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The Art of Brunch in the Art District on Santa Fe Drive

The Art of Brunch

Sunday December 4th, 11th and 18th from 11am - 4pm in the Art District on Santa Fe Drive

  • Support local artists and creative businesses this holiday season
  • Join us for brunching and shopping in the heart of Denver’s Art District on Santa Fe
  • Sundays in December, 30+ galleries will be opening their doors from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. for holiday shopping—and free brunch bites
  • Simply drop by any of the participating galleries for your complimentary brunch item (or mimosa!) along the brunch crawl and get all your shopping done in one fell swoop while supporting local artists
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Participating galleries include:
  • Abecedarian Artists Books
  • Alpine Fine Art
  • Art District Antiques
  • Artists on Santa Fe
  • Bitfactory Gallery
  • Carol Mier Fashion
  • CHAC Gallery
  • Core New Art Space
  • Denver Art Society
  • The Fastidious Fotog
  • Gallery at Studio j
  • Garage Vintage
  • Georgia Amar’s Habitat Gallery & Studio
  • Ginny Abblett Fine Art
  • John Fielder’s Colorado and Denver Photo Art Gallery
  • Kanon Collective
  • Kat Payge Art
  • Mai Wyn Fine Art
  • Michael Warren Contemporary
  • Niza Knoll Gallery
  • Spark Gallery
  • Sync Gallery
  • Tesoro Artisan Gallery
  • VFW Post 1

 

Mirada Fine Art's 7th Anniversary & Holiday Art Party

Mirada Fine Art's 7th Anniversary & Holiday Art Party

Friday, December 2nd 2016 from 6-9pm

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Mirada Fine Art's Core Team includes owners Steve & Jenni Sonnen, and assistant manager, Jan Thompson

It has definitely been a 'Lucky 7' for Mirada Fine Art at the unique Trading Post location just minutes southwest of Denver. Mirada will celebrate its 7th Anniversary, as well as ring in the holidays on Friday night December 2nd with its annual Holiday Art Party. Many of Mirada's most popular and award-wining artists have contributed new paintings and sculptures for this festive occasion.

Mirada will be unveiling the artwork of Melanie Warsinske, a Colorado artist who captures the spirit of the Colorado region in her remarkable equine and abstract work. Enjoy wine, hors d'ouvres and live music as Mirada toasts their patrons, who have made Mirada Fine Art such a success.

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

 

Call for Entries: Next Up 2017

NEXT Up: An open call at NEXT Gallery for national artists

Online Entry Submission Deadline: Sunday January 22, 2017

Juror: Ivar Zeile of Plus Gallery

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NEXT Gallery
3659 Navajo St.
Denver, Colorado 80211
303.433.4933
http://nextartgallerydenver.com

 

Call for Entries: 2017 Cherry Creek Arts Festival

Call for Entries: 2017 Cherry Creek Arts Festival

Entries accepted through December 1, 2016

Apply Now: http://bit.ly/2016CherryCreek

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  • Event dates: July 1, 2, 3, 2017
  • Annual artist sales $13,055 per artist average
  • Over $900,000 in marketing and advertising the visual artists
  • $30,000 offered in artist purchase awards
  • 350,000 annual visitors hosted over July 4th holiday weekend
  • Projection jury, artists viewed in order of the date application is submitted

 

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
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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

 

5th Annual Gilpin Art Studio Tour

2016 Gilpin Art Studio Tour

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

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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

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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 DETAILS
  • 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.

 

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

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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
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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

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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

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

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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.

 

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
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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
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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
303.298.7554
http://mcadenver.org

 

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?")
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Studio For Arts And Works
525 Buggy Circle
Carbondale, Co 81623
http://sawcarbondale.com



4th Annual Gilpin Art Studio Tour

The 4th Annual Gilpin Art Studio Tour

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

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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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Platteforum 2016 Artist Residency Participants

Platteforum Announces 2015/2016 Artist Residency Program Participants

  • Artists Include Jennifer Stratton, Uchay Joel Chima, Franklin Toan and Blair Bogin
pf.logo.2 PlatteForum is pleased to announce its 2015-2016 Artist Residency program participants. These artists have been chosen through a competitive international selection process and will each spend two months in residency with PlatteForum in the coming season. PlatteForum’s Artist Residency program supports contemporary artists as they work, strengthening their individual practice through collaboration and community engagement.

Each artist’s residency will conclude with a two-week public exhibition of the artist’s work alongside a body of work by Denver youth who have been led in weekly workshops by the resident artist during his or her time in residency. PlatteForum’s public receptions for each residency, at which the artists and kids talk about their work together, will be announced at a later date. All public receptions will take place at PlatteForum, 2400 Curtis Street, Denver, CO.

PlatteForum’s 2015/2015 Artist Residency line-up is as follows:
  • Sept. 5 – Oct. 26, 2015: Jennifer Stratton (Durham, NC)
  • Nov. 2 – Dec. 18, 2015: Uchay Joel Chima (Lagos, Nigeria)
  • Jan. 11 – Mar. 4, 2016: Franklin Toan (Denver, CO)
  • Mar. 14 – May 6, 2016: Blair Bogin (Chicago, IL)
“It is part of PlatteForum’s mission to encourage our resident artists to connect to the community,” says Judy Anderson, PlatteForum Founder. “We want this residency to expand our artists’ potential, and to be able to walk away after the completion of the program with an expanded view of how art impacts the world today.”

PlatteForum’s Artist Residency program celebrates the creative process, fostering and challenging artists to incorporate social practice into their process. Each resident artist becomes a catalyst for innovative and expanded thinking about what art is and can be. Located in a rich urban context, PlatteForum’s dynamic, artist-centered residences are built upon the notion of engaging the broader community in the creation of new work, where artists, youth, and the public collaborate. Residents will share their process and work with youth in a supported environment, and with guidance from PlatteForum staff.

PlatteForum
2400 Curtis St
Suite 100
Denver, CO 80205
Mon-Fri: Noon - 4:00 PM or by appointment

303.893.0791
http://www.platteforum.org

 

Read more: Platteforum 2016 Artist Residency Participants

RMCAD Public Art at Republic Plaza

Museum of Outdoor Arts Public Art Program Sponsors Temporary Sculpture for Republic Plaza

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Above: A rendering by RMCAD students of the temporary public art piece titled Pike's Peak or Bust

On August 18, 2015 students from Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design (RMCAD) will install a temporary outdoor public art piece at Brookfield Property Partners' iconic Denver skyscraper Republic Plaza, located at 370 17th Street. The sculpture will be installed on the building's north outdoor plaza pedestal at 17th and Tremont and will be on display through November 2015. There will be a public opening reception at the property on August 20th from 5:30-8pm.

The project is generously supported by Arts Brookfield and is a product of the Museum of Outdoor Arts' (MOA) Design and Build Program, in which emerging artists create temporary, site-specific public art from design to installation in only eight weeks. MOA worked with Arts Brookfield (sponsor) to commission the students in RMCAD's Experimental Studies summer class to design, build, and install this temporary public art piece. The resulting art piece, Pike's Peak or Bust, is a large-scale temporary sculpture that pays homage to the Colorado Pike's Peak Gold Rush of the 1800s (see rendering above). The sculpture was constructed over an eight-week period by eight participating students overseen by RMCAD faculty member and artist, Matthew Harris.

"MOA's Design and Build program has been operating for nearly 25 years", said MOA President and Executive Director Cynthia Madden Leitner. "We work with various stakeholders in the community to secure a site and realize a piece of site-specific public art. We are fortunate to have collaborated with Arts Brookfield and Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design on this year's project."

Since 1991, MOA's Design and Build program has provided an opportunity for young artists, students and creative minds to express their creativity in collaborative art projects. Assisted by university instructors and professional artists, Design and Build participants produce exciting and original site-specific art works for public spaces in the Denver metro area. Interns find creative solutions to practical challenges as they master the skills to transform their creative ideas into finished pieces. The program generates temporary public art and exhibitions while offering lessons in collaborative teamwork, problem-solving and aesthetic and technical considerations. From concept to installation, students must consider a variety of elements including environmental concern, safety, budgeting, project design, proposal writing, maquette making, construction and installation.

Arts Brookfield presents exciting, world-class cultural experiences to thousands of people for free each year in both indoor and outdoor public spaces at Brookfield's premier buildings in Denver, New York, Los Angeles, Houston, Toronto, Perth and Sydney. From concerts, theater and dance to film screenings and art exhibitions, Arts Brookfield brings public spaces to life through art. For more information, visit the website, Facebook page or follow Arts Brookfield on Twitter.

RMCAD is an innovative, rigorous, and community-oriented global learning environment. Offering online and on-campus undergraduate and graduate degrees, the school inspires passion for critical thinking and prepares learners to be forces of change in the creative industries, our communities and the world. RMCAD offers Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees in Animation, Art Education, Commercial Photography, Fashion Design, Fine Arts, Game Art, Graphic Design, Illustration, and Interior Design; a Bachelor of Arts in Business Management for the Creative Industries; and a Master of Arts in Education, Leadership + Emerging Technologies. Find more information at RMCAD.edu or by calling 800.888.ARTS.

The Museum of Outdoor Arts (MOA) is a nonprofit arts organization dedicated to making the visual and performing arts accessible to everyone by implementing its mission of "Making Art a Part of Everyday Life". MOA receives partial funding from the City of Englewood, the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD) of Arapahoe County and the Xcel Energy Foundation. MOA owns and operates Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre in collaboration with its tenant AEG Live - Rocky Mountains, and is home to art studios and indoor galleries at its main headquarters on the second floor of the Englewood Civic Center.

Museum of Outdoor Arts
1000 Englewood Parkway
Englewood, CO 80110
303.806.0444
Tue-Thu: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fri: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
http://www.moaonline.org

 

Sculpture In the Park 2015 in Loveland

32nd Annual Sculpture In the Park Show and Sale

Benson Sculpture Garden

29th and Aspen Drive, Loveland, CO

Saturday/Sunday August 8th and 9th, 2015

  • Sat: 9:30am - 6pm; Sun: 9:30am - 4:30pm
  • Over 2000 sculptures by 160 jury-selected artists
  • $7 per adult, 14 & Under Free
  • http://sculptureinthepark.org
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Black Cube Opens in Denver

Black Cube Opens in Denver

  • "Enter Black Cube: A Nomadic Contemporary Art Museum"
  • Featuring Executive Director and Chief Curator Cortney L. Stell
  • Official launch event and first official pop up exhibition on October 1 at 7:00pm sharp at the Trading Post at Red Rocks

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The Black Cube Container, one of Black Cube's flexible pop-up structures (Museum Shop, Performance Space, or Gallery)
built by Demiurge, A Denver-based art fabrication company 

We are delighted to announce the launch of a new, nonprofit "nomadic contemporary art museum," known as Black Cube. Functioning without a permanent exhibition space, Black Cube is experienced primarily through site-specific pop-up art exhibitions and shops conceived by our artist fellows.

Black Cube has two key goals:
1. Increase access to contemporary art
2. Support artist career sustainability

The Black Cube Container, one of Black Cube's flexible pop-up structures (Museum Shop, Performance Space, or Gallery) built by Demiurge, A Denver-based art fabrication company. As an alternative to the traditional 'white cube' museum or gallery experience, we bring art to unexpected places through our program of roving pop-up exhibitions. These might be unfamiliar spaces like abandoned grocery stores, or common spaces such as a downtown parking lot. These unusual exhibition sites become places of discovery for both the casual passer-by and the attentive art visitor.

Founded by artist and philanthropist, Laura Merage and established by the David and Laura Merage Foundation, the institution upholds the belief that art is an essential part of a vibrant, just, and healthy society. All of Black Cube's programs start with artists' ideas and the challenge to connect those ideas to new spaces and new audiences. We are very excited to have Cortney L. Stell serve as the Black Cube Executive Director and Chief Curator.

All Black Cube artists will be fellows, participating in the Artist Development Program where they will receive guidance and support for professional development. Artist fellows will each produce a pop-up art exhibition and will create affordable art items (known as Art Objects) that are offered for sale to the public at the pop-up sites and online in the Black Cube Shop.

Black Cube will host its official launch event on September 30 at the Trading Post at Red Rocks featuring its first artist fellow, Desirèe Holman (Oakland, California). Desirèe is internationally known for her multi-sensory work which illuminate ideas of identity, knowledge, and the complexities of the human psyche. This live cinema experience will include a projection on the famous rocks of Red Rocks in conjunction with a live performance. Watch for more information on this exciting event and our full list of 2015 artist fellows coming soon!

Our websitewill launch next month, but in the meantime, follow us on social media to stay in the know as Black Cube unfolds. We look forward to engaging with you through our artists, pop-up projects, and programming.

 

Colorado Springs 17th Annual Art on the Streets

Colorado Springs 17th Annual Art on the Streets Announces Artists
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Sean O’Meallie - Poly Poly - Found objects (poly vinyl chloride) and steel cable

A site-specific work, Poly Poly explores the air space above a downtown alleyway, encouraging visitors to view their surroundings with a fresh perspective. A toy inventor turned artist, Sean O’Meallie has incorporated elements of Colorado Springs founder General Palmer’s right-angled grid city layout in his vertical curtain of vinyl macaws. 

“I thought this space could use some inflated toy parrots.” - Sean O'Meallie
 
Downtown Colorado Springs and Downtown Ventures are pleased to announce the selection of artists for the 2015-2016 Art on the Streets juried sculpture exhibition. Now in its 17th year, Art on the Streets celebrates the power of art in public places, while turning the streets of Downtown Colorado Springs, a Colorado Certified Creative District, into a yearlong outdoor sculpture gallery.

A national call for artists attracted 73 proposals from artists in 19 states and 18 Colorado cities. Artists were selected through a jury process in which artistic quality served as the primary criteria. This year’s jury included David Tryba, Founder of Tryba Architects; Andrew Tirado, local artist and recipient of the 2014-2015 Juror Award; Blake Milteer, Museum Director and Chief Curator for the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center; and Daisy McConnell, Director of University of Colorado at Colorado Springs Galleries of Contemporary Art.

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 2015-2016 exhibit will be on display June 2015 through May 2016 throughout Downtown Colorado Springs. The thirteen artists/artist teams selected for the exhibit are: \
  • James Burnes, Santa Fe, NM
  • Jimmy Descant, Salida, CO
  • Steven Durow, Fruitland, MD
  • Maureen Hearty, Denver, CO
  • Yul Jorgensen, Walsenburg, CO
  • Angela Larian, Los Angeles, CA
  • Eric McCue, Colorado Springs, CO
  • David W. Mernitz, Westcliffe, CO
  • Sean Mueller and Jarod Charzewski, Charleston, SC
  • William Mueller, Sedalia, CO
  • Jacob Novinger, Gooding, ID
  • Sean O’Meallie, Colorado Springs, CO
  • Keith Roberts, Colorado Springs, CO
Art on the Streets is a program of the Downtown Partnership of Colorado Springs, through Downtown Ventures, Inc. The program is supported by private contributions, including founding sponsor U.S. Bank, with additional support from H.Chase Stone Trust, Nor’wood, Murphy Constructors, CALM Foundation, Colorado Creative Industries, and Boettcher Foundation. Through the 17 years of the program, Art on the Streets has exhibited more than 50 works of art downtown, and purchased several pieces now permanently on display. All of the artwork in the exhibit is for sale, and purchase inquiries are welcome. Additional information can be found at http://www.DowntownCS.com/AOTS.

 

Brilliant at GOCA121

BRILLIANT

GOCA121 (Downtown Colorado Springs)

Saturday, June 13, 2015; 6pm dinner, 8pm 'til midnight Art Party


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The University of Colorado Colorado Springs Galleries of Contemporary Art presents BRILLIANT on June 13, the fourth annual art party extravaganza taking place at 121 S. Tejon Street in downtown Colorado Springs.

BRILLIANT combines art, technology, mixology, performance, and music to completely transform GOCA 121 and the Nosh patio into the ultimate party. In the words of Daisy McConnell, GOCA director, the experience is “brilliant.” A five-course dinner with five cocktail pairings kicks off the evening of arts celebration, raising funds for GOCA in the process.

This year, GOCA’s BRILLIANT will feature new works and original performances by Grupo Folkloric de Pueblo, Pikes Peak Trickers Acrobatic parkour-style dance, Denver-based VJ’s Mario Zoots and Jerromie Dorrance, drummer Motown, UCCS-connected visual artists Matt Barton and Aaron Smith. Award-winning hip-hop artist, playwright, and educator Idris Goodwin will emcee the evening’s program. A live(ly) auction includes original artwork by Quebec City-based Jose Luis Torres and Denver-based Donald Fodness, tickets to Philharmonic concerts, Bearded Lady tattooing services, and more. Party-goers will also be treated to samples of local artisan spirits, like Distillery 291’s whiskey. BRILLIANT is a creative extravaganza that raises critical financial support needed to realize future gallery programs, exhibits, and innovative collaborations. Money raised at BRILLIANT pays for 2015-2016 exhibits and programs in both GOCA spaces and to the community.

Advance tickets are now available at http://www.brilliantgoca.com. Tickets for the BRILLIANT dinner + art party start at $99, and tickets for just the art party start at $25. Students tickets are $20 with ID. Discounted dinner + art party 4-packs and party only 10-packs are available; prices increase after June 8, 2015. Free parking will be provided in the Plaza of the Rockies garage.

PERFORMANCE ARTISTS
Idris Goodwin, MC, hip-hop artist + playwright Grupo Folklorico del Pueblo Samba dancers Pikes Peak Trickers, parkour + breakdancing Desmond ‘Motown' Washington, percussionist Mario Zoots and Jeromie Dorrance, djs + digital collage artists

INSTALLATION ARTISTS
Matt Barton
Aaron Smith

CRAFT SPIRITS + COCKTAIL ARTISTS
Distillery 291
Axe and the Oak Distillery
Lee Spirits Co.
The Principal's Office
Nosh
LIVE(LY) AUCTION

THEATREWORKS Season Passes / Original art by Plus Gallery artist Donald Fodness & Quebec City-based Jose Luis Torres / much more!

DINNER + COCKTAIL MENU
FIRST COURSE | Gazpacho with Brut Spanish Cava
SECOND COURSE | Citrus Ginger salad -- artisan green, pickled shiitake mushrooms, orange segments, sugar snap peas, cracked almonds, Asian ginger vinaigrette Watermelon infused sake Sangria
THIRD COURSE | Noodle nest -- cold rice noodles, sauteed citrus jumbo shrimp, jalapeno sauce with cilantro Spiced Pinche Colada
FOURTH COURSE | Airline Rainbow Chicken -- carrot purree with muti-color baby carrot glaze Kentuky bourbon with mint and ginger beer
FIFTH COURSE | Chocolate dessert medley Raspberry infused Vodka rimmed with Pop Rocks

 

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