Western Traditions

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

King Gallery

October 14, 2017 - January 20, 2018

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Western Traditions features a selection of paintings about the history and traditions of people of the American West. These paintings are chosen from the over 425 works that now make up the Francis King Collection of Western Art. A donation from Francis E. King in 1979 of over 100 significant works of Western art started the Sangre de Cristo's permanent collection.

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

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

 

natural ELEMENTS (a contemporary exhibit)

Mirada Fine Art

October 7 – November 5, 2017

  • Opening Reception: Friday, October 6th, 2017 6-9pm
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Three amazing artists join forces for this stunning organic exhibition! Acclaimed-artist Michael McLaughlin creates remarkable bronze sculptures focused on all sorts of critters...big and small! Thomas Harvey is a gifted woodworker using exotic hardwoods and proves that furniture truly can be fine art! Greg Dye is an astounding painter who tackles Colorado landscapes with a palette knife and an explosion of color. Together these three artists will create an organic symphony sure to delight your senses.

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

 

Portfolio ShowCase 10 Photography Exhibition

The Center for Fine Art Photography (Fort Collins)

September 29 - November 25, 2017

  • Free Artist + Public Reception: Friday October 20, from 7:00 - 8:00 pm; Artist Talks from 6:00 – 7:00 pm
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Photograph by Astrid Reischwitz

Portfolio ShowCase 10 brings together the collective works of ten artists. "When we look at the creative process, photographing a single successful image is not all that difficult. This applies to amateurs and professional photographers alike. Facebook and Instagram are full of one-hit wonders, and some are memorably nice. Even artists have those one-off images they just had to photograph. Developing an entire series, however, is a completely different matter. It not only requires exponentially more skill, but also real courage to dig deep into oneself to create a fully rounded, multifaceted project. Once the series exists, the real challenge of culling the coveted portfolio begins.” -Juror Hannah Frieser 2017

10 Featured Artists: Julie Anand with Damon Sauer, Frank Hamrick, Ben Marcin, Molly McCall, Lisa McCarty, Katie Kalkstein, Tema Stauffer, Emmanuel Monzon, Matthew Hamon and Astrid Reischwitz

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

 

8th Annual Center Forward

The Center for Fine Art Photography (Fort Collins)

August 25 - September 30, 2017

  • C4FAP's annual open themed exhibition
  • Gallery Reception and Artist Talk: Friday September 22, 5:30-8pm
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Janet Holmes - Freddy & Travis (Catskill Animal Sanctuary)

"The photography world is changing at a rapid pace as historical processes meld with contemporary digital work. Common themes throughout artwork such as the human condition, relation to the land, identity, sexuality, secrets, still life, and abstraction are all represented in Center Forward. Specific to photography are works that hint at artistic process and the history and evolution of the medium. These uncommon works evoke history while claiming new territory. As a whole, the works in this exhibition culminate in an experience of history, life, love, loss, and ultimately, magic." –Hamidah Glasgow 2017

42 Featured Artists: Ben Altman, Philip V. Augustin, Anne-Laure Autin, Mark Bennett, Christa Blackwood, Marcie Rose Brewer, Gina Cholick, Ally Christmas, A.M. Clark, Dave Conkling, Anastasia Davis, Chadric Devin, Yuxiang Dong, Carol Erb, Lori Foltz, Randi Ganulin, Julie Hamel, Scott Herndon, Janet Holmes, Larassa Kabel, Hwa Kyung Kim, Kevin Lyle, Shinya Masuda, Takatoshi Masuda, Molly McCall, Trevor Messersmith, Melanie Metz, Alyssa Minahan, Courtney Mooney, Petrea Noyes, Michael Pointer, Juan Reyes, Michelle Rogers Pritzl, Joshua Sarinana, Nicolo Sertorio, S. Gayle Stevens, Laurinda Stockwell, Derick Whitson, Ariel C. Wilson, Ying Ying Wang, Cheryl Zibisky, Rosemary Scott- Fishburn

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

 

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Betty Ross & Murray Ross: Democratic Vistas

GOCA 1420

September 8 - December 9, 2017

  • Opening Reception: Friday, September 8 from 5-8p
  • Final exhibit at the UCCS campus gallery before moving to Ent Center for the Arts
  • Curated by GOCA Director & Chief Curator Daisy McGowan
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"USA Map" Murray Ross

The art of Betty Ross and Murray Ross traverses time, world travels, and concepts and connects across a lifelong collaboration. As founders of UCCS Theatreworks, Betty and Murray were always artists in their own right and together. Works in painting, drawing, and assemblage will fill our flagship space for one last hurrah. This is the final exhibition in the UCCS GOCA 1420 gallery space, opened in 1981, before moving to the new Ent Center for the Arts in 2018. A full-color, 92-page catalog with essays by art historians Caitlin Green and Joanna Roche accompanies this exhibition.

GOCA 1420
University of Colorado at Colorado Springs
1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy
Colorado Springs, CO 80918

 

Illuminated: A Contemporary Exhibit

Mirada Fine Art

August 19 – September 17, 2017

  • Opening Reception: Friday, August 18th, 2017 6-9pm
  • Painting Demonstration: Saturday, August 19th, 10am - 2pm
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Bruce Marion, '5280,' Acrylic on Canvas, 36" x 60"

Whether depicting the strength and motion of wildlife, portraying the human form, or interpreting Denver's distinctive skyline, Bruce Marion's lyrical coloration and dramatic use of light and shadow seems to illuminate his subjects from their souls. In all of his work, Marion strives to reflect the inner light playing against the exterior reality, delving into the intersection of inner versus outer spaces.

Classically trained, Marion's career has been showcased in numerous international publications and honored in juried shows; his work is collected globally.

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

 

Jolt: Street Fonts and Funk

Foothills Art Center

August 11- October 15, 2017

  • Member Opening Reception: Thursday August 10, 2017 at 6pm
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Jolt has been creating his vibrant paintings on the walls of Denver for over 20 years. Vibrant public art, commercial graffiti, abstract expressionism and illustrative characters; his body of work is as broad as it is exciting. This exhibition represents another step forward for the artist in a long established career. In an all new body of work, he seeks to find the limits of abstraction while displaying his signature mastery. Viewers can expect a wide variety of work, as well as some gigantic murals, created right in our gallery!

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

 

Loveland's 31st Annual Sculpture In the Park Show and Sale

Benson Sculpture Gardens in Loveland, CO

Saturday August 12 from 9:30am - 6pm

Sunday August 13 from 9:30am - 4:30pm

  • 160 jury-selected artists showing over 2000 sculptures
  • $7 admission, under 14 free
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Benson Sculpture Gardens
29th and Aspen Drive
Loveland, CO

Sean O'Meallie: "O'Meallie"

The Modbo (Colorado Springs)

August 4 - 25, 2017

  • Opening Reception: Friday August 5th from 5pm-Midnight
  • Artist's Talk: Friday August 25th at 5:30pm
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Quoth Sean O'Meallie: "This show is about relevant cultural issues and color and form."

The Modbo presents August's First Friday on August 4th, 2017 with "O'Meallie," a show of new work by Sean O'Meallie that manages to be both beautiful and humorous. First Friday's reception happens from 5 pm til midnight, and the show remains up through Friday, August 25th. There will be sporadic and roving sound improvisation by Joseph Dugan. There will be a free artist's talk on Friday, August 25th, at 5:30 pm.

The Modbo is located in the Arts Alley in downtown Colorado Springs at 17C E. Bijou. Street parking is available, but The Modbo recommends the lot on Cascade just north of Bijou, which is only a $1 after 3 pm. The Modbo can be reached at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., themodbo.com, or 633-4240.

ReDress: Upcycled Style by Nancy Judd

Fort Collins Museum of Art

July 28 – October 22, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

Foothills Art Center

July 14 - October 15, 2017

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

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

 

Sordid & Sacred: The Beggars in Rembrandt's Etchings

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

June 3 - September 24, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Landscapes 2017

The Center for Fine Art Photography (Fort Collins)

May 19 - July 1, 2017

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

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

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

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

 

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

Mirada Fine Art

May 20 – June 11, 2017

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

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

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

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

 

Passing Through: Portraits of Emerging Adults

Featuring Kate Gridley

Fort Collins Museum of Art

May 19 - July 16, 2017

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

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

Variations on Growth: Ben Butler

Foothills Art Center

May 12 - July 23, 2017

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

 

CYBERCY: Exploring the Post-Internet Human Matrix

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

GOCA at UCCS

May 5 – June 24, 2017

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

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

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


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Steamorphics, The Art of Steampunk

Works by Dave Duros (aka) Dr Orphic

Royal Contemporary

April 8 - May 27, 2017

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

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

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

 

Animalia

Juror: Arlette Kayafas

Center for Fine Art Photography

April 7 – May 13, 2017

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Anne Berry - Martina

Theme: Animalia

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

Juror: Arlette Kayafas

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

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

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

 

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