Local and Regional Art News Including Events, Call For Entries and National News of Local Interest


SECRET SESSIONS with Petra Sertic and Alvin Gregorio at Vertigo

Saturday August 23rd from 3:00pm - 7:00pm


Meet privately with Petra Sertic and Alvin Gregorio to share your secrets and a cup of herbal tea.

The sharer of the most inspiring secret will be invited to develop a project for Launch Pad 3, to take place in Boulder, Colorado on September 27.

Your anonymity will be protected and your secrets will be kept safe. Private sessions at undisclosed locations may be arranged.

LAUNCH PAD is a flexible forum for the introduction of art, artists, and art enthusiasts. Focusing on universal, personal, or societal topics, each Mission presents artists and their recent work in the welcoming atmosphere of a private residence or public space.

A series of events and exhibitions curated by Petra Sertic and Alvin P. Gregorio:

Launch Pad Mission 003: SECRETS & HERBS
  • Saturday, September 27, 2014
  • in Boulder, Colorado
  • with secret artists
  • details to follow
PUBLIC REVIEW & CRITIQUE of LP 003 series events
  • time & place to be determined
  • free & open to the public 
Vertigo Art Space
960 Santa Fe Dr
Denver, CO 80204
303.573.VERT (8378)


2014 Denver Modernism Show

2014 Denver Modernism Show

National Western Complex Expo Hall

Exit I-70 on Brighton Blvd (just east of I-25)

Friday/Saturday/Sunday August 22/23/24, 2014

Friday: 6-10pm; Saturday 10am – 6pm; Sunday 11am – 4pm

  • MODstock – A fun line-up of 60s retro style bands on Saturday afternoon!
  • Lindsey Kuhn – The nation’s premier psychedelic poster designer and artist!
  • 60s Fashion Show - Hosted by Ms. Retro!
  • 60s Design and Decor presentations – Line-up being finalized!
  • Friday VIP Package with early entry and free drinks all night!
  • Miss Modernism Pageant Friday night, hosted by Naughty Pierre
  • Motorama Car Show hosted by SACK all day Sunday!
  • Tiki Lounge all weekend long!


Art Farm 2014 at the West Wash Park Community Garden

Art Farm: A Community Art Show and Gala

West Washington Park Community Garden, 201 Grant Street, Denver (not Washington Park)

Saturday, August 23rd, 4:00 – 7:00pm

  • Artists: Phil Bender, Kyle Banister, Dan Ericson (the Signtologist), Alex N Graham, Deyanna Lambert, Eric Matelski, Tone Medina,Tad Moskal, Katie O'Rourke, Chris Schranck, Eric Buckner Winfield, and more.
  • This event is free and open to the public; donations to Denver Urban Gardens will be accepted and appreciated
  • RSVPs are a must: Please RSVP at http://dug.org/art-farm
  • Curated by Eric Matelski

Denver Urban Gardens (DUG) and Curator Eric Matelski are hosting Art Farm, an outdoor community art show and garden gala. The event will be held at DUG’s West Washington Park Community Garden at 201 Grant Street in Denver, on Saturday, August 23rd, from 4:00 to 7:00 pm. Art Farm will feature guided tours of the garden and the works of local artists, live music by Jonny Barber, beer provided by Epic Brewing, and hors d’oeuvres compliments of Whole Foods Market.

SPECIAL ART FEATURE: Art Farm is also excited to display a large Beautiful abstract group mural created by instructor Todd Reid the kids in the Manic Musical Painting Class at ArtReach Summer camp this year.

About Denver Urban Gardens (DUG): For almost 30 years, Denver Urban Gardens has offered neighborhoods the essential resources for community gardens, including design and planning, construction, leadership organization, fundraising, and long-term garden support. Denver Urban Gardens currently operates more than 135 community gardens throughout Metro Denver, including nearly 40 school-based community gardens. In addition to building and supporting community gardens, Denver Urban Gardens operates DeLaney Community Farm, an urban community supported agriculture project, the Master Composter Training Program, the Master Community Gardener Training Program, the Free Seeds and Transplants Program and provides extensive education in nutrition and gardening in Denver schools. For more information, please visit www.dug.org.

About Art Farm: For the last seven years, Art Farm has brought together a series of outdoor community art shows featuring the works of local artists works in a Denver Urban Gardens location. This Art show will feature a variety of art that complements the garden at its peak. All art is for sale and proceeds will benefit DUG. Art Farm is an Art Pimp Production: artpimponline.com


Call for Entries: “The Nature of Light” at ArtHaus

Call for Entries: “The Nature of Light” at ArtHaus

Deadline: Monday October 20, 2014

  • Jurors: Aliki McCain, Michael Gadlin, and Alisha Price
ArtHaus in Denver's RiNo Art District is requesting submissions for a December 2014 exhibit entitled “The Nature of Light”. Colorado artists are asked to submit original works of art that use light as material or as subject matter. Special consideration will be given to unconventional installations and works that incorporate actual lights or electricity in some way. All entries are to be submitted online at www.arthausdenver.com.

Important deadlines are as follows:
  • Submission deadline: Oct 20, 2014
  • Notification of acceptance: Oct 25, 2014
  • Art Drop Off: Nov 17-18, 2014 10-4pm
  • Exhibit Dates: Dec 5, 2014- Dec 31, 2015
  • Opening Reception: Friday, Dec 5, 2014 from 6-9pm
  • Art Pickup: Jan 5-6 from 10-4p, 2015
Each entrant may submit up to 3 pieces at $25 each. Only Artists residing in Colorado may enter and accepted work must be delivered in person or shipped at the artists’ expense. The show will be juried by gallery co-owners, Aliki McCain and Michael Gadlin, and Gallery Manager, Alisha Price.

McCain obtained her Masters of Fine Art and her Masters in Art History at University of California Irvine. Her artistic approach is to solve visual problems as they occur organically in the painting process. Her commitment to community is evident in her philanthropy, using the space at ArtHaus as the stage for even bigger opportunities and goals.

Gadlin studied art at the prestigious Pratt Institute in New York. In 1999 he was the youngest artist ever to win “Best Of Show” at Denver’s nationally renowned Cherry Creek Arts Festival. He has since exhibited in institutions and museums worldwide and continues to challenge himself in his work.

ArtHaus is a modern flexible gallery space located in the RiNo district at 3343 Larimer Street. Visitors are welcome Monday through Friday 10:00 to 4:00, First Friday’s 6-9 pm and by appointment. For more information go to www.arthausdenver.com.


Call for Entries: Artists Association of Northern Colorado

Call for Entries: Juried Online Art Competition and Exhibit

Sponsored by The Artists Association of Northern Colorado

Entry Deadline: August 31, 2014

  • Juror: Mike Beeman PSA, IAPS-MC

The prestigious Artists Association of Northern Colorado (AANC) announces an art call for the Association’s inaugural Online Juried Art Competition and Exhibition. The Association invites all 2D artists, including photographers, from around the world to make online submissions for entry into the Association’s inaugural online art exhibition. AANC encourages entries from artists regardless of where they reside and regardless of their experience or education in the art field to enter their best works.

  • Entry Deadline: August 31, 2014
  • Exhibition Dates: October 3-31, 2014
  • Artwork must be submitted online via the digital entry program Online Juried Shows at www.onlinejuriedshows.com
  • Instructions for submission can be found on that website
  • Juror: Mike Beeman PSA, IAPS-MC
  • Best in Show: $250
  • $100 First Place Awards in the following categories
1. Painting: oil and pastel
2. Painting: acrylic, mixed media and watercolor
3. Photography (traditional)
4. Enhanced digital work from photography
5. Created digital work (no photographic elements)
  • Honorable Mentions as determined by the juror
About the Juror: Mike’s interest in art began at an early age while living in Banbury, England. His neighbor, a portrait artist, sparked a fascination that has influenced him throughout his career. Painting in oils or pastels, in studio or on location, his love for a challenge takes him from figurative work into landscapes to still lives. No matter the subject or medium, Mike is focused on capturing the light and creating a mood that will engage the viewer. His work has been selected in Pastel Journal’s top 100 competitions (2013 Silver Award for still life), the Richeson 75, and International Association of Pastel Society’s exhibits. Mike is a signature member of the Pastel Society of America and a member of the IAPS Master Circle.


Watch Carlos Fresquez Mural Painting in Globeville

Public Art Mural with Carlos Fresquez + PlatteForum ArtLab Interns


Despite torrential rain, sloping sites with speeding cars and jammed scissor lifts, the painting goes on! PlatteForum’s ArtLab has been painting their second mural at Globeville, undaunted by challenges from mother nature! Stop by all day Monday and Tuesday, August 4 & 5, to watch ArtLab teens and master artist Carlo Fresquez complete their work.

Lead Artist Carlos Fresquez from Metropolitan State University of Denver (with Metro students John Plehinger and Michael Diaz-Rivera) have guided ArtLab through the creative process in order to contribute to the growing body of public art in the Globeville neighborhood. The planning process included visiting both recently installed and historical public art sites in downtown Denver and reflecting on the interviews and community meetings with Globeville residents last year. In July ArtLab completed a number of brainstorming, drawing and design sessions to create a collective piece that includes ideas from ArtLab interns and the voices of the community members that ArtLab interviewed. During this process, ArtLab developed their knowledge of techniques used to create murals, including how to create representations to scale and use a grid system to expand a drawing, and how to discuss their work using an artist's technical vocabulary.

Painting started Monday July 28th and culminates Tuesday evening August 5 at 46th and Lincoln in Globeville. We expect another exciting mural and great community interaction and will hold a public mural ribbon cutting celebration to celebrate the new public art piece at the end of the summer. Stay tuned for details on the ribbon cutting ceremony.

The mural project is supported by Denver’s Urban Arts Fund, and City Councilwoman Judy Montero’s office, ProForm brushes, Swinerton Builders, Sherwin-Williams and a crew of volunteers!

About the mural:At the heart of the mural is a treasure chest that can be viewed as a metaphor for the Globeville neighborhood. Out of the chest emerges a hand holding a key, the chest has unlocked itself from within and many things have emerged. The bright light and variety of objects that emerge from the chest are intended to capture the vibrant and diverse group of people and interests that can be found in the neighborhood. ArtLab chose to use this abstract means of representing the strength of the people in this community after reviewing the interviews and meetings they recorded last year. The chest rests on a bed of flowers with the word "Globeville" included as a transparent script, enveloped by the natural elements, which reflects current efforts to return Globeville to a healthy natural ecology.


Sculpture In the Park 2014

31st Annual Sculpture In the Park Show and Sale

Benson Sculpture Gardens

29th and Aspen Drive, Loveland, CO

Saturday/Sunday August 9th and 10th, 2014


Call for Artists: Public Art at DIA

Westin Hotel DIA Public Art Opportunity: Hotel Interiors

Open Only to Colorado Artists

Deadline: Friday August 22nd at 12:00pm


Denver International Airport’s (DEN) Hotel and Transit Center is nearing completion, with a 519-room Westin hotel and conference center, an outdoor public plaza connecting the new development to the existing Jeppesen Terminal, a Public Transit Center and the new RTD East Rail Line station connecting downtown Denver to Denver International Airport, the world’s eleventh busiest airport. This substantial project began in the fall of 2011 and is scheduled open in the fall of 2015.

We are proud to announce that Westin Hotel Denver International Airport (Westin DIA) will feature the work of talented Colorado-based artists and designers in the guest rooms, hallways and in the public circulation areas of the Westin Hotel and conference center.  

Art Opportunities at the Westin DIA The DIA Art and Culture Program is currently soliciting applications for two-to-three commissions in two, interior public circulation areas of the new Westin DIA. The total art budget for both locations is $400,000 (all inclusive). Thus, each of the two locations carry a budget (all-inclusive) of $100,000 - $300,000 depending on the size, scale and complexity of the artwork proposed.

• LEVEL 1 HOTEL ENTRANCE: Guests arriving to the Westin DIA by automobile will enter at Level 1 of the building, in a porte-cochère area. We seek an artist to create an interior work of art to grace a long (up to 150’) wall on the north side of the porte-cochère entrance, visible from the exterior.

• LEVEL 2 CONFERENCE PRE-FUNCTION AREA: A public circulation area in front of the Grand Ballroom area will feature double-story walls for “Flanking/mirrored” 2D/low relief artwork. Wall sizes are roughly 20’ x 22’ – artwork no larger than 15’ x 15’. There is a possibility for a smaller third location behind the reception desk between these two walls, TBD. This commission could be divided between two or more artists, depending on the will of the Art Committee.

All qualified artists are invited to apply for these opportunities through our on-line portal https://flydenver.slideroom.com. You will need to set up an account at the Slideroom portal to submit your available work. Please read the Qualification

Requirements and Westin Design Guidelines sections below carefully and submit your work for this registry 12:00 PM (MST) on August 22, 2014 (instructions below). If you do not meet the qualification requirements or your work is not in alignment with the Westin Guidelines, please do not submit your portfolio of work for these opportunities.

If you have questions or need assistance with your application, please submit a request via email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .



Call for Entries: The Painting Show at Core

Call for Entries: The Painting Show at Core

Deadline: Sunday, September 7, 2014 at 4 PM

Juror: Jt Urband

  • $10 per entry
  • Exhibition dates: September 11 - 28, 2014
  • Artists’ Reception: Friday, September 12, 6 - 9 PM
We look forward to seeing straightforward interpretations of “painting” as a theme, as well as more unusual takes on the subject. If it has something to do with painting, we want to see it. Feel free to think outside the paintbox, and bring us the best you’ve got.

Work should be dropped off at the gallery (900 Santa Fe Drive) during our open hours (Thursdays & Saturdays noon - 6, Fridays noon - 9, and Sundays 1 - 4) between August 21 and September 7. Deadline is Sunday, September 7 at 4 PM.

Artwork must fit through the door. Art must be completely dry. Wall and suspended art must have suitable means for hanging. No sawtooth hangers. Standing art must be stable.

Juror: Jt Urband

Professor Urband holds both a BFA and an MFA from the University of Pennsylvania and is the recipient of numerous awards, grants, and fellowships. He currently teaches studio art at Arapahoe Community College as well as offering private plein air painting instruction.

We will let you know whether or not your work is juried in by email or phone no later than September 10. Work not juried in must be picked up within 2 weeks of the opening. (Please no picking up on the night of the opening.) Accepted works must be picked up at close of show on Sunday, September 28 between 3 and 5 PM.

Questions? Email Katie at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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


Call for Artists: Valkarie Gallery - August 2014

Call for Artists: Valkarie Gallery

Deadline to apply is Saturday August 23, 2014


Valkarie Gallery, a contemporary gallery located in Belmar, is getting ready to set the schedule for 2015 and is looking for artists in all mediums. We have several different opportunities available: guest artist in main gallery, guest artist in members' gallery and membership artist.

As a guest artist in the main gallery (700+ square feet), you would be sharing the space with 1 - 4 other artists that are selected by Valkarie. The art would all share a common theme: carnival, libations, wheels, embrace, small works (12" x 12" or smaller), western, story time, month of photography, abstract, music and dance. Which ever themes get the best response will be the ones selected (currently have five spaces available). The exhibition will be four weeks long. The gallery retains 25% of all sales and requires a $50 non refundable deposit (will go towards printing postcards - some given to each participating artist as well as being mailed out to the gallery patrons - and beverages for the opening reception). Artists are expected to attend the opening as well as First Friday (if the show has both), promote the show via social media and physical mailings.

As a guest artist in the members' gallery, you would have the store front wall (9' long) for a month. The gallery retains 25% of all sales. Artists are expected to attend the opening/First Friday and promote the show via social media.

Member artist: member artists pay $75 a month, due quarterly, have year round display space in the members gallery (art changes every two months), one solo/paired show in the main gallery a year, participation in other gallery/Block 7 Arts District event, website presence, art featured in our advertizing, mention of events outside the gallery in the monthly newsletter. The gallery retains 10% of all sales. As a member, you are encouraged to attend all opening and First Fridays as well as sit the gallery once every 6 - 8 weeks and help promote via social media. The

process to be selected is a two round process. The first is a digital submission of (5) pieces that represent your current body of work in JPEG format and not to exceed 2MB per image, along with title, size, price and medium, and what you are applying for (guest artist main gallery and specific theme(s), guest artist members gallery, member artist or no preference). Submission should be emailed to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . These images will be reviewed and voted on by the members. Those that make it to the second round will be asked to schedule a time to meet with us and present their work in person. New art can be created for the selected show as long as it maintains the same style as the work originally submitted.

Valkarie Gallery
445 S Saulsbury St
Denver, CO 80226
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Hard Hat Tours at Processus, Institute for Art and Life

Hard Hat Tours at Processus, Institute for Art and Life

Thursday July 17th, at 7 pm and 8 pm at The Temple, 2400 Curtis St., Denver

Viviane Le Courtois making paper bricks from Junk Mail

Created by artists Viviane Le Courtois and Christopher R. Perez, Processus is a shared place for artists to think and make. It will include a multi-use shop, a darkroom, a clean space and a coffee shop/pop up space. Please join us for a Hard Hat Tour and information on Thursday July 17th, at 7 pm and 8 pm at The Temple, 2400 Curtis St., Denver CO 80205 (entrance on 24th St.). The expected opening date is September 1st, 2014. Memberships to use the space start at $100/ month. Reserve your spot now!

“ Processus [prɔsesys] is the French word for process, evolution; a group of actions with a common goal; a series of events or a succession of methods. This multi-use space is inspired by our art philosophies and way of life. Driven by process and ideas, our works reflect timeless actions and methods as we often go back to the basics. For years, we have dreamed about a place to work, a place to meet new people and share important ideas. We envision a place where the artist community will share processes and ideas, a place to experiment and discover new things, a place that focuses on experience and chance encounters.”

The focus of the workspace will be on handmade objects, sculpture, wood fabrication, photography and works on paper. It will provide tools, assistance and advice for artists to make what they need to professionally display their works. We want to bring people together around ideas that are worth making to contribute to the evolution of art and life and make a difference. As part of the project, a coffee shop will offer a space for people to think and share ideas. The café will be open to the public while the workspaces will be open to members only. Regular workshops, lectures and events will start this fall.

Viviane Le Courtois and Christopher R. Perez, have lived and worked together for over 12 years. They are both respected artists and art professionals in Colorado and beyond. They bring the expertise of all aspects of art, community and life together. They love making objects, growing or transforming things, cooking, walking, traveling, bringing people together and making them think. Christopher R. Perez is a photographer with outstanding experience in both contemporary and alternative photographic processes. He also has over 20 years of experience in art handling, framing, crate building, and wood fabrication. Viviane Le Courtois is a conceptual and process based artist working primarily with installation, performance, sculpture, fiber arts, ceramic and printmaking. Most of her work over the last 25 years has linked art, life and people. As an educator, curator and organizer of participatory projects, she will give and artistic direction to the space.

For questions or to sign up for membership, please contact Viviane Le Courtois at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 303 526 8064 or Christopher R. Perez at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 303 653 4091.

The Temple
2400 Curtis St.
Denver, CO 80205


Colorado Loops by Yoshitomo Saito in Vail

Yoshitomo Saito’s Colorado Loops

On view through September 30, 2014

International Bridge in Vail Village, Vail CO

Saito Vail
Yoshitomo Saito - Colorado Loop #9 on view through September 30 on Vail’s International Bridge
photo courtesy of Art in Public Places, Town of Vail

The Town of Vail’s Art in Public Places (AIPP) is pleased to present a temporary sculpture exhibition of Colorado Loops by Yoshitomo Saito on the International Bridge in Vail Village. The two unique cast bronze sculptures will be on loan to AIPP for this exhibition through September 30.

Yoshitomo Saito is a multitalented and award winning artist who was born in 1958 in Tokyo, Japan. Saito came to the United States in 1983 to study American studio glass art at the Penland School of Crafts in North Carolina. He then moved to the Bay Area to attend California College of the Arts in Oakland. There he studied glass under Marvin Lipofsky and sculpture under Dennis Leon and Linda Fleming. He began using bronze during this period and received his MFA in Sculpture with High Distinction in 1987. In 2006, the artist moved to Colorado in search of new and affordable lifestyle to work as a fully engaged independent artist.

Saito now operates his private studio foundry at Ironton Studios in RiNo Art District of Denver. He actively exhibits his work in both group and solo exhibitions throughout the United States and is in the permanent collections of the Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco: M.H. de Young Memorial Museum, San Francisco, CA; Oakland Museum of California, Oakland, CA; Hawaii State Foundation of Cultures and Arts, Honolulu, Hawaii; For-Site Foundation, Nevada City/San Francisco, California; and California College of the Arts, Oakland/San Francisco, CA.

Saito describes the sculptures, “The Colorado Loop is a series of sculpture constituted of looping bronze branches creating simple interlocking rings of lines. Each piece was welded spontaneously without knowing the precise outcome, mimicking the gestural purity of the art of Japanese Enso painters perfecting a one-stroke circle. This sculpture also can invoke the "old West" images of a lasso being used to do rope tricks.”

For more information about Yoshitomo’s Colorado Loops which are available for purchase and related events around this temporary exhibition in Vail visit www.artinvail.com or contact Molly Eppard, AIPP Coordinator at 970-479-2344. A portion of sales proceeds will go towards funding future AIPP programs and exhibitions.


1929 Mural Restored at DU’s Reiman Theater

A legendary Colorado artist, heated public clash and exquisite mural returned to glory

  • Article by Scott Reiman and Dan Jacobs
After years of restoration, Thompson’s mural in the Reiman Theater has been restored to near original condition
Photo: University of Denver

Lost for nearly a century, we are pleased to announce that an incredible work of art was recently restored with the re-opening of the Reiman Theater in historic Margery Reed Hall at the University of Denver (DU). Formerly known as the Little Theatre, the venue was renamed in honor of DU trustee and arts patron Scott Reiman.

Painted by leading Colorado artist John Edward Thompson in 1929, the large proscenium arch framing the theater stage features a vibrant mural highlighting characters from Shakespeare plays. Thompson, often called the “Dean of Colorado Painters,” is largely credited for introducing Colorado to modern art in the 1920s.

In early 1931 -- barely one year after its unveiling -- Thompson’s mural was covered with layers of black paint by then-theatre director Walter Sinclair, and was believed to be destroyed.

The public clash following the mural’s defacement was heated. Thompson was quoted in the January 27, 1931, Denver Post as saying, “I know now why some men, otherwise law-abiding, sometimes commit murder.”

Despite the initial controversy, this artistic treasure faded from memory and was lost for 76 years. When architects began planning for restoration of the theater space, they hoped to replicate Thompson’s work based on an old black and white photo of the mural.

It was then, in 2007, that the surviving mural was discovered beneath countless layers of black paint by DU Art Collections curator Dan Jacobs. After a significant fundraising effort, a team of DU students worked alongside professional art conservators, including a team from the Western Center for the Conservation of Fine Arts on the lengthy and painstaking restoration process. As a result of this effort, this exquisite frame to the Reiman Theater has now been restored to near original condition.

Restoration of the Thompson mural is the latest chapter in this incredible journey of creation, loss and return to glory as one of the University of Denver Art Collections’ most prized assets.

We are honored to share the remarkable story of this piece of Colorado history.

Scott Reiman is Founder and President of Denver-based private-investment company Hexagon and a longtime patron of the arts. He serves as a University of Denver trustee and was pleased to support the Thompson mural restoration.

Dan Jacobs is Curator of the University of Denver Art Collections and Director of the University’s Vicki Myhren Gallery. In the course of research on artist John E. Thompson, he discovered the Shakespeare mural in 2007 and directed its restoration.


Santa Fe's Currents 2014

Currents: The Santa Fe International New Media Festival

Various locations throughout Santa Fe (New Mexico)

June 13 - 29, 2014

Synthesis by Luftwerk

The Festival offers New Media Arts exhibitions, screenings of experimental documentary vid-eo, panel discussions, workshops, multimedia performances and docent tours for youth groups and the general public.

This year, work by artists from the United States, Ireland, Korea, Italy, Finland, Australia, Canada, China, Germany, Scotland, Rwanda, and The Netherlands were selected. Video and interactive installations, art gaming, social media art, digital dome screenings, multimedia performances as well as exquisite, articulate single channel video – narrative, abstract, per-sonal and social – with compelling content and imagery will be shown at El Museo Cultural de Santa Fe in the Railyard District and venues throughout the city of Santa Fe, NM.


MCA Denver's Re-Mixed Taste

Re-Mixed Taste: Tag Team Lectures on Unrelated Topics

3126 Larimer Street in Denver

Thursday Nights: June 5 – August 28, 2014

6PM Reception, 7PM Main Event

  • MCA Denver Celebrates 10 Years of Mixed Taste With A Special All Star Season
  • Enjoy & Learn From Experts
  • Tickets $20 / $15 Members; Members Only VIP Season Pass $175
  • Mixed Taste lectures have moved from the MCA to 3126 Larimer Street in Denver

  • June 5 - Barnett Newman & Psychic Animals, Dean Sobel & Alexandre Philippe
  • June 12 - German Expressionism & Atomic Time, Nora Burnett Abrams & Andrew Novick
  • June 19 - Cave Painting & Tequila, Kirk Ambrose & Carlos Gonzalez
  • June 26 - Walrus & Gonzo Journalism, Dr. Kirk Johnson & Anita Thompson
  • July 3 - Polish Poets & Barbecue, Nicky Beer & Joe York
  • July 10 - Buffalo Bill & Swiss Typography, Steve Friesen & Joel Swanson
  • July 17 - Soul Food & Salvador Dalí, Adrian Miller & Elliot King
  • July 24 - Sigmund Freud & Machine Guns, Gillian Silverman & Col. John Plating
  • July 31 - Urban Spelunking & Artificial Flavor, Geoff Manaugh & Nicola Twilley
  • August 7 - Existentialism & Giant Vegetables, Maria Talero & Carol O'Meara
  • August 14 - Motown & Human Mating, Arthur Jones & Ty Tashiro
  • August 21 - Machiavelli & Fresh Meat Sausage, Nancy Wadsworth & Pete Marczyk
  • August 28 - Minimalism & Giant Wombats, Elissa Auther & Gifford Miller
Mixed Taste is sponsored in part by MCA Denver’s Director’s Vision Society Members and Colorado Creative Industries. We also thank the citizens of the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District.  

NOTE: Due to popular demand for our Re-Mixed All-Star Season, we are moving the whole season to a bigger venue, with more seats. Mixed Taste: Tag Team Lectures on Unrelated Topics will now be held at 3126 Larimer Street, in the RiNO Arts District, just two miles from MCA Denver


Colorado Springs 16th Annual Art on the Streets

cosprEleven Artists/Artist Teams Selected for 16th Annual Art on the Streets

  • 2014-2015 exhibit will feature 11 works, including Colorado Springs locals Andrew Tirado and Sandy Friedman
Downtown Colorado Springs and Community Ventures are pleased to announce the selection of artists for the 2014-2015 Art on the Streets juried sculpture exhibition. Now in its 16th year, Art on the Streets celebrates the power of art in public places, while turning the streets of downtown Colorado Springs into a yearlong outdoor sculpture gallery.

A national call for artists attracted proposals from artists in four countries, 21 states and 16 Colorado cities. Artists were selected through a jury process in which artistic quality served as the primary criteria. This year’s jury included Blake Milteer, Museum Director and Chief Curator for the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center; local architect Michael Collins, and award-winning visual artist Jimmy Descant. Selected artists each receive a $1,000 honorarium. In addition, artists are eligible for a $10,000 Juror Award and a $1,000 People’s Choice Award.

The 2014-2015 exhibit will be on display June 2014 through May 2015 throughout Downtown Colorado Springs. The eleven artists selected for the exhibit are:
  • Dee Briggs, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Timothy D. Cassidy, New York Mills, MN
  • Steven Durow, Fruitland, MD
  • Atomic Elroy, Petaluma, CA
  • Sandy Friedman, Colorado Springs, CO
  • Steven Huffman, Ottumwa, IA
  • Suzanne Kane, Las Cruces, NM
  • James Alan Murray, South Portland, ME
  • Michael Shewmaker, Hilo, HI
  • Andrew Tirado, Colorado Springs, CO
  • Adina Ana Vomisescu and Juliana Morar, Toronto, Canada
Art on the Streets is a program of Downtown Colorado Springs, through Community Ventures, Inc. The program is supported entirely by private contributions, including founding sponsor U.S. Bank, with additional support from Colorado Creative Industries, Boettcher Foundation, and many other corporate and individual donors. All of the artwork in the exhibit is for sale, and purchase inquiries are welcome.  


Ice Cube Gallery Call for Members 2014

Call for Members: Ice Cube Gallery

Spring / Summer 2014

Ice Cube Gallery at the Dry Ice Factory in RiNo

Ice Cube Gallery, llc exists to provide a space for critical dialogue and monthly exhibits supporting and encouraging "Artists to push beyond the norm and broaden their aesthetic -Ie. to be experimental in process, material, and/ or conceptual basis".

Call for Membership Proposals

Ice Cube Gallery is seeking prolific emerging and established artists and curators for juried review to become a member of one of Denver's most dynamic artist-run galleries! We are currently seeking all themes and styles of contemporary art including performance, installation, photography, film, multi-media, light, sculpture, artist talk series, or any other style of contemporary art that is pushing the boundaries in concept, process, and/or material.

Westword's art critic Michael Paglia calls Ice Cube Gallery "one of the most impressive exhibition spaces in town." Be a part of what he is talking about! Become familiar with our space and our current members by visiting our website www.icecubegallery.com or stop by during our regular hours Thursdays 12-5 Fridays 12-9 and Saturdays 12-5.

Membership includes:

• One solo show in ½ of the 2600 sq. ft. gallery for 4 weeks per calendar year
• Participation in group shows
• Use of 2,000 sq feet storage space on-site in the gallery basement
• Promotion throughout the year with print and digital media
• Membership in the RiNo District
• Creative growth and support through regular discussions and critiques

Members attend monthly meetings, and have opportunities to participate in PR, Events, juried and group show committees, mentoring, and gallery operations.

Cost: $75 monthly dues, one time $100 non- refundable deposit and $50 refundable key deposit, one year commitment (other types of membership may be available, including a shared membership and/or a guest membership. Different rates may apply, please inquire if interested.)

To apply, Submit:

• Letter of Interest. How do you see yourself as a collaborative member of Ice Cube Gallery?
• A one-page exhibition proposal outlining ideas for your exhibition. Your proposal should include explanations of the purpose, concept and/or themes of your show.
• Artist statement
• Curriculum Vitae or Artist resume
• 5-10 images of your work. Digital format (.jpg), no larger than 1MB each. Please, include a corresponding image list with titles, dimensions, media, and year (Video: include links to view videos online)

Email all application materials to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Total size of email should not be more than 7MB.

Would your work be better understood in person? Contact Sandy Lane to schedule a formal presentation of your work to the co-op.

Questions before you apply? Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Ice Cube Gallery at the Dry Ice Factory
3300 Walnut St
Denver, CO 80205
Fri: 12-9pm; Thu/Sat: 12-5pm


Call for Artists: Downtown Aurora Visual Arts 2014

Call for Artists: Downtown Aurora Visual Arts 2014

  • Artists working in experimental techniques, linking art and technology or art and community are encouraged to submit works

Downtown Aurora Visual Arts (DAVA) is currently looking for artists working in all media to exhibit at DAVA in 2014-2015. We are currently looking for artists on the themes of:
  • Communication Across Times
  • Global Exchanges
  • Robots
  • Transformation
  • Universes (Macro/Micro)
  • Social Practice, Rituals and Memory
All exhibits are a combination of works made by youth in our programs and works by guest artists. Artists may also have an opportunity to work with youth on a related subject or media, or give a talk in the gallery.

We are also looking for artists making small works for our end of the year holiday shows. (in particular: basketmakers, fiber artists, ceramic and glass artists, toy makers…)

Artists working in any media can send materials for consideration:

Please email all your information to Viviane Le Courtois, Gallery Manager, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Including:
  • a link to your website or to an online portfolio (via dropbox for example)
  • a current resume or a bio
  • an artist statement
(We are currently reviewing works for the rest of 2014 and starting on 2015, so please submit as soon as possible for consideration.)

Thank you!

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 www.davarts.org ,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



Third Annual Love + Light to Light-Up Loveland

Third Annual Love + Light to Light-Up Loveland

The Loveland Feed & Grain (Loveland CO)

Thursday February 13, 2014 from 6-9pm

Friday February 14, 2014 from 6-9pm

Saturday February 15, 2014 from 6-9pm

  • Featured Artists: Chris Nelson, Carrie Johansing, Claudia Mastrobuono, Abbie R Powers, Anna Maddocks, David Young, Terry Lipstein, G.Mark Lewis, Jacqueline McKinny, Jason Kay, Kerri Ertman, Olivia Lowe, Garrett Shell, Chelsea Gilmore, Dustin Brunson, Dina Kalahar, Jeff Lowe, Megan Tracy, Lynn Kincannon
  • Suggested Donation: $5
Image Credit: G. Mark Lewis

(from the press release)

Arts @ the Feed & Grain" is funded in part by ArtPlace America, a national creative placemaking program, sponsored by the Community Foundation of Northern Colorado, and by the National Endowment for the Arts' Our Town program. Art Works.

Special Thanks to Uncle Benny's Building Supply for their continued support of Arts @ The Feed & Grain

Arts @ The Feed & Grain will feature innovative and nationally recognized art experience at the Loveland Feed & Grain this February 13-15 from 6-9pm. Love + Light is an annual conceptual and contemporary art and light event that draws on the spirit of Loveland’s rich cultural history in the arts and Valentine’s Day activities.

For Love + Light, artists will transform the spaces in the Feed & Grain with light and other materials creating one of a kind artistic expression. Photographers will use light to make “light graffiti”, fire dancers will perform outdoors, hot drinks and a warming shed will help keep guests warm as they experience the site specific installations in the old building. Large artistic projections will light up the exterior of the Feed & Grain as 10 hearts made of LED lights created by local Artist Kerri Ertman.

Internationally recognized artist, Chris Nelson of Massachusetts, will be creating a site specific installation in the west room of the Feed & Grain using light to create space that interacts with the viewer on both a physical and emotional level. Nelson was raised in Colorado where he received his BFA in sculpture at Colorado State University. He is now based in Holyoke, MA, and shows in various parts of the country, and in Japan. You can view his website at http://chrisnelsonartist.com/

The Loveland Feed & Grain will play host to this uniquely blended art experience through a program called Arts @ The Feed & Grain. Arts @ The Feed & Grain is committed to bringing programs that support innovative art experiences of all disciplines working in the avant-garde.

Other Artists in Love + Light include, Garrett Shell, a student from Rocky Mountain School of Art as well as Claudia Mastrobuono, a adjunct professor from the same school. There will be a host of other regional and local artists from emerging to professional talent to complete this uniquely blended art experience

Abbie R Powers, David Young, Carrie Johansing, will be featured for their installation work at the Loveland Feed & Grain the national publication, Sunset Magazine. Sunset Magazine is featuring the Feed & Grain after one of their New York writers the building last September. “We are very excited to be recognized by this travel magazine,” said Artistic Director Megan Tracy, “ After receiving two National grants from Artplace America and the NEA, this national publication really has put the Feed & Grain on the map as a top artistic and cultural destination in Colorado.

The Loveland Feed & Grain
130 W 3rd Street
Loveland, CO 80537


Untitled 2014 at the Denver Art Museum

Untitled 2014

Denver Art Museum

Final Fridays January through October from 6-10pm

  • Free with museum admission
Buntport Theater’s "Joan and Charlie Discuss Tonight’s Theme"

(from the press release)

On the final Friday of the month, from 6 to 10 p.m., the Denver Art Museum (DAM) offers a unique museum experience with unconventional art encounters, new insight into the DAM collections, artmaking activities, cash bar and more. At each mixed-media Untitled event, the museum highlights a specific theme with exhibition-related activities and community collaborations.

“Untitled invites visitors to look at the DAM through a different lens,” said Jaime Kopke, manager of adult and college programs. “The galleries are activated with hands on activities, music, special tours and more. Each Untitled is produced with local creatives who share their skills, inspiration and working process with Untitled visitors, creating a fun, collaborative atmosphere.”

That means visitors get special access to their favorite curators, educators and community experts. Visitors can curate their own night by choosing from a full menu of activities ranging from crafty projects and tours with a twist to theater performances. Untitled events are included in general museum admission (free for DAM members). Students presenting valid IDs receive 2-for-1 admission when tickets are purchased onsite.

Untitled is produced with local creatives from all disciplines, including chefs, crafters and musicians. On November 8, the DAM is hosting Meet Here, an evening of discussion and brainstorming for community creatives who want to take part in the 2014 Untitled season. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/UntitledDAM. RSVPs can be sent to Rose Eason, coordinator of adult and college programs at the DAM, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Here is a preview of the 2014 line up. Visit http://www.denverartmuseum.org for full event details.

Untitled #63 (Au Naturel): January 31, 6–10 p.m.
The first Untitled of 2014 delves into the natural and seductive side of art from the city of love. Highlighting the Passport to Paris exhibitions, visitors will sample specially-crafted scents made by a local perfumer and celebrate la bonne vie with French music.

Untitled #64 (Framed): February 28, 6–10 p.m.
At Untitled #64 (Framed), visitors are invited to pause to appreciate what many often look past. Take a behind-the-scenes look at Seen in Passing, an exhibit of Chuck Forsman’s photography, get the scoop on Polish movie posters and put the pieces together on how art is framed.

Untitled #65 (Say Anything): March 28, 6–10 p.m.
In March, Untitled takes a cue from the provocative posters in Drawn to Action: Posters from the AIGA Design Archives. This is your chance to sound off on art through poetry on demand and insightful pillow talk.

Untitled #66 (Rebel Rebel): April 25, 6–10 p.m.
At Untitled #66 (Rebel Rebel) visitors have permission to break the rules. Stray from the norm and take inspiration from the avant-garde artists in the exhibit Modern Masters: 20th Century Icons from the Albright-Knox Gallery.

Untitled #67 (Chain Reaction): May 30, 6–10 p.m.
This month’s Untitled ventures into the scientific side of sculpture, the chemistry of conservation and dives into the domino effect of history.

Untitled #68 (Nomad): June 27, 6–10 p.m.
June’s Untitled kicks off a three-part, summer-long series looking at the stories of human migration. Take a tour with a twist looking at the art of nomadic peoples with DAM staff, get tips from a survivalist and see how photographer Alec Soth documents his cross-country adventures.

Untitled #69 (Uncharted): July 25, 6–10 p.m.
At Untitled # 69 (Uncharted) it’s not about the destination, it’s about the journey. Following in the footsteps of Tom Wesselman and other artists who push the boundaries, visitors are invited to step out of the box and color outside the lines.

Untitled #70 (Roost): August 29, 6–10 p.m.
As the final Untitled of the summer series, August’s program is a homecoming. At Untitled #70 (Roost) visitors will look at traveling home and the art of interiors

Untitled #71 (Face Time): September 26, 6–10 p.m.
This month Untitled celebrates the art of portraiture. Spend quality face time with artworks, chat with artists near and far and learn about anatomy in art.

Untitled #72 (Supernatural): October 31, 6–10 p.m.
It’s Halloween and Untitled takes a turn for the supernatural. Soak up the spirit of the night with a look at the unnatural, otherworldly colors of the Fauvist movement, ghost stories in the galleries and a museum-wide trick-or-treat.

Untitled Vocabulary: A quick look at events that occur at Untitled events

Detour: Non-art experts lead tours through the DAM’s collections from their point of expertise. Past examples include geologists, comedians, historians and fashion designers.

Joan and Charlie Discuss Tonight’s Theme: At each Untitled event visitors can watch Buntport Theater perform their sitcom Joan and Charlie Discuss Tonight’s Theme based on a painting found in the modern and contemporary art collection.

MakeARTtalk: An ongoing series where local creatives produce a new work inspired by the museum collections, exhibitions or the space itself. During Untitled, the MakeARTtalk participant(s) shares their ideas with the audience while discussing their inspiration, process, successes and failures, as well as the final work(s).

Off the Record: DAM staff and community members share their take on specific topics related to the evening’s theme.

Untitled is sponsored by Macy’s Foundation and made possible by the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD).Catering provided by Kevin Taylor.  

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



In Review, In Pictures: Denver Arts 2013

In Review, In Pictures: Denver Arts 2013

Debra Sanders at Pirate
Debra Sanders at Pirate - photos by Ken Hamel/DenverArts.org

In addition, be sure to check out the DenverArts.org Facebook album with highlights from the excellent Launch Pad Mission Two: L A N D, organized by Petra Sertic and Alvin Gregario.


New Works by Margaret Lee at the Dikeou Collection

Installation of new works by Margaret Lee

Dikeou Collection

Gallery Reception: Thursday, December 12 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm

Image: Margaret Lee, 'Zebra (huh/what),' detail, 2011

The Dikeou Collection is pleased to announce the installation of new works by artist Margaret Lee. An opening reception will take place at the Dikeou Collection, 1615 California St., Suite 515, Denver, CO 80202, on Thursday, December 12 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm to honor the occasion. Additionally, artist Chad Dawkins' twenty drawings on canvas, which were on view at the Pop-Up Space, have been re-installed in the main Dikeou Collection galleries in the Colorado Building. Local musician Justin Couch will be the DJ for the evening, playing his selections from our vinyl record archive.

Margaret Lee is an artist, curator, and dealer who lives and works in New York City. Her work has recently been shown at International Art Objects Galleries in Los Angeles, White Columns and MoMA PS1 in NYC, and the 12th Biennial de Lyon in France. Lee owns and operates her own gallery, 47 Canal, which she opened in 2011 and features contemporary artists like Anicka Yi, Josh Kline, and Michele Abeles. She also works as the studio assistant to renowned artist, Cindy Sherman, a title she has held for ten years.

For this event the Dikeou Collection will feature a trio of works by Lee titled 'Zebra (huh/what).' First exhibited at Jack Hanley Gallery in New York in 2011, 'Zebra (huh/what)' follows suit with Lee's practice and focus on replication and the readymade art object. In an interview with Art in America Lee states that she "loves to strike that balance. I want to give you exactly what you want and not give you anything at all. The name of that zebra is 'Zebra (huh/what)'. And that kind of sums up my practice: yes it is a zebra, no it's not a zebra." The Dikeou Collection is home to another work by Lee titled 'Think About Tomorrow, Or Don't.' Lee also curated an original project for issue 21 of zingmagazine, and both she and Chad Dawkins have projects in the most recent issue 23.

Justin Couch is a member of the Denver band Quantum Creep (Heligator Records). Couch frequently plays records at the Skylark Lounge's 'Savage Nights,' Wednesdays at 9:00 pm.

Dikeou Collection
The Colorado Building
1615 California Street (at 16th Street)
Suite 515
Denver, CO 80202



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