Local, Regional and Select National/International Exhibits

Abend: Edge of Realism

Edge of Realism

Abend Gallery

August 7 – 28, 2015

  • Opening Reception: Friday August 7, 6-9pm
  • Featuring the works of Jaclyn Alderete, Daliah Ammar, Erin Anderson, Jennifer Balkan, David Cheifetz, Jacob Dhein, Michael Dowling, Michael Gadlin + Ron Hicks, Benjamin Garcia, Justin Hopkins, Meghan Howland, Megan Jaster, Jason Avery, Dougan Khim, Zin Lim, Jane Radstrom, Matthew Saba, Britt Snyder, Dorian Vallejo, John Wentz, and Wendelin Wohlgemuth
Benjamin Garcia - They Would Cease To Exist without Us - Oil, 52 x 52"

“While realism in art is often used in the same contexts as naturalism, implying a concern to depict or describe accurately and objectively, it also suggests a deliberate rejection of conventionally beautiful or appropriate subjects in favor of sincerity and a focus on simple and unidealized treatment of contemporary life.” – OED

Abend Gallery is proud to present the second annual Edge of Realism, a showcase of 21 artists whose work operates at the edges of realistic depiction. This exhibition brings together a diverse range of work from local and national artists whose work operates at the margins of realist painting, whether it be through the deconstructed, abstracted realism of Jacob Dhein, Justin Hopkins, and John Wentz, or via the tightly rendered yet surreal works of David Cheifetz, Dorian Vallejo, and Britt Snyder. The exhibition is a collection of works that signal new directions and perspectives in contemporary representational painting.

Abend Gallery
2260 East Colfax
Denver, CO 80206
Tue-Sat: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm


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SmithKlein: New Works by Colorado Artist Linda Israel

New Works by Colorado Artist Linda Israel

SmithKlein Gallery

August 7 - 31, 2015

  • Opening Reception: Friday August 7th from 2 - 6pm

SmithKlein Gallery presents new works by Colorado artist, Linda Israel. Linda believes that through art, human growth can be expressed and seen. It is a unique visual language of the feelings of the world around us. She finds it no accident that animals are drawn to her, and that's partly why her painting subjects are often animals. The show at SmithKlein Gallery opens Friday, August 7th and continues until the end of the month.  

SmithKlein Gallery
Pearl Street Mall
1116 Pearl St
Boulder, CO 80302


Art Gym: Print & Process

Print & Process: Possibilities in Print

Art Gym Denver

August 6 – September 12, 2015

  • Opening and Artist Reception: Thursday, August 6, 5-8 pm
  • Artist Demo: Saturday, August 15, 3-5 pm By Mark Lunning

  • Artist Talk: Saturday, August 22, 3-5 pm By Johanna Mueller
Alicia Bailey - Anguine

Art Gym Denver announces the launch of their Printmaking Workspace. By challenging the traditional studio model, Art Gym is helping artists to create more for less by providing access to the tools artists need to make art. The facility has now opened one of the area’s largest print making assets with 3,000 sq. ft. dedicated to the art form. To celebrate and showcase this challenging medium, Art Gym will exhibit several generations of the area’s top printmakers. The show Print & Process, Possibilities in Print will run from August 6 – September 12, 2015.

This exhibition is an exploration of the relationships between the region’s printmakers, spread over multiple generations. To continue the legacy of artists Clinton Cline, the late E.C. Cunningham and Barb Hale, Art Gym has acquired presses and tools from the artists. Art Gym membership enables future generations of printmakers.

Exhibiting artists include Clinton Cline, E.C. Cunningham, Barb Hale, Mark Lunning, Theresa Haberkorn, Johanna Mueller, Alicia Bailey, Jennifer Ghormley and Justin Maes. Traditional prints, printed sculpture, book art and installation pieces will be presented. Also on display will be printing plates by Mark Lunning and a group portfolio box courtesy of Clinton Cline.

Visit http://www.ArtGymDenver.com for more information or membership application.

Art Gym Denver
1460 Leyden St.
Denver, CO 80220
Tue-Sun: 10am-6pm



Habitat: Georgia Amar: Matches

Georgia Amar: Matches: Studies for Public Streetscaping

Habitat Gallery & Studio

August 7 - September 31, 2015

  • Opening Reception: Friday August 21 at 6pm

Georgia Amar Artist Statement: The paintings you see are studies for the beautification of our street, Santa Fe Drive, known as the Art District on Santa Fe. They are based on real paper matchsticks which I used to play with as a child. They are my characters and have a story to tell. They represent energy and motion.

from the historic lamp posts in a directional manner. They will be chasing each other on the sidewalks and through the streets. The free standing figures will be 8 to 9 feet tall. The figures on the posts will be 2 to 3 feet tall.

I want them to be playful, extremely dynamic and devoid of specificity. They are gestures that will engage and put a big smile on people's faces, a cool welcome while strolling in the Art District. They will create a sense of destination and place. You will know you are where the action is. No banner or logo can achieve as exciting and welcoming experience. 12 pieces that were part of this presentation were sold. I hope that the remaining studies will convey the concept to you, the viewer.

Habitat Gallery & Studio
828 Santa Fe Drive
Denver, CO 80204
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Art Images Gallery: Heather Arenas: An Artist’s Journey

Heather Arenas: An Artist’s Journey

Art Images Gallery

August 7 - 29, 2015

  • Opening Reception: Friday August 7 from 5-8pm
Heather Arenas - Barcelona Rain

Art Images Gallery
1021 S. Gaylord Street
Denver, CO 80209
Tues-Fri: 11am-6pm; Sat: noon-4pm; Sun/Mon: closed
First Fridays: 5-9pm


Edge: Bennett Onsager, Jane Davis and Sandra Azcarate

Bennett Onsager: Integrated Extremities

Jane Davis: Carbon & Ash

Sandra Azcarate: The Nature of Dogma

Edge Gallery

August 7 - 23, 2015

  • Opening Reception: Friday, August 7th from 6-10pm
Bennett Onsager: Integrated Extremities

Bennett Onsager is proud to announce his newest solo show at Edge Gallery, “Integrated Extremities”. You are guaranteed to love exploring Bennett’s powerful take on the human experience expressed through the use of the human figure and forms that remind people of technology’s influence. Come see his masterpieces up-close and personal. Opening Reception Aug 7 and the show runs till Aug 23.

Sandra Azcarate: The Nature of Dogma

Sandra Azcarate, in presenting "The Nature of Dogma" at Edge Gallery, is exploring how dogma can very quickly become oppressive and destructive. Oftentimes, religions and philosophies begin with ideas meant to enlighten the human spirit but this can rapidly, if used by those intending to secure control and power over others, become tools of repression. I hope that people can work together to prevent this from happening.
Edge Gallery
3658 Navajo Street
Denver, CO 80211-3037
Fri: 7:00 - 10:00 PM
Sat/Sun: 1:00 - 5:00 PM


Valkarie: Life Lines... Three Narratives

Life Lines ... Three Narratives: Janet Nelson Moore, Anne Storm van Leeuwen & Emilia Van Nest Markovich

Valkarie Gallery

August 7 - 27, 2015

  • Opening Reception: Friday, August 7 from 5-9pm

We are 3 women coming together to share our work. Each of us has led lives in the arts. Our educations and our teaching of art reflect this commitment.  We found our way to each other as volunteers at the Denver Art Museum.  These are our LIFE LINES.

Valkarie Gallery at Belmar
445 S Saulsbury St
Denver, CO 80226
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SUPERMIX: New Works by Bergerbot & Dave Palmer


August 7 - 30, 2015

  • Opening Reception: Friday, August 7th, 7-10pm

Hey guys, lets hang out and look at art together! Say, on First Friday, here at Lowbrow? We're excited to be featuring Bergerbot in the gallery again, this time along with Dave Palmer! This is a two person show is a true collaboration, wherein (yes, wherein) the artists hand off semi-complete canvases for the other to finish! Come see what they mix up, and soak in their poppy, bubble-gum styles!

As always, we'll have free adult drinks, and heavily discounted high fives!

38 Broadway
Denver, CO 80203


MOA: Altered Reality

Altered Reality: MOA's Design & Build Internship Show

Museum of Outdoor Arts

August 8 - September 19, 2015

  • Opening Reception: Saturday, August 8th from 5-8pm

On August 8, 2015 MOA will premier its latest exhibition Altered Reality. The opening reception will take place from 5 PM-8 PM at MOA's indoor galleries located inside the Englewood Civic Center at 1000 Englewood Pkwy, Englewood, CO 80110. The event is FREE to attend and will feature art, music, cocktails and hors d'oeuvres.

Altered Reality will feature collaborative artworks designed and created by a team of 12 emerging artists participating in MOA's signature education program, Design and Build. On June 15, 2015 these 12 national and international artists, hailing from university programs across the country, convened at MOA's headquarters studios to create an original body of work for MOA's gallery, based on the theme of "Altered Reality". The collaborative team of emerging artists is directed by Master Artist Cory Gilstrap of Imagined Creations.

Optical illusions are transfixed and the mind is played upon in Altered Reality. The exhibition twists everyday perceptions, disrupts expectation and slants idealism. After all, what really is reality?

In addition to the collaborative works created by the 2015 Design and Build team,Altered Reality will also include original art by Design and Build Master Artist Instructor Cory Gilstrap who specializes in soft sculpture and puppet making. The second annual alumni exhibition, featuring artwork by Mickey Boyd, Katerina Kapodistrias, and Ben Patterson, will also be on exhibit in the Civic Center Atrium.

"MOA's Design and Build program has been operating for nearly 25 years" said MOA President and Executive Director Cynthia Madden Leitner. "The program is highly competitive and affords undergraduate students the opportunity to work under the direction of a master artist to create thematic, site-specific artworks."

Since 1991, MOA's Design and Build program has provided an opportunity for young artists, students and creative minds to express their creativity in collaborative art projects. Assisted by professional artists in residence, Design and Build participants produce exciting and original site-specific art works for public spaces in the Denver metro area and MOA's indoor gallery. Interns find creative solutions to practical challenges as they master the skills to transform their creative ideas into finished pieces.

The program generates temporary public art and exhibitions while offering lessons in collaborative teamwork, problem-solving and aesthetic and technical considerations. From concept to installation, students must consider a variety of elements including environmental concern, safety, budgeting, project design, proposal writing, maquette making, construction and installation. Summer session Design and Build interns receive a paid stipend and college credit is also available.  

Museum of Outdoor Arts
1000 Englewood Parkway
Englewood, CO 80110
Tue-Thu: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fri: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm


McNichols: Trine Bumiller: 100 Paintings for 100 Years

Trine Bumiller: 100 Paintings for 100 Years

McNichols Civic Center Building

August 1 - September 13, 2015

Trine Bumiller's distinctive painting revolves around concepts of time, translation, memory, depth, and our natural world. She paints a multitude of human experiences and emotions and has created a significant body of new work inspired by a residency at the Rocky Mountain National Park coinciding with the park's centennial celebration. One hundred new paintings draw on her experiences from the park and are interpreted, translated, and remixed in her studio. - Cortney Lane Stell, Curator  

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


Evergreen Fine Art: Robert Spooner: Edge of Expansion

Robert Spooner: Edge of Expansion

Evergreen Fine Art

August 1 - 29, 2015

  • Opening Reception and Gallery Talk: Saturday, August 1, from 2-5pm
Robert Spooner at Evergreen Fine Art

If there’s a constant in Robert Spooner’s artistry, it’s his steadfast refusal to be tethered by constancy.

“Originally I was known as a figurative artist,” says Spooner, whose ongoing voyage beyond the frontiers of convention will find harbor this August at Evergreen Fine Art Gallery. “But I began to see things differently, to see my work differently. I began expanding into other visual realms.”

Beginning with an Artist Reception at 2 p.m. on Aug. 1, “Edge of Expansion” will run through Aug. 29 and feature more than two dozen paintings that recount Spooner’s remarkable journey into new spheres of expression, and reveal the unexpected worlds that lie beneath the familiar.

Evergreen Fine Art Gallery
3042 Evergreen Parkway
Evergreen, CO 80439


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Spark: Lydia Brokaw and Annalee Schorr

Lydia Brokaw and Annalee Schorr

Spark Gallery

July 30 - August 23, 2015

  • Opening Reception Party: Friday, July 31, 6-9pm
  • First Friday: August 7, 2015
  • Closing Coffee with Artists: Sunday, August 23, 1-4pm
  • Leanna Hund in the North Gallery
Lydia Brokaw - Ancient, 2015

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


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Mike Wright: Paper Work

Paper Work

Mike Wright Gallery

July 31 - September 5, 2015

  • Opening Reception: Friday, July 31st 6-9pm
  • Closing Reception: Saturday, September 5th 6-9pm
Samuel Gomez - Decrypted Savants

Mike Wright Gallery's new group exhibition "PAPER WORK" features works on paper by Valerio D'Ospina, Sabine Danze, Yunior Hurtado, Laura Guese, Doug Kacena, Bill Westheimer and introduces artist Samuel Gomez. Gomez, a new addition to the gallery's roster, will be showing two monumental works and debuting his first ever set of limited editions. He will be in good company, exhibiting along side some of the gallery's most collected talents, many of whom work primarily on canvas. "Paper Work" represents a unique opportunity to collect these artists at their most affordable. 

Mike Wright Gallery
1412 Wazee St
Denver, CO 80202


Valkarie: Paintings and Drawings by Aria

Fawnling: paintings & drawings by Aria ~ She Paints With Blood

Valkarie Gallery

July 29 - August 23, 2015

  • Opening Reception: Friday, July 31, 6 - 9pm

Fawnling ... Where wispy beings made of forests and smoke wander over dreamy landscapes in the company of skeletons. And creatures are devoured to be reborn again in a world where life is ever circling over itself. Fawnling speaks of nature and dreams. Of the ring of life and death and the story of the things below the dirt which nourish the land underneath our feet. Fawnling is a window into the beauty and surrealism of nature in all her violent and loving cycles.

Aria's long fascination with nature and dreams has led her to create many works based on the worlds she admits to spending much more time on than earth. She is best known for her surreal watercolors featuring strange creatures and dark otherworlds spanning surfaces of canvas and wood.  

Valkarie Gallery at Belmar
445 S Saulsbury St
Denver, CO 80226
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Mirada Fine Art: Jennyfer Stratman & Javier Lopez Barbosa

Jennyfer Stratman & Javier Lopez Barbosa: Connection

Mirada Fine Art

August 1 - 23, 2015

  • Opening Reception: Friday, July 31, 2015, 6-9pm

Mirada Fine Art seamlessly fuses two artists from vastly different cultural backgrounds and life experience in one stunning exhibit, “Connection.” Uniting the artists is their emotional and intellectual reaction to the physical world and its connection to the human psyche. Representative human figures and the roots and branches of trees frequently intertwine in the spare and eloquently simple multi-media sculpture of Jennyfer Stratman, depicting our bond to Nature. Splitting her time between studios in Australia and Arizona, Stratman brings her newest work to Colorado for this exhibit. Perfectly complementing Stratman is Javier Lopez Barbosa, whose impressive arsenal of technical ability results in gloriously bright abstract landscape paintings reflecting the vibrant culture of his Mexican heritage. Barbosa is also shown exclusively at Mirada in Colorado.  

Mirada Fine Art
5490 Parmalee Gulch Rd., PO Box 85
Indian Hills, CO 80454
Tuesday-Saturday: 10-5
Sunday: 12-4
Closed Mondays


Space: Beyond The Plane

Beyond The Plane

Space Gallery

July 30 - September 5, 2015

  • Opening reception: Thursday July 30th from 6-9pm

Stand in front of a work of art and what do you see? The surface? The shapes? The colors? Or something deeper? Space Gallery announces a show that challenges our perceptions of form in Beyond the Plane, opening Thursday, July 30th in the gallery's exhibition hall.

Rejecting preconceptions about conventional 2D surfaces, the works-from renowned artists Patricia Aaron, Judy Campbell, Howard Hersh, Lewis McInnis, Duane Noblett and Steven Shachtman-explore structures that blur the line between form and execution.

"To limit our perceptions to the surface of an artwork is to sell ourselves short," says gallerist Michael Burnett. "It robs us of the ability to follow color and shape deeper into the work...to make the journey from sight to idea as the artist intended-where the most interesting stuff is."

Beyond the Plane's works will make unique demands of the viewer; an ask to find the presence in form, medium and process to discover the artist's vision beyond it. This is a transforming of conventional space in which geometric forms appear and disappear; an environment where shapes reach out beyond the canvases' boundaries to create presence in an expected plane.

"Think of the collection as an invitation to a surprising conversation," Burnett concludes: "a dialog that begins on a surface level, and ends up deeper than you might have expected. That's the best part of an experience like this one-winding up in a different, more interesting place than where you started."

The exhibit runs through Labor Day weekend at Space Gallery, 400 Santa Fe Drive, the southernmost anchor of the thriving Santa Fe Arts District.

Space Gallery
400 Santa Fe Drive
Denver, CO 80204


Depot: 2015 All Colorado Art Show

2015 All Colorado Art Show

Depot Art Gallery

July 29 - August 30, 2015

  • Juried by Denver Artist Kevin Wechbach


Depot Art Gallery
2069 W. Powers Ave
Littleton, CO 80120


Core: Lauri R. Dunn and Kat Payge

Lauri R. Dunn and Kat Payge

CORE New Art Space

July 30 - August 16, 2015

  • Artist's reception: Friday August 14, 6-9
Lauri R. Dunn
In the series Cited, photographer Dunn transforms books into sculptures and sculptures into large-format, dramatic, black and white photographs.

Payge's New Growth takes it’s inspiration from Spring — a time for new growth in the natural world reflected in the growth of an artist’s practice.

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


DIA: 2015 USA Pro Challenge Bike Art Exhibit

2015 USA Pro Challenge Bike Art Exhibit

Denver International Airport: Jeppesen Terminal (top of baggage carousels, Level 5, east and west sides)

July 29 - August 31, 2015

  • Participating Artists: Erin Asmussen, Libby Barbee, Phil Bender, John Ferguson, Claudia Mastrobuono, Collin Parson, Dylan Gebbia Richards, Sarah Rockett, Mario Zoots and Upcyclery
  • Curated by Ivar Zeile of Plus Gallery
Mario Zoots

Denver International Airport (DIA) is hosting a temporary art exhibition through August to celebrate the fifth USA Pro Challenge race in Colorado, which will take place August 17-23. DIA, VISIT DENVER and race organizers have joined together once again to bring airport visitors a bicycle-themed art exhibition. A group of local artists, curated by Ivar Zeile of Plus Gallery, created bike-themed artwork that are displayed on top of baggage carousels, located on the east and west sides of Jeppesen Terminal (Level 5).

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Denver International Airport
Main Terminal Level 5 Art Gallery
8500 Peña Boulevard
Denver, CO


Pirate: Tsogo Mijid and Chip Lynch

pirateTsogo Mijid and Chip Lynch

Pirate: Contemporary Art

July 31 - August 16, 2015

  • Opening Reception: Friday July 31st from 6-10pm
  • Chip Lynch in the associate space
Pirate: Contemporary Art
3655 Navajo St
Denver, CO 80211
Fri: 6:00 - 10:00 PM
Sat/Sun: Noon - 5:00 PM


Processus: The Life of Things

The Life of Things (La Vie des Choses)


July 24 - October 17, 2015

  • Opening Reception: Friday July 24th, 7-11pm
Object from the Debris series by Lee Lee (Photo by Christopher R. Perez)

Processus, the institute for art and life, presents an exhibit of transformed or altered common life objects and materials bringing attention to current issues. Curated by Viviane Le Courtois, artist and co-founder of Processus, the exhibit explores materials and important ideas from our current life and times in conjunction with the Biennial of the Americas’s theme: Now.

Today, superficiality is widespread on social media, in popular places, and in artists studios. It is the journey of a curator to find what matters by sifting through thousands of images online and many studio spaces. How many artists today are affected by the daily news? How many artists communicate what they think or live through art? We are bombarded by meaningless images and words while the world is still evolving and changing everywhere on the planet. But how do we take the news that matter and make objects talk for themselves? The exhibit is a collection of found, altered and assembled objects that inspire social, economical and environmental dialogues through art.

Jeffrey Allen Price (Long Island, NY) is currently making works about the greek financial crisis and the state of the world using old lints and used sponges. Lee Lee (Taos, NM/ Denver, CO) is collaborating with groups of people around the world to raise awareness about plastic pollution in oceans. Overwhelmed with business cards and credit cards, Faith Williams (Denver, CO) transform those objects into figurative pieces to talk about our daily life. The exhibit also includes works by Sarah Wallace Scott (Denver, CO), Mario Zoots (Denver, CO), Amelia Carley (Denver, CO/ Atlanta GA), Sam Cikauskas (Boulder, CO) and Jeromie Dorrance (Denver CO).

955 24th St
Denver, CO 80205


Gildar: Music Box

Music Box

Gildar Gallery

July 24 - August 22, 2015

  • Featuring works by: Kim Dickey, Mark Garry, Nathan Hall, Nikki Rosato, Nicole Pietrantoni, Jess Langley, Ásdis Sif Gunnarsdóttir, Laura Shill
  • Opening Reception: Saturday July 25th from 7-9pm

Gildar Gallery is pleased to present "Music Box", a group exhibition running from July 24 to August 22, 2015 featuring a series of collaborations between sound artist and composer Nathan Hall, and seven visual artists as well as a solo site-influenced work by Hall. The relationship between sound and enclosed space – both intimate and expansive – becomes the focus of this audible display. 

Gildar Gallery
82 S. Broadway
Denver, CO 80209
Wed-Sat: 12-6pm or by appointment



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