Stephen Batura: River Paintings Curated by Courtney Stell (West Gallery)

Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art

September 28, 2017 - January 21, 2018

  • Opening Reception: Thursday, September 28 at 6:30pm; BMoCA members are invited at 5:30PM to enjoy a discussion with the artists and curator
  • Also on display: Bruce Price (East Gallery) Ted Larsen (Union Works Gallery)
sbStephen Batura, Homeland, 2016, Acrylic on birchwood, 6' x 8'

River Paintings is a solo exhibition of works by Stephen Batura, one of the most significant contemporary painters native to Colorado. For the exhibition, Batura has chosen to present individual paintings as a long, continuous stream that flows through the museum, bringing together disparate images and connecting them with a scrolling-like flow. The work is part of ongoing series in which Batura reinterprets the entirety of photo archive from early twentieth-century Denver. With this approach, he reimagines these photographs with a painterly style that makes the historic images of landscapes, construction sites, and people seem not so far from the Denver of today.

Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art
1750 13th Street
Boulder, CO 80302



Juror: Darren Ching, Director and Co-Owner of Klompching Gallery (New York)

Colorado Photographic Arts Center

September 22 – November 4, 2017

  • Opening Reception: Friday, September 29 from 6-9pm
Kathryn Mussallem, The Ladies’ Auxiliary, 2013

Exhibiting Artists: David Bowman, Frederick Brashear Jr., Derrick Burbul, Annette LeMay Burke, Chelsea Darter, Virgil DiBiase, Steven Duede, Brian Emery, Shawna Gibbs, Ruth Grimes, Linda Guenther, Joseph Heathcott, Ethan Jones, Michael Joseph, R. J. Kern, Chae Kihn, Eric Kunsman, Andy Mattern, Bruce Morton, Kathryn Mussallem, Mark Neumann, Ernest Nitka, Project Barbatype (Scott Hilton and Bryan Wing), Parker Reinecker, Jeffrey Stockbridge, & Andrea Wenglowskyj.

“Americana” is commonly associated with nostalgia, optimism, and a rose-tinted view of the past. Images of baseball, stars and stripes, or apple pie may come to mind. But what does Americana look like in 2017, especially in today’s turbulent political times? Curated across two broad spectrums – people and land/architecture – Americana offers a complex vision of diversity, resilience, and distinctiveness as seen through the eyes of 26 contemporary artists from across the United States. Juror: Darren Ching, Director and Co-Owner of Klompching Gallery (New York).

Colorado Photographic Arts Center
1070 Bannock St
Denver, CO 80204


Survey: Lynn Boggess, Lui Ferreyra, Jivan Lee

Nancy Lovendahl: The Reclamation Suite

William Havu Gallery

September 29 - November 11, 2017

  • Opening Reception: Friday, September 29th 6-9pm
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Lui Ferreyra - Coincidentia Oppositorum 5
Oil on canvas - 36" x 48"

About Survey, featured painter, Jivan Lee stated “It’s a landscape show, but with a diversity of sentiment. Each artist’s approach plays with geometry, but assembles it differently. Each has a rhythm, but the works move in their own ways and each is painted, but the voice of the paint is distinct. It’s all landscape verging on abstraction; landscape as a starting point to enter the material and sensation of paint as much as the scene depicted.” Boggess, Ferreyra and Lee spend a lot of time on location in the elements, bringing about three distinct, personal interpretations.

William Havu Gallery
1040 Cherokee Street
Denver CO 80204


Read more: Havu: Survey and The Reclamation Suite

Portfolio ShowCase 10 Photography Exhibition

The Center for Fine Art Photography (Fort Collins)

September 29 - November 25, 2017

  • Free Artist + Public Reception: Friday October 20, from 7:00 - 8:00 pm; Artist Talks from 6:00 – 7:00 pm
Photograph by Astrid Reischwitz

Portfolio ShowCase 10 brings together the collective works of ten artists. "When we look at the creative process, photographing a single successful image is not all that difficult. This applies to amateurs and professional photographers alike. Facebook and Instagram are full of one-hit wonders, and some are memorably nice. Even artists have those one-off images they just had to photograph. Developing an entire series, however, is a completely different matter. It not only requires exponentially more skill, but also real courage to dig deep into oneself to create a fully rounded, multifaceted project. Once the series exists, the real challenge of culling the coveted portfolio begins.” -Juror Hannah Frieser 2017

10 Featured Artists: Julie Anand with Damon Sauer, Frank Hamrick, Ben Marcin, Molly McCall, Lisa McCarty, Katie Kalkstein, Tema Stauffer, Emmanuel Monzon, Matthew Hamon and Astrid Reischwitz

The Center for Fine Art Photography
400 N. College Ave.
Fort Collins, CO 80524


William Stockman: After Thought

Gildar Gallery

September 22 - November 4, 2017

  • Opening Reception: Friday, September 22nd from 6-9pm
William Stockman | We're All Losers Now | 48 x 60in | oil and oil stick on panel | 2017

In his most recent works, Stockman continues his interest in the physical and psychic transmutation between drawing and painting.

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


Read more: Gildar: William Stockman: After Thought

Tsogo Mijid: Metamorphosis

Chrissy Espinoza: The Intruder

Pirate: Contemporary Art

September 22 - October 8, 2017

  • Opening Reception: Friday, September 22 from 6-10pm
Tsogo Mijid: Metamorphosis

The Intruder
Chrissy Espinoza: The Intruder

Tsogo Mijid: Metamorphosis

Tsogtsaikhan (Tsogo) Mijid was born in Mongolia. His annual 2017 solo art exhibition explores the ghostly metaphysical universe of the nomadic peoples deep embodiments towards life, culturea and tradition narratedthrough a journey of infinite movements and forever changing forms.

Chrissy Espinoza: The Intruder

The Intruder is a fiction story about an entity that follows me on my travels and only appears in my motel rooms trying to intrude on my thoughts. Eventually the creature steals my thoughts and makes my thoughts its own. The entity is a faceless creature whose face luminates as it is stealing my thoughts. The Intruder photo series captures the entity at the very moment that it’s intruding and taking my thoughts forever haunting me in lonely motel rooms.

Pirate: Contemporary Art
7130 W 16th Ave
Lakewood, CO 80214


8th Annual Center Forward

The Center for Fine Art Photography (Fort Collins)

August 25 - September 30, 2017

  • C4FAP's annual open themed exhibition
  • Gallery Reception and Artist Talk: Friday September 22, 5:30-8pm
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Janet Holmes - Freddy & Travis (Catskill Animal Sanctuary)

"The photography world is changing at a rapid pace as historical processes meld with contemporary digital work. Common themes throughout artwork such as the human condition, relation to the land, identity, sexuality, secrets, still life, and abstraction are all represented in Center Forward. Specific to photography are works that hint at artistic process and the history and evolution of the medium. These uncommon works evoke history while claiming new territory. As a whole, the works in this exhibition culminate in an experience of history, life, love, loss, and ultimately, magic." –Hamidah Glasgow 2017

42 Featured Artists: Ben Altman, Philip V. Augustin, Anne-Laure Autin, Mark Bennett, Christa Blackwood, Marcie Rose Brewer, Gina Cholick, Ally Christmas, A.M. Clark, Dave Conkling, Anastasia Davis, Chadric Devin, Yuxiang Dong, Carol Erb, Lori Foltz, Randi Ganulin, Julie Hamel, Scott Herndon, Janet Holmes, Larassa Kabel, Hwa Kyung Kim, Kevin Lyle, Shinya Masuda, Takatoshi Masuda, Molly McCall, Trevor Messersmith, Melanie Metz, Alyssa Minahan, Courtney Mooney, Petrea Noyes, Michael Pointer, Juan Reyes, Michelle Rogers Pritzl, Joshua Sarinana, Nicolo Sertorio, S. Gayle Stevens, Laurinda Stockwell, Derick Whitson, Ariel C. Wilson, Ying Ying Wang, Cheryl Zibisky, Rosemary Scott- Fishburn

The Center for Fine Art Photography
400 N. College Ave.
Fort Collins, CO 80524


Read more: Center Forward at the Center for Fine Art Photography

Under the Mexican Sky: Gabriel Figueroa – Art and Film

McNichols Civic Center Building (3rd floor)

September 12 - December 23, 2017

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Gabriel Figueroa, scene from the film La perla, directed by Emilio Fernández, 1945. © Televisa Foundation.

From the early 1930s through the early 1980s, the Mexican cinematographer Gabriel Figueroa (1907-1997) helped forge and evocative and enduring image of Mexico. Among the most important cinematographers of the Gold Age of Mexican Cinema, Figueroa worked with leading directors from Mexico, the United States and Europe, traversing a wide range of genres while maintaining his distinctive and vivid visual style. This exhibition features film clips and photographs from the Televisa Foundation collection.

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


The Institute for New Feeling Presents: Avalanche, an enhanced water beverage

Vicki Myhren Gallery, University of Denver

September 14 – October 1, 2017

  • Opening Reception: Thursday, September 14 from 5 – 8pm
Avalanche Water, IfNF

The Institute for New Feeling (IfNF) is a research clinic committed to the development of new ways of feeling, and ways of feeling new. Their work takes the form of treatments, therapies, retreats, research studies and wellness products. Avalanche, IfNF's newest product is an enhanced water beverage bottled through a chain of human interaction.

“By conflating the language of bottled water advertising with that of municipal water usage, we hope to push this idea of water “enhancement” to its most extreme degree. What if water could be enhanced (physically, nutritiously, energetically) by human usage rather than simply contaminated by it?” -- Institute for New Feeling

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


Art & Conflict

Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities

September 14 – November 12, 2017

  • Opening Reception: Thursday, September 14 from 6 – 9pm
  • Exhibition Lecture: Saturday, October 28, 2017 10am – 12pm; Join us for a lecture on the history of art in response to conflict, followed by an informal meet and greet with participating artists
Marti Lawrence Wolf - When Mao was Wallpaper - 2015

Art & Conflict features contemporary artists whose works address conflict and war, and the role art and the artist can play in commemorating or explaining past conflict, or expose and express issues surrounding conflict. This exhibition seeks to utilize the role of art and artists to explore how society can come to understand how and why conflict and wars affect society and humanity in the ways they do.

Also on display:
The Great War: Visions of a World Conflict by Blair-Murrah Exhibitions (Upper and Theatre Galleries)

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


Eduardo Portillo: Frontera

Rule Gallery

September 14 - October 28, 2017

  • Public reception: Thursday, 14 September from 6-9pm
Eduardo Portillo, Sonora DS100, 2017, acrylic on shaped canvas, 86 x 58 x 8 inches

RULE Gallery is pleased to present their first solo exhibition of work by El Salvador born, Houston-based artist Eduardo Portillo entitled, Frontera.

Rule Gallery
530 Santa Fe Drive
Denver, CO 80204


Axis Mundi

PlatteForum and The Temple

September 16 - October 7, 2017

  • Opening Reception: Saturday, September 16th from 6-8pm at PlatteForum (2400 Curtis St. in Denver); Will include a presentation from exhibition curator Regan Rosburg
  • September 14: Kickoff event: Film Screening of Chris Jordan's Albatross at the Sie Film Center, 7 p.m.; Must register in advance via
  • September 23: Axis Mundi Temple Talk, 12 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. featuring select Axis Mundi artists and subject matter experts including Ren Adams, Dr. Sean Stewart, Vivian Le Courtois and Suchitra Mattai
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Regan Rosburg, artist from The Temple and Axis Mundi curator

Axis Mundi is a new exhibition presented by PlatteForum and The Temple, in partnership with the Denver Film Society, featuring twenty-one artists from across the US and Canada. This series of events will be part of Denver’s Biennial of the Americas. Through the lens of Ecopsychology, Axis Mundi explores three branches of our relationship to the Earth: Environmental Melancholia, Collective Social Mania and Biophilia.
2400 Curtis St
Suite 100
Denver, CO 80205
Tue-Sat: Noon - 6:00 PM



Rebecca Cuming: XXI Century FIELD

David Hicks: Stone Flora & Blue Cuttings

Goodwin Fine Art

September 15 - October 28, 2017

  • Opening Reception: Friday, September 15th from 6 - 8pm
Rebecca Cuming, Raven, 2017, oil, mixed media on canvas, 60 x 86 in.

Goodwin Fine Art
1255 Delaware Street
Denver CO 80204
Tue-Fri: 11-6; Sat: 11-5


Art Rocks

Art Gym Gallery

September 14 – October 7, 2017

  • Opening Reception: Thursday, September 14, from 5-8 pm; Free and open to the public
Art Gym Denver is celebrating it’s 3rd annual Art Rocks exhibition–a special event that highlights “rocks” and the myriad connections and stories around this natural element in jewelry design, installations and paintings.

Featuring artists Rob Gratiot (painting), Phil Bender (installation art) and jewelry artists Randy Burns, Robbi Farschman Jessica, Lycan and Hillary Muramoto.

Art Gym Denver
1460 Leyden St.
Denver, CO 80220

Read more: Art Gym: Art Rocks 2017

New Work from Katharine McGuinness and Sally Elliott with Patrice Sullivan in the North Gallery

Spark Gallery

September 15 - October 8, 2017

  • Opening Reception: Friday, September 15, 6-9pm
  • Last Look: Sunday, October 8, 1-4pm
Katharine McGuinness - Roadside, 2017

Katharine McGuinness: #LivingColor

Paintings by Katharine McGuinness at Spark Gallery explore color & the layering of color. Color mixed by the artist, and the reciprocal color mixed in the eye of the beholder. We humans have a wondrous gift to be able to see as many colors as we do. We rarely stop to appreciate it, but it is the basis of our appreciation of so much of our world and lives.

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


Read more: Spark: McGuinness, Elliott & Sullivan

Valerie Savarie and Sharon Eisley: Elements & Curiosities

Valkarie Gallery

September 13 - October 8, 2017

  • Opening Reception, Saturday, September 16, 5 - 8:30pm
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Elements & Curiosities will be the forth paired show at Valkarie Gallery for Valerie Savarie (top) and Sharon Eisley (bottom)

Savarie working in altered books and Eisley in carved panel oil paintings, this exhibition was created through the exploration of the concept of the four elements - earth, air, fire and water. Examining each element individually in its purest form as well as how they interact with one another, what happens when they are isolated and when all four are combined as a whole.

These elements are the building blocks of our world – both beautiful and destructive. Both artists will have their own "cabinets" filled with curiosities from nature and ones created from their own minds as well as combinations of the two. These cabinets will remain closed until the night of the opening reception and will then be revealed to the public at a yet to be disclosed time.

Valkarie Gallery
445 S Saulsbury St
Denver, CO 80226
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Border: Both Sides Now

Art Students League of Denver

September 15 - October 13, 2017

  • In collaboration with the Biennial of the Americas
  • Artist's reception: Saturday, September 16 from 5:30-8pm; the Consulate General of Canada in Denver will be present to briefly address its role in immigration as related to North America
to Tony Ortega - No INS, No FBI, No CIA, No IRS - Monotype silkscreen - 31" x 25"

Guest curator George Rivera, Ph.D., from the department of art & art history at the University of Colorado at Boulder, has gathered the work of Chicano (Mexican American), Argentine, Chilean, Colombian, Mexican and Colorado-based artists to examine the social reality of immigration inside and outside of the United States.

“ASLD provides exhibitions to examine current trends and issues in our local and global community,” said Rachel Basye, executive director of ASLD. “The artworks featured in ‘Border: Both Sides Now’ reflect the lived experiences of artists whose family, friends and community members have been impacted by borders. We hope this art inspires conversation and encourages broader understanding of a complex and timely issue.”

The Art Students League of Denver is collaborating with the Biennial of the Americas on a number of events. For more information, please visit

Art Students League of Denver
200 Grant Street
Denver, Colorado 80203
Mon-Thu: 8:30 AM - 9:30 PM
Fri: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Sat: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM


Falling Into: A Solo Exhibition from Clare Belfrage

Tansey Contemporary

September 14 - October 7, 2017

  • Opening reception: Thursday, September 14th, 6 - 8pm
Skin Deep (jade and cream), 21.7" x 11"

Tansey Contemporary is pleased to present “Falling Into”, a solo exhibition from internationally renowned Australian glass artist Clare Belfrage beginning September 14th through October 7th, 2017 at 1743 Wazee Street, Denver CO.

The gallery’s first exhibition in Denver, "Falling Into" follows Belfrage’s recent SALA (South Australian Living Artists) recognition as their Festival Feature Artist for 2018 and will include two new series of the artist’s detailed and complex glass drawing on blown glass forms: Quiet Shifting and Skin Deep. Together, the series represent being immersed in an experience or feeling from the natural world.

Belfrage states: “I am excited about this exhibition and showing these two series together. They are strongly related yet, I think, have quite a different feel. The Quiet Shifting with voluptuous forms, bound and held by a woven mesh, the horizontal line as a strong presence. Whereas the Skin Deep works stretch tall with a vertical aspiration expressing dynamics of growth particular to each piece.”

Tansey Contemporary
1743 Wazee Street, Suite 150
Denver, CO 80202
Tuesday - Saturday: 11am - 6pm

Read more: Tansey Contemporary: Clare Belfrage

A solo exhibition of work by Elsa Muñoz

The SugarCube Building (1555 Blake Street in downtown Denver)

September 14 - November 5, 2017

  • Opening reception: Thursday September 14, 6–9pm

This fall Abend Gallery is proud to present a solo exhibition of work by Elsa Muñoz. Muñoz’ landscapes and seascapes are dreamy and fully encompass the strikingly beautiful and powerfully dangerous aspects of nature.

Elsa Muñoz (b. 1983) is an American artist living and working in Chicago, IL. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from the American Academy of Art in Chicago in 2006 and has exhibited around the US. This is her first solo exhibition in Denver.

SugarCube Building
1555 Blake Street
Denver, CO 80202
M-F: 7:30 a.m. – 10 p.m.; Sat.: 9 a.m. – 10 p.m.; Sun.: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.


Dog & Pony Show

CORE New Art Space

September 14 - October 1, 2017

  • Opening Reception: Friday, September 15, 6-9pm
  • Juror: Doug Kacena
Jen Herling, “Tether,” Mixed Media, 2016

The definition of a Dog & Pony show is that it is “often over-staged performance, presentation, or event designed to sway or convince public opinion for political, (or less often) commercial ends." This national open entry show proves to be all that and more. From over the top political to circus-y fun, welcome to the “Greatest Show …. in Denver”.

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


The Seasons: Ulrich Gleiter Solo Exhibition

Gallery 1261

September 15 – October 9, 2017

  • Opening Reception: Friday, September 15, 6-9pm
Ulrich Gleiter - Winter Night

Please join us on Friday, September 15th, 6-9pm, at our new location at 1412 Wazee St for the opening reception of The Seasons: Ulrich Gleiter Solo Exhibition, highlighting the wonderfully textural impressionism of Ulrich Gleiter's plein air practice.

Gallery 1261
1412 Wazee St
Denver, CO


Read more: Gallery 1261: Ulrich Gleiter

Between Heaven and Earth by Patricia Rucker and Pamela Gilmore Hake

SYNC Gallery

September 14 - October 14, 2017

  • Third Friday artists’ reception: September 15 from 6-9pm
  • First Friday Art Walk: October 6 from 6-9pm
Patricia Rucker
Patricia Rucker, Consumentur velut a tinea (Bronze) II, Acrylic on TerraSkin, 15” x 28”

Between Heaven and Earth offers new works that are informed by reality and the ethereal. What exists between is the mystery that is explored by these two introspective women.

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


Read more: Sync: Patricia Rucker and Pamela Gilmore Hake

Chris Dahlquist: Reflections

1801 California (Downtown Denver)

September 19 - November 9, 2017

  • Opening Reception: Tuesday September 19th from 4:30-7pm
1801 Artist Statement: “Reflections is a site-specific installation that grabs the sky and mimics the undulating reflections found in the exterior windows of a skyscraper, effectively turning the building inside-out.”


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