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[Event Announcements]

Holiday Fine Art Bazaar

PRISM Workspaces (999 Vallejo Street, Denver)

Friday, December 7 from 5:30 – 9:00 pm

Saturday, December 8 from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

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Hosted at Prism Workspaces, the Holiday Fine Art Bazaar is a two-day shopping experience to meet some of Denver’s top fine artists and emerging creatives. Featuring original art work, apparel, accessories, stationery, jewelry, glass, sculpture and more, you’ll be sure to find one-of-a-kind pieces for your friends and family this year that will keep giving year after year.


[Local Exhibits]

Opening This Month:

Laura Ball: Chimera

David B. Smith Gallery

December 14, 2018 - January 26, 2019

  • Opening Reception: Friday, December 14th, 6 - 8 pm; Free and open to the public with the artist in attendance
LauraBallTreeofKnowledgeLaura Ball - Tree of Knowledge - 2018 - watercolor, graphite - 51.5 x 45 in.
David B. Smith Gallery is proud to present Chimera, the third solo exhibition of new works by San Diego-based artist Laura Ball. Adeptly harnessing musings of the subconscious mind, Ball utilizes recognizable yet otherworldly imagery. Mythological creatures, swirling parrot wings, and fantastical flora join together and are pulled apart as their forms metamorphose, lending meaning to the title of the exhibition.

In her exceptionally detailed watercolors, Laura Ball’s skill and vision are immediately felt and understood by the viewer. Whether standing before two hulking tigers in the throes of savage battle, or following sage owls between our world and the underworld, the low groan of primordial jungles and the cries of life beginning and ending and beginning again ring in the distance of Ball’s channeled realities.

David B. Smith Gallery
1543 A Wazee Street
Denver, CO, 80202


Salvaged Elements: Lili Francuz and Janice McDonald

ReCreative Gallery

December 7 -28, 2018

  • Opening Reception: Friday, December 7, 5-8 pm
McDonald Unboxed042 Francuz GreatMigrationMcDonald “Unboxed 042” (left), Lili Francuz, “Great Migration” (right)

Salvaged Elements features the work of two Colorado artists who are committed to creating abstract collage works, composed of discarded papers and packaging, the detritus of our society. Using traditional methods (cut, tear, paste), Lili Francuz and Janice McDonald each have a very different and contemporary personal perspective that captures the innate beauty of simple materials, thoughtfully combined. Both continue to push the boundaries of their art-making practices, most recently working with more dimensionality and shaped supports. Their artworks are powerful from a distance and reveal more nuanced messages upon closer examination.
ReCreative Gallery
765 Santa Fe Drive
Denver, CO 80204
Tuesday - Saturday 10am-6pm, Sunday 12-4pm



As of Now: One Year Anniversary Exhibition

K Contemporary

December 15 - 29, 2018

  • Opening Reception: Saturday, December 15, 2018, 6-9 pm
  • Featuring: Monique Crine, Michael Dowling, Trey Egan, Carlene Frances, Melissa Furness, Michael Gadlin, Robin Hextrum, Doug Kacnea, Suchitra Mattai, Kuzana Ogg, Daisy Patton, Angel Ricardo Ricardo Rios, Karen Roehl, Jonathan Saiz, Kevin Sloan, Kristin Stransky, Nina Tichava, Goran Vejvoda, Sarah Winkler, Scott Young and Mario Zoots
K Contemporary
1412 Wazee St
Denver, CO 80202

Currently On Display:


Goodwin Fine Art

November 9 - December 22, 2018

  • Gallery's Closing Group Exhibition
Image: Ashley Eliza Williams, Study No. 26, oil on paper, 12 x 12 in.

In Celebration of Friends of the Gallery and Gallery Artists: Alpert + Kahn, Buff Elting, Mia Mulvey, Andrew Beckham, Danae Falliers, Jennifer Nehrbass, Andy Berg, Sharon Feder, Margaret Pettee Olsen, Brenda Biondo, Carol Golemboski, Martha Russo, Kate Breakey, Patti Hallock, Kimberlee Sullivan, Beau Carey, David Hicks, Debra Van Tuinen, Matt Christie, Jill Hadley Hooper, Mark Villarreal, Linda Connor, Shawn Huckins, Marcia Weese, Rebecca Cuming, Tshai Johnson, Ashley Eliza Williams Lanny DeVuono, Patrick Marold

Goodwin Fine Art
1255 Delaware Street
Denver CO 80204
Tue-Fri: 11-6; Sat: 11-5


re: mix: Paintings by Cymon Padilla

Leon Gallery

December 1, 2018 - January 19, 2019

remixCymon Padilla From the INGRES: WARPED series 2018

Leon is excited to present the first solo exhibition of Cymon Padilla's paintings in Denver, CO. Cymon's work exudes an irreverent and giddy wit, through the sampling of iconic images that span multiple centuries, while also invoking modern day pop culture. Diverse and dissonant elements are distilled into lean, impactful compositions, which themselves reference various artistic movements such as Dada collage, AbEx formalism, Surrealism, or Pop Art illustration, then morphed by the technological tools of computerized manipulation.

Artist Statement: My current body of work aims to fuse disparate elements of our shared visual culture, whether seen through screens connected to vacuum tubes, the pixels on a phone, or the pages of an art history book. Using traditional oil painting techniques to represent collage, digital manipulation, and trompe l’oeil, I combine, collapse, and remix the imitated world onto the flat surface of the picture plane, mashing classical European figurative work with the golden age of Disney, Saturday morning cartoons, pop art, and vintage advertisement.

Bio: Cymon Padilla was born in Colorado Springs in 1983. He received his Associate of Arts from Pikes Peak Community College in 2012, and has shown his work regionally ever since. When not at his day job or in the studio, Cymon spends much of his time wondering what his dog is thinking.

1112 East 17th Avenue
Denver, CO 80203
Gallery Hours: Wednesday - Friday 10-6pm; Saturday + Sunday: 12-5pm

Closing Soon:

MSU Denver’s Fall 2018 BFA Thesis Exhibition

Center for Visual Art

November 16 - December 8, 2018

  • Featured Artists include: Zach Armijo, Caitlin Ash, Will Coukoulis, Michelle Franco, Gael Guyotte, Kerrie Hanlon-Delas, Daniel Marcus, Alexander Matthews, Jasmine Pema, and Roxanne Roybal
  • Featured Designers include: Taylor Burgess, Tyler Conwell, Jack Grupe, Wade Johnson, Sarah Lafrinere, Andrew Scadden, Teresa Scaggiari, Chris Walker, Maddi Waneka and Alex Zezza
The BFA Thesis exhibition reflects a culmination of students’ education as artists and designers. Students embrace this opportunity as a means to synthesize content from their academic career by expressing their conceptual, aesthetic, and philosophical ideation through a cohesive body of work. The exhibition is hosted bi-annually at the MSU Denver Center for Visual Art, located in the heart of Denver’s Arts District on Santa Fe. This lively and dynamic exhibition provides a glimpse at the future of Denver’s emerging local artists and designers.

Metropolitan State University of Denver Center for Visual Art is the off-campus contemporary art center that leverages bold exhibitions, immersive education and entrepreneurial workforce development to provide diverse, high-quality art experiences that advance the global urban dialogue. The center is open to all and has free admission.

Center for Visual Art
Metropolitan State University of Denver
965 Santa Fe Drive
Denver, CO 80204
Tue-Fri: 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sat: 12:00 - 5:00pm


Not Even Human

RedLine Contemporary Art Center

November 10 - December 9, 2018

  • Featuring: Bradley Benedatti, Coleman Mummery, Colin Ward, Cows, Jessica Langley, Justin Beard, Margaret Neumann, Neal Agarwal, Porscha Danielle, Sarah Gamble, Tucker Marder / Sharks
  • Curated By: Alicia Ordal
600 pxNot Even Human explores fundamental connections between other living creatures and our comprehension of existences beyond ourselves. Local and regional contributors from various fields offer their unique perspectives through images, humor, and performative collaborations with animals. This collection of work considers other life forms through a multi-species lens informed by experimentation, appreciation and curiosity.

This exhibition runs concurrently with esteemed artist Margaret Neumann's retrospective What Lies Between at RedLine through December 9th.

2350 Arapahoe St.
Denver, CO 80205
Mon-Fri: 9am-5pm
Sat/Sun: 11am-5pm


New Work from Sally Elliott and Jennifer Parisi

Linda Armantrout in the North Gallery

Spark Gallery

November 15 - December 9, 2018

  • First Friday: December 7, 6 - 9 pm
  • Closing Coffee: Sunday, December 9, 1 - 4 pm
Sally Elliott - Corazone Rosada con Rosas, 2018
SALLY ELLIOTT: "Sources/Memories"

My paintings were created this year for two shows sponsored by “Pink Progression” which were inspired by the Women’s Marches. My work contains pink hearts as a central image and other images of personal significance. The smaller works are experiments in watercolor, gouache and collage. See more of Sally's work at
JENNIFER PARISI: "Without A Doubt"

Meditation, contemplation, self inquiry—so much can happen by turning inward. This show attempts to convey a taste of the richness of the inner world. Sounds dubious to those who haven’t gone within, but those who have know the greatness of the experience, without a doubt. See more of Jennifer's work at 

In the North Gallery: LINDA ARMANTROUT: "Messengers, Guides, and Protectors"

These images are invitations to look beyond the brushstrokes, colors, and shapes to a deeper mystery and meaning. I hope you find your messenger, guide, or protector here. See more of Linda's work at

Spark Gallery
900 Santa Fe Drive
Denver, CO 80204
Thu-Sat: 12:00 - 5:00 PM
First Friday and Openings 6:00 to 9:00 PM

Current and Upcoming Exhibits by Gallery:
Art + Soul: Elaine St Louis: Nesting Season
Art Gym: Holiday Fine Arts Festival
Artists on Santa Fe: 31st Annual Holiday Exhibition
ASDL: Works on Paper 2018
Bitfactory: Tommy Nahulu & W. Max Thomason
BMoCA: Caroline Douglas, Frank Sampson, and Patricia Bramsen
Core: Judy Horowitz, Susie Biehl, Kathryn Payge
CPAC: Emerging Vision 2018
Curtis Center: Best of 2018 Summer Art Market
CVA: MSU Denver’s Fall 2018 Thesis Exhibition
Dairy Arts Center: Martonis, Rogers & Swanson
David B. Smith: Laura Ball: Chimera
Edge: 2018 Small Wonders Show
Foolproof: Coldplay
Goodwin: Coalesce
Havu: Jeff Aeling & Debra Salopek
K Contemporary: As of Now
Kimberly Conrad: A Feast of Flurries
Kirkland: Elizabeth Yanish Shwayder
Lane Meyer Projects: Chris Bristow
Leon: Cymon Padilla
MCA: Tara Donovan: Fieldwork
Museo: El Infinito
Naropa: Mark Brasuell
Naropa: Trine Bumiller:100 Paintings for 100 Years
Next Stage: Special Guest, presented by Meow Wolf
Next: 2018 Holiday Show and Sale
Pirate: Tsogo Mijid and Leah Swenson
Plinth: Jim Connell
PSS: Sharon Brown: "Trumped II: Teasin' Treason"
ReCreative: Lili Francuz and Janice McDonald
RedLine: Not Even Human
Robert Anderson: Variations
Robischon: Three Concurrent Solo Exhibitions in Abstraction
Rule: John Fudge: Double Take
SmithKlein: New Works by Matt Flint
Space: Wonderland
Spark: 2018 Members Show
Spark: Sally Elliott, Jennifer Parisi & Linda Armantrout
Storeroom: Harlequin Night by Knomad Colab
Sync: Multiplicity 2018
Sync: New Creations by Jean Herman and Helene Strebel
Tansey: Avital Sheffer
UCAR at NCAR: Tiffany Miller Russell and Nancy Sullo
Valkarie: Josh Davy & Zachary Reece
Visions West: Ralph Wiegmann and Suzanne Truman
Walker Fine Art: Natural Occurrences

[Call for Entries]


2020 Call for Visual Artists at the Dairy Center in Boulder

Application deadline: January 15, 2019

The Dairy Arts Center in Boulder, CO has opened the application process for individual and artist-curated group gallery exhibitions for January - December 2020. The Dairy encourages artists who work in all visual art mediums to apply (please see full description in link below\). Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit a cohesive body of work.

In addition to accepting applications from artists and arts organizations, a curator may submit a proposal for an exhibition of work by a group of artists. The person submitting the curated exhibition proposal will be considered the exhibitor and will be responsible for the exhibition as described in the “Legal Agreement” section of this prospectus. If a submission for a curated group exhibition is invited for exhibition the curator of the exhibition proposal will work closely with the Dairy's Curator of Visual Arts on the exhibition and the Dairy’s Curator will have final approval of all matters, including hanging and curation of the exhibition.

Dairy Arts Center
2590 Walnut St
Boulder, CO. 80302


Call for Entries: On Edge 2019 Juried Exhibition

Entries due by January 11, 2019 on Cafe

  • Juror: Adam Gildar of Gildar Gallery

Edge Gallery
7001 W. Colfax
Lakewood, CO
Thu: 1-5pm, Fri: 5-10pm, Sat/Sun:12-5pm


Grants for Artists Available from Boedecker Foundation through the Dairy Arts Center

Applications are currently open for 2020 Grants

The deadline for submission is December 15, 2018

The Boedecker Foundation is excited to announce their continued support of the Boedecker Path to Excellence Grant in collaboration with the Dairy Arts Center. According to Sophia Boedecker, the Chair of the Grants Committee, “Our mission is to expand the arts opportunities available to all people in Boulder through new experiences offered at the Dairy Arts Center. Our goal is to bring new and unique offerings to Boulder in performing arts, cinematic arts, and visual arts that can engage new audiences, expand the horizons of existing audiences, or create new opportunities for emerging artists and arts organizations to present quality work.”

The program will award up to $25,000 in grants this year at a minimum amount of $5,000 per grant. To be considered for funding, all programs must be presented at the Dairy Arts Center. Please refer to the online application on the Dairy Arts Center’s website for detailed information. The program, now in its fifth year, will result in a total of $150,000 in grants. Since the beginning of the program in 2016, more than thirteen artists or organizations have been supported. Although the artist or arts organization must present their program at the Dairy Arts Center, the grants are available to artists from all over the country. Furthermore, artists from Denver and throughout Colorado are especially encouraged to apply.


[Regional Exhibits]

Small Works XI

The Modbo and SPQR Art Space (Colorado Springs)

December 7, 2018 - January 4, 2019

  • Opening reception: Friday December 7 from 5:30 pm until midnight
The Modbo and SPQR Art Space jovially present Small Works XI, Colorado Springs' original Small Works Show! This amazing show features over 500 pieces of art (!!!) by nearly 150 community artists in both The Modbo and S.P.Q.R. The pieces are hung floor to ceiling in a spectacular, salon-style display. A perfect show for holiday shopping, Small Works XI is a buy-and-carry event. See a piece, buy a piece, take a piece with you! All pieces are under 24" in every dimension. Where else can you shop local, support local artists and local galleries, and knock out presents for nearly everyone on your list?! Check facebook or for other hours throughout the month.

The galleries are located in the Arts Alley in downtown Colorado Springs at 17B and 17C E. Bijou. Find the stretch of Bijou that is between Cascade and Tejon, and go south down the alley. Street parking is available, but The Modbo recommends the lot on Cascade just north of Bijou, which is only a $1 after 3 pm.


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