Annual Group Show

Pirate: Contemporary Art

December 15 - 31, 2017

  • Opening Reception: Friday, December 15, 6-10pm
Featuring work by current members:

Nicole Banowetz, Justin Beard, Phil Bender, BUG, Brian Cavanaugh, Rebecca Cuming, Robert Green, Charles Livingston, Tsogo Mijid, Louis Recchia, Laura Phelps Rogers, Craig Robb, CU Denver Sculpture Club, Julie Jablonski, Eric Anderson, Vince Alfonso, Walter Barton, Scottie Burgess, Jonathan Dow, d1dn: Mango Katz / Kelly Brewer, Chrissy Espinoza, Judith Grey, Heather Kegel, Lisa Kerns, Maeve Leslie, Tiffany Matheson, Dominic Muttel, Kat Nechleba, Alicia Ordal, Noah Sodano, Korri Marshall

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


SupaStore Human - We are the Product

Presented by Sarah Staton

Dikeou Pop-Up: Colfax

December 15, 2017 - February 28, 2018

  • Public reception and artist talk: Friday, December 15, from 6-8pm
  • A plaster casting workshop will be held prior to the opening on Thursday, December 14 from 6-8pm

Sarah Staton (born 1961) is an artist based in London, England, whose diverse practice melds sculpture, painting, architecture, design, publishing, fashion, and technology to create objects and spaces that are simultaneously aesthetic and utilitarian. Initiated in 1993, Sarah Staton's SupaStore started as a DIY art sale experiment that has transpired at dozens of museums, galleries, and alternative venues over the years, most recently at Midway Contemporary Art in Minneapolis. Over one hundred artists, ranging from up-and-coming contemporaries, unknowns, and established artists have had a piece they created for sale at the SupaStore. SupaStore Human - We are the Product reflects how technology and automation has impacted social interaction, commerce, and manufacturing. As the goddess of art, trade, handicrafts and wisdom, Minerva (in her many guises) has become the public face of the SupaStore and represents the classical origins of these now mechanized exchanges.

On Thursday, December 14 (6-8pm) Sarah will lead a plaster casting workshop. The castings will become part of the SupaStore Human installation. Please email your RSVP to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to secure a spot.

Join us for the official public opening of SupaStore Human - We are the Product on Friday, December 15 (6-8pm) with artist talk at 6:45pm. Both the workshop and the opening reception are free and open to the public. SupaStore Human will be on view through February 2018.

Dikeou Popup: Colfax
312 East Colfax Ave
Denver, CO 80213


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s.legg: Animals

Alto Gallery

December 16, 2017 - January 27, 2018

  • Opening Reception: Saturday December 16th from 6-11pm
Alto Gallery will present a solo exhibition of work by s.legg entitled Animals, which will be a benefit show for the Maxfund Animal Shelter with 50% of all art sales going directly to support the shelter. Donations will also be accepted.

About Animals

Conceptual artist s. legg uses an array of diverse materials to examine human being's relationships with other members of the animal kingdom. His sculptures question the extent of our awareness and empathy for those outside out own species, while reminding us that we are all animals. About: s.legg lives in Denver, Colorado. He has exhibited work in Miami, Fort Lauderdale and Palm Beach as well as Denver and the surrounding area. His work can be viewed at

Alto Gallery
4345 W. 41st Ave.
Denver, CO 80212
Thu - Sat: 12 - 7pm


It Came from the Super Volcano

Featuring: Travis Walker, Scotty Craighead, Ben Roth, Mike Piggot, Katy Ann Fox, Taryn Boals, Thomas Maker

Visions West Contemporary

December 14, 2017 – January 13, 2018

  • Opening Reception: Thursday, December 14th, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Mike Piggot, Carol's Front Door, 2016, acrylic on canvas, 16 x 20 inches

What happens in the caldera doesn’t stay in the caldera: 7 artists from the geothermal region of the greater Yellowstone ecosystem descend on Denver’s RiNo arts district at Visions West Contemporary’s new space this December with their show It Came from the Super Volcano. Heavily loaded and unexpected imagery and themes of the modern West are explored in this show.

Visions West Contemporary
2605 Walnut St.
Denver, CO 80205


Sarah Fukami: Across the Ocean, Over the Wall


December 14, 2017 - January 27, 2018

  • Opening Reception: Thursday, December 14 from 6-8pm
S FukamiSarah Fukami, 2017 Resident Artist - "03773D (FUKUDA KAY)"
photo plate lithography, screen printing and laser-cutting on paper

PlatteForum is thrilled to present a new exhibition by Sarah Fukami and PlatteForum’s own ArtLab high school interns, “Across the Ocean, Over the Wall,” which seeks to elaborate on one of the most prevalent topics in America today: immigration. The exhibition will be the culmination of her eight weeks of workshops with PlatteForum’s ArtLab high school interns, utilizing the multiple and collected personal effects, the multimedia sculptural installation, becomes a representation of, and an ode to people in the US who are immigrants or descendants of immigrants.

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



Read more: PlatteForum: Sarah Fukami

Multiplicity 2017: SYNC Gallery’s Annual Members’ Exhibition

SYNC Gallery

December 14, 2017 - January 13, 2018

  • Third Friday artists’ reception: December 15 from 6-9pm
  • First Friday Art Walk: January 5 from 6-9pm
Liz Lautrup
Liz Lautrup, Little Winter Landscapes, water media on paper, 4” x 4”

SYNC members explore the many facets of creating multiple images in Multiplicity 2017. Thinking about multiples is exciting-the multitude of images and processes by so many people in so many different ways with so many different outcomes creates a visual feast that is surprising, gratifying, and fun.

Diane Stum Fekete
Diane Stum Fekete, Seasons of Being #101, acrylic, 12” x 12”

SYNC Gallery exhibits a variety of contemporary abstract and conceptual works by a collective of emerging and established artists. Each month select members display exciting work with a wide freedom of expression. Located in the Art District on Santa Fe in Denver – known for its vibrant arts scene – SYNC Gallery has become a destination for art lovers. Gallery hours: Thursday 1-4, First & Third Friday 6-9, other Fridays 1-4, Saturday 12-4 or by appointment.

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


The Best Of 2017

Space Gallery

December 15, 2017 - January 13, 2018

  • Artists Reception & Holiday Party: Thursday, December 21st 5-8pm
Patricia Aaron - Rare Bird


Patricia Aaron | Monica Aiello | Tyler Aiello | Robin Ault
Steven Baris | Heather Bentz | Paul Brokering | Judy Campbell
Taiko Chandler | Diane Cionni | Rimas Ciurlionis | Jodie Cooper
Leopoldo Cuspinera | Haze Diedrich | Madeleine Dodge | Tony Ellis
Jane Guthridge | Howard Hersh | Monroe Hodder | Pat Isaacs
Jeff Juhlin | John Matlack | Yianni Mellios | Skyler Mcgee
Lewis Mcinnis | Ian Mclaughlin | Jean-Pierre Morin | Conor O'Donnel
Regula Onstad | Karen Scharer | Steve Shachtman | Bill Snider
William Stoehr | Jeff Wenzel | John Wood | Charles Wooldridge

Space Gallery
400 Santa Fe Drive
Denver, CO 80204



K Contemporary

December 9 - 30, 2017

  • Opening Reception: Saturday December 9, 6-10pm
  • Featuring: LuCong, Monique Crine, Michael Dowling, Carlene Frances, Melissa Furness, Doug Kacena, Suchitra Mattai, Daisy Patton, Karen Roehl, Kevin Sloan, Nina Tichava, Goran Vejvoda, Sarah Winkler Scott Young, Mario Zoots
dpDaisy Patton - Untitled (Two Women), 80 x 60, Oil on Archival Print on Panel

K Contemporary is proud introduce our incredible stable of artists. For the month of December we invite you to visit our stunning, newly opened upper gallery and get acquainted with us.

K Contemporary
1412 Wazee St
Denver, CO 80202




December 8 - 31, 2017

  • Opening Reception: Friday December 8th at 7pm
It's finally back!!! We heard your pleas and are all too happy to grant your wishes. Pintastic, our annual enamel pin show and denim appreciation conference opens this December even bigger and better than last year. More artist, more pins, more edge. 

December 8th at 7pm, we will be hosting an opening reception allowing you to mingle and peruse the newest styles. If last years response is any indication, you'll want to get in early to make sure you get the ones you love before they are gone for good. The show runs through January, with further styles being added as we go.

38 Broadway
Denver CO 80203


International Folk Art Market Holiday Boutique

Tansey Contemporary

December 12 - 22, 2017

  • Artist Reception for Rupa Trivedi, Textile Artist from India: Tuesday, December 12 from 6-8pm
  • Artist Reception for Andrea Usai, Sardinia, Jeweler, KOKKU and Porfirio Gutierrez, Mexico, Textiles: Tuesday, December 19 from 6-8pm
tansey market
Gahaya Links | Rwanda | Basketry - Courtesy of artist and IFAA

The world comes to Denver with artwork from 30 master artists selected by the International Folk Art Market. Enjoy holiday shopping at Tansey Contemporary and the International Folk Art Market Holiday Boutique. This unique sale will offer high-quality artisan made goods such as jewelry, scarves, accessories and home furnishings. Among the offerings will be wool and silk scarves from Kyrgyzstan, Kantha embroidered pieces from India, beaded jewelry from Kenya and Ecuador, and peace baskets from Rwanda. Special products include painted-egg ornaments from the Ukraine, silver and gold jewelry from Spain and Kazakhstan, children’s gifts, and home goods.

“Through our program’s focus on artists who have developed a level of mastery working in a craft-based medium, we have learned the powerful impact that craft communities have on artists and the role their craft plays in their life stories,” says Tansey Contemporary Owner and Director Jennifer Tansey.

“We believe fundamentally in craft’s ability to facilitate cross-cultural connections, and are committed to bringing artists from all over the world into Denver to share their stories through their work. Partnering with International Folk Art Market is a wonderful opportunity for us to support their mission and to make a positive contribution to the global craft community. The artists that International Folk Art Market works with are supporting themselves and their families with their work and it is important to us to support their efforts.”

Tansey Contemporary
1743 Wazee Street, Ste 150
Denver, CO 80202
(720) 596-4243
Special Holiday Boutique Hours: Open Daily (Monday-Sunday) 11:00 am – 6:00 pm

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Anna Kaye, Sue Simon, Susan Rubin, Margaret Kasahara and Kate Woodliff O'Donnell: Foodies

Sandra Phillips Gallery

December 8, 2017 - January 6, 2018

  • Opening Reception: Friday December 8, 5 to 8 pm
  • Celebrating contemporary Foodie culture
Margaret Kasahara - Ramen Noodles on Board with Gold Leaf

Sandra Phillips Gallery
47 W. 11th Ave.
Denver, CO 80204
(one block south Denver Art Museum)


27th Annual Holiday Miniatures Show

Abend Gallery

December 9 - 31, 2017

  • Opening Reception: Saturday, December 9th, 6-9pm
abend min
In its 27th year running, the Miniatures Show is an exhibition for everyone. With work from a wide range of artists, from emerging to well-established, and spanning multiple genres, art appreciators of all types will delight in this engaging and long-standing exhibition which fills the entire expansive gallery space with over 50 artists contributing anywhere from 200 to 300 original works of art.

Abend Gallery
1412 Wazee St
Denver, CO 80202
Tue-Sat: 12pm - 6pm


Read more: Abend: 27th Annual Holiday Miniatures Show

Steve Austin: Nonlinear Realities

Valkarie Gallery

December 6, 2017 - January 7, 2018

  • Opening Reception: Saturday, December 9, 5 - 8:30pm
Gnosis detail 44x21
Steve Austin - Gnosis

"It is harmony of the diverse parts, their symmetry, their happy balance; in a word it is all that introduces order, all that gives unity, that permits us to see clearly and to comprehend at once both the ensemble and the details." - Henri Poincare - Theoretical Physicist and Philosopher

"Nature is chaos. And yet – paradoxically -- nature is relegated to a predictable geometric order. Where a casual observer might see an object as inert, a closer analysis reveals dynamic motion and trajectories defined by nonlinear arcs. These geometries constitute the framework upon which these paintings are based. It is this grand ballet of light, energy, motion and time that I allow to emerge from these images of nature, where we the observers become integral participants in this ever-changing dance of life." - Steve Austin

Valkarie Gallery
445 S Saulsbury St
Lakewood, CO 80226


Peace in the Universe

Downtown Aurora Visual Arts

December 1, 2017 - January 12, 2018


Share peace this holiday season at DAVA (Downtown Aurora Visual Arts). Youth at DAVA create special works of art year round and this is their contribution to the holiday spirit of giving. This year, the focus is on making art that brings us peace and unity. Proceeds from this exhibit support year round art programs for youth at DAVA. DAVA is a wonderful destination for handmade holiday gifts. Youth experimented with a wide range of materials and techniques to create mandala rocks, shadow boxes, mobiles, ceramics and pillows. Other projects are inspired by animal architecture to bugs and plant studies. Students in all programs are working together to create wonderful artworks to share with you.

Guest artists Jessica Ellis, Cal Duran and Frankie Toan add unique perspectives to the exhibit. Jessica Ellis creates small sculptures (Curioscapes) and jewelry using elements of nature. She will inspire students in November as a guest artist in the studio. A selection of ceramics, papier mache and painting by Cal Duran will open our imagination to other worlds. Frankie Toan links people through words and hands. His sewn and cross stitched pieces often show hands of different colors while others are interactive soft sculptures.

Downtown Aurora Visual Arts is a nonprofit arts organization whose mission is to strengthen the community through the arts with youth as its primary focus. For more information about our programs, visit, or call DAVA at 303 367 5886.

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



ICONOCLASM: Jonathan Dankenbring & Corey Drieth

GOCA 121 (Downtown Colorado Springs)

December 1, 2017 - March 17, 2018

  • Opening reception: Friday December 1 from 5-9pm; gallery conversation with the artists starting at 5:30pm
Colorado-based artists Jonathan Dankenbring and Corey Drieth will exhibit new works in sculpture, drawing and mixed-media, exploring the concept of iconoclasm - a rejection of images and iconography - and minimalism. The exhibition's genesis was a conversation between the artists about minimalism and art; their dialogue continues and is explored through the exhibition and an accompanying broadside publication.

Minimalist art is marked by an avoidance of overt symbolism and emotional content, instead calling attention to the materiality of the works through a limited palette and simple media. This art movement emerged in the early 1960s and applied to a wide range of artists who were overtly rejecting the energy-filled and emotionally charged art of the Abstract Expressionist movement. Artists such as Frank Stella, Robert Irwin, Agnes Martin, and Donald Judd questioned the very existence of painting and sculpture as they rejected the very labels applied to them. At its core, Minimalism asserts that art should have its own reality and not be an imitation of some other thing.

Galleries of Contemporary Art (GOCA) is a regional hub of contemporary art, culture, and conversation. By featuring world-class artists, hosting artist and expert talks, and offering meaningful events, GOCA engages University of Colorado Colorado Springs students, faculty, staff and Pikes Peak Region community members in contemporary culture and life. GOCA is a contemporary arts organization with two galleries, one founded on the UCCS campus in 1981 and a satellite downtown location that opened in 2010 in the Plaza of the Rockies building.

GOCA 121
Plaza of the Rockies
121 S. Tejon | Suite 100
Colorado Springs, CO 80903


Small Wonders

Edge Gallery

December 1 - 17, 2017

  • Opening Reception: First Friday, December 1, 5 - 10 pm
  • Small Works by Edge Members and Guests
Edge Gallery
7001 W. Colfax
Lakewood, CO


Annual Holiday Show

Zip 37 Gallery

December 1 - 17, 2017

  • Opening Reception: Friday December 1st from 6-9 pm

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


31st Annual Fine Art Market Show & Sale

Arvada Center For The Arts And Humanities

November 30 - December 17, 2017

  • Opening Reception: Thursday, November 30, 5-9pm
MK BlindedByLite
​Blinded by the Lite, Mike Keene

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


Matt Flint

SmithKlein Gallery

December 1 - 29, 2017

  • Opening Reception: Friday December 1st from 2-6 pm
SmithKlein Gallery presents new works by Matt Flint, a mixed media artist with a distinct style. Matt is a painter from a mountain town in Wyoming. He grew up in a rural setting in Missouri surrounded by woods, animals, and family. In much of his work, the memory of animals he has seen, remote places he has hiked, and encounters he has had in the wild, are combined to become new experiences. Ideas of change, fragility, and interconnectedness traverse his work.

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


30th Annual Holiday Exhibition

Artists on Santa Fe Gallery

December 1 - 31, 2017

  • 1st Friday Art Walk: December 1, 6-9 pm
  • 3rd Friday Collectors’ Evening: December 15, 5-8 pm
aosf Holiday Image
Artwork by Leigh Cabell

Fine art by 17 gallery members, including paintings, ceramics, photography, jewelry and sculpture. Perfect holiday gifts and don’t forget the Art District offers a free guided shuttle on 1st Friday nights that loops every 20 minutes from the 10th and Osage light rail stop, down Kalamath and back north on Santa Fe Drive.

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


10th Annual Bibelot Show

Kanon Collective

December 1 - 31, 2017

  • Opening Reception: First Friday, December 1, 5-10 pm
  • Luminaria Festival on Santa Fe Drive, Friday, December 8, 5-9 pm
  • Artists’ Reception: Third Friday, December 15, 5-9 pm
bibelot composite
This year marks the 10th anniversary of Kanon’s Bibelot show, a celebration of small works of art (none of the pieces are more than 14 inches wide). This year’s show was juried by local artist Mark Howell and includes work from almost 40 local artists:

Adrienne De Loe, Angel Hawari, Austin Howlett, Beatrice Rudolph, Brian Nolan, Brooke Austin, Carmen Mayta, Cee Martinez, Daun Knight, David Lukens, David Reed, Dea Webb, Devin Ruiz, Eric Myles Jones, Grace Benavidez, Harrison Magby, Jamie Allison Karpo, Jamie Fritz, Jane Glotzer, Jen Herling, Jennifer Kingsland, Judy Chintala Todd, Juli Smith, Kay Payge, Lisa E. McKim, Lise Anthonissen, Liz Byrde, Lynn Mandziuk, Matthew Swisher, Megan Farlow, Melissa Van Deventer, Mike Roderique, Nis Canthus, Roger Rapp, Sam Hauser, Sarah Nix, Sharon Sadle, Susan Wechsler, and Sylvie Abecassis.

Please join us at one of the three receptions we will have this month for a chance to see a wide variety of affordable art from local artists. The show includes everything from paintings and prints to photography and 3D work. In addition, we will have small works and jewelry made by our member artists as well. It’s a great opportunity to support your local art community by shopping local this holiday season.

Kanon Collective
766 Santa Fe Drive
Denver, CO 80204


1-800 FLOWERS: Joey Cocciardi

Gildar Gallery

November 17 - December 24, 2017

  • Opening Reception: Friday November 17th from 6 - 8pm
Cut For All Occassions 0
Joey Cocciardi | Cut-For-All-Occasions | 60 x 48in | Rubber, resins and paint on canvas | 2017

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



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