ReDress: Upcycled Style by Nancy Judd

Fort Collins Museum of Art

July 28 – October 22, 2017

  • Lynnette C. Jung Memorial Lecture with Nancy Judd: Friday, September 8, 6:00pm at the Lincoln Center (417 W. Magnolia St)
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Nancy Judd, Eco-Flamenco, 2011, Cereal boxes, recycled paint, parachute scraps, Courtesy of the Artist
This dress was created from cereal boxes painted with recycled paint and transformed into cascades of ruffles.
Over 5,000 people wrote eco-pledges on the ruffles before they were sewn on to the dress which was sewn from parachute scraps.

​ReDress: Upcycled Style by Nancy Judd features couture fashion sculptures made from everyday throwaways. Glamorous, shimmering evening gowns, appearing as fine couture and refined garments, are made from crushed glass and salvaged upholstery fabric. Artist and environmental educator, Nancy Judd began creating recycled fashions in 1998 while serving as the recycling coordinator for the City of Santa Fe, New Mexico. Through her art she encourages people to look differently at trash, to see garbage not as waste, but as wasted resources.

This exhibition has been organized by Nancy Judd and is circulating through GuestCurator Traveling Exhibitions.

Lynnette C. Jung Memorial Lecture with Nancy Judd: Friday, September 8, 6:00pm at the Lincoln Center (417 W. Magnolia St): This lecture will feature artist and environmental educator Nancy Judd who utilizes her beautiful couture fashion sculptures made from trash to engage audiences in a conversation about different ways of looking at waste. This lecture is sponsored by Dr. Peter Springberg in Memory of Lynnette C. Jung.

Fort Collins Museum of Art
201 S. College Ave.
Fort Collins, CO 80524
http://www.ftcma.org

 

3 Scientists - 3 Artists - 3 Forms: An Exhibition in Stone

Foothills Art Center

July 14 - October 15, 2017

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For this unique exhibit we have partnered with three Golden artists with professional backgrounds in geology to show the beauty of stone art through the lens of science. The diverse approaches in this show are each outstanding in their own way and make for a very interesting exhibition.

Foothills Art Center
809 15th Street
Golden, CO 80401
Tue-Sat: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sun: 12:00 - 5:00 pm
303.279.3922
http://www.foothillsartcenter.org

 

Sordid & Sacred: The Beggars in Rembrandt's Etchings

Sangre de Cristo Arts & Conference Center (Pueblo, CO)

June 3 - September 24, 2017

  • Sordid and Sacred is drawn from the John Villarino Collection and organized by Landau Traveling Exhibitions
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Rembrandt Van Rijn, widely recognized as the greatest practitioner of the etching technique in the history of art, created a body of work unparalleled in richness and beauty. Rembrandt repeatedly chose beggars as the subject for his etchings.

The Villarino collection features 26 rare etchings by Rembrandt van Rijn (1606- 1669), executed between 1629 and 1648. In addition, a Rembrandt piece from the Harry & Karly Spell collection and a sampling of Rembrandt etchings from the collection of the late Dr. Ronald Moreschini will be displayed along with educational text about provenance and the art of collecting.

As one of the towering figures in the history of art, Rembrandt, a miller’s son from the university town of Leiden, was an artist of unmatched genius. Equally gifted as a painter, printmaker, and draftsman, Rembrandt proved himself to be as skillful at making portraits as he was at creating religious and mythological narratives. His landscapes are just as remarkable as his rare still lifes and subjects detailing everyday life.

Widely recognized as the greatest practitioner of the etching technique in the history of art, Rembrandt created 300 prints that constitute a body of work unparalleled in richness and beauty. Rembrandt repeatedly chose beggars as the subject for his etchings. Many of Rembrandt’s etchings sympathetically portray beggars as biblical figures. These etchings of beggars also played an essential role in Rembrandt’s formative years as an artist.

Dutch author, art historian, and editor of, “The Complete Etchings of Rembrandt,” Dover Publications, NY, 1994, Gary Schwartz, in his essay for the exhibition catalogue, writes “The image of the beggar in Netherlandish art was no better than in society as a whole. It would not then have been out of line with the convictions of his society, with Netherlandish artistic tradition or classical art theory, had Rembrandt depicted beggars as contemptible or loathsome creatures. Indeed, some of his work fits perfectly well into this picture.” However, many of Rembrandt’s etchings are of biblical scenes with biblical figures portrayed as beggars. Schwartz writes, “This kind of crossover between street life and sacred history matches a pattern that is found elsewhere in Rembrandt’s work. Mean and sordid though they may have been in life and in art theory, in Rembrandt’s etchings beggars are bestowed with sanctity and individuality.” 

Sangre de Cristo Arts & Conference Center
210 N. Santa Fe Avenue
Pueblo, CO 81003
Wed-Sun: 11am - 4pm
http://www.sdc-arts.org

 

Landscapes 2017

The Center for Fine Art Photography (Fort Collins)

May 19 - July 1, 2017

  • Featuring 47 international photographers chosen by Juror Lisa Volpe
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Image by Monica Stevenson

‘Take a trip to any coastline or national park and you’re sure to encounter stops for “Scenic Views,” “Lookout Points,” or most blatantly, a sign encouraging you to “Take Photos Here”. Yet, not much is revealed in this endless repetition of imagery. As Andy Warhol would stress with his silkscreens, “The more you look at the same exact thing, the more the meaning goes away.” This is not to say that every landscape must depict a radically new scene, but rather that it should attempt to convey something new. It must—to borrow from Evans—reveal a secret that only the unique mind behind the camera can capture. The history of landscape photography is long. Yet, there is much more to be said.’ –Landscapes Juror Lisa Volpe for C4FAP 2017.

47 Featured Artists: Paul Adams, Robert Atwater, Ivy Bigbee, Amanda Breitbach, Scott Campbell, Georgina Campbell, Michael Carlebach, Dewey Chapman, Mary Ciullo, Pinque Clark, Adam Crosson, Sean Du, Suzanne Engelberg, Michael Farrell, Aaron Feinberg, Jason Flack, Bryan Florentin, Doug Frost, Sharon Lee Hart, Drew Harty, Scott Herndon, Kevin Hoth, Adriene Hughes, Melinda Hurst-Frye, Yoichi Kawamura, Tim Kelly, Jim Kostecky, J. Jason Lazarus, Noah Macfaden, Ellen Mahaffy, Barbara Smith and JC Maxon, David McCrae, Noah McLaurine, Carsten Meier, Natalie Morawsky, Iva Nash, Marcus Newton, Jeff Phillips, Robert Harding Pittman, Ronald Saunders, Colin Seitz, Monica Stevenson, Lisa Toby Goodman, John Upton, Sarah Wentworth and Eric Williams.

The Center for Fine Art Photography
400 N. College Ave.
Fort Collins, CO 80524
970.224.1010
https://www.instagram.com/TheC4FAP

 

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Impressions: a contemporary exhibit featuring the artwork of Russian artists Lyudmila Agrich & Julia Klimova

Mirada Fine Art

May 20 – June 11, 2017

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Julia Klimova, 'Bright Song,' Oil on Canvas, 36" x 36"

Much of the magic imparted by art is its ability to lead each viewer down a different path. Often the memory or emotion a piece evokes is as important as the actual scene depicted. This is particularly true in contemporary impressionist artwork.

Mirada Fine Art unites two of their most popular artists (both born and raised in Russia), Lyudmila Agrich and Julia Klimova, for an exhibit of their newest work. Agrich layers lush color with a palette knife, masterfully capturing the internal glow of European cityscapes, lush fields of poppies and sunsets across water. Klimova’s work evokes a soft romanticism within her figures, landscapes and still life paintings.

Mirada Fine Art
5490 Parmalee Gulch Rd.
Indian Hills, CO 80454 (minutes from Denver)
303.697.9006
http://www.miradafineart.com

 

Passing Through: Portraits of Emerging Adults

Featuring Kate Gridley

Fort Collins Museum of Art

May 19 - July 16, 2017

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Kate Gridley, Annabelle, oil on canvas, 30 x 60”

FCMOA presents a provocative exhibition by Kate Gridley on the transition between adolescence and adulthood through life size oil paintings and sound portraits. Passing Through marks moments in which seventeen emerging adults in and around Kate Gridley’s hometown transition to realizing their selves and claim their voices. In addition to the oil portraits, this exhibition will include sound portraits of the subjects talking about where they are in their lives as well as their hopes and fears for the future.
  • Museum Hours: Wednesday - Friday: 10:00am - 5:00pm, Saturday & Sunday: 12:00pm - 5:00pm, Monday & Tuesday: Closed
  • Museum Admission: $5.00 Adults; $4.00 Students/Seniors 65+; $1.00 Youth (7-17); Free for members & kids 6 and under
Fort Collins Museum of Art
201 S. College Ave.
Fort Collins, CO 80524
http://www.ftcma.org
970.482.2787

Variations on Growth: Ben Butler

Foothills Art Center

May 12 - July 23, 2017

  • Discussion with Ben Butler: Friday, May 12 from 5 - 6pm; Free for FAC members, regular admission for non-members
  • Meet Ben Butler and learn more about his unique and organic style during this engaging hour in the gallery
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Foothills Art Center
809 15th Street
Golden, CO 80401
Tue-Sat: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sun: 12:00 - 5:00 pm
303.279.3922
http://www.foothillsartcenter.org

 

CYBERCY: Exploring the Post-Internet Human Matrix

Featuring Denver artists Chris Coleman and Laleh Mehran (W3FI), LA-based Finishing School Collective (Psychic Barber project) and LA/NYC-based Signe Pierce and Alli Coates (American Reflexxx)

GOCA at UCCS

May 5 – June 24, 2017

  • Thursday, May 4, 7 pm, Artist Talks with Finishing School and Signe Pierce & Alli Coates, curators Caitlin Goebel and Daisy McGowan
  • Friday, May 5, 5 – 9 pm, Opening reception with performance of Psychic Barber
  • Friday, June 2, 5:30 pm, Artist Talks with Chris Coleman & Laleh Mehran
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An exhibition exploring how the internet affects perceptions of public and private spaces, as well as how people navigate the real, the digital and the hyperreal opens May 5 at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs Galleries of Contemporary Art downtown GOCA121 gallery, 121 S. Tejon St.

Cybercy features artists Signe Pierce and Alli Coates of New York and Los Angeles, Chris Coleman and Laleh Mehran, Denver, and Los Angeles artist collective Finishing School. Caitlin Goebel, in collaboration with Daisy McGowan, director, GOCA, is the exhibit curator.

GOCA121 Gallery
121 S. Tejon St
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
http://www.galleryuccs.org


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Steamorphics, The Art of Steampunk

Works by Dave Duros (aka) Dr Orphic

Royal Contemporary

April 8 - May 27, 2017

  • Opening Reception and Florence 2nd Saturday ArtWalk Saturday April 8 from 4 to 7 pm
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Orphic Music Composer by Dave Duros

Experience the magical world of Steamorphics, a wondrous exhibit of Steampunk Time Machines, Air Ships, Paranormal Devices, Alien Artifacts, and other mysterious contrivances.

Royal Contemporary
120 E. Main Street
Florence, CO 81226
Thursday-Sunday: 11am-5pm
http://www.royalcontemporary.com

 

Animalia

Juror: Arlette Kayafas

Center for Fine Art Photography

April 7 – May 13, 2017

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Anne Berry - Martina

Theme: Animalia

Wild, Worshiped, Caged, Cuddled, Feared, Intelligent, Fabled, Family, Demonized, Eaten, Loved, Endangered, Hunted, Protected, Sentient. It’s complicated. All capture types and photographic processes are eligible for natural selection.

Juror: Arlette Kayafas

Arlette Kayafas, opened Gallery Kayafas in 2002 in Boston’s historic South End. 
Kayafas’ interest in art and artists has always been a focus of her curiosity and effort. She believes that as the owner of a gallery she has a responsibility to the artist, the client, the neighborhood, and her colleagues to exhibit only the best works. The gallery has a focus on the emerging artists and pairs such artists with established and well known photographers.

The Center for Fine Art Photography is a nonprofit organization supported by donations, grants, and memberships. We offer three public galleries, classrooms, at our location in Fort Collins, CO. We provide support to photographic artists, students and the community through exhibition, promotion, education and connection to a large community of artists, curators, gallery owners, and industry leading photographic professionals.

The Center for Fine Art Photography
400 N. College Ave.
Fort Collins, CO 80524
970.224.1010
https://www.instagram.com/TheC4FAP

 

2017 Eye Center of Northern Colorado/Kaiser Permanente Masks Project

Fort Collins Museum of Art

April 7 - May 5, 2017

  • Cost: $5.00 Adults; $4.00 Students/Seniors 65+; $1.00 Youth (7-17); Free for members & kids 6 and under.
  • Hours: Wednesday - Friday: 10:00am - 5:00pm, Saturday & Sunday: 12:00pm - 5:00pm, Monday & Tuesday: Closed
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FCMOA celebrates 13 years of Masks, the museum's signature exhibition and fund-raising campaign. With the focus on community and creativity, Masks is Fort Collins largest visual art event with an exhibition of 200 masks designed by professional artists, student artists and artists of all ages. Initially, masks leave the museum as simple ceramic forms and return transformed into works of art to be exhibited and sold in the museum's silent auction. The in-gallery auction is but one part of the fundraising components of the project, which provides a portion of the museum's annual budget.

Fort Collins Museum of Art
201 S. College Avenue
Fort Collins, CO 80524
970-482-2787
Monday & Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday - Friday: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday & Sunday: 12:00pm - 5:00pm
http://www.ftcma.org

 

Japan Style at the Sangre de Cristo Arts & Conference Center

5 different exhibits highlighting Japanese Art and Culture

  • Opening Reception with Collectors and Taiko Dummers: Saturday, April 1 from 1 - 4 PM
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Japan Style: Regional Contemporary Art of Japan
  • April 1 - May 21 | Regional Gallery
Featuring cutting-edge contemporary works by regional artists working in the traditions of Japanese style. The three featured artists in this exhibition are Riki Takaoka of Pueblo, Margaret Kasahara of Colorado Springs, and Renee Reiko Campbell of Colorado Springs.

Japan Style: The Art of Form and Function
  • April 1 - May 21 | White Gallery
  • Sponsored by Drs. Mark & Reiko Clark and Gregory Howell
Discover the many techniques and applications developed by Japanese artisans over hundreds of years. The collection of Gregory Howell focuses on works created during the 18th through 20th centuries. These objects represent the power and influence of form and function in daily life in Japan. Highlights include Hokkaido farmer’s clothing which uses textiles woven with natural grasses, ancient bamboo baskets from the mountain communities of Takayama, and a circular Edo Period lacquer ‘Jubako’ stacking lunch box from Kyoto. See contemporary ceramics from Japanese masters and other significant objects which were an integral part of life in Japan over the ages. Howell’s first encounter with Japan as a child fueled his passion for things Japanese. His Japanese art collection has been a work in progress for 40 years, and he is the 2006 Recipient of the Japan Foreign Minister’s Commendation for his lifetime service to the nation of Japan.

Japan Style: Netsuke
  • From the collection of Charles Trent
  • March 11 - May 21 | 2nd & 3rd Floor Galleries
Pronounced “nets-keh”, these small, intricately carved sculptural objects made of ivory, wood, metal, or ceramic, were originally used as a button-like fixture on a man’s sash, from which small personal belongings were hung. The netsuke eventually developed into highly coveted and collectible art forms. Trent’s delightful collection holds over 100 netsuke art forms. Today we see a broad range from “folk art” carvings to levels of sophisticated fine art and exists as such today with true master-carvers from all over the world still creating these little masterpieces.

Japan Style: Kimonos and Prints
  • From the collection of Drs. Reiko & Mark Clark
  • March 25 - May 14 | King Gallery
View kimonos made for every occasion - summer attire to spectacular wedding ensembles - plus see how garments vary for different age groups in Japanese culture. This dazzling exhibition includes ukiyo-e prints from the early 1800s and contemporary works depicting female beauties, kabuki actors and sumo wrestlers, scenes from history and folk tales, travel, landscapes, and flora and fauna. The Clarks have been collecting Japanese art for over 20 years; their works have been shown nationally and are currently on view at the Japan Society in New York City.

Japan Style: Contemporary Ceramics
  • March 25 - May 14 | Hoag Gallery
View ceramics by an emerging artist, an established artist, and a woman artist - a treat, as women ceramists are still relatively rare in Japan. The works will illustrate the rich tradition of ceramics in Japan, one of the world’s oldest art forms, and the different regional styles and influences that are inspiring today’s artists.

Sangre de Cristo Arts & Conference Center
210 N. Santa Fe Avenue
Pueblo, CO 81003
Wed-Sun: 11am - 4pm
http://www.sdc-arts.org

 

CALM in the STORM (a collaborative contemporary art exhibit)

Mirada Fine Art

April 1 – 23, 2017

  • Opening Reception: Friday, March 31 from 6-9pm
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Svetlana Shalygina, 'Saint Germain Pour Deux,' Mixed Media on Canvas, 48" x 72"

Where do you breathe? Do you have a special place (internally or externally) where you feel at rest…a calming spot in nature? Do you find meditation takes you where you mentally need to be? Does your family bring you the needed serenity, or simply add to the stress?

No matter your political affiliation, most people would agree that the last year has been tumultuous…creating friction between total strangers, close friends, and even within family members.

To that end, we’ve asked a group of Mirada’s core artists to create artwork that represents a vision of their personal solace. ’Calm in the Storm’ is intended to be a ‘release valve,’ allowing viewers to lose themselves within a scene. 

Mirada Fine Art
5490 Parmalee Gulch Rd.
Indian Hills, CO 80454 (minutes from Denver)
303.697.9006
http://www.miradafineart.com

 

CENTENNIAL: paintings by Trine Bumiller

Cozens Museum (Frazier, Colorado)

March 18 - April 22, 2017

  • Opening Reception: Saturday March 18, 5-7 pm
  • Artist Chat & Tour: Friday March 31, 5-7pm
  • Closing Reception: Saturday April 22, 11am-2pm
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Nathan Abels: Ghost Dance

Rule Gallery Marfa

March 10 - May 7, 2017

  • Featuring new paintings, drawings, sculpture, an editioned print & audio cassette soundtrack
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Falling Rocket, 2017, acrylic on canvas, 48 x 36 in/ 121.9 x 91.5 cm

RULE Gallery
204 E. San Antonio St.
Marfa, TX 79843

 

Suz Stovall: Blues

Royal Contemporary

March 11 - April 2, 2017

  • Reception for the artist: Saturday, March 11th from 5 to 7 pm
  • Florence 2nd Saturday ArtWalk: Explore downtown and have a great night out!
  • Shop for original art, meet interesting people, and treat yourself to dinner and drinks at Florence’s best art galleries, restaurants, and pubs
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Accelerando by Suz Stoval

A passionate exploration of color through vibrating color fields and thin, spontaneous line. Stovall’s abstract works invite the viewer to look deeply and enjoy the visual feast of color. Blues is a spontaneous and joyful exploration of color, composition and design.

Royal Contemporary
120 E. Main Street
Florence, CO
303.717.1977
http://www.royalcontemporary.com

Representing the West

Sangre de Cristo Arts Center White Gallery

January 28 - March 19, 2017

  • Opening Reception: Friday, February 3, 5-7 pm
  • Juror: Don Stinson
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Enjoy artwork in a variety of mediums which considers the changing culture and myths of the American West. Both non-traditional subject matter, materials, and concepts and traditional depictions of the West will be on display, including audio and video pieces. Over $5,000 in prize money is awarded during this exhibition, along with a coveted “People’s Choice” title - which YOU get to vote on - awarding the opportunity for a solo exhibit at the Arts Center.

Admission $8 Adults, $6 Children, Military, and Seniors 65+
Arts Center Members always free

Sangre de Cristo Arts & Conference Center
210 N. Santa Fe Avenue
Pueblo, CO 81003
Wed-Sun: 11am - 4pm
http://www.sdc-arts.org

 

Speaking Volumes: Transforming Hate

Fort Collins Museum of Art

January 20 - March 19, 2017

  • Organized by Curator Katie Knight
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Barbara Romain, Dialogue: Peace, 2007, Acrylic

The Fort Collins Museum of Art and The Lincoln Center Gallery will co-present a provocative exhibition on the topics of hate, discrimination and violence - and the transformation towards justice, love and empathy. The exhibition is visually powerful, thought-provoking, sometimes humorous, always challenging, and ultimately deeply moving. It showcases the diverse work of 39 artists who have transformed thousands of anti-Semitic and racist books into an uplifting and dynamic exhibition. By responding creatively to hate, injustice and violence, the artists in Speaking Volumes provoke thinking and conversations that encourage empathy for others and respect for social justice.
  • Hours: Wednesday - Friday: 10:00am - 5:00pm, Saturday & Sunday: 12:00pm - 5:00pm, Monday & Tuesday: Closed
  • Cost: $5.00 Adults; $4.00 Students/Seniors 65+; $1.00 Youth (7-17); Free for members & kids 6 and under
Fort Collins Museum of Art
201 South College Avenue
Fort Collins, CO 80524

 

Portraits 2017 with Juror Karen Marks

The Center for Fine Art Photography

January 13 – February 25, 2017

  • Artist Talks: February 17, from 6:00 pm - 6:30 pm
  • Gallery Reception: February 17, from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Ezra by Sandra Chen Weinstein

Portraits 2017 | With Juror Karen Marks

With over 50 images on display the Portraits 2017 exhibition includes photographic artists from the United States, Canada, Russia, France, and Europe. The Center will host many of the exhibiting artists for the artist talks reception on Friday, February 17th from 6:00 to 8:00 for our annual Portraits exhibition. The Exhibition opens January 13th, come and enjoy striking photographic art that will challenge ideas about photography and the traditional portrait.

Featured Artists: Nicole Allen, Yulia Artemyeva, Nancy Baron, Lowell Baumunk, John Bonath, Jessica Caisse, JoAnn Carney, Carol Pui Ha Chow, Irwin Cua, Kathleen B. Donovan, Ranran Fan, Samantha Geballe, Paul Greenberg, Al Harden, Barbara Hillerman-Lieske, Janet Holmes, Jerrie Hurd, , Nicholas Kozel, Sandra Kuprion-Thomas, Amrita Lakhanpal, Tom Sundro-Lewis, Robert Lipgar, Katherine McGaughey, Dave Moser, Frank Mullaney, Denise Ockey, F. Robert Openshaw, Andrew Ortiz, Jane Paradise, Donna Pinckley, Todd Reinert, Lissa Rivera, Charles Rozier, Marian Rubin, Ward Russell, Sarah Salomon, Jeff Settle, Jesse Stansfield, Danielle Voirin, Nina Weinberg-Doran and Sandra Chen Weinstein
  • Exhibitions and Receptions at C4FAP are always free and open to the public
  • Mingle with featured artists & art lovers at our reception Friday, February 17th at 6:00 pm-8:00 pm
  • Please check our site at http://c4fap.org for updates and events
About C4FAP

Since 2004, The Center for Fine Art Photography has been a preeminent supporter of photography. As a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization, C4FAP is supported globally with donations, grants, and memberships. Based in Fort Collins, CO, the Center offers three public galleries with 20+ exhibitions yearly, classes, reviews and online exhibitions that give photographers and photography enthusiasts from all over the world an opportunity to engage with the Center and its community.

The Center for Fine Art Photography
400 N. College Ave.
Fort Collins, CO 80524
970.224.1010
https://www.instagram.com/TheC4FAP

 

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