Tenzing Rigdol

Emmanuel Art Gallery

March 21 - June 7, 2019

  • Opening reception: Thursday March 21 from 6 - 9 p.m.
emm 1The first U.S. solo exhibition of work by contemporary Tibetan artist and activist Tenzing Rigdol is coming to the University of Colorado Denver. My World Is in Your Blind Spot, the title of the exhibition and its signature work, opens March 21 at The Emmanuel Art Gallery, presented by the University of Colorado Denver's College of Arts and Media.

“The work is a masterpiece,” says curator Sarah Magnatta. “It encompasses Rigdol’s ability to use religious imagery in a visually provocative manner, all while incorporating personal and political components that bring light to difficult and controversial topics.”

Rigdol, whose parents fled Tibet in the 1960s, studied at the University of Colorado and graduated from the College of Arts & Media in 2005 with a BFA in painting and drawing and a BA in art history. Although his work is shown around the world, including currently at the MET, his time living in Colorado has influenced his art through his academic studies and relationship with the environment.

“We are honored to have on view work that invokes international awareness and empathy,” says Jeff Lambson, Emmanuel Art Gallery director. “Rigdol’s art, while visually stunning, exposes the viewer to his culture of political activism and social conciseness, often in the 'Blindspot' of the rest of the world. It is timely for our students, Colorado and community,” he notes.

Emmanuel Gallery
Auraria Higher Education Center
10th and Lawrence St Mall
Denver, CO 80204
Tue-Fri: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sat: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM


Charles Livingston: Catalyst 1,522,150

Naropa University's The Cube Gallery

March 19 - April 19, 2019

  • Opening Reception: Friday March 22 from 6-8 pm (with performances by Charles Livingston)
Catalyst 1,522,150 is performance/installation whereby Charles hand cut over 1,500,000 slices of bicycle inner tubes. Viewers are encouraged at any time to sit and take sliced pieces of the tube, count how many they are removing, record the number, sign and date the ledger. Charles counts every slice and keeps a separate ledger. The number of slices changes with each performance as viewers take pieces away and he adds. During the performance he attains a meditative state through breathing techniques aided by a mix of techno-ambient and hertz specific ambient chakra music.

Catalyst can be viewed as a catalyst for change and evolution through a process. A transformation from one state to a different state of being. From a micro to macro scale through accretion and accumulation similar to how nature constructs. It is a metaphor for the interconnection between all things. A shared experience that allows for an awakening to our place and potential in the world. In turn making the world a better place.

Living with manufactured plastics and synthetics is part of our everyday environment. Plastics and synthetics have been co-opted into the landscape, an undesired evolution of our nature. Using rubber, a petroleum product, addresses this chemically induced nature and environmental problem. This landscape is also represented in the synthesized sounds used to enhance a meditative state during the performance.

The Cube Gallery
Naropa University Nalanda Campus
6287 Arapahoe Avenue
Boulder, CO 80301
Gallery Hours: Monday–Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


Aletheia: A Group Exhibition

Mirus Gallery

March 22 – April 20, 2019

  • Opening reception: Friday, March 22nd from 7-10 pm,
  • Participating Artists: Cristian Blanxer (Spain), Daniel Munoz (Spain), Drew Merritt (USA), Drew Young (Canada), Helen Bur (United Kingdom), Jose Luis Ceña Ruiz (Spain), Norberto Gonzalez (Spain), Paulo Sierra (Peru), and Thomas Cian (Italy)
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Mirus Gallery has invited several artists to participate in “Aletheia” a group exhibition titled after “a Greek word variously translated as "unclosedness", "unconcealedness", "disclosure" or "truth". The literal meaning of the word ἀ–λήθεια is "the state of not being hidden; the state of being evident." It also means factuality or reality.” When confronted with the roster of exhibiting artists you can relate the level of realism in each of their work. Yet you will have to dig deeper when viewing and establish an understanding of this new unconcealedness.

“Aletheia” opens the conversation about truth through the idea of representation and realism. In our new age of abstract art and postmodern conceptualism artists that work with realist work has taken a backseat to these emerging art forms. With this exhibition we take a deeper look into emerging realist painters in a postmodern landscape of theory and critical discussion. We challenge you to take a deeper look into these realist painters, look for a deeper truth or “Aletheia” in each artists work.

Mirus Gallery
1144 Broadway

Denver, CO 80203


In The Fold

Featuring Susan Blake, Basil Kincaid and Renluka Maharaj

Rule Gallery

March 22 - May 4, 2019

  • Opening reception: Friday March 22 from 6-9pm
Renluka Maharaj, Coolie Girl with Eyes of Wonder, 2016, archival pigmented ink print, 40 x 60 inches

RULE Gallery is pleased to present In The Fold, a group exhibition in conjunction with Denver’s Month of Photography 2019 featuring Susan Blake, Basil Kincaid and Renluka Maharaj. The show will be presented at RULE Gallery.

In The Fold showcases three artists whose photographic work lies at the intersection of culture and identity, where fabric as subject holds memory at the forefront of their individual practice. Fabric can be seen as an impression of a figure or a stand-in for the remembrance of a loved one. It acts as a vehicle for a history, woven into each thread or sewn into an ancestral quilt. Susan Blake evokes her art historical background, referencing Baroque decadence through the use of drapery as fluid interplay between nature and artifice, transforming each scene into a contemporary landscape. The seductively arranged textiles draw the viewer into the natural world suggesting a deceptive human presence in a seemingly idealistic setting amidst preserved lands. Basil Kincaid examines the relationship of personal and cultural identity through the use of contextualized materials, stitching the disparate stories together into a unified quilt. These multilayered textile blocks are derived from the community, comprising of donated scraps or printed fabric made from his photographs of discarded elements in his environment. Additionally, these quilts cloak individuality in Kincaid’s more traditional photographic pieces, bringing emphasis to historical investigation of our shared experiences to a global level. Renluka Maharaj’s work presents elements of performance and installation through photography. Maharaj uses portraiture to explore the rich history and religion of her ancestors, focusing on the impact of colonialism and the contemporary placement of gender and sexuality of cross-cultural identity.

Rule Gallery
530 Santa Fe Drive
Denver, CO 80204


David Maisel: Atlas

Kevin O'connell: Petrichor

James Benning: Small Roads

Robischon Gallery

March 21 - May 4, 2019

  • Opening Reception: Thursday, March 21, 2019 6 - 8pm
  • In The Viewing Room: Claire Sherman: Paintings and Prints
David Maisel - Desolation Desert: Tailings Pond 3, Minera Centinela Copper Mine, Antofagasta Region, Atacama Desert, Chile
archival pigment print 48 x 48"

In conjunction with Denver’s Month of Photography, Robischon Gallery is pleased to present three concurrent solo exhibitions featuring David Maisel (CA), Kevin O’Connell (CO) and James Benning (CA). The artists’ attention toward both earth and sky, capture divergent aspects of their subjects - from Maisel’s bold, vertiginous, aerial overviews of industrially-altered landscapes, to O’Connell’s vast open fields, awaiting life-sustaining rain and the clouds that deliver it, to Benning’s seasonally changing views of backroads, smaller interstates and lonely highways through a lens of an unrelenting traveler of the contemporary open road.

Robischon Gallery
1740 Wazee Street
Denver, CO 80202
Tue-Fri: 11am-6pm; Sat: 12-5pm



Downtown Aurora Visual Arts (DAVA)

March 21 - June 7, 2019

  • Opening reception: Thursday, March 21st, from 4:00 to 7:00 pm with hip hop dance performances by DAVA youth
Edible is an exhibition packed full of nutrition for the mind and body. DAVA Youth present arts-based approaches to healthy lifestyles, including photography, drawing, digital media, dance and indoor farming. Guest artist Travis Vermilye will exhibit drawings alongside DAVA youth artists.

Middle and high school students in DAVA’s Job Training in the Arts and Technology Program learned about nutrition and urban agriculture with Annie Toro Lopez and Don Lopez, founders of Seed to Savor Farm, Living Food for the Future. Students also visited the Anschutz Health and Wellness Center for inspiration. One group is growing food in their classroom. Another is creating intriguing digital images based on organic and inorganic food sources. These images bring both playful and critical approaches to how teens think about making healthy choices. We are also partnering with Cleo Parker Robinson Dance to bring hip hop dance classes to DAVA, culminating in a performance during the opening reception. Younger students in the DAVA Open Studio present their study of nutrition through film photography. Students were introduced to nutrition facts, vitamins and minerals that nourish our body. They also experienced cooking and eating new foods and a special yoga session with Tyrone Beverly from I’m Unique. Students learned to use film cameras for portraits and food photography in conjunction with the Month of Photography, a city-wide focus of photographic media.

Guest artist Travis Vermilye’s graphite drawings about physical inactivity add to the exhibition. He explores sedentary lifestyles at the cellular level, representing health and ecological concerns in a new way. Vermilye is trained in medical and biological illustration and teaches scientific media and digital design at the University of Colorado Denver.

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



Joel Swanson: In Other Words

Republic Plaza

March 20 – June 12, 2019

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Arts Brookfield presents one of Denver’s favorite artists, Joel Swanson, in the solo exhibition In Other Words, opening March 20 and running through June 12 at Republic Plaza. In Other Words explores the relationship between language and technology, critically subverting the technologies, materials, and underlying structures of language to reveal its idiosyncrasies and inconsistencies. Swanson’s work featured in In Other Words is a collection of new and pre-existing works including I Know What You Are But What Am I, Logic Only Works in Two Dimensions, and Bill of Rights 1–10. The public is invited to a free opening reception on Thursday, April 4 from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. at Republic Plaza.

Republic Plaza
370 17th Street
Denver, CO 80202


“Close to Home”, works by Isa Marcelli and Léa L’Azou


March 9 - May 24, 2019

  • Opening reception: Saturday March 9th from 7 - 11 pm
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Processus is delighted to present “Close to Home”, works by Isa Marcelli and Léa L’Azou, in conjunction with the Month of Photography in Denver. Join us for the opening reception on Saturday March 9th between 7 and 11 pm. The exhibition will be open to the public until May 24th, 2019 at Processus, the institute for art and life, located at 955 24th St., Denver CO 80205. Visit between 10 am and 6 pm, Tuesday to Saturday, or by appointment.

The exhibition, curated by Christopher R. Perez during a recent studio visit in France, includes a selection of works by Isa Marcelli and Léa L’Azou. As mother and daughter, they work together as Les Photographeuses since 2012. They share a studio where they live, in Montigny-sur-Loing, at the edge of the forest of Fontainebleau. Surrounded by nature, their works reflects a poetic approach to daily encounters as well as unique interactions between figure and nature. The works in the exhibit are made using wet darkroom techniques including silver printing, tricolor gum prints over cyanotype and lith.

Born in 1958, Isa Marcelli creates works with a variety of traditional and historical methods since 2008. Her poetic and sensitive universe reveals the fragility of human existence in natural contexts. She has exhibited in Paris, Berlin, and most recently at the Garden of the Zodiac gallery in Omaha, Nebraska Born in Paris in 1990, Léa L’Azou received a diploma in photography from the École de Condé in Paris in 2013. Lea works with medium and large format cameras, and focuses on using historical techniques such as pinhole, polaroid and wet plate.

Processus is a co-working space for artists. It includes a darkroom, a woodshop/ sculpture area, and a printmaking area. Processus also hosts exhibitions and social events, and offers private instruction and art services. It was co-founded in 2014 by artists Viviane Le Courtois and Christopher R. Perez.

955 24th St.
Denver, CO 80205
Tue-Sat: 10am-6pm, or by appointment
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Featuring: Bonny Lhotka, Russell Brown, Robert Buelteman, Conor King, Kevin Hoth

Walker Fine Art

March 8 - April 20, 2019

  • Opening Reception: Friday, March 8, 2019, 5-9pm
Conor King Rogue Wave
Conor King - Rogue Wave - 2016 - 26W x 15H inches - Archival Inkjet Print

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


Ghostly Traces: Memory and Mortality in Contemporary Photography

Vicki Myhren Gallery at the University of Denver

March 7 - April 21, 2019

  • Opening Reception: Thursday, March 7, 5-8 PM
  • Featured artists: Halim Al Karim, Fatemeh Baigmoradi, Maureen Cummins, Torbin Eskerod, Tobias Fike, Kei Ito, Priya Kambli, David Maisel, Sally Mann, Robert Mapplethorpe, Ana Mendieta, Chris Oatey, Marlo Pascual, Daisy Patton, George P. Perez, Robert Rauschenberg, Marcos Raya, Dario Robleto, Andres Serrano, Laura Shill, Mark Sink, Trine Søndergaard, Angela Strassheim, JP Terlizzi, Chinn Wang, and Mario Zoots
"Ghostly Traces" explores issues of memory, mortality, and transience in contemporary photography. The exhibition features an international roster of artists who probe the medium’s inherent tensions between presence and absence, recording and erasure, material and spirit. The exhibition is curated by Geoffrey Shamos and MA students from DU’s School of Art & Art History.

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



Our Planet: Art Exhibition on the Environment in a Changing Climate

NCAR/UCAR Community Art Program Exhibits at NCAR (Boulder, CO)

March 4 - May 3, 2019

  • Oil, Pastel, Watercolor, Acrylic, Gouache, Graphite and Block Print by 16 accomplished Colorado artists
  • Art Reception: Saturday March 9th from 11 am to 2 pm. Curator’s talk will start at 12 noon
  • Exhibiting Artists: Cliff Austin, Sina March, Rick Brogan, Susan McKelvy, Carole Buschmann, Pushpa Sunder Mehta, Marcie Cohen, Carol Peterson, Bob Doyle, Jennifer Riefenberg, Susan Foster, Elizabeth Rouland, H. Cedar Keshet, Barbara Takamine, Sarah St George, Elizabeth Van Ingen
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“Our Planet” is a unique art exhibition created by 16 accomplished Colorado artists depicting how climate change is affecting our lives and environment. The objective of this art exhibition is to engage people on the subject of climate change by creating art that draws them into the subject visually and emotionally; connecting them to real life experiences and scientific understandings about what is going on today. For each painting, an artist statement describes the relationship between the art and what’s happening or can be done to address climate change. Thus, this show is not your typical art exhibition, albeit the artists’ works are beautiful on their own, but also an emotionally impactful experience and a learning opportunity. Viewers often come away with a sense of awe and wanting to do something more to change what is happening to our planet.

NCAR's Mesa Laboratory is located at 1850 Table Mesa Drive in Boulder. Its galleries and Visitor Center are open to the public on weekdays from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm and on weekends and holidays from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. There is no charge for admission.

Preview all artists' work on the UCAR Community Art Calendar at: http://scied.ucar.edu/exhibits/community-art-program


John Gibson and Clay Johnson

On The Mezzanine: Jeff Kahm

William Havu Gallery

March 8 - April 20, 2019

  • Opening Reception: Friday, March 8th, 6-9pm; All Featured Artists Will Be In Attendance
  • Special Musical Performance by Yumi Hwang-Williams from 6:15 - 6:45pm
John Gibson - Cordova , Oil On Panel, 64 1/2 X 64 Inches

William Havu Gallery
1040 Cherokee Street
Denver CO 80204


"First Run Reruns" by George Lange

"The Art of Selection", co-curated by Kevin Hoth, featuring local photographers : Dan Baumbach, Leslee Broersma, Christopher M. Carruth, Ali Cowel, Teri Havens, Kevin Hoth, Rebecca Stumpf, and Preston Utley

The work of Frédérique Daubal, curated by Kecia Benvenuto

Dairy Arts Center

March 7 - April 14, 2019

  • Opening Reception: Thursday, March 7, from 5:00-8:00pm
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The Month of Photography exhibitions will open on March 7th, starting at 5 pm. At 5:30 the exhibition curators will introduce the artists and briefly discuss the works on view. The reception is an opportunity to meet and mingle with the artists and curators. Light fare for attendees, plus drinks available for purchase. All receptions are free and open to the public. https://pages.thedairy.org/exhibitions

Dairy Arts Center
2590 Walnut St
Boulder, CO. 80302


Small Works

Robert Anderson Gallery (3321 East Colfax Ave, Denver)

March 8 - April 27, 2019

  • Opening reception: Friday, March 8, 5-8 pm
Small Works, held in conjunction with Denver's Month of Photography 2019, opening Friday, March 8, 5-8 pm at the Robert Anderson Gallery (3321 East Colfax Ave, immediately east of the Bluebird Theater). This free event open to the public is an exhibit of 60 photographs measuring less than 14" longest dimension (Small Works) selected from more than 700 submitted to an international call. These diverse images are from photographer/artists living throughout the US.


Aftereffect: Georgia O’Keeffe and Contemporary Painting

Amanda Wachob: Tattoo This

Andrew Jensdotter: Flak

February 15 - May 26, 2019

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Emily Joyce, Reclaimed Fuchsia Rose 1, 2014
part of the exhibition Aftereffect: Georgia O’Keeffe and Contemporary Painting

Museum of Contemporary Art Denver
1485 Delgany
Denver, CO 80202


Joy by Betsy Margolius

1801 California Building in Denver

February 4 - June 28, 2019

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Arts Brookfield presents Joy! by Betsy Margolius from February 4 through June 28 at 1801 California in downtown Denver. Margolius was commissioned to create a site-specific installation that wraps the lobby columns, and her work elicits a smile and feelings of warmth, beauty and harmony. Crisp floral patterns in vivid poppy-red wind their way up seven massive columns that are 24-feet-high by 10-feet in circumference. The space is immediately transformed from a white-marbled business environment into a veritable garden.


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

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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.


Natura Obscura, an Immersive Arts Experience

Museum of Outdoor Arts

January 11 - April 28 extended through September 29, 2019

  • An immersive arts experience featuring more than 30 Colorado-based artists and creatives
  • Due to popular demand, extended to September 29! Since opening on January 11, more visitors have come to MOA's indoor gallery than in all of 2018
  • A time slot reservation ticket is required to enter. Tickets are still available for purchase online. Weekends sell out quickly, so don't delay in getting your tickets!
Natura Obscura Logo PurpleNatura Obscura begs the question, “What’s your nature?,” inviting the public to step into a self-guided exploration through a surrealist, dreamlike forest that combines art, sculpture, and the latest in virtual, augmented and digital technologies.

MOA and Prismajic designed and produced the installation, collaborating with well-known Colorado artists and 10 intern emerging artists from MOA’s Design and Build education program. Natura Obscura features installations by local artists Chris Bagley, Nicole Banowetz, Tiffany Matheson, Travis Powell, Scott Soffa and Ian Wagner. In addition, Grammy award-winning recording engineer, Mickey Houlihan, along with MOA, produced a custom cloud chamber environment in MOA’s Sound Gallery as part of the immersive experience.

“For more than 35 years, MOA has curated a variety of immersive experiences. Natura Obscura is the most innovative indoor environment MOA has produced to date. We anticipate thousands of people will engage with our space in a unique way over the duration of the installation,” said Cynthia Madden Leitner, MOA president. “We encourage people to wander among the surrealist forest where they will encounter fantastical woodland creatures and hopefully leave with a feeling of inspiration and excitement.”

The exhibition will be open Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets will be honored until one hour before the closing time to provide enough time to experience the installation. Tickets range in price from $10 to $20 based on day of the week and time of purchase. To purchase online tickets, please visit http://www.naturaobscura.org. Free SCFD days will take place on the first Tuesday of February, March and April. 

About MOA (Museum of Outdoor Arts)

Founded in 1981, MOA (Museum of Outdoor Arts) is a nonprofit arts organization dedicated to making the visual and performing arts accessible to everyone by implementing its mission of “Making Art a Part of Everyday Life.” MOA owns and operates Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre in collaboration with its tenant AEG Presents and features more than 150 pieces in its outdoor collection. Additionally, MOA is home to art studios and indoor galleries hosting several exhibitions per year, an artist in residence program and its signature education program, Design and Build, an annual opportunity for young artists, students and creative minds to work with professional artists on collaborative art projects. MOA receives partial funding from the City of Englewood, and the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD) of Arapahoe County. The Museum is located at 1000 Englewood Parkway, Suite 2-230, Englewood, CO 80110. For more information on MOA, visit www.moaonline.org or follow the organization on Facebook, Instagram (@OutdoorArts) or Twitter (@OutdoorArts).

About Prismajic

Founded and run by Eric Jaenike and Jennifer Mosquera, Prismajic creates immersive arts experiences that combine physical art installations along with the latest in digital technologies. For more than five years, the company worked in the corporate event market as Artistry Events & Design, building and creating for clients, including Microsoft, The Ritz Carlton and JP Morgan Chase. The same team is leveraging their experience to create cutting-edge art for the public with Natura Obscura. Prismajic is currently seeking partners and supporters for a large immersive space of their own. Learn more at www.prismajic.com.

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


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)


4 Fall 2018 Exhibitions at the Sangre de Cristo Arts Center (Pueblo)

Mendoza | Mendoza | Oct 13 – Jan 13, White Gallery

"Going Out of Business Sale" A Retrospective: Tom Vail | Sep 15 – Nov 11, Regional & Hoag Galleries

Contemporary Western | Sep 22 – Jan 20, 2nd Floor Foyer

Western Romance From the King Collection | Oct 5 – Jan 13, King Gallery

  • Galleries are open Wed-Sat 11AM-4PM & Sun 12-4PM; $8 / $6 Children, Seniors 65+, Military; Free for members
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 "Going Out of Business Sale" A Retrospective: Tom Vail | Sept 15 – Nov 11, Regional & Hoag Galleries
Vail was born in Hollywood, CA in 1946. He says in his artist statement, “Writing about my art work is an exercise I find difficult. I could go into the formal aspects of my art but the most important part is unexplainable. In the collages, a dark humor about the human condition seems to be a recurring element — the use of collage to attack bourgeois values with its own propaganda images. The kinetic photographs explore the space-time dynamics using the female figure as subject.” The images were printed using photo, silkscreen, hand-tint prints, and archival digital prints.

Contemporary Western | Sept 22 – Jan 20, 2nd Floor Foyer
This exhibit features selected works from the Sangre de Cristo Arts Center’s extensive collection of contemporary western art. We will feature well-known contemporary artists such as Donna Howell-Sickles, Paul Pletka, Fritz Scholder and R.C. Gorman. Local and regional artists including Orlin Helgoe, Terry Galusha, and Judith Pierce will also be represented.

Western Romance From the King Collection | Oct 5 – Jan 13, King Gallery
Francis King’s original donation of artworks in 1979 forms the cornerstone of the Sangre de Cristo Arts Center’s permanent collection. For nearly 40 years, Mr. King, the Sangre de Cristo Arts Center, and other generous donors have been augmenting this fabulous collection. This exhibit will feature some of the best-known names in traditional Western art, including John Clymer, Frank McCarthy, Joseph Sharpe, Gerald Cassidy, and Oscar Berninghaus.

Mendoza | Mendoza | Oct 13 – Jan 13, White Gallery
JOHN L. MENDOZA: The work of John L. Mendoza is a diary of the man and his view of life. His oil paintings and watercolors bespeak romance, nostalgia, and natural beauty. Many of his paintings display dual characteristics. They are gentle yet passionate, simple yet detailed, bold yet subtle, and concrete yet abstract. His work includes contemporary, oil, and watercolor landscapes, as well as still life, abstracts, and portraits.
DOROTHY J. MENDOZA: Exploring different media and technique has been the history of Dorothy’s paintings. Always curious to explore the various methods of artistic expression, Dorothy began painting in oils. She continued to work for years in gouche and watercolor. In 1998, she began experimenting with acrylics, merging the fluid transparent quality of watercolor with the opacity of oils and gouche. The result is exciting and vibrant paintings full of color and spirit.

Sangre de Cristo Arts Center
210 N Santa Fe Ave
Pueblo, CO 81003


Harnessing Light: Marietta Patricia Leis, Debbie Long & Mary Shaffer

Harwood Museum of Art, Taos

August 4 - October 7, 2018

  • Opening Reception: Saturday August 4th, 3-5 PM
  • Curator: J. Matthew Thomas
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New Mexico based artist Marietta Patricia Leis will be exhibiting her multimedia works with artists Debbie Long and Mary Shaffer in the exhibition Harnessing Light. Curator J. Matthew Thomas selected these 3 artists who by different paths converge on a common focus: light on surface. Leis’ art contributes a contrast to the other artists as she captures light’s tenebrous illumination of darkness in her graphite acrylic pieces, prints on metal, small sculptures and oil paintings on wood. Her approach to this marriage of two extremes presents us with a duality of lightness and dark, for without one there cannot be the other.

Becoming immersed in the soft nebulous incandescence of the arctic, Leis’ eyes forgot the programming of modern artificial lighting and she began to see the nuances and elegant shades of darkness more clear. Leis’ intention is to present unique visions of the natural world. Through her art, she hopes to make viewers more acutely aware of the fragile beauty and tenuous future of our planet so that we may seek ways to preserve it for generations.

Taos was Leis’ first home in New Mexico after she migrated from Los Angeles in 1982. She considers her time in Taos as decompressing and centering after years of working in the endlessly illuminated cityscapes of New York and LA. Leis is honored to be exhibiting at the Harwood Museum of Art in Taos, and feels a deep gratitude for the place that gave her such peace and serenity.

Harwood Museum of Art
238 Ledoux Street
Taos, NM