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Lecture with Kirkland Museum Architect Jim Olson at the DAM

Jim Olson Architecture: Connecting With Landscape, Art & Craft

Denver Art Museum, Hamilton Building, Lower Level

Wednesday, October 26, 2016 from 6:30 to 7:30pm (Doors open at 6)

Jim Olson - image courtesy of Kyle Johnson and Olson Kundig
As the founding partner of Seattle-based firm Olson Kundig, Jim Olson has explored the interplay of landscape, art and craft in architecture for over 50 years. In addition to his residences, particularly for art collectors, Olson has also designed museums, religious spaces and commercial buildings. He recently completed his first resort project, the JW Marriott in San Jose del Cabo, Mexico.

In Connecting With Landscape, Art & Craft, Olson will discuss a variety of projects as part of his discourse on the powerful connection between architecture, landscape, art and craft, including his current Denver project, Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art.

Free Program Etiquette: If you register for this lecture but are unable to attend, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 720.913.0044 and let us know the full name under which your reservation was made. This gesture helps us allow other interested community members to attend.

Presented by the Denver Art Museum's Department of Architecture, Design and Graphics and Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art. Reserve Your Lecture Ticket Here

Members Only Reception Before the Lecture: Kirkland Museum members are invited to attend an exclusive reception in partnership with Design Council of the Denver Art Museum before attending the lecture with complimentary hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar. Call the Kirkland Museum RSVP line at 303.832.8576 x201 for more info or register online here.

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



2016 Stapleton Open Studio Tour

Stapleton Artists Open Studios Tour 2016

Saturday and Sunday, September 24th & 25th from 11am-5pm

  • Map and additional information can be found at http://www.StapletonOpenStudios.com
  • Kick-off reception: Friday September 23rd from 6-8pm at The Cube (8371 Northfield Blvd. Suite C, Denver, CO 80238)
Kathy Skarvan - Warp Speed - Mixed Media

Stapleton Open Studios event is an annual opportunity to visit the artists in their private studios. The public is invited to this 4th annual tour in the Stapleton development area of Denver, CO.

Artists’ studios will be open from 11am – 5pm on September 24th and 25th, 2016. The public is also invited to join the artists at the kick-off reception, September 23rd from 6pm – 8pm at The Cube located at 8371 Northfield Blvd. Suite C, Denver, CO 80238.

The self-guided tour is an open format that has proven to be an ideal way to encourage dialogue between artists and enthusiasts, allowing visitors to gain firsthand knowledge about the creative process. Visitors will see artists living in the Stapleton development, many with studios in their homes, as they contribute to a vibrant, creative community.

The 22 participating artists have earned prominence in their fields and represent a range of disciplines, including painting, jewelry, photography, glass and fiber art.


SUPERNOVA at the Denver Theatre District

SUPERNOVA: Outdoor Festival of Digital Animation and Art

Denver Theatre District (14th and Champa in Downtown Denver)

Saturday, September 24th from 4 - 11pm


Denver Digerati and the Denver Theatre District will offer up a fresh perspective on the most popular form of entertainment with the SUPERNOVA Outdoor Festival of Digital Animation and Art. The festival emphasizes new, exciting realms in digital animation and art through a variety of programs from 4-11pm on the 14th Street LED screens at Champa and Arapahoe and a special competition screening in the DPAC Galleria. Winning pieces will be honored by three distinguished guest jurors, Claudia Maté, Jonathan Monaghan and Morehshin Allahyari, all chosen for their pioneering work within the fields of new media, contemporary art and digital motion graphics on an international level. The festival will conclude with a live new-media music performance by Denver based Thug Entrancer and artist Milton Melvin Croissant III.

SUPERNOVA utilizes a robust international artist network and unique infrastructure developed by Denver Digerati through its series Friday Flash - one of the nation's leading outdoor digital art programs. Friday Flash is presented to the public on L.E.D. screens situated in the Denver Theatre District as a new public art viewing experience illuminating how technology is altering all facets of our daily lives in extraordinary ways.

SUPERNOVA endeavors to take this art form to the next level through an explosive, multi-faceted digital entertainment sphere that will engage all audiences. Hour long programs commencing at 4pm will include a History Of Denver Digerati’s Friday Flash, Digital Painting And Abstract Art, Solo Artist Spotlights By John Butler and Adam Ferriss, Kid Wonder: Student Shorts and Animation For All Ages, Local and CU Denver Artworks, Director’s Picks, Machinima and Gaming Related Art, and a radical showcase of Music Videos. SUPERNOVA will represent innovation in both art and experience.

SUPERNOVA will also feature an all-day educational forum with special presentations by guest jurors Claudia Maté (UK), Jonathan Monaghan (Washington, D.C.) and Morehshin Allahyari (NYC) as well as Festival Director Ivar Zeile (Denver, CO). The forum, a limited attendance, ticketed event, will include professional critiques, panel discussions and small-screen art engagements throughout the day at the Commons on Champa Innovation Center. Registration for the Education begins next week via AXS.com


Read more: SUPERNOVA at the Denver Theatre District

I’ve got a bike! and SPOKES at the Newly Reopened McNichols Building

Denver Arts & Venues reopening historic McNichols Civic Center Building

Featuring exhibits I’ve got a bike!: Artists respond to the Bicycle and SPOKES

  • Special grand opening event: Thursday, September 15, 5:30pm
Elevated by Ian Houghton and Steven Derks, White Rhino Customs, 19.5 ft. wide x 17 ft. tall, 2016

After a year of restoration and enhancement, Denver Arts & Venues is reopening the McNichols Civic Center Building to the public with a special event Thursday, Sept. 15, 5:30 p.m.

The public is invited to partake in a grand reopening celebration with food, drink, entertainment and opportunities to win prizes such as roundtrip airfare, tickets to Red Rocks concerts, Broadway shows, and more. Tickets are on sale now at AXS.com.

The grand reopening celebration is the public’s opportunity to see the newest iteration of this historic building. Improvement highlights include a new front courtyard offering better connectivity to Civic Center Park and universal access to the building. The open courtyard supports outdoor program activation, as well as showcasing the building’s second floor exterior balcony. A new freight elevator grants easier access for public and private events and will enable diverse Denver Arts & Venues programming. Second and third floor restrooms have been renovated and relocated creating more usable space and higher capacity events.

The grand reopening celebration also highlights the newest exhibitions at the McNichols Building. “Art of Sport: Iconic Photographs of American Legends from 1956-today” features the work of the famous Rich Clarkson and the Clarkson Creative Group, and includes iconic shots of NCAA tournaments, the Denver Broncos and Colorado Rockies. “I’ve got a bike!: Artists respond to the Bicycle” celebrates Colorado’s bike community through the eyes of local artists with SPOKES presenting cutting-edge videos and sculptures on the cycling theme.

Opening as a Carnegie Library in 1910, and located at the intersection of Colfax Avenue and Bannock Street, the McNichols Building originally served as Denver’s first public library and as the center of learning in Civic Center Park. The Greek Revival-style building was designed by Albert Ross and funded through a generous $200,000 donation from industrialist and philanthropist, Andrew Carnegie. The building served as a library until 1955 and then as the home of the Denver Water Board. The building was renamed the McNichols Civic Center Building in 1999 in honor of the McNichols family contributions to Denver.

In 2010 the inaugural Biennial of the Americas transformed the building into a focal point of culture, art and ideas, representing people of the western hemisphere for the month of July. Denver Arts & Venues re-opened the building in 2012 as a contemporary arts and culture hub for the people of Denver. The McNichols Building, with its classic Corinthian columns and iconic colonnade, offers new arts and culture experiences in a classic space. The building, along with Civic Center Park, was named a National Historic Landmark in 2012. With the new renovations, the distinguished building enters its new chapter, not only as a historic cornerstone in Denver, but as a place to experience art, culture and events.

Please visit http://mcnicholsbuilding.com


Call for Entries: Pirate 2016 Juried Exhibition

Pirate Contemporary Art Juried Exhibition

Entry Deadline: Sunday, October 23, 2016

Important Dates:
  • October 23 - CAFE submission deadline
  • November 4 - Artists Notified
  • November 20 - Drop Off/ Delivery Date
  • December 2- Opening Reception
  • November 25 – December 11 - Show Dates
  • December 11 - Pick Up Date (after 5pm)
Pirate: Contemporary Art announces its 2016 juried art exhibition. Pirate has long been recognized for its consistent presentation of cutting-edge art. Founded over 35 years ago, this eclectic, alternative gallery space can always be relied on to present the most audacious contemporary artworks coming out of Denver.

This year, Dean Sobel will jury our 2016 show. As the Director of the Clyfford Still Museum, Mr. Sobel spearheaded the efforts to create a permanent home for the Clyfford Still Estate, encompassing approximately 3,000 works of art by Still that were bequeathed to the City of Denver in 2004. From 2000–2005, Sobel was Director of the Aspen Art Museum, a non-collecting kunsthalle. During his tenure, Sobel led the institution through its accreditation process and developed museum goals and programs for its 25th-anniversary, including an ambitious presentation of site-specific installations presented around Aspen. Prior to this appointment, from 1995–2000, Sobel was Chief Curator at the Milwaukee Art Museum, where he held the joint position of Curator of Contemporary Art.

Pirate: Contemporary Art
3655 Navajo St
Denver, CO 80211
Fri: 6:00 - 10:00 PM
Sat/Sun: Noon - 5:00 PM


Call for Entries: Contemporary Fiber 2016 at Niza Knoll Gallery

Call for Entries: Contemporary Fiber 2016 at Niza Knoll Gallery

Deadline: Saturday October 1, 2016

Niza Knoll Gallery at 915 Santa Fe Drive in Denver, Colorado is calling out for artist to submit work to the Contemporary Fiber 2016 Juried Exhibit being hosted at the gallery from October 29 - December 3. This exhibit debuted in 2014 with an invitational exhibit hosted by Helikon Gallery in the RiNo Art District of Denver. It was well received and was featured on Colorado Public Radio as an event to see. Niza Knoll Gallery is an established and respected contemporary art gallery located in the Art District on Santa Fe in Denver, one of the oldest and most well known art districts in the area, attracting thousands of visitors for their First and Third Friday openings.

Who Can Submit?

This is a call for entry to Colorado, Wyoming, New Mexico and Utah fiber artists only. While work can be submitted digitally, accepted artists must be able to deliver their work to the gallery in person on a specific day as well as pick up their work when the exhibit closes. A list of accepted artists will be available so those artists that are several hours from downtown Denver can make arrangements for car-sharing or shared delivery/pick up options. We cannot accept mailed work.
What Are We Looking For?
Any type of "fiber" art can be submitted. Art quilts, weavings, paper, wearables, 3-D sculptures, installations, wall art, thread paintings — if it is made of natural fibers or commercial fibers, it will qualify. We want to see a wide variety of fiber interpretations. Artists can submit up to 3 entries.

Juror — Carol Ann Waugh

Carol was the curator of the first Contemporary Fiber exhibit in 2014 and besides being an internationally known fiber artist herself, she also owns a contemporary art gallery in the RiNo Art District of Denver. She is the past President of FRCQ (Front Range Contemporary Quilters), has served as a regional representative for SAQA (Studio Art Quilters Associates) and is a Juried Artist for that organization. Carol teaches online at Craftsy.com and has more than 40,000 students learning her techniques. Her work has been published in numerous magazines and is in the collections of major corporations. You can find out more about her at her website:
Size Restrictions
If the piece is to be hung on a wall, the largest size would be 60" high by 48" wide. If it is to be displayed on a pedestal, if should be no larger than 24" x 24" at the base. If the piece is wearable, a mannequin must also be supplied.

How to Enter
Entries will be accepted online via CAFE.org https://www.callforentry.org through midnight (CST) October 1, 2016

For a full prospectus and important dates please visit http://www.nizaknollgallery.com/call-for-entries.html
If you have any questions, please contact Carol Ann Waugh at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Niza Knoll Gallery, celebrating it’s seventh year, specializes in intriguing conceptual exhibits. The gallery, located at 915 Santa Fe Drive in Denver's Art District on Santa Fe, hosts first and third Friday events, monthly salons, private concerts and guest speakers. Past exhibits have included unusual artist pairings, outsider art, collaborative work, thought provoking thematic exhibits of artists using non- traditional media. Regular gallery hours are Wednesday-Friday 1-5 pm, Saturday, 1-4 as well as First and Third Friday 4-8 pm. The Mix Co-op in the back of the gallery is also open for visitors during regular hours. For more information visit www.nizaknollgallery.com or contact Niza at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 303-953-1789.


5th Annual Gilpin Art Studio Tour

2016 Gilpin Art Studio Tour

Saturday and Sunday, September 17th and 18th from 11am - 5pm


The 5th Annual Gilpin Art Studio Tour will happen Saturday and Sunday September 17-18, 2016, 11am-5pm. The Gilpin Art Studio Tour is organized by local artists to foster an appreciation of the arts in Gilpin County to coincide with the fall aspen viewing. Enjoy your weekend in the high country meeting the artists and craftspeople in their studios, as they exhibit their art, demonstrate their craft and offer work for sale.

This is the 5th and most diverse year to date. There are 16 artists participating with a wide array of styles, including painters, illustrators, photographers, ceramic artists, jewelers, fiber, metal and glass artists and even laser cut wood pieces.

The 5th Annual Gilpin Art Studio Tour is a free, family friendly event that has something of interest for everyone! Central City is hosting the Hot Rod Hill Climb the same weekend, but all artists and gallery stops in Central City will be open during that event. Come support the artists, view the aspens at their peak and see the beauty of the high country.

Artists’ studios will be marked by signs along the tour route in and around Gilpin County, directing you to each stop. Like us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/GilpinArtStudioTour for the latest updates. Maps are available at our sponsors, artists and many other locations in Gilpin County, or visit http://www.GilpinArtStudioTour.org for full maps, samples of each artists work, descriptions and more information.


Call for Entries: In the Flesh and Beyond at BCC

IN THE FLESH AND BEYOND: Artists Contemplate Their Own Vision of Jesus

An art show sponsored by Berkeley Community Church UCC

Entry Deadline: March 18, 2017


Most of us, whether religious or not, have a fixed mental image ofJesus Christ drawn from historic depictions. These mental images are often based on cultural stereotypes, political circumstance, and theological interpretation. However, a race- or gender-specific depiction of Jesus is limiting. In life, Jesus’ aim was to banish racial, social, and class distinctions. Jesus is, symbolically, “all in all”—everyman, everyperson.

What is your visual interpretation of Jesus? Are your images of Jesus literal, metaphorical, or something else entirely? Berkeley Community Church (United Church of Christ) invites artists to use their chosen media to address their perspective.

  • Show Date: Friday, April 7, 2017
  • Entry Deadline: March 18, 2017
  • Entrance Fee: $25 per piece
  • Total Awards: $250
  • Head Juror: Cecily Cullen—Managing Director and Curator of Metropolitan State University of Denver’s Center for Visual Art.
  • Secular submissions are welcome and encouraged. Chosen art will be displayed for one year. Artists may sell the art while it is on display, but purchaser must allow art to be displayed for the full year before actual possession.
Questions? Email Jill Carstens at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Call for Entries: Currents 2017 in Santa Fe NM

Call for Entries: CURRENTS international NEW MEDIA ART festival in Santa Fe, NM

Entries due by Tuesday November 15th 2016


CURRENTS is an international NEW MEDIA ART festival. We showcase a variety of art that pushes the boundaries of art and technology, experimental films, installation, and performance. This is a call for our 2017 show June 9th-25th 2017 in Santa fe, New Mexico. Last year we counted over 7,000 visitors at our festival events.
Some artists who are accepted into the festival are eligible for full coverage of lodging, travel, and shipping.

We are accepting submissions in the following categories:
  • New Media Installations
  • Outdoor Video and New Media Installations
  • Single Channel Video and Animation
  • Multimedia Performance
  • Fulldome
  • Experimental or Interactive Documentary
  • Web-Art / Art-Gaming / Mobile Device Apps
  • Virtual Reality Environments
  • Robotics
  • Digitally Generated Objects (ie. 3D Printing)
  • Interactive Installations for Children
CURRENTS serves as a platform for artistic experimentation and generates exploration into all forms of new media art, while providing the public with an opportunity to experience an outstanding selection of innovative work. Committed to making this extraordinary work available to everyone, the CURRENTS Festivals are free to the public.


Call for Entries: Double Exposure at the Arvada Center

Call for Entries: Double Exposure: An Exhibition of Photography and Video

Arvada Center

Deadline: Monday October 3, 2016

  • $25 entry fee
double exp

The Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities seeks artists working in both photography and video to submit an application including both bodies of work for an exhibition to coincide with Denver’s 2017 Month of Photography. It is becoming the norm for artists to work in a range of media in their artistic practice, this exhibition aims to acknowledge this change in an artist’s practice and showcase the association between an artist’s work in video and photography.

For more information and application please visit: http://arvadacenter.org/galleries/special-events/call-for-entries

Questions: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities
6901 Wadsworth Blvd.
Arvada, CO 80003
Mon-Fri: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sat: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sun: 1:00 - 5:00 PM


Loveland Fine Art & Sculpture Invitational 2016

Loveland Fine Art & Sculpture Invitational 2016

August 12, 13 & 14: Friday, & Saturday 10am-5pm; Sunday 10am-4:30pm

920 W. 29th Street, Loveland, CO 80538

rgThistle, by invitational artist Ron Gerbrandt, 40 x 30", oil

The Fine Art Invitational offers three days of world-class art, wine, food and music. Featuring over 175 juried artists from across the Country, exhibiting thousands of original works and master pieces in a wide variety of medium and subject matter, including oil, acrylic and watercolor paintings on canvas; batiks, bronzes, stone, clay, glass and mixed media sculptures; drawings, metal, wood work, copper, ceramics, and hand-crafted furniture and more. Show patrons will experience the ambiance of strolling through the sculpture garden and outdoor gallery, while enjoying a selection of fine wines, event eateries and live musical performances.


First Friday on Santa Fe Drive

adsflogoFirst Friday at the Art District on Santa Fe

Santa Fe Drive between 6th and 10th Ave

Every First Friday from approximately 5-10pm

  • Check gallery websites and DenverArts.org for details on individual gallery exhibits
  • Parking information:
  • Adco General — 801 Kalamath St — Park any day of the week after 5pm
  • The Bolt Factory at 2nd and Kalamath St.
  • Alliance Francaise — 6th and Galapago: Just East of Santa Fe Dr. — First Friday Art Walk Only
  • West High School — 10th Avenue and Galapago St. — First Friday Art Walk only. Cost is $5 which funds students’ cultural programs
  • Kitchens at the Denver — 8th and Kalamath: 1 block west of Santa Fe Dr. — First Friday Art Walk Only
  • The Knife Guys at 11 Kalamath St. and W. Ellsworth Ave. — after 6pm
  • Image Complete Lighting Gallery, Kalamath and 2nd Avenue — after 5pm
  • Su Teatro lot at Santa Fe Drive and 2nd Avenue
  • Street parking along Santa Fe Drive, 5th, 7th, 9th and 10th Avenues


VSA Colorado/Access Gallery Summer Speaker Series

VSA Colorado/Access Gallery Summer Speaker Series

Gensler Denver, 1225 17th Street

All sessions start at 5:30pm

We are excited to present our Summer Speaker Series at Gensler Denver, 1225 17th Street: All sessions start at 5:30pm

The Art of Mentoring, July 13th - The art of Mentoring – Giving Voice is a mentoring project of VSAC Colorado/Access Gallery where graphic designers work with young people to design and develop a poster based on a social justice issue. This unique mentoring project is in it’s 10th and final year. Mentoring is a practice that has been recognized for centuries as being a fairly simple and effective way to help young people develop knowledge, skills, motivation, and confidence. VSA Colorado/Access Gallery and AIGA Colorado will discuss the importance and unique models each group uses to mentor at risk youth.

The Art of The Outsider, Matt Sesow, August 17th – The art and Life of Matt Sesow – VSA Colorado/Access Gallery is pleased to show the work of Internationally acclaimed artist Matt Sesow at the gallery. Right on the heels of his show at the Visionary Art Museum, in Baltimore MD. Matt will be showing a body of new work at Access Gallery. Come preview some of the show and learn about Outsider Art.

Art, Architecture and Access, September 21st - Join us for a lively discussion of the role of accessibility in the practice of Architecture. Meet architects and designers who have worked on projects as diverse as a school for deaf students to architects who are working on the “most accessible museum in the world”. Beth R. Mosenthal, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, David Pfeifer, AIA, Principal at Anderson Mason Dale Architects representing the Rocky Mountain School for the Deaf, John Graham, AIA, Principal at Anderson Mason Dale Architects, representing the United States Olympic Museum, Jen Fumoso, Associate, OZ Architecture, representing the Children's Museum of Denver

Creative Aging, October 19th - This session will look at art and aging from several perspectives, from the innovative Granny does Graffiti project of VSA Colorado to the work being done at the Milwaukee Public Museum to our friends at the Denver Art Museum. Discover projects and local resources that are available to the community.  Dawn Koneja, Educator and the Accessibility Coordinator at the Milwaukee Public Museum, Danielle Schulz, Adult and Access Programs Coordinator, Denver Art Museum,Kera Magarill, Early Stage Services Coordinator, Alzheimer's Association of Colorado

Access Gallery/VSA Arts of Colorado


Con.cept Colorado Coming to North Denver

Con.cept Colorado Coming to North Denver Spring of 2017

  • Ice Cube is losing their space at the Dry Ice Factory, but they've found a new home at Con.cept Colorodo, along with a number of the crew from Core. Info at http://www.concept-colorado.com

con.cept colorado is a new 11 acre art complex, comprised of art studios ranging in size from 350 to 2,000 square feet, larger gallery spaces of varying sizes, and other amenities such a a coffee house and food and drink venues. the artist community will also host many special public events, art workshops, etc.

con.cept is located just outside of denver, colorado. the site is situated 7 minutes north of the river north (RiNo) art district. interstate highways 76, 270 and 25 are very close and convenient, and a new light rail station will open close to the site in 2018, which will link the complex to downtown denver and other city segments.

phase one is scheduled to open in spring of 2017.

con.cept colorado is located at:
6601 colorado boulevard
commerce city, colorado 80022


Turner Carroll Gallery’s 25th Anniversary

Santa Fe New Mexico Turner Carroll Gallery’s 25th Anniversary

t-cTwenty-five years ago, in June 1991, Michael Carroll and Tonya Turner Carroll opened the doors of Turner Carroll Gallery, at 725 Canyon Road—the same location it occupies today. The two had dreams, degrees in art/history, experience working with museums, auction houses and galleries, and a true passion for art to fuel their ambitions. provoke or reflect social change. They travelled to newly opened Eastern European countries in the early 1990s, bringing back art by artists whose works embodied socio- political change.

They have exhibited, spoken, and written about artists from all over the world, and have published the authoritative monograph on Romanian artist Traian Filip. Among Turner Carroll’s best-known artists are Chinese painter Hung Liu, who grew up under Mao during China’s Cultural Revolution, abstract philosopher Squeak Carnwath, and Traian Filip, head of Romania’s State Engraving Studios during the rule of nefarious dictator Nicolae Ceausescu. Israeli artist Drew Tal, who explores issues of liberation/ oppression in his images of Muslim women, will exhibit in 2016.

In honor of the gallery’s 25th anniversary, Turner Carroll has added several new artists to its roster, including social activist realist Scott Greene; New Mexico’s own Holly Roberts, John Barker, Orlando Leyba, Suzanne Sbarge, Karen Yank, Jamie Brunson; and pop commentarians Walter Robinson and Robert Townsend.

Turner Carroll has launched and furthered the careers of many contemporary artists whose works are now included in major museums throughout the world, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Louvre, Belvedere Museum (Vienna), Harvard’s Fogg Museum of Art, San Francisco Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Brooklyn Art Museum, Bulgaria’s Museum of Contemporary Art, Dallas Museum of Art, Walker Art Center, Vatican Collection, Mexico City’s Tamayo Museum, Brazil’s Chateaubriand Art Museum, the Medici Palace in Italy, and many more.

This 25th anniversary provides a time of reflection and anticipation for Turner Carroll. Throughout the 2016 exhibition season, Turner Carroll will feature a stellar lineup of its most eagerly collected international artists, including its newest ones. On June 3rd, Turner Carroll will open its anniversary season, featuring works by acclaimed New Mexico artist Holly Roberts, and Chinese sculptor Wanxin Zhang. Holly Roberts, “Woman in her Garden” mixed media on panel Wanxin Zhang, “Red Arm Band,” fired clay and pigment In celebration of its first 25 years, Turner Carroll will also launch its new arts activism initiative, starting with the June 3rd exhibition. In addition to its continued efforts with school children internationally, Turner Carroll will present works of art by its artists, for sale, to help support various organizations.


Read more: Turner Carroll Gallery’s 25th Anniversary

2016 Community Supported Art Colorado

2016 Community Supported Art Colorado

Spring Distribution: Denver Botanic Gardens, Thursday June 16th from 5:30-7:30pm

Fall Distribution: BMoCA, Thursday October 20th from 5:30 – 7:30pm

  • 2016 CSArt Artists: Pattie Lee Becker, Nanci Erskine, Michelle Fisher, Jordan Knecht, Irene McCray, Julie Puma, Mariana Vieira, Ashely Williams, Kate Woodliff, Mario Zoots
  • http://csartcolorado.org

Modeled closely on the buy-direct, buy-local spirit of Community Supported Agriculture, Community Supported Art Colorado (CSArt Colorado) is a collaboration between Denver Botanic Gardens and the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art. CSArt Colorado offers art lovers the opportunity to own a specially curated group of artworks from local and regional artists.

CSArt Shareholders subscribe each season to receive 10 works of art from a limited collection of original artworks. The artworks are collected by the shareholder at distribution events twice a year where they enjoy food and drink, and have a chance to meet the artists. The works created especially for the season are revealed at each event. Past artworks have included wooden sculpture, encaustic, paintings, photographic prints, and sterling silver spoons.

Becoming a shareholder is a simple way to own a collection of original artwork while supporting your creative community.

Choose a 2016 share and enjoy collecting in person and meeting the artists in person.

Denver Botanic Gardens
1007 York St
Denver, CO 80206

Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art
1750 13th Street
Boulder, CO 80302


Belmar Block 7 First Friday Art Walk

Belmar Block 7 First Friday Gallery Art Walk

Every First Friday from 6-9pm at Belmar's Block 7 Arts


Block 7 Arts is conveniently located just south east of Alameda & Wadsworth at 445 S Saulsbury St in Lakewood's Belmar Shopping District. There is free parking in the garage with entrances on both the north and south end of the block as well as paid parking on the street.


Untitled 2016 at the Denver Art Museum

Untitled 2016 at the Denver Art Museum

(left) Buntport Theater leads a detour at Untitled: Second Life
(right) Visitors get creative at Untitled: Chain Reaction

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

“Untitled Final Fridays are created hand-in-hand with members of Denver’s creative community,” said Jaime Kopke, manager of adult programs. “The program serves as a platform for artists to share their work, be inspired by the museum and activate our collections. Untitled events are designed for individuals looking for an offbeat art experience. It’s a place where people interested in arts and culture can be part of Denver’s active creative ecosystem together.”

During Untitled, visitors are encouraged to curate their own night by choosing from the full menu of activities ranging from hands-on projects and tours with a twist to unexpected performances and expert chats.

Each year, the DAM hosts Meet Here for discussion and brainstorming with community creatives of all disciplines—including musicians, chefs, dancers and crafters. Their feedback and ideas help develop the upcoming season’s programs.

A preview of the 2016 Untitled Final Fridays season line up follows:

Untitled: Family Matters
Jan. 29, 6–10 p.m.
The Untitled season kicks off with a look at traditions, skills and stories passed down through the generations.

Untitled: Homegrown
Feb. 26, 6–10 p.m.
Find out why there’s no place like home as you dig into Denver and traverse the local landscape.

Untitled: Risky Business
March 25, 6–10 p.m.
Throw caution to the wind and dive into dicey situations and downright dangerous occupations.

Untitled: Show Down
April 29, 6–10 p.m.
Suit up for a Samurai spectacular with a night of face-offs, heroic tales and victorious orchestrations.

Untitled: Rising Sun
May 27, 6–10 p.m.
Celebrate Japanese culture past and present in a creative extravaganza produced by Andrew Novick.

Untitled: Power House
June 24, 6–10 p.m.
Be part of the action with a focus on female artists and architectural interventions.

Untitled: In-Sync
July 29, 6–10 p.m.
Gather your crew and band together for a night of synchronized moves and creative collaborations.

Untitled: Center Stage
Aug. 26, 6–10 p.m.
Soak up the spotlight and strut your stuff with dance-offs, divas and artistic showstoppers.

Untitled: Stop Motion
Sept. 30, 6–10 p.m.
Untitled winds down with a final look at dance, photography and artworks expressing time.

Untitled: Glory Days
Oct. 28, 6–10 p.m.
Roll back the clock to the glory of the Renaissance and be part of a creative-in-residence mega-reunion.

Untitled Final Fridays Vocabulary: A quick look at events that occur at Untitled.

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 Final Friday 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. MakeARTtalk participants share their ideas with the audience while discussing their inspiration, process, successes and failures, as well as the final work.

Off the Record: DAM staff dish on behind-the-scenes stories about the collections.

Untitled Final Friday events are included in general museum admission and are free for DAM members. Students presenting a valid ID receive 2-for-1 admission when tickets are purchased on-site. Youth 18 and under receive free general admission.

Untitled is presented by your 6 Hometown Toyota Stores and made possible by the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD). Catering is provided by Kevin Taylor Restaurant Group. For more information, visit www.denverartmuseum.org

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



18th Annual Art on the Streets in Colorado Springs

Colorado Artist and Curator Collin Parson selected to lead jury for 18th Annual Art on the Streets in Colorado Springs

  • Parson will be joined by Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center Curator Joy Armstrong
Collin Parson and Joy Armstrong

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.

Artists are chosen for inclusion through a jury process in which artistic quality serves as the primary criteria. Selected artwork will be exhibited June 2016 through May 2017 throughout the 40-square-block downtown district, with the majority of works clustered in the busiest 10 to 15 block core.

Artist and Curator Collin Parson has been selected as the Lead Juror for the 2016-2017 exhibit. A Colorado native, Parson serves as the Exhibition Manager and Chief Curator for the Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities in Arvada, Colorado. An arts administrator, artist, curator, and designer, Parson received his BFA in Theatre Design and Technology with emphasis in Lighting and Scene Design from the University of Colorado at Boulder and his Master in Arts in Visual Culture and Arts Administration from Regis University in Denver.

His creative work involves the control of light and color to create vivid geometric light and space works. Parson is a former member at the historic Pirate: Contemporary Art cooperative, is represented by Michael Warren Contemporary in Denver, and is an artist-in-residence at Red Line Denver. He has had the privilege of jurying many arts festivals and exhibitions and has received many awards and recognition for his curatorial projects including Unbound: Sculpture in the Field (2014) which received a "top exhibition of the year in the Denver area" in art ltd. magazine.

He was awarded as one of "100 Colorado Creatives" by Denver’s Westword in 2013, and was featured in Colorado Homes and Lifestyle magazine. Parson is the son of Colorado sculptor Charles Parson, whose experience with the region's arts community help Collin long before his professional career began, and he is proud to be continuing his family’s educational and creative traditions.

Parson will be joined by Joy Armstrong, Curator at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center. During her tenure at the FAC, she has had the pleasure of collaborating on over 40 shows, featuring local/regional and national/international artists from the permanent collection as well as major temporary exhibitions. She was nominated for the Pikes Peak Arts Council “Excellence in Curatorship” award for her work on Katja Loher’s Miniverse, and won “Excellence in Curatorship” and “Creative, Intriguing, Astonishing” PPAC awards for Pamela Joseph’s Sideshow of the Absurd.

Most recently, she curated El Mac: Aerosol Exalted and collaborated with Museum Director Blake Milteer on Springs Surreal and Collections Surréaliste. Armstrong has coordinated many special events for the FAC, and has served on multiple juries and as guest curator for other regional institutions such as the Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities. Armstrong holds a Master of Arts degree in Art History from Kent State University, where she specialized in contemporary art and body art, and has a Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art and Communications from the University of Denver.

Previously, she has worked as the Assistant Director of Galleries for the Kent State University School of Art, the Director of the Eells Gallery in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, and as the Senior Exhibition Technician for the Akron Art Museum. Locally, she has been deeply involved with some of the region’s most dynamic non-profit institutions, including GOCA, Harley’s Hope Foundation, Imagination Celebration, and NEDA.

Art on the Streets is managed as a program of Downtown Colorado Springs, through Downtown Ventures, Inc. The program is presented by Founding Sponsor U.S. Bank, with additional support from generous corporate and individual donors.

18th Annual Art On The Streets Call For Artists Now Available

Visual artists are invited to apply for inclusion in the 18th annual Art on the Streets juried sculpture exhibition. The deadline for artists to apply is Tuesday, February 16, 2016. Selected artists each receive a $1,250 honorarium. In addition, artists are eligible for a $10,000 Juror Award and a $1,000 People’s Choice Award. Applications are now available online at https://www.callforentry.org. More information about the program and the application can be found at http://www.downtowncs.com/aots.


MCA Free Memberships For Colorado Artists

Museum Of Contemporary Art Denver Announces Free Memberships For Colorado Artists

To register for an artist membership, or to learn more, visit: http://mcadenver.org/imanartist.php

MCA Denver is pleased to announce the I’m an Artist membership, a new program providing free museum membership for working artists residing in Colorado. This new membership level is the first in a series of initiatives and programs aiming to enrich Denver’s future by ensuring that artists and creatives are integral to its growth and success.

“MCA Denver is committed to being custodians of Denver’s creative future, by ensuring that Denver’s prosperity integrates the crucial creative elements that lend character and diversity to the city, promote innovative thinking, and attract even more creative talent,” said Adam Lerner, Director and Chief Animator at MCA Denver. "Free admission for artists is the first step we are taking towards the goal of adding color and texture to Denver's current and future success.”

MCA Denver is excited to be the first museum in Colorado to secure funding (for three years) to underwrite 1000 memberships, to be used exclusively by working artists. Beginning on November 19, Colorado-based artists can register for memberships through MCA Denver’s website (mcadenver.org/imanartist.php).

“Colorado artists have always been a crucial part of our program, and this initiative takes our support one step further. It puts a little more wind in the sails of the many creative individuals who add vitality to the life of the city, regardless of their career stature.” said Lerner.

To celebrate the new I’m an Artist membership, MCA Denver will be hosting a launch party on November 19, 2015 from 7-9PM. The party will coincide with the reopening of the Open Shelf Library, featuring work from twenty-three artists. The party will feature live screen printing of the artist membership cards, a vintage pinball tournament hosted by Marc Hughes, tunes from DJ Mike Giant, and drink specials in the MCA Cafe + Bar. Admissions to the event is one cent and open to the public.

This program is one of a series of initiatives and new programs that the museum will roll out over the next three years, in an effort to enrich Denver’s future by ensuring that artists and creatives are integral to its growth and success.

Museum of Contemporary Art Denver
1485 Delgany
Denver, CO 80202


Saw Artist Studios Open House in Carbondale

S.A.W. Artist Studios Open House

Sunday, September 27, 2015 from 3-8pm

Carbondale Colorado

  • Support your LOCAL artists: ceramics, painting, sculpture t-shirts, and other handmade ART-i-facts For Sale
  • Gallery FULL-O-WORK (that stuff is for sale too)
  • Beer + Food (donations accepted)
  • OUT-the-DOOR movie screening of The Big Lebowski at Dusk (Bring cardigans blanlæts, clairs, comfy things to sit on and ask your self, "what would the dude do?")

Studio For Arts And Works
525 Buggy Circle
Carbondale, Co 81623

4th Annual Gilpin Art Studio Tour

The 4th Annual Gilpin Art Studio Tour

Saturday and Sunday, September 19-20, 2015, 11am-5pm


Gilpin County Colorado: The 4th Annual Gilpin Art Studio Tour will happen Saturday and Sunday September 19-20, 2015, 11am-5pm, with a Meet the Artists Preview Night on Thursday September 10th at the Gilpin County Library, 15131 CO-119, Black Hawk, CO 80422, from 6 to 7:30pm. The Gilpin Art Studio Tour is organized by local artists to foster an appreciation of the arts in Gilpin County that coincides with the fall aspen viewing. Enjoy your day in the high country meeting the artists and craftspeople who exhibit their art, demonstrate their craft and offer work for sale.

This is the 4th and most exciting year to date. There are more artists participating than in previous years with a wider array of styles, including painters, photographers, mosaic and collage artists, ceramic artists, sculptors in multiple media, fiber and glass.

The Gilpin Clay Studio is a teaching studio housed in the Gilpin Rec Center where staff and students make a variety of functional and decorative clay work. Make sure to pick up a class schedule and visit the sculpture garden at this stop! The Gilpin Arts Association is housed in Washington Hall; a National Historic Site built in 1862 across from the historic Central City Opera House. The history, architecture and art are something not to miss. The Central City Visitors Center Gallery is a showcase gallery for the Gilpin Arts Association and is just down the street from Washington Hall.

The Gilpin County Library Art Salon will only be open on Saturday for the tour, but you can see samples of each artist’s work during normal business hours starting on September 9th and continuing to the end of the month.

Meet the Artists Night will be held at the Library on Thursday September 10th from 6 to 7:30p with live music and refreshments. This event is a great opportunity to preview samples of the work seen on the tour and meet many of the artists as well.

The 4th Annual Gilpin Art Studio Tour is a free, family friendly event that has something of interest for everyone! Come support the artists, view the aspens at their peak and see the beauty of the high country. Artists’ studios will be marked by signs along the tour route in and around Gilpin County, directing you to each stop. Like us on Facebook www.facebook.com/GilpinArtStudioTour for the latest updates. Maps are available at our sponsors, artists and many other locations in Gilpin County, or visit www. GilpinArtStudioTour.org for full maps, samples of each artists work, descriptions and more information.

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