Prism & Paradox

Featuring paintings and sculpture by: Andrew Davis, Hollis+Lana, Hyland Mather, Leon Loucheur, Suchitra Mattai, Project Street Gold


June 23 - September 9, 2017

  • Opening Reception Friday June 23rd 6-9pm
Suchitra Mattai - Motion Sickness - 2017 22" x 30", mixed-media collage

Druther is pleased to announce the gallery grand opening and group exhibition, Prism & Paradox. Druther is a new artist run gallery showing contemporary art and one of a kind designs located in Platte Park. Druther is a natural habitat for art viewing and living. Artist founders Hollis + Lana will design one of kind furniture that directly respond to the curated visual art on display, creating an integrated art and living experience.

2378 South Downing Street
Denver, CO 80210
Thursday - Sunday, 1-6pm and by appointment 

Read more: Druther: Prism & Paradox

Penitents: World End Rituals of Faith

Museo de las Americas

June 22 - September 16, 2017

  • Opening reception: Thursday, June 22 from 6 - 9 pm
“Penitents: World End Rituals of Faith” will include the illuminating photographic
portfolio of Guy Veloso as part of the 2017 Biennial of the Americas

Guy Veloso’s images capture a moment in time where faith, consciousness, and cuerpo become one through ritual. The photographic documentation of the rituals disrupts our contemporary urban reality, summoning another more ancient reality to action, at the world’s end. As we experience Veloso’s reality, we become penitents albeit from different hemispheres. - Maruca Salazar, Curator

Museo de las Americas
861 Santa Fe Drive
Denver, CO 80204


Read more: Museo: Guy Veloso

Fabricating Nature

Featuring: Katie Caron, Judy Gardner, Margaret Haydon, Sharon Meriash, Regan Rosburg, Naomi Scheck

William Havu Gallery

June 23 - August 5, 2017

  • Opening Reception: Friday June 23rd from 6-9pm
  • On the mezzanine: Sushe Felix & Tracy Felix
Regan Rosburg, Vanitas V, oil paint, mylar, silk, paper wasp nest, lizard, wolf spider, bones, squirrel skull in resin, 31" x 29" x 5"

William Havu Gallery
1040 Cherokee Street
Denver CO 80204



Featuring: Norman Epp, Jessica Drenk, Lee Heekin, Derrick Breidenthal, Don Quade, Karin Schminke, Carol Browning

Walker Fine Art

June 23 - September 2, 2017

  • Opening Reception: Friday, June 23 from 5-9pm
Jessica Drenk

The wonders of natural environments are often known to spark creativity in the human mind. Drawing inspiration from nature, while freeing themselves from representational qualities, these 7 artists collectively evoke natural abstractions through varying media. Their works look at man's influence on nature, and nature's subsequent response. Organic references ground their compositions in an effort to make sense of random elements through nature's inherent geometry.

Walker Fine Art
300 W. 11th Ave (11th and Cherokee)
Denver CO 80204
Tue-Sat: 11:00 am - 6:00 pm


Buzz, Melt & Create: Explorations in Encaustic Art

Art Gym Denver

June 22 - July15, 2017

  • Curated by Elke McGuire
  • Featuring works by Patricia Aaron, Alane Holsteen, Dylan Gebbia-Richards, Katie Kalkstein and Laura Tyler
  • Opening Reception: Thursday June 22, from 5-8pm, featuring a special tasting by Bee Ranch, a local confectioner who creates candies featuring raw honey
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Buzz, Melt & Create - Explorations in Encaustic Art will showcase a variety of local artists who will demonstrate how beeswax, the natural ingredient used in encaustic, can be combined with printmaking, photography and even built into three dimensional sculptures.

Inspired by Art Gyms’ recently opened encaustic workspace and the installation of a bee hive on its roof-top, curator Elke McGuire brings together works by Patricia Aaron, Alane Holsteen, Dylan Gebbia-Richards, Katie Kalkstein and Laura Tyler for this unique exhibition.

Art Gym Denver
1460 Leyden St.
Denver, CO 80220
Tue-Sat: 9am-6pm


ReDeveloped and Crossover/The Experience

Lone Tree Arts Center

June 23 - September 13, 2017

  • Opening Reception: Friday, June 23, 6:30-7:30 pm
Left: Doug Kacena, "Blind/Love", 48x48, oil, graphite and spray-paint on canvas
Right: ​Ron Hicks, "Intimate Encounter," 50x40, oil on canvas, painted over by Doug Kacena to become "Redacted Memory."

Crossover features works by nationally renowned, local artists: Quang Ho, Jill Soukup, Ron Hicks, Don Stinson, Robert Spooner, Kevin Weckbach, David Santillanes, Edward Aldrich, Terrie Lombardi, Ed Kucera, Mikael Olson and Jeff Legg.

Lone Tree Arts Center
10075 Commons Street
Lone Tree, CO 80124   

Read more: Lone Tree Arts Center: ReDeveloped and Crossover

2017 Supporting Members Show

SPARK Gallery

June 22 - July 16, 2017

  • Party + Artist Reception: Friday, June 23, 6-9 PM
  • First Friday: July 7, 2017
  • Closing Coffee: Sunday, July 16, 1-4 PM
Image: Anina E. Hathaway

SPARK Gallery announces a new exhibition from its supporting membership.

Exhibiting SPARK Gallery Supporting Artists: Margo Lin Espenlaub, Lili Francuz, Gayle Gerson, Carol Goldberg-Goldberg, Dan Gray, Miriam Green, Anina E Hathaway, Katherine Johnson, Dan Kelly, Karin Kempe, Leona Lazar, Barbara Leyendecker, Judi Lightfield, Tom Linker, Roberta J. Lutgens, Roddy Macinness, Barbara O'Connell, Lydia Riegle, Elisabeth Relin, Sue Robinson, Barbara Rudlaff, Wendi Schneider, Evan Siegel, Bonnie Stolzmann, Beverly Thomas, Chris Thunblom, Eldon Ward.

Spark Gallery
900 Santa Fe Drive
Denver, CO 80204
Thu-Sat: 12:00 - 5:00 PM
First Friday and Openings 6:00 to 9:00 PM


Imagine, featuring DAVA youth and guest artist Esther Hernandez

Downtown Aurora Visual Arts

June 22 - August 30, 2017

  • Opening reception: Thursday June 22nd from 4 to 7:30 pm
  • Guest artist Esther Hernandez will perform from 4 to 6 during the opening
animation still by Esther Hernandez
animation still by Esther Hernandez 

Imagine focuses on the creative process with DAVA youth imagining a better world, and presenting new ideas.

Downtown Aurora Visual Arts (DAVA)
1405 Florence St
Aurora CO 80010
Mon-Fri: 10:00 am-5:00 pm or by appointment



Read more: DAVA: Imagine, featuring Esther Hernandez

Nature in Focus: Dorothy DePaulo & Heidi Snyder

Valkarie Gallery

June 21 - July 16, 2017

  • Opening Reception, Saturday, June 24, 5 - 8:30pm
  • Nature and Artist Talk: Saturday July 8, 6-9pm

Resident artist Dorothy DePaulo and guest artist Heidi Snyder will be exhibiting their colored pencil illustrations, showing many aspects of the natural world. Plants, animals, fish and even insects will all be included. The Colorado Native Plant Society and Denver Audubon Society will be in attendance on First Friday.

Mary Obrien, of the Grand Canyon Trust, will have a special talk /reception July 8, 6-9pm. Assisted by guest artist Heidi Snyder who will be giving the artists perspective, Mary will give the scientific background on the 12 pieces of art Heidi created for them.

Valkarie Gallery
445 S Saulsbury St
Denver, CO 80226
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New works by members Rolf Helland and Ketty Devieux

CORE New Art Space

June 22 - July 9, 2017

  • Opening Reception: Friday, June 22, 6-9pm
Devieux Collapse
Devieux, Collapse

Helland’s oil paintings and drawings reflect his fascination with destructive forces on the urban landscape based on images that he finds through the media while Devieux’s “Dislocation/Recollection” mixed-media works are intuitively painted or stained with ink, gouache or acrylic on paper, canvas or carton.

In the Annex, Scott Hawn - Taking the attributes of a natural or found object and expanding those qualities to create a sculpture in elements such as stone, wood, fiber, or clay.

CORE New Art Space
900 Santa Fe Drive
Denver, CO 80204
Gallery Hours:
Fri: Noon-9 pm
Thu/Sat: Noon-6 pm
Sun: 1-4 pm


Devon Dikeou: "Pray for Me" - Pope Francis I

James Fuentes Gallery (NYC)

June 28 - July 28, 2017

  • Opening reception: Wednesday June 28, 6-8pm
Left: Caravaggio, Portrait of Pope Paul V, oil on canvas, 80 in x 47 in, c. 1605-1606
Right: Devon Dikeou, "Pray For Me"-Pope Francis I: Caravaggio, Portrait of Pope Paul V, mounted C-print, 80 in x 47 in, 2014

55 Delancey Street
New York, NY 10002

Read more: Devon Dikeou at James Fuentes Gallery

Emily Hollis: To Drift

Neet Gallery

June 23 - August 18, 2017

  • Artist reception: Friday June 23rd from 6-10pm
Emily Hollis - Rhine, 2017 - Watermedia & pencil - 8.5”x6”

Emily Hollis is a Denver fine artist and graduate of the BFA Painting program at Metropolitan State University. Emily’s work explores the artists role as interpreter and concepts perpetuated by Guy Debord. The exhibition, To Drift, features watercolor and multimedia works that reflect Emily’s interest in allowing paint to create paths and dictate, to some degree, her response to the media. Additionally, Hollis has multiple botanical works that inspired her foray into exploring mark making.

TJ Raygun, owner of Neet, chose Emily’s work because it furthers his vision for Neet to be a space that is welcoming by showing work that is affordable and accessible.

4903 Lowell Blvd
Denver, 80221
Thursday - Saturday, 10am to 6pm


Adam Milner: Desirable Objects

David B. Smith Gallery

June 16 - July 15, 2017

  • Opening reception: Friday, June 16th, from 6 - 8pm; Free and open to the public / Artist in attendance
  • In the project room: Cabinet, Curated by Adam Milner
  • Exhibition hours for Cabinet: 2 - 4pm and by appointment; There is a limit of three visitors at a time
Adam Milner, Various Documents (November 30, 2015), 2010-2017 (ongoing), digital photographic archive

I once had sex with someone and our skin never touched. Even so, bodies are porous things, seeping into each other, leaving traces behind. Inside and outside, what’s mine and what’s yours, where I begin and end; these are confusing distinctions that break down the more they’re interrogated. -Adam Milner, 2017

David B. Smith Gallery
1543 A Wazee Street
Denver, CO, 80202


Read more: David B. Smith: Adam Milner: Desirable Objects

Tom Sarmo: The Endless Stage

Helikon Gallery

June 14 - July 22, 2017

  • First Friday Reception is July 7, 2017 from 6-10 pm
  • Presented in conjunction with A Modern Baroque

"From the mind of Tom Sarmo comes The Endless Stage, a solo exhibit of character-driven artwork created over the last three years which straddles the boundaries of illustration and fine art, history and modernity, humor and introspection."

Helikon Gallery
3675 Wyncoop St
Denver, CO 80216
Tue-Fri: 10-4pm; Sat: 12-5pm; First Fridays: 6-10pm


The Dinner Party: New Work by Frances Mackey

Zip 37 Gallery

June 16 - July 2, 2017

  • Artist Reception Friday, June 16 from 6-10PM

The Dinner Party features slab-built and wheel thrown pieces in addition to Frances Mackey's well known slab-built House pieces.

Zip 37
3644 Navajo St
Denver, CO 80211
Fri: 5:00 - 10:00 PM
Sat/Sun: Noon - 6:00 PM


Inflorescence by Pam Fortner

SYNC Gallery

June 15 - July 15, 2017

  • Third Friday artists’ reception: June 16 from 6-9pm
  • First Friday Art Walk: July 7 from 6-9pm

Pam Fortner
Pam Fortner, Phantasm I (detail), paper, steel, waxed linen thread, 64” x 32” x 24”

Inflorescence offers a new collection of sculptures, installations, and images by Pam Fortner designed to provide the viewer an immersive experience.

Sync Gallery
931 Santa Fe Drive
Denver, CO 80204
Thu: 1-4pm
First & Third Fridays: 6- 9pm
Sat 12-4pm


Read more: Sync: Pam Fortner

Fired: Ceramic art juried exhibit

Niza Knoll Gallery

June 16 – July 29, 2017

  • Juror: Peter Durst
  • Opening and Artist Reception: Third Friday, June 16 from 5-8pm
The Art of Brunch Art Walk: Sunday, June 25, 11am-4pm
First Friday Art Walk: Friday, July 7, 4-9pm

  • Third Friday Collectors Night: Friday, July 21, 4-8pm

Hand-built ceramic art is created with clay using hands and other tools rather than a pottery wheel. There are a variety of techniques that allow an artist to create everything from figurative and abstract forms to functional items like bowls, cups, platters and tiles. Niza Knoll gallery is highlighting the best examples of these at the FIRED. Respected local artist and instructor Peter Durst chose the pieces from submissions made via a public call for entries.

Niza Knoll Gallery
915 Santa Fe Drive
Denver, CO 80204


Read more: Niza Knoll: Fired 2017

At the Water's Edge: Floral and Fowl

The Artwork of Michael Warren and Darryl Trott

Old South Frame and Gallery

June 16 – September 30

  • Opening reception on Friday, June 16, 2017 from 6 – 10pm; Catering compliments of Brothers BBQ
At the Water's Edge Post Card front

Old South Frame and Gallery will hold an exhibit and sale of the works of English artist Michael Warren and floral artist Darryl Trott. All pieces are original paintings from a private collection and this is the first time they have been offered for sale.

Old South Frame & Gallery
1588 South Pearl Street
Denver, CO 80210

Read more: Old South: Michael Warren and Darryl Trott

Matters On Paper: Joshua Field, Denis Roussel, Margaret Kasahara, and Anna Kaye

Sandra Phillips Gallery

June 9 – September 2, 2017

  • Opening Artists Reception: Friday June 9, 6-8 pm
  • Informal discussion / artist talk moderated by Michael Paglia Westword Art Critic: Friday June 30, 6:30 pm
JoshuaField Thinking About What Hides Inside
Joshua Field - Thinking About What Hides Inside

Artists Joshua Field, Denis Roussel, Margaret Kasahara, and Anna Kaye have activated their work with social issues in a web of human experience. The familiar yet mysterious drawings of Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design professor/artist Joshua Field probe the human condition with private narratives with drawings grounded in the exploration of interior states and emotions generated by his real-life situations. The powerful charcoal drawing of Anna Kaye focus attention on planet earth and environmental reverence. Exploration of personal identity and the cultural duality of East and West have evolved in Margaret Kasahara’s work to express the relationship of self with inclusion, integration and inner acceptance. The visceral Lumen prints of artist Denis Roussel highlight the epidemic of food waste from photos of Roussel’s family compost.

Sandra Phillips Gallery
47 W. 11th Ave. (11th & Acoma)
Denver, CO 80204


Dasha Shishkin: Tram Pam Pam

Walk the Distance and Slow Down: Selections from the collection of JoAnn Gonzalez Hickey

Mauro Giaconi: cae a plomo (desde el fondo del tiempo)


June 9 – September 10, 2017

  • Opening Reception: Friday, June 9
  • 5:30pm members preview; 6:30pm free public reception
Dasha Shishkin, i don’t want any problems, none whatsoever, 2007

Dasha Shishkin: Tram Pam Pam
  • Moscow-born artist Dasha Shishkin’s solo exhibition is a whimsical leap into a world between painting and drawing where the delights and follies of human nature are performed in vivid color and imagination.
Walk the Distance and Slow Down: Selections from the collection of JoAnn Gonzalez Hickey
  • Twenty-nine international artists explore the potential of contemporary drawing, moving beyond perceived limits of paper as an artistic substrate and medium.
Mauro Giaconi: cae a plomo (desde el fondo del tiempo) / falls to lead (from the depths of time)
  • A site-specific wall drawing and installation by Argentinian artist Mauro Giaconi commissioned by BMoCA as an extension to selection of works from the collection of JoAnn Gonzalez Hickey.
Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art
1750 13th Street
Boulder, CO 80302


Read more: BMoCA: Summer Exhibitions 2017


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