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.”

Artists’ Book Cornucopia VIII

Art Gym Gallery

October 12 - November 4, 2017

  • Opening Reception: Thursday, October 12 from 5-8 pm; Free and open to the public
  • Thursday, October 26th from 6-8pm: Hands on Artists Books - a curatorial talk by Alicia Bailey
  • Saturday, November 4th from 2-4pm: Artists Book Show & Tell - critique session facilitated by Alicia Bailey and Gregory Santos, Printmaking Director at Art Gym
Art Gym is proud to present Artists’ Book Cornucopia VIII an exhibition curated by Alicia Bailey, Director Abecedarian Artists’ Books, and juried by Cynthia Nourse-Thompson, Director of the graduate programs in Book Arts at the University of the Arts, Philadelphia.

Art Gym Denver
1460 Leyden St.
Denver, CO 80220


Read more: Art Gym: Artists’ Book Cornucopia VIII

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


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


Sherry Wiggins: Out of India

BMoCA at Macky

August 17 - November 17, 2017


BMoCA at Macky is a series of exhibitions curated by BMoCA and presented in the Andrew J. Macky Gallery in the foyer of the Macky Auditorium Concert Hall at the University of Colorado Boulder.
Andrew J. Macky Gallery
Intersection of 17th St. and University Av on the CU Campus
Boulder, CO 80309


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


Tracey Russell and Suzanne Kramer

Core New Art Space

October 5 - 22, 2017

  • Gallery Reception: Friday, October 13, 6-9pm
Tracey Russell, “Flexible Mixed Use”, oil and mixed media on panel, 48 x 36”, 2017

Kramer CaravanSuzanne Kramer, “Caravan”, oil on canvas,, 36 x 36” 2017

Tracey Russell explores the honesty, beauty and complexity of expressive, deliberate, and subconscious mark making in her show entitled, Modifiable Mark. Using wood panels, graphite and oil paint, and by spontaneously following suggestions of line, texture, and pattern, a hint or implication of a thought or experience is created.

Suzanne Kramer’s “Untamed” was inspired by a recent trip to Africa that was so transformative, she was compelled to explore the visual and emotional aspects of the experience on canvas. 

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


Read more: Core: Tracey Russell and Suzanne Kramer


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


34th Annual All Colorado Art Show

Curtis Center for the Arts

October 14 - December 23, 2017

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"Black Barn" by Marco Diaz (acrylic on canvas)

The Curtis Center for the Arts is proud to present the 34th Annual All Colorado Art Show. The exhibit features Colorado artists in all mediums. This year artists were encouraged to explore their own perspective of why they live and create in Colorado. Over 50 artists will be on display.

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


Water Line: A Creative Exchange

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

Center for Visual Art

August 4 - October 21, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Common Ground: Photographs by Fazal Sheikh, 1989-2013

Denver Art Museum

August 13 - November 12, 2017

  • Friday, September 8th at 4pm: Conversation with the Curator: Explore the exhibit with curator Eric Paddock
  • Tuesday, September 12 from 7 – 8:30pm: Anderman Lecture with Fazal Sheikh; doors open at 6:30pm. Ticket info here
The Victor Weeps Abdul Aziz
Fazal Sheikh, Abdul Aziz holding a photograph of his brother Mula Abdul Hakim
Afghan refugee village Khairabad, North Pakistan, 1997, from the series The Victor Weeps. © Fazal Sheikh

Common Ground: Photographs by Fazal Sheikh, 1989-2013, is the first comprehensive American exhibition of critically acclaimed photographer Fazal Sheikh’s work. The exhibition features more than 170 portraits and landscapes chronicling individuals living in displaced and marginalized communities around the world, many times as the result of war, exploitation, and poverty.

Denver Art Museum
100 W 14th Ave
Denver, CO 80204


Mi Tierra: Contemporary Artists Explore Place

Denver Art Museum

February 19 - October 22, 2017

  • Special opening preview sponsored by DAM Contemporaries: Thursday February 16th from 7:30-10pm
  • Meet the artists, and enjoy music, dancing, festive snacks, and a cash bar featuring specialty cocktails
  • DAMC Members $20; General Admission $27
Carmen-Argote-27Carmen Argote, Live/Work (detail), 2016. Mixed media, paper, and metal screen. © Carmen Argote

Mi Tierra: Contemporary Artists Explore Place will feature site-specific installations by 13 Latino artists that express experiences of contemporary life in the American West. Energizing and vibrant artwork will be presented by Carmen Argote (Los Angeles), Jaime Carrejo (Denver), Gabriel Dawe (Dallas), Claudio Dicochea (San Antonio), Daniela Edburg (San Miguel de Allende), Justin Favela (Las Vegas), Ana Teresa Fernández (San Francisco), Ramiro Gomez (West Hollywood), John Jota Leaños (San Francisco), Dmitri Obergfell (Denver), Ruben Ochoa (Los Angeles), Daisy Quezada (Santa Fe), and Xochi Solis (Austin).

These artists examine diverse narratives of migration and the complex layering of cultures throughout the Western United States through ideas related to labor, nostalgia, memory, visibility, and displacement. Installations will incorporate mixed-media, performance-based video art, digital animation, fiber constructions, painting, sculpture, and ceramics.

To foster creativity and provide insight into the artistic process, the on-site development of the installations will be visible to the public beginning in December 2016, with scheduled opportunities for visitors to engage with artists. The exhibition will open February 19, 2017, and will be on view through October 22 of that year.

Mi Tierra: Contemporary Artists Explore Place is organized by the Denver Art Museum, and is curated by Rebecca Hart, curator of modern and contemporary art at the DAM. An exhibition catalog will be available in The Shops and online.

Denver Art Museum
100 W 14th Ave
Denver, CO 80204




September 14 - November 15, 2017

  • Opening reception on Thursday September 14th from 4 to 7:30 pm
Aaron age 8 making wind powered deviceAaron age 8 making wind powered device

The exhibit focuses on innovation in art with works by DAVA youth solving problems, inventing new devices, and presenting new ideas. Interactive works by guest artists Kat Nechleba and Bryan Leister complete the exhibit which opens to the public with a reception on Thursday September 14th from 4 to 7:30 pm and runs through November 15th, 2017. The opening will include film screenings, mechanical puppets and robot demonstrations. 

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



Leon Benn: Fields of Vision

Laura Shill: Separation Perfected

David B. Smith Gallery

October 6 - November 4, 2017

  • Opening Reception Friday, October 6th, from 6 - 8pm
  • Artist walkthrough: Friday, October 6th, 6:30pm
Laura Shill, Separation Perfected (detail), 2017, plaster, selfie sticks, laser-cut mirror, fabric, dimensions variable.

David B. Smith Gallery is pleased to present Laura Shill’s first exhibition with the gallery, Separation Perfected. This installation in the gallery’s project room, constructs a contemporary altarpiece to the omniscient presence in the lives of contemporary humans—the smart phone.

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


Read more: David B. Smith: Leon Benn and Laura Shill

Ricardo Soltero: La Calavera Catrina

Denver Botanic Gardens

October 14 – November 5, 2017

dbgLa Catrina by Ricardo Soltero at the Denver Botanic Gardens

Join the Gardens in celebrating Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, with an exploration of the iconic figure known as La Catrina. Experience the rich history and iconography of La Catrina through colorful and joyful large-scale skeleton sculptures created by artist Ricardo Soltero.

Denver Botanic Gardens
1007 York St
Denver, CO 80206


Play: Works by Pattie Lee Becker

Gates Garden Court Gallery at the Denver Botanic Gardens

August 16 – November 5, 2017

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

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

Denver Botanic Gardens
1007 York St
Denver, CO 80206


Another Land: The Travel Show

Photographs by Evan Anderman

Evan Anderman Photography

October 20 - December 22, 2017

  • Receptions with the Artist:
  • Friday, October 20, 6-9 pm
  • Friday, December 1, 6-9 pm
Evan Anderman, Moving Merchandise, Torre Vado, Italy, 2015, archival inkjet print

Evan Anderman Photography
209 Kalamath St. (Unit 4)
Denver, CO 80223


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

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


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
Ferreyra coincidentia oppositorum 5
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

Colludium Inlustro: New pieces by Kym Bloom

Kanon Collective

October 6 - 31, 2017

  • Opening reception: First Friday, October 6, 5-10 pm
  • Artists' reception: Third Friday, October 20, 5-9 pm
"This show will feature a new series of my video game pieces, made with transparent pixels made of resin that are lit up from inside. I have been a fan of classic arcade and video games for a long time and being able to recreate these characters using light shows them as we remember them -- lit up and colorful. Many of these characters have become iconic and I believe that is partially due to their simplicity. The limits of the technology required some serious creativity and I love that people are learning to appreciate 8-bit images."

Kym will also have some new candy pieces as well as some new jewelry made with antique watch movements.

Kanon Collective
766 Santa Fe Drive
Denver, CO 80204


David D'Agostino: Ozone Love

Lane Meyer Projects

October 6 - November 4, 2017

  • Opening Reception: Friday, October 6 from 6-9PM
Ozone Love
Lane Meyer Projects
2528 Walnut Street
Denver, CO 80205
By appointment and evenings 4-8pm


Saber Acomodar: Art and Workshops of Jalisco 1915

MCA Denver

September 13, 2017 - January 21, 2018

  • In conjunction with Denver's Biennial of the Americas 2017
  • Opening Reception: Wednesday September 13th at 6pm; Click Here for opening reception ticket information ($25/$20 members)

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Jorge Pardo, Untitled, 2014
Hand-painted ceramic light fixtures, dimensions variable; Image courtesy the artist

Artists: Daniela Aguilar, Jorge Méndez Blake, Jose Dávila, Claudia Fernández, Christian Franco, Mathias Goeritz, Fernando González Gortázar, Cynthia Gutiérrez, Daniel Guzmán, JIS, Juan Kraeppellin, Gonzalo Lebrija, Rubén Méndez, Fernando Palomar, Jorge Pardo, Carlos Ranc, Chucho Reyes, Eduardo Sarabia, Juan Soriano, Luis Miguel Suro, Taller Ditoria, Eduardo Terrazas, Mario García Torres, Francisco Ugarte, Workshop of Timoteo Panduro.

An investigation of the work carried out in studios and artisanal workshops in Jalisco, Mexico over the last hundred years. Comprised of work by 25 artists, the exhibition explores the integration of contemporary ideas with traditional techniques, while building upon MCA Denver’s history of working with artists from Mexico, specifically the Jalisco area

Museum of Contemporary Art Denver
1485 Delgany
Denver, CO 80202


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