Sonya Ellingboe earned your two-page tribute with years of insightful commentaries about the local art scene, that never — not once — included a negative word about an artist or their art, something that is unheard of in the art world where snarky opinions often shine a light on the author rather than on the individual she or he is writing about.

Sonya and I have had numerous interactions; all favorable; all jovial. I dedicated a painting of mine to her in 2018; I remember she blushed when she saw her name on the museum label.

A true Soldier of Art, Sonya trooped on even as her physical ability to do so was in decline. And her ever-present smile is something I will always remember about her. Continued trooping, Sonya.

Craig Marshall Smith

Highlands Ranch

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