Rat Tales: 5th Annual Chinese New Year Invitational

Valkarie Gallery

January 22 - Febraury 23, 2020

  • Opening Reception: Saturday, January 25, 5 - 10pm
  • First Friday Art Walk: Friday, February 7, 5 - 9pm
Keith Oelschlager

Now in our fifth year with over 70 different artists participating this continues to be our biggest event of the year!  Each artist has created a piece on an 8"x8" panel to the theme of the rat and some have included the element for the year - metal.

Artists: Mike Graves, Mark Penner Howell, Aria Fawn, Evan Lorenzen, Ryan Morse, Abram Aleo Bebo, Travis Gillan, Kaitlin Ziesmer, Valerie Savarie, John Van Horn, Mallory Hart, Gabe Wells, Tiffany Rainey, Colleen Tully, Elena Gunderson, A.K. Westerman, Ben Burtoni, Brandan Styles, Ellie Rusinova, Moeh Haywood, Tom Sarmo, Kayla Edgar, Johanna Mueller, Lisa Luree, Cody Kuehl, Zachary Reece, Rob Jordan, Karen Watkins, Mowgli, Richard Ingersoll, Lisa Adams, Danyl Cook, Dorothy DePaulo, Betsy $B Rudolph, Jane Falkenberg, Amanda Vela-Charbonneau, Mac Corliss, Ray Munoz, Joe Oliver, Claudia Roulier, Katie Hoffman, Tony Steck, Myah Mazcara, Nicole Grosjean, Naomi Wiener, Kathryn Petroff, Matt Doubek, Miki Harder, Kim Anderson, Justin CabezaDevaca, Keith Oelschalger, Lauri Muhonen, Craig "Pepper" DeLuca, Laura Imbler, BangCreated!, Christy Lynne Seving, Brian Judge, David Hobbs, JxRxKx, Laura Garabedian, Ben Walling, Jennifer Hudak, Ricardo E. Martinez, J.D. Pruitt, Jhenn Whalen, Megan Morgan, Eric Hylland, Jill Mustoffa, Alex Taylor, Olivia Newman and if the post office gets its sh*t together, Sharon Eisley

Valkarie Gallery
445 S Saulsbury St
Denver, CO 80226
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Dearly Disillusioned

Featuring: Birdseed Collective, Hardly Soft, Odessa and Pink Progression

McNichols Civic Center Building, Third Floor

January 18 - April 5, 2020

Dearly Disillusioned is a boundary-pushing exhibit coinciding with the centennial of women's suffrage and the fourth annual Womxn's March. Four local art collectives, Birdseed Collective, Hardly Soft, Odessa and Pink Progression, come together with unique and compelling perspectives on gender identity, protest, and equality. Curators and artists collaborate to explore new intersections of historical and contemporary narratives that inspire change in our community.

Reminiscing Declarations, a collaborative installation by Birdseed Collective artists Meredith Feniak, Karma Leigh and Kaitlyn Tucek, considers the visions of the suffragettes and the current state of women’s equality. Artists illuminate the stories of the disadvantaged and marginalized while intentionally pointing to the patriarchy as it continues to use its power to limit the voices of the feminine proletariat. Guests are encouraged to take a memorandum as they experience the work. Reminiscing Declarations is curated by Moe Gram.

In Trusting only Ourselves, Hardly Soft deliberates the effects of living in chaos for more than 1,000 days, noting the way the sense of urgency has adapted with time’s intervention and how the friction and force create an invisible weight. In conversation are works by artists Masha Sha and Tomas Díaz Cedeño, two minds that probe the limits between object-driven and process-driven studio investigations.

Odessa presents In the Making, an exhibition that challenges assumptions of HOW and WHY women make. Understanding that often women are asked to create work about, in-line with, or suggesting their femininity, this exhibition brings together our favorite female artists whose practice expands beyond these topics with bold, innovative ways of making and inspiring dialogue. Participating artists include Sierra Montoya Barela, Laura Dreyer, Talya Feldman, Shavana Smiley, Lindsay Smith Gustave and Hanna Waters.

Pink Progression: Coalesce incorporates a fusion of narratives through collaborative artwork. This collective process utilizes the power of networks to inspire social change, influenced by over a century of suffrage movements. Themes of inclusivity, equality and gender identity are woven into mixed media approaches. These multidimensional works emphasize the collective issues that confront us and the transformational ways we can find common ground. Participating artists include, Jane Dodge + Judy Anderson, Tiffany Matheson + Scottie Burgess + Robin Hextrum, Kathy Mitchell-Garton + Diane Allison, Eileen Roscina Richardson + Courtney E. Morgan, Regan Rosburg + Sarah Pickman, Louis Trujillo + James Mullane, Eriko Tsogo + Batkhishig Batochir + Tsogo Mijid, and Liz Quan + Sabin Aell.

McNichols Civic Center Building
144 West Colfax (corner of West Colfax and Bannock)
Denver, CO 80202


528.0: Regional Juried Printmaking Exhibition

Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities

January 16 – March 29, 2020

  • Print Madness: Saturday, March 21 from 12 - 4 pm; Free admission
  • Join us for on-site print demonstrations highlighting some of the most common printmaking processes, print workshops, family-friendly activities, meet the artists, and “words by the jurors” for the closing reception of the exhibitions
  • This event is free - but an RSVP is recommended
The 528.0 Regional Juried Printmaking Exhibition was open to artists residing within a 528.0-mile radius of Denver, Colorado. The number 528.0 refers to Denver’s altitude and status as the Mile High City (5,280 feet). The call for entry garnered 422 entries from cities across the region. Jurors Brandon Gunn (Tamarind Institute in Albuquerque, NM), Karen Kunc (University of Nebraska-Lincoln), and Collin Parson (Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, Arvada, CO) selected 76 works to celebrate the expansive diversity of contemporary printmaking found within this western region. This exhibition is in partnership with the Invisible Museum and in conjunction with Denver’s Month Of Printmaking (March 2020).

Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities
6901 Wadsworth Blvd.
Arvada, CO 80003
Mon-Fri: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sat: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sun: 1:00 - 5:00 PM


Joellyn T. Duesberry: A Painter's Path

Lone Tree Arts Center

January 18 - March 29, 2020

  • Opening Reception: Saturday January 18 from 6-7:30pm
  • Curated by Brenda LaBier, Director, Estate and Gift Planning for the Joellyn T. Duesberry Collection
Joellyn T. Duesberry - Seal Cove Pond, Marsh Maples, ME, 2014 - oil on linen - 40 x 60"
Courtesy of Dr. Herman at Creekview Dental

Joellyn T. Duesberry’s long and distinguished painting career took her around the world. Inviting the viewer along her journey, A Painter's Path offers a grand overview of Duesberry’s prolific output traveling the hemispheres and exploring rural planes, exotic land, rock, and water forms. Her landscapes reveal the subjects that continually inspired her to revisit them on the canvas and in person.

Lone Tree Arts Center
10075 Commons Street
Lone Tree Co, 80124
Gallery Hours: Monday-Friday, 10am-4pm and prior to scheduled performances


Read more: Lone Tree Arts Center: Joellyn Duesberry: A Painter's Path

Art of Records

Millers & Rossi

January 17 - February 16, 2020

  • Opening Reception: Friday January 17, 6pm-latenight
  • Artists include: Dunn The Signtologist, Xencs L. Wing, Meeg Conroy, Michael Coriano, Joseph Martinez, Delton Demarest, Olivia Lucero, Aisha Renee, Sky Welkin, TriedPirate, Funktion, Thienz, Ratha , De, & more TBA
  • Closing Party Saturday February 15th at 6pm
  • More info available at http://DenverSolution.com
Art of Records
The Art Of Records combines art, music and tradition to celebrate and honor the rich history and mystique of record cover art, 12″ vinyl and the artists that create it – both musically and graphically. Since its inception in 2012, the exhibit has featured a series of classic 12″ album and single covers re-imagined and recreated by top Denver artists to wow fans of music, art & culture across mediums.

At the opening, he original album covers will also be on display and the concept comes full circle with DJ Low Key & Lazy Eyez playing an all vinyl set of the featured records to start the night and show off proper at Millers & Rossi (3542 Walnut St) with an afterparty featuring Chicago favorite and critically acclaimed producer Slot-A joining DJ Low Key & Lazy Eyez in the speakeasy to follow.

Millers & Rossi
3542 Walnut St
Denver CO 80205


Kelton Osborn: A Moment: New Works on Paper

Jeff Horton: Filling the Void

Michael Warren Contemporary

January 14 – February 22, 2020

  • Opening Reception: Thursday, January 16 (5-8pm)
  • Third Friday Art Reception: January 17 (5-8pm)
  • Artist Talk, Saturday: January 18 (10:30 – noon)
  • First Friday Art Walk: February 7 (6-9pm)
mwcKelton Osborn - New Works on Paper

Kelton Osborn's new paintings represent points of time when Kelton was between treatments for his cancer. During these moments of solitude, Kelton escapes the distractions of worry and self-criticism. He chooses to be intentionally attentive to the moment, allowing himself to be with his thoughts as they are and, at the same time, awakening himself to experiences in the moment.

Kelton Osborn lives and works in Denver Colorado and has shown his work extensively throughout the Front Range.

Jeff Horton creates architectural abstract paintings and sculptures. Horton is inspired by movement, which he creates with sculpture or on canvas through working with lines and colors. Horton’s interest to create architectural spaces in his work merges his fascination with art and architecture. The completed works vary in scale and use images taken from the built world around us as a starting point. Layers and lines are painted using oil paints suspended in a wax medium. The wax medium allows the artist to work forwards and backwards, constantly removing and adding layers to the painting.

Michael Warren Contemporary
760 Santa Fe Drive
Denver CO 80204


The Art Happens Here: Net Art's Archival Poetics

Vicki Myhren Gallery

January 17 - March 1, 2020

  • Opening Reception: Thursday January 16th from 5-8pm
Net Art Diagram

The Art Happens Here: Net Art’s Archival Poetics presents sixteen artworks selected from Net Art Anthology (anthology.rhizome.org), a major online exhibition charting the history of net art through one hundred key works. Organized by the New Museum’s affiliate Rhizome, “The Art Happens Here” culminates this two-year research and preservation initiative.

Curated by Michael Connor and Aria Dean, this exhibition features a roster of acclaimed international artists, including: MTAA, Shu Lea Cheang, Melanie Hoff, Morehshin Allahyari, Eduardo Kac, Entropy8Zuper!, Alexei Shulgin, Alex Galloway, Mark Tribe, Martin Wattenberg, Miao Ying, Aleksandra Domanovic Grobari, Wolfgang Staehle, Olia Lialina, Bogosi Sekhukhuni, Brian Mackern, and Siebren Versteeg.

Vicki Myhren Gallery
Shwayder Art Building
University of Denver School of Art & Art History
2121 East Asbury Avenue
Denver, CO 80210



Messages: Karin Kempe, Liz Lautrup, Lynda Tygart, and Clark Valentine

Sync Gallery

January 16 - February 15, 2020

  • Third Friday artist’s reception: January 17th from 6-9:30pm
  • First Friday Art walk: on February 7th, 6-9:30pm
Clark Valentine - Tobacco Circle 1: 8.5 x 5.5”; Tobacco Smoke on Paper

Messages: New Work by SYNC Gallery’s Associate Members: Karin Kempe, Liz Lautrup, Lynda Tygart, and Clark Valentine

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



Read more: Sync: Messages

4th Annual “No Show”

Bitfactory Gallery

January 17 - March 12, 2020

  • Opening Reception: Friday, January 17, 2020 6-9pm
Bill Thomson of Bitfactory Gallery has curated a show featuring his own favorite artists, the 4th Annual “No Show” exhibiting Colorado-based creatives whose work he enjoys and admires. Visitors will be treated to some larger works that, due to their size are difficult show elsewhere. Some of the artists have shown at the gallery in the past or are slated for future shows. The artists and their work have been well-received and representing diverse mediums and concepts.

The featured artists include: Brenda LaBier, Art by 13, Jennifer Bobola, Vincent Cheap, Jason Cope, Bruno D'Anna, Dan Drossman, David Eichler, Tadashi Hayakawa, Dante Heks, Ari Kipnis, A.L. Lummus, Tommy Nahulu, Tuke One, Jeremy Patlen, Kirah Perle, Gracey Ripa, Mark Risius, Raphael Sanchez, Ira Sherman, W. Max Thomason, Michelle Tomes, Louis Trujillo, Jeff Velarde, and Lea Wagner.

Bitfactory Gallery
851 Santa Fe Drive
Denver, CO 80204
Gallery Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 11-3pm



Curtis Center for the Arts

January 11 - February 22, 2020

  • Opening Reception: Saturday, January 11, 6-8pm
"The mountains are calling and I must go" is a common battle cry in Colorado. The mountains inspire us all to explore the beauty of our state. The Curtis Center for the Arts is proud to present MTNS, a look at how the mountains inspire twelve Colorado based artists. Artists include: Leslie Jorgensen, Beau Carey, George Kozmon, Elaine Coombs, Pat Finley, Eden Kiel, Angela Bely, Jeff Aeling, Fawn Atencio, Chuck Parson, David Shingler and Ulrich Gleiter.

Special thanks to the following galleries; Walker Fine Art, Visions West Contemporary, William Havu Gallery, Mai Wyn Fine Art, Abend Gallery, Gallery 1261 and Michael Warren Contemporary

Curtis Center for the Arts
2349 East Orchard Road
Greenwood Village, CO 80210
Monday - Friday: 8:30- 4:30; Saturdays - 10am - 4pm


The Subjective Lens: Through the Eyes of Veterans

Featuring: Tom Arnold, Michael Ciavatta, Hank Fanelli, Raymond McCoy, Marie Miller, Yvens Alex Saintil, Adrienne Sommers, Carl Steitz, Tony Taylor, Cypriane Williams

Colorado Photographic Arts Center

January 10 - February 15, 2020

  • Opening Reception: Saturday, January 11 from 5-8pm
McCoy wall
Raymond McCoy - Forced Resting

The Subjective Lens – Through the Eyes of Veterans features a compelling collection of fine art photography created by 10 Denver-area artists who have served in the U.S. military. This unique exhibition is the culmination of CPAC’s Veterans Workshop Series, a five-month program of advanced photography courses provided to participants free of charge. Each project is intensely personal, reflecting each artist’s inspirations, life experiences, creativity and point of view.

More information: https://cpacphoto.org/subjective-lens/ 

Colorado Photographic Arts Center
1070 Bannock St
Denver, CO 80204


Synesthetic Ciphers

Featuring: Deidre Adams, Doug Haeussner, Roland Bernier, Sammy Lee, Bonny Lhotka, Blair Vaughn-Gruler

Walker Fine Art

January 10 - February 29, 2020

  • Opening Reception: Friday, January 10 from 5-9 pm
Bernier graffitiRoland Bernier - Graffiti

We have an inherent need to decode and decipher patterns and symbols. The artists featured in SYNESTHETIC CIPHERS challenge and deconstruct conventional modes of language to interpret new meanings behind symbols. Can artwork derived from and inspired by transcription be non-metaphoric? Can using alternate forms of stimuli be experienced, rather than read? Through dismantling traditional written language into indistinguishable mark-making and cross-sensory experiences, this group exhibition encourages us to play with and recreate the conventional role of language.

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


Abstract 2020

10 Year Anniversary Exhibition

Niza Knoll Gallery

January 3 - February 15, 2020

  • Artist reception and 10-year anniversary celebration: Third Friday, January 17th from 6-9 pm
Niza Knoll - Falling into OrangeNiza Knoll - Falling into Orange

By late 2009 artist Niza Knoll had been eyeing a For Sale sign on the unit across the street from her studio for some time. The space was located in the established Art District on Santa Fe and was a known popular cultural destination; however, she knew it would be a risk. With her dream of running a gallery, she hoped that by purchasing the unit she could focus on building a stable art business and avoid being at the mercy of a fickle rental market, so she decided it was worth the chance. After remodeling the former office space into a bright, airy gallery she launched her first show in the spring of 2010 and is now proud to be celebrating 10 years in business!

The occasion is being marked with a new exhibit entitled Abstract 2020, on view from January 3 through February 15, 2020. It features abstract works by Knoll and the other artists who have helped create longevity in the space and assisted Knoll in navigating challenges as she developed as a gallery owner. Rachel Basye, Nancy Enyart, Victoria Eubanks, Mark Friday, Jennifer Ghormley, Pat Lickly, Aliki McCain, Paula Romero Schmitt, are all members of the stand-alone co-op The Mix whose members work is always on exhibit in the back of the gallery when they are not participating in other shows upfront. The public is invited to an artist reception and 10-year anniversary celebration on Third Friday, January 17th from 6-9 pm at 915 Santa Fe Driver. One can also view and purchase work during regular gallery hours Wednesday–Friday, 1-5 pm, Saturday, 1-4 pm, except First and Third Fridays 4-8 pm, or by appointment.

Unlike the traditional gallery model, Niza Knoll does not have a stable of artists that she represents. Rather, she curates themed exhibits—sometimes around current and relevant subject matter—that draws people in to explore a variety of artists, issues and ideas. Visitors always find a friendly, accessible experience in a space that transforms with each new show. Popular recurring juried and invitational exhibits have included “Holy Moly: Artists’ Interpretation and Religious Commentary in Contemporary Art”, the fun biennial “Gone To The Dogs” featuring artists’ interpretation of man’s best friend, and the recent “Gentleman in Moscow” show based on the namesake novel, that attracted book lovers from across the area.

Niza Knoll Gallery is located in the Art District on Santa Fe at 915 Santa Fe Drive in Denver, Colorado. The gallery specializes in intriguing conceptual exhibits, hosts first and third Friday events, monthly salons, private concerts and guest speakers. Past exhibits have included unusual artist pairings, outsider art, collaborative work, thought-provoking thematic exhibits of artists using non-traditional media. Through a partnership with Kingman Winery the space serves a tasting room for their fine Colorado wines and is proud to offer their wine for sale during First Friday art walks and other special events.

Niza Knoll Gallery
915 Santa Fe Drive
Denver, CO 80204


Locals Only 2020

Mirus Gallery

January 10 - March 13, 2020

  • Opening Reception: Friday January 10th from 7-10 pm
johnny draco
Johnny Draco

Culture and community have always been a big part of life here in Denver. Mirus Gallery hopes to continue to grow this cities thriving arts scene for years to come. Each year we give our local community of artists a chance to apply for a curated exhibition. This event is a great way to jumpstart social engagement in the new year. This year alone we had over 150 applicants, making the curation process very difficult.
Locals like Android Jones, have become world renowned due to the support by this incredible metropolis. One of the most likely starting points for an artist is a group show like this. Young artists are given the chance to show with more established professionals and are able to use this as a tool to grow their own practice. We believe in events like these that push the Denver art scene to new heights. This is one of our favorite events of the year and we hope to see you there!

Featured Artists:

Aleo, Alex Rudd, AL Grime, Andrew Norris, Android Jones, Anna Charney, Brandon Rollin, Chris Bohlin, Colleen Tully, Cutty Up, DELA, Douglas A. Schenck, or (DAS), Eric Ronshaugen, Gage Kelsey, Jack Chappel, Jake Amason, Janelle Anderson, John Speaker, Johnny Draco, LowKey Creative, KoCo Collaborations, Kylee Sparx, Light Drips, Luke Rangel, Mark Scott, Max Kauffman, Michelle Weddle, Monte Zufelt, Morgan Mandala, Pharo1, Peter Westerman, Poposition Press, Pol Corona,Randal Roberts, Rebecca Barra, Stephen D Ferris, Travis Gillan, Zach Keiss, Zach Lampkin

Mirus Gallery
1144 Broadway
Denver, CO 80203
Open Tuesday-Saturday 12-6pm or by appointment


Maryanne Quinn

Boulder JCC

December 5, 2019 - February 20, 2020

  • Opening Reception: Thursday December 5 from 5:30-7:30 pm
  • 5:30 pm reception with with refreshments and live music by Ethan Mindlin Jones; 6:30 pm conversation with the artist
Maryanne Quinn is a Boulder-based textile artist whose hand-felted paintings exploit a sense of childhood wonder. Bringing textile to life through bold colors and patterns, Quinn builds imagined landscapes and expressive compositions from layers of naturally-dyed Merino wool cut, shaped, and then laboriously felted. Using her hands, she manipulates and massages the fibers, fusing the individual layers into tight units of her own musing.

Boulder JCC
6007 Oreg Avenue
Boulder, CO


Monumental: Temporary Monuments to Denver

14th Street between Champa and Stout Streets in Denver (located at the plaza in front of Understudy)

  • Nikki Pike: July 12 – September 11, 2019
  • Noah Manos: September 27 – November 29, 2019
  • Jaime Carrejo: December 6, 2019 – January 31, 2020
  • Coproduced by Black Cube and the Denver Theatre District, with artworks curated by Black Cube
A rotating, outdoor public artwork comprised of temporary monuments to the city of Denver by local artists. The project features three separate artworks by Nikki Pike, Noah Manos, and Jaime Carrejo. Located outside of the Colorado Convention Center, each artwork is sited atop a large-scale monument base custom-made for the project. These rotating works are intended to stoke a wider public conversation on who is represented in monuments, Denver’s identity, and the role monuments play in this dialogue from the perspective of artists living and working in Denver.

Also on display: Monument for the 308
Opening Early September 2019 at the Denver Central Library, 10 W 14th Ave Pkwy in Denver

308Monument for the 308 is a monumental sculpture by German artist Andrea Greiner that resembles a dinosaur in a natural history museum. However, the animal depicted is a common broiler chicken of the type ROSS 308 and is not extinct like its prehistoric ancestor, the Archaeopteryx. Today, these chickens are bred in staggering numbers with an anatomy manipulated to serve human meat consumption. Monument for the 308 acknowledges the reciprocal dependency between this animal and humans.


Francesca Woodman: Portrait of a Reputation

Teressa Hubbard / Alexander Birchler: Flora

Stacey Steers: Edge of Alchemy

Museum of Contemporary Art Denver

September 20, 2019 - April 5, 2020

Francesca Woodman - detail of Untitled photograph, circa 1978

These three distinct exhibitions will each shed light on different generations of women artists. The Francesca Woodman exhibition presents the artist, who was raised in Boulder, coming into her creative voice and developing her singular approach to photography at a notably young age. Flora tells the story from two perspectives of the artist Flora Mayo, originally from Denver, whose work from the 1920’s had been a footnote in art history until Teresa Hubbard / Alexander Birchler began researching her life. And, Boulder-based filmmaker Stacey Steers’ Edge of Alchemy reimagines two silent-film era actors as creative alchemists who toy with Victorian scientific instruments, flora, and fauna.

These exhibitions offer poignant and humanizing portraits of artists both well-known and under-recognized. Visitors will encounter riveting stories and unusual and striking imagery in these three varied and thought-provoking presentations.

Museum of Contemporary Art Denver
1485 Delgany
Denver, CO 80202


Nueva Tierra: A Contemporary Interpretation of the American Southwest

Mirada Fine Art

April 13 - May 19

  • Opening Reception: Friday, April 12th, 6-9pm

The American Southwest is steeped in history. The area—its rich culture, earthy hues, unique architecture, sublime light—has inspired artists from around the globe throughout the years. We tasked our artists with capturing the essence of this incomparable land in a fresh, modern way. The gallery’s award-winning artists proved themselves up to the challenge, creating more than two dozen spectacular new works for the exhibit. A highlight of the show will be the introduction of Marcela Panasiti, acclaimed ‘adobe artist’ who incorporates the many-hued soils surrounding her home in Sedona, Arizona to create her deeply textured and patinated sculptural paintings. Nary a pink coyote or mint green cactus will be in sight in this stunning contemporary exhibit. This stunning show kicks off Mirada Fine Art's 10th season of contemporary art exhibitions.

Mirada Fine Art
5490 Parmalee Gulch Rd.
Indian Hills, CO 80454 (minutes from Denver)


Brenda Mallory, Sydney Pursel, Melanie Yazzie: Intricate Form and Mind Mapping

Museum of Art | Fort Collins

January 18 - March 17, 2019

  • Opening reception for Museum members: Thursday January 17th from 6-8 pm
Museum of Art | Fort Collins
201 S College Avenue
Fort Collins CO 80524


The Color of Light

A National Exhibition presented by the Pikes Peak Pastel Society

Sangre de Cristo Art and Conference Center (210 North Santa Fe Ave in Pueblo)

January 12 – May 5, 2019

 MoonGlow DanRich
Daniel Rich - “Moon Glow” - 12 x 18 soft pastel painting from the Monte Vista National Wildlife Refuge

Artists, art fans, and the general public are invited to the upcoming pastel exhibit, The Color of Light, at the Sangre de Cristo Arts and Conference Center in Pueblo CO. The exhibition features original pastel paintings from Pikes Peak Pastel Society members and pastel artists nationally. All exhibited artwork will be available for purchase.

About The Color of Light

“In nature, light creates the color. In a picture, color creates the light,” said Hans Hofmann, a German-born American painter, renowned as an artist and teacher in a career that spanned two generations and two continents. He is considered to have both preceded and influenced Abstract Expressionism.

Artists for generations have attempted to “capture the light” in their paintings, both representational and abstract. The selection of colors they choose, how they interact and play off one another, their value and intensity, all combine to increase or decrease the perception of light.

Hofmann, whose medium of expression was color, said: “The whole world, as we experience it visually, comes to us through the mystic realm of color.” Scientifically, all of the colors we see are a byproduct of spectrum light, as it is reflected off or absorbed into an object.

The medium of expression in this exhibition comes in the form of soft pastels, a simple mixture of pure color pigments, water and binder. Under a microscope, pastel particles look like colorful, multi-faceted gems. Pastel paintings are vibrant, with strong darks and brilliant color—a perfect medium for The Color of Light.


Petz & Animalz

3 Square Art Gallery (Fort Collins)

January 31 – February 22, 2019

  • Juried by Bob Coonts, Award-Winning Fine Artist
  • Opening Reception: Thursday, January 31, 5-8pm
Petz & Animalz stampede and stock the 3 Square Art Gallery this January & February 2019! See the fury, the friendly, the fierce and the wild. See how local and national artists create art using the subject of Petz and Animalz (what does the z stand for you say? Maybe the z is for zebra.. or zillions of new ideas.. or something new and different than just the typcial s !?)

Pets and animals have been an ongoing theme in art. Artists use animals in their work as the sole subject or with other figures and scenery to convey emotions and ideas that were previously unimaginable. From the earliest cave paintings to modern abstract works of art, pets and animals conjure our imagination of the wild or of the close and loyal friend. They create emotions and themes that we can relate to. Our bond with animals is as old as the notion of family. Bring out the purr of a kitten or the roar of a lion using realism or abstraction.

Accepted artists will be Juried by Bob Coonts for Gold and Silver cash prizes and 1st and 2nd Honorary awards. All accepted artists will be posted on the 3 Square Art website and our social media platforms. Top artists will be selected by 3 Square Art to be represented in our online gallery coming in 2019.

About 3 Square Art

We are pleased to share news of our upcoming National Exhibition at the newest contemporary Fine Art Gallery in Northern Colorado. Opened in 2017 and located at 2415 Donella Ct in Fort Collins, 3 Square Art is setting the trend for fresh, contemporary artwork and exhibitions. 3 Square Art is the place for Creating, Sharing, and Learning Art with our Fine Art Gallery, Rentable Artist Studios, and the 3SA Academy of Fine Art. We host multiple exhibits and events throughout the year. If you would like to learn more about 3 Square Art and this great new space in Northern Colorado, please do not hesitate to contact us.

3 Square Art
2415 Donella Ct Suite 110
Fort Collins, CO 80524


Small Works XI

The Modbo and SPQR Art Space (Colorado Springs)

December 7, 2018 - January 4, 2019

  • Opening reception: Friday December 7 from 5:30 pm until midnight
The Modbo and SPQR Art Space jovially present Small Works XI, Colorado Springs' original Small Works Show! This amazing show features over 500 pieces of art (!!!) by nearly 150 community artists in both The Modbo and S.P.Q.R. The pieces are hung floor to ceiling in a spectacular, salon-style display. A perfect show for holiday shopping, Small Works XI is a buy-and-carry event. See a piece, buy a piece, take a piece with you! All pieces are under 24" in every dimension. Where else can you shop local, support local artists and local galleries, and knock out presents for nearly everyone on your list?! Check facebook or http://themodbo.com for other hours throughout the month.

The galleries are located in the Arts Alley in downtown Colorado Springs at 17B and 17C E. Bijou. Find the stretch of Bijou that is between Cascade and Tejon, and go south down the alley. Street parking is available, but The Modbo recommends the lot on Cascade just north of Bijou, which is only a $1 after 3 pm.


Lyudmila Agrich: IMPRESSIONABLE: A Visual Journal

Mirada Fine Art

October 6 - November 4, 2018

  • Opening Reception: Friday, October 5th, 6-9pm
3AutumnParkAgrich36x36Lyudmila Agrich, Autumn Park, Oil on Canvas, 36” x 36”

A childhood spent in the beautiful seaside city of Odessa, Ukraine, has had a lifelong influence on artist Lyudmila Agrich. Now a Denver resident, Lyudmila’s lush and luminous canvases created entirely with a palette knife, have become her trademark, capturing the very light that entranced her as a child. Her newest work, to be unveiled at Mirada Fine Art on October 5th, once again reveals the mastery of her craft. Entitled “Impressionable: A Visual Journey,” the collection of paintings allows us to join Agrich along this wondrous artistic path.

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