Joel Swanson: Sticks & Stones

David B. Smith Gallery

August 18 - September 16, 2017

  • Opening Reception: Friday, August 18th, from 7 - 9pm
  • Artist talk begins 6:30pm in main gallery
SwansonJoel Swanson, Soda Lid, 2017, lightjet print, 48 x 96 in. (121.92 x 243.84 cm)

David B. Smith Gallery is pleased to present Joel Swanson’s second solo exhibition with the gallery, Sticks & Stones. This exhibition comes during a tumultuous sociopolitical time. Inspired by current events, Sticks & Stones addresses language as a political act. Using words, phrases, and symbols, this exhibition makes material the typically intangible, but very real, use of language by public figures in today’s politics and journalism. Swanson produces visual acts that subvert contemporary power structures and acknowledge a fluidity of interpretation to create something generative as opposed to destructive.

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


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Summer Group Show

Mai Wyn Fine Art

August 18 - September 30, 2017

  • 3rd Friday Artists' Reception: Friday, August 18th, 5-9pm; Refreshments & light fare provided

Our final group exhibition of the summer features a mix of new work from gallery artists with a special showcase by printmaker Fawn Atencio. A prolific artist with a global viewpoint, Atencio's Atmospheric works focus on water and its scarcity and movement across a changing landscape.

Mai Wyn Fine Art
744 Santa Fe Dr.
Denver, CO 80204


Structural Integrity

Featuring New Work by Steven Baris, Rimas Ciurlionis, Jane Guthridge, Howard Hersh and Jodie Roth Cooper

Space Gallery

August 18 - 23, 2017

  • Artist Reception: Friday August 18th from 5-8pm
Steven Baris

Space Gallery
400 Santa Fe Drive
Denver, CO 80204


Photography for Healing: A Portrait Exhibition

Photography by Gary Kaplan and Narrative by Stephanie Hamilton-Oravetz

Art Gym Gallery

August 17 – September 9, 2017

  • Opening Reception: Thursday, August 17, 5-8 pm
  • Artist talk led by Stephanie Hamilton-Oravetz: Saturday, August 19, 1-3 pm
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Art Gym Denver is proud to exhibit Photography for Healing – A Portrait Exhibition opening on August 17, 5-8 pm. This exhibition illustrates the power of visual arts for healing trauma. This exhibition is the result of a unique project by the late photographer Gary Kaplan, who worked with Stephanie Hamilton-Oravetz to create a series of portraits as part of her ongoing healing from sexual abuse in childhood.

Art Gym is located at 1460 Leyden St. Denver, CO 80220

Read more: Art Gym: Photography for Healing

Play: Works by Pattie Lee Becker

Gates Garden Court Gallery at the Denver Botanic Gardens

August 16 – November 5, 2017

Pattie Lee Becker, The Revelator (detail), ink and colored pencil, 2014

The free-flowing narratives of Pattie Lee Becker’s fiction-myths reside within the vibrant and characteristic color palette of her fine-line drawings and curious soft sculptures. Pattern-rich, highly detailed and playful explorations showcase her process-based dream improvisations.

Denver Botanic Gardens
1007 York St
Denver, CO 80206


Mirage by Hallie Packard

Valkarie Gallery

August 16 - September 10, 2017

  • Opening Reception: Saturday, August 19, 5 - 8:30pm

The morning sun projects the day onto waking eyelids. In an instant, you are here. A tickle in the corner of consciousness brings a faint memory of a place. The tickle becomes an itch. The mind stretches furiously, straining to retrace steps, to push back into that otherworldly yet unsettlingly familiar “place.” Just as pieces begin to rematerialize, something slips and it all vanishes completely from beneath your feet. For a split second, you hover between two worlds. For a split second, it all comes back.

Valkarie Gallery
445 S Saulsbury St
Lakewood, CO 80226


Christina Fisher: All the little things inside me

Zip 37 Gallery

August 18 - September 3, 2017

  • Opening Reception: Friday, August 18th, 6-10pm

I am an artist with a background in painting, sculpture, decoupage, and collage. As I have traveled the world and lived in many different places, I have drawn influence from my surroundings. The people, the architecture, the weather, the sights, the sounds of a place, a moment in time, all of these things come together in my artwork.

My creations have become the open windows to my soul, my dreams and sometimes my nightmares. As each piece comes together a story is born. I desire to save the discarded, elevate the forgotten and give new life to the lost and thrown away objects of the world. And through my art I hope, in some small way, to share a piece of me.

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


Vietnam in Color by Jean Herman, and Architecture & Colors by Helene Strebel

Sync Gallery

August 17 - September 9, 2017

  • Third Friday artists’ reception: August 18 from 6-9pm
  • First Friday Art Walk: September 1 from 6-9pm
Jean Herman, Rice Farmers, mixed media, fabric, acrylic, 48” x 36”

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


Read more: Sync: Jean Herman and Helene Strebel

Illuminated: A Contemporary Exhibit

Mirada Fine Art

August 19 – September 17, 2017

  • Opening Reception: Friday, August 18th, 2017 6-9pm
  • Painting Demonstration: Saturday, August 19th, 10am - 2pm
Bruce Marion, '5280,' Acrylic on Canvas, 36" x 60"

Whether depicting the strength and motion of wildlife, portraying the human form, or interpreting Denver's distinctive skyline, Bruce Marion's lyrical coloration and dramatic use of light and shadow seems to illuminate his subjects from their souls. In all of his work, Marion strives to reflect the inner light playing against the exterior reality, delving into the intersection of inner versus outer spaces.

Classically trained, Marion's career has been showcased in numerous international publications and honored in juried shows; his work is collected globally.

Mirada Fine Art
5490 Parmalee Gulch Rd.
Indian Hills, CO (minutes from Denver)


Land Trust


August 11 - 27, 2017


LAND TRUST is an attempt to slow down and get our feet back on solid ground, to explore the cultural practices that connect us physically and spiritually to the world, and to look squarely at the human effects of environmental change. From urban agriculture to utopian aspirations, and environmentally initiated displacement to artistic approaches for protecting resources, LAND TRUST is an exploration of the multifarious connections between people and the living landscape.

Presenting socially engaged art exploring land and place, the exhibition includes artwork by artists Ryan Feddersen, Megan Gafford, Brian House, Cannupa Hanska Luger, Daisy Patton, Becky Wareing Steele, Tory Tepp and the Rocky Mountain Land Library.

2350 Arapahoe St.
Denver, CO 80205
Mon-Fri: 9am-5pm
Sat/Sun: 11am-5pm


Jolt: Street Fonts and Funk

Foothills Art Center

August 11- October 15, 2017

  • Member Opening Reception: Thursday August 10, 2017 at 6pm
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Jolt has been creating his vibrant paintings on the walls of Denver for over 20 years. Vibrant public art, commercial graffiti, abstract expressionism and illustrative characters; his body of work is as broad as it is exciting. This exhibition represents another step forward for the artist in a long established career. In an all new body of work, he seeks to find the limits of abstraction while displaying his signature mastery. Viewers can expect a wide variety of work, as well as some gigantic murals, created right in our gallery!

Foothills Art Center
809 15th Street
Golden, CO 80401
Tue-Sat: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sun: 12:00 - 5:00 pm


Loveland's 31st Annual Sculpture In the Park Show and Sale

Benson Sculpture Gardens in Loveland, CO

Saturday August 12 from 9:30am - 6pm

Sunday August 13 from 9:30am - 4:30pm

  • 160 jury-selected artists showing over 2000 sculptures
  • $7 admission, under 14 free
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Benson Sculpture Gardens
29th and Aspen Drive
Loveland, CO

Terry Decker and Mark Friday: “Gems of the West, Devils and Gods"

Anthology Fine Art

August 4 - September 30

  • Gallery Reception: Friday, August 11th from 5-9pm
  • Anthology Fine Art is celebrating our 7th Anniversary, so please join us for a champagne toast at the reception!
Terry Decker

Anthology Fine Art and Gallery
3419 S. Lincoln Street
Englewood, CO 80113
Tuesday – Friday 10 – 6 PM, Saturday 10 – 5 PM, Sunday and Monday by Appointment 


Water Line: A Creative Exchange

Featuring 19 artists working in photography, mixed-media installation, video, ceramic and sculpture

Center for Visual Art

August 4 - October 21, 2017

  • Opening reception during Art District on Santa Fe's First Friday and summer block party: Friday, August 4, 6-8
  • Artist talk with Anna McKee & Jim White, C.U. professor of geological sciences and environmental studies: Thursday, September 14, 6pm
  • Art, Democracy and Water, artist talk with Matt Jenkins and Lynna Kaucheck of Food & Water Watch: Wednesday, September 20, 6pm
  • Uncanny Territory, artist talk with Natascha Seideneck: Wednesday, October 4, 6pm
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Images (left to right): Natascha Seideneck, Uncanny Territory, 2017
Cannupa Hanska Luger, We Have Agency VII, 2016
Anna McKee, WAIS Reliquary: 68,000 Years (detail), 2016, image by Joe Rudko

Artists include: Anna McKee, Aurora Robson, Cannupa Hanska Luger, The Infamous Flapjack Affair and National Park Experience, Isabelle Hayeur, Matt Jenkins and Lynna Kaucheck (Food & Water Watch), Natascha Seideneck, Nicholas Galanin and Merritt Johnson, Tomiko Jones and Jonathan Marquis, Vibha Galhotra, Winter Count Collective

Metropolitan State University of Denver (MSU Denver) Center for Visual Art (CVA) announces an exhibition that examines the loaded issue of water and promotes stewardship, advocacy and activism through the work of contemporary artists, and in direct conversation with students, policy analysts and scientists.

The exhibition will feature artists’ critical response to institutional and individual actions that contribute to the water crisis, as well as imaginative solutions, practical and not, for addressing the issue. The challenge presented to artists is to engage audiences in multi-channel dialogue about water, with the intent to make visitors think differently about solutions to this problem that affects everyone, and requires the efforts of all.

“Water is the center of concern and debate everywhere,” said Cecily Cullen, CVA Managing Director / Curator. “Through the lens of art, visitors will learn not only about the challenges we face, but what can be done both individually and collectively to manage and sustain our scarce water resources.”

The artists are responding to news and reports that not only global communities are facing, but also thinking about those closer to Colorado and surrounding areas. Shrinking glaciers in Rocky Mountain National Park that source the major rivers in Colorado affect us directly, while protestors battle with oil companies for the right to protect rivers in North Dakota, and students in Michigan and Oregon have been consuming contaminated water from drinking fountains at their schools. The crisis of access to clean, plentiful water has been waged worldwide for decades. It has become an immediate and localized crisis.

Center for Visual Art
Metropolitan State University of Denver
965 Santa Fe Drive
Denver, CO 80204
Tue-Fri: 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sat: 12:00 - 5:00 PM


Kidrobot: Show Me the Munny

Featuring 20 Regional Artists

Rule Gallery

August 4 - 19, 2017

  • Public reception: First Friday, August 4, 2017, from 6-9pm
  • Local artists include Amber Cobb, Atomic Sean, Ben Siekierski, Bill Nelson, Christal Torres, Christopher Dyer, Diego Rodriguez Warner, Derek Keenan, Donna Altieri, Jillian FitzMaurice, Kahlil Cezanne Zawadi, Katie Taft, Kevin Conboy, Lauri Lynnxe Murphy, Mario Zoots, Maximilian Shiffman, Mark Fitzsimmons, Mary Mackey, Theresa Anderson, and Xi Zhang
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RULE Gallery is proud to host an exhibition in collaboration with Colorado based Kidrobot, entitled Show Me the Munny. The exhibition features more than 20 regional artists invited by RULE alongside internationally recognized Kidrobot contributors including designer Johnny Draco and restaurateur Frank Bonanno. Additional artists were selected by pop culture trend-identifiers High Snobiety and Nylon Magazine. Participants were given a blank vinyl Munny to customize into a unique work in their own defining style, which varies from sculpture to painting to video.

This exhibition serves as a two-week silent auction fundraiser with a percentage of proceeds going to the contributing artists and Colorado non-profit Arthyve. Show Me the Munny will open with a public reception on First Friday, August 4, 2017, from 6-9pm. This event will open the bidding for the works and the auction will continue through the end of the show, which closes Saturday, August 19, 2017 at 5pm. RULE Gallery is located at 530 Santa Fe Drive, in Denver, CO.

In conjunction with the opening, Kidrobot will also run a customization experience at Leisure Studio across the street where attendees who come away inspired by the finished pieces can purchase Munnys and design them on the spot.

Rule Gallery
530 Santa Fe Drive
Denver, CO 80204


Read more: Rule: Kidrobot: Show Me the Munny

Sheri Lynn Behr, Lauren Grabelle, and Hasan Elahi: Keeping Watch

Colorado Photographic Arts Center

August 4 - September 16, 2017

  • Opening Reception: Friday, August 4, 6-9pm, with an artist talk by Sheri Lynn Behr and Lauren Grabelle at 7pm

Image: Hasan Elahi, Alert v2, 2017, detail

Keeping Watch highlights the work of three photographers, who approach surveillance from different perspectives. In her project NoMatterWhere, Sheri Lynn Behr points the lens back at the security cameras looking at us to reveal the ubiquitous and pervasive nature of American surveillance systems and how it feels to be watched. Conversely, Photographer X, a series by Lauren Grabelle grapples with issues of voyeurism, as she documents casino life from the perspective of CCTV security cameras. Lastly, Hasan Elahi’s installation Alert V2, examines issues of surveillance, citizenship, migration, and transport. Photography throughout history has been used as a tool to both documentation and surveillance. This exhibition begins to question the varying ways in which our information is collected and shared.

Colorado Photographic Arts Center
1070 Bannock St
Denver, CO 80204


Sean O'Meallie: "O'Meallie"

The Modbo (Colorado Springs)

August 4 - 25, 2017

  • Opening Reception: Friday August 5th from 5pm-Midnight
  • Artist's Talk: Friday August 25th at 5:30pm
Quoth Sean O'Meallie: "This show is about relevant cultural issues and color and form."

The Modbo presents August's First Friday on August 4th, 2017 with "O'Meallie," a show of new work by Sean O'Meallie that manages to be both beautiful and humorous. First Friday's reception happens from 5 pm til midnight, and the show remains up through Friday, August 25th. There will be sporadic and roving sound improvisation by Joseph Dugan. There will be a free artist's talk on Friday, August 25th, at 5:30 pm.

The Modbo is located in the Arts Alley in downtown Colorado Springs at 17C E. Bijou. Street parking is available, but The Modbo recommends the lot on Cascade just north of Bijou, which is only a $1 after 3 pm. The Modbo can be reached at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.,, or 633-4240.

Outside the Lines

Access Gallery

August 4 - September 1, 2017


Outside the Lines is the culmination of Access Gallery’s summer program and brings together the talent of 20 artists.

Access Gallery is often labeled an “outsider” gallery, a term that takes on new life as we develop work skills and prepare young people with disabilities for meaningful work. Our artists exist outside of the typical work force. Outside of the traditional education system. Outside of the conventional thought process. We strive to find room for non-traditional students, non-traditional artists, and non-traditional thinking inside of the arts. Even if that means drawing our lines a little wider.

One of the most important ideas Access Gallery preaches to our artists is teamwork. We create art as a team. This summer we received a truckload of baseball equipment from a youth sports league. What better way to teach teamwork than by deconstructing materials from America’s favorite pastime?! Working with materials from baseball bats to photography to helmets to stickers, the artists worked together to build pieces that represent the heart of the sport and the heart of our team.

Access Gallery/VSA Arts of Colorado
909 Santa Fe Drive
Denver, CO 80204


Temple Artists Group Exhibition


August 3 - September 1, 2017

  • Opening Reception: Thursday, August 3 from 6-8pm
  • Curated by Black Cube's Cortney Stell
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PlatteForum has teamed-up with the Black Cube, a nomadic art museum, to mentor the next group of young arts professionals, PlatteForum’s award-winning ArtLab interns. Black Cube’s Executive Director + Chief Curator, Cortney Stell, is working with the ArtLab interns throughout the summer to curate and present the Temple Artists Group Exhibition, which will feature the work of Temple building studio artists Drew Austin, Taylor Balkissoon, Carol Browning, Kahlil Cezanne, Christopher Perez, Thomas Evans (DETOUR), Sandra Fettingis, Jason Lee Gimbel, Xavian Lahey, Viviane Le Courtois, Katie Martineau-Caron, Suchitra Mattai, Lewis Neeff, Lori Owicz, George P Perez, Karen Roehl, Regan Rosburg, Dylan Scholinsk and Frankie Toan, among others.

2400 Curtis St
Suite 100
Denver, CO 80205
Tue-Sat: Noon - 6:00 PM



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Donny Dixon and Earl Chuvarsky

Core New Art Space

August 3 - 20, 2017

  • Gallery Reception: Friday, August 11, 6-9 PM
Chuvarsky, Coal, Guns, Freedom, Money

Things Fall Apart (coal, guns, freedom, money) A new series of paintings by Earl Chuvarsky documenting current events, the artists daily life, the absurdity of modern politics, and childhood nostalgia.

For Carrion, the title of Donny Dixon's new works, he is burning the canvas along with other techniques and mediums, to provoke response from both himself and the audience.

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


Steven Hill: New Ceramic Work

Plinth Gallery

August 4 - September 30, 2017

  • Opening Reception: First Friday, August 4th, 6-9pm
  • Note: The Gallery will be closed from August through September 6th and will not be open on First Friday September 1st


On First Friday August 4th, Plinth Gallery welcomes Steven Hill and his newest ceramic work in his untitled solo exhibition. This highly acclaimed artist has maintained a ceramic practice for over 30 years. Steven is well regarded as a workshop leader and educator, and his signature work has been featured in publications worldwide.

Steven's functional ceramic work exploits the fluidity of clay and the wheel forming process. His shapes spring to life as if they grow from the wheel. The voluptuous shapes are further enhanced by the depth and quality of his surface decoration. Using a subtle palette of rich satin glazes, he sprays multiple layers over each other so they flow and melt together with a unique depth and vibrancy when fired in the kiln.

Plinth Gallery
3520 Brighton Blvd.
Denver, CO 80216

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Adam and Tracy Teitelbaum: Irreverence and Reverence

Artists on Santa Fe Gallery

August 2 - 28, 2017

  • “Irreverence and Reverence: Because this sacred life is too short to take oneself too seriously”

Photo credit: Zach Heckendorf

Artists Adam and Tracy Teitelbaum work together out of their home in Denver, Colorado combining their individual talents and strengths to create an illustrated, multi-layered, sort of three dimensional, mixed-up media universe.

Through these dynamic, colorful, and playful creations they are commenting on our human experience in this crazy, diverse,ironic, and beautiful world. Additionally, new works in painting, jewelry, photography, and ceramics by gallery artists will be exhibited.

Artists on Santa Fe is a gallery with working artists' studios located in the heart of the Art District on Santa Fe. It's an engaging environment where visitors can interact with professional artists and view work in progress. The gallery is a local favorite, and was featured in New York Time's "36 hours" series as one of the most accessible galleries in Denver.

Artists on Santa Fe Gallery
747 Santa Fe Drive
Denver, CO 80204
Mon-Fri: 10-5; Sat: 10-4



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