Sancy Jo Shaw lived a life based on giving. She gave herself to her family, to friends, to her students, to her community and to God. She was intentional in her actions and pushed everyone who crossed her path to be the best person they could be.
On December 24, 2018 her life was cut short after an intoxicated driver hit her car head on, killing her instantly and critically injuring her six-year-old daughter Charlee.
She left behind her husband Brett, four adored children, and a devastated community of family and friends. The once bright light that emanated from her magnetic soul momentarily faded. Through grief and a determination to keep Sancy’s legacy alive, that light continues to shine on.
On Saturday, December 7, her presence will be felt at the Jace Romick Gallery in Steamboat Springs, where works by 35 artists will hang in honor of Sancy.
Shine On, an art show to benefit the Sancy Shaw Memorial Scholarship is the result of a conversation between Brett and a local writer, which led to the story below, and which compelled the writer, also an artist, to answer a prayer.
Deeply spiritual, Sancy found her calling as a science and English language arts teacher at North Routt Community Charter School. Her life’s mission was to challenge, protect and encourage others to embrace the world around them. Brett did not want that inspiration to be lost.
As a senior in high school, Brett had been the recipient of a memorial scholarship in the name of a fellow student he never met. The impression it made on his own life led Brett and the family to do the same in Sancy’s name. One of unique aspects of the Sancy Shaw Memorial Scholarship is a mentorship component, which Brett hopes will foster a lifelong desire to give to others.
His desire to give so selflessly at a time when he faced his own grief and ongoing challenges pushed writer and artist Suzi Mitchell to reach out to the Steamboat Springs art community in the hope of raising funds. “He said he wished we could raise enough money to ensure the long term future of the scholarship, to allow Sancy’s impact to keep going,” Mitchell said. Over 35 talented individuals answered the call to give, driven by the mission to make a difference.
Most of the artists including Mitchell and auction co-chair Amy Minotto, never knew the Shaw’s personally but had been deeply touched by their story. Every piece of artwork, the venue, catering and music has been donated, and 100% of the show’s proceeds will benefit the scholarship fund. This event demonstrates the power of Sancy’s spirit, which continues to bring others together, to lift others up, and to truly Shine On.
For more information, visit www.artforsancy.com.