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[Event Announcements]

Boulder Arts Week

March 30 - April 7, 2018

Celebrate artists! The 5th annual Boulder Arts Week will take place March 30 to April 7, 2018, at venues throughout the city. The Week is Boulder’s only large-scale, inclusive celebration of our community’s vibrant arts and cultural offerings and our city’s thriving creativity. Honor the city’s excellent artists and arts and culture offerings by attending events such as art walks, First Fridays, exhibitions, performances, dance, music, theater, public art, lectures, readings, and workshops.


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 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


[Local Exhibits]

Opening This Month:

Michelle Blade, Liz Nielsen & Dylan Gebbia Richards

April 6 – May 12, 2018

David B. Smith Gallery

  • Opening Reception: Friday April 6 from 6 - 8 pm
Blade 1
Michelle Blade - Evening Routine - 2018 - Acrylic ink on paper - 14.5 x 18in. (36.83 x 45.72 cm)

About Michelle Blade

Michelle Blade is a visual artist working in painting, sculpture, and installation. Driven by the inescapable qualities of the natural world, Blade’s work investigates curiosity and one’s search for meaning and place in the universe. Blade holds a BA from Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, and an MFA from the California College of the Arts, San Francisco. Blade has exhibited nationally and internationally, including solo shows at the Center for Contemporary Arts (Santa Fe), Carter and Citizen (Los Angeles), Jack Hanley (San Francisco), and Western Exhibitions (Chicago). Her work has been featured in the New York Times Magazine, The Paris Review, Gather Journal, GQ, Juxtapoz, The California Sunday Magazine, and the Blue Magazine, among others. She currently splits her time between Los Angeles, CA and Portland, OR.

About Liz Nielsen

Liz Nielsen is a Brooklyn based photographic artist whose works have been exhibited in New York, Chicago, Paris, London, Budapest, Amsterdam and Berlin. Her photographs are printed in the analog color darkroom with handmade negatives and found light sources. Nielsen earned her MFA from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2004, her BFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2002, and her BA in Philosophy and Spanish from Seattle University in 1997. Nielsen's works have been reviewed in The New Yorker, The London Financial Times, The New York Times, Wall Street Journal and ArtSlant.

About Dylan Gebbia-Richards

Born in 1992 in Greenwich, Connecticut, Gebbia-Richards lives and works in Boulder, CO. He received his BFA in painting and his BA in Art History at the University of Colorado, Boulder. Gebbia-Richards has exhibited widely in the Denver/Boulder area having been included in exhibitions at the Denver International Airport and McNichols Civic Center. Solo exhibitions include the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art and the University of Northern Colorado Art Museum, with upcoming exhibitions at Redline in Denver, Colorado, and Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Arkansas

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


Suchitra Mattai: Sweet Asylum

K Contemporary

April 7 - 30, 2018

  • Opening Reception: Saturday, April 7 from 6-9 pm
  • Panel Discussion: Saturday, April 21 from 2-4 pm
Mattai InnerLight
Suchitra Mattai - "Inner light", graphite, appliques, and patterned duct tape on wood panel, 18 x 18 in

K Contemporary
1412 Wazee St
Denver, CO 80202


Crystal Morey & Nine Francois: A Vulnerable Paradigm of Wonder

April 6 - May 5, 2018

Visions West Contemporary

  • Opening reception: Friday, April 6th from 6-8pm
Entangled Wonder
Crystal Morey, Entangled Wonder - Reclining Mule Deer with New Mollusk Growth, 2017, hand built porcelain, 12.5 x 13 x 7

Sculptor Crystal Morey and photographer Nine Francois will be exhibiting new work April 6th - May 5th at Visions West Contemporary, Denver. Titled A Vulnerable Paradigm of Wonder, the exhibition will highlight Morey's delicate and exacting sculptures alongside Francois's graphic, soulful and modern portraits of animals.

Crystal Morey: "I hope that the viewer comes away from my work thinking and asking questions about our role as humans on the earth and our relationship to other living beings. I hope to raise awareness of these urgent issues while also showing our humanity, ingenuity, and ability to be flexible and innovate as species."

Nine Francois: "I use photography to express personal versions of my own selective truths. My images start off in the objective, as all photographic records do, but frequently don't stay there. They are transformed through various techniques and processes to make them mine -- to take them out of the realm of fact and reportage and place them into the service of exploring and responding to my world."

Visions West Contemporary
2605 Walnut St.
Denver, CO 80205

Currently On Display:

Strange Looks

Featuring: Herman Aguirre, Theresa Anderson, David Antonio Cruz, Rashawn Griffin, Matthew Harris, Becky Kolsrud, Jasmine Little, Kyle Vu-Dunn, Didier William

Gildar Gallery

March 29 - April 28, 2018


Becky Kolsrud | Allegorical Portrait (Study) | oil on canvas | 12 x 9in (30.5 x 22.9cm) | 2018

Gildar Gallery is pleased to present Strange Looks, a group exhibition turning its eye towards the unstable nature of the gaze. Featuring nine artists, the included artworks stage different approaches to representing the body aware of being on display. Elusiveness, allure and confrontation intersect in these complicated relationships between figures and onlookers. Lifting its title from the opening act of the play Salomé by Oscar Wilde, the exhibition draws a contemporary thread from this early modern reference to the power of seeing and being seen.

Gildar Gallery
82 S. Broadway
Denver, CO 80209
Wed-Sat: 12-6pm or by appointment


Colorado's Imprint: Honoring Kirkland Museum's Print Collection

Herbert Bayer, Mary Cheonweth, Dale Chisman, Roland Detre, Martha Epp, Vance Kirkland, Ethel Magafan, Edward Marecak, Cornelis Ruhtenberg Rule Gallery

Rule Gallery

March 29 - April 28, 2018


Cornelis Ruhtenberg, Adam and Eve, 1949, monoprint, 20.75 x 18.5 inches (framed)

RULE Gallery is pleased to present Colorado’s Imprint: Honoring Kirkland Museum’s Print Collection, a group exhibition of significant regional printmakers all of whom have the distinction of being included in the print collection of Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art. The show includes work by Herbert Bayer, Mary Chenoweth, Dale Chisman, Roland Detre, Martha Epp, Vance Kirkland, Ethel Magafan, Edward Marecak, and Cornelis Ruhtenberg. 

Inspired by the grand re-opening of Kirkland Museum, their inaugural temporary exhibition of Colorado and national prints, and 2018’s Mo’Print, Colorado’s Imprint is a celebration of the region’s deep history in printmaking. The exhibition includes work spanning a time period from the 1930s to the 1990s by artists associated with institutions such as the Broadmoor Art Academy, now the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College, the University of Colorado and the Art Students League of Denver. It showcases a variety of print techniques and styles, highlighting both the individualism and connectivity of the region’s art community. Colorado’s Imprint is a testament to area’s importance to printmaking and the essential nature of the Kirkland’s collection.

Note: This exhibition is not an official collaboration with Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art and does not include any pieces from their collection.

Rule Gallery
530 Santa Fe Drive
Denver, CO 80204


Pieces Together: Printed and Manipulated Surfaces and Objects

Buell Theatre Gallery (1400 Curtis Street, Denver)

March 1 - June 1, 2018

  • Artists: Mark Friday, Chuck MacCoy and Taiko Chandler
Monotype by Chuck McCoy, Untitled

Celebrate the Month of Printmaking with a new Buell Theatre exhibition featuring Taiko Chandler, mark Friday and Chuck McCoy.Chandler's monotypes push the technical and material limits of printmaking in works that flow and expand, evoking the patterns and colors closely observed worlds within the world.Friday's assemblages are a tribute to well-crafted objects. the re-working of the found object, along with the screen-printed image, give the objects new life beyond their original functions. McCoy's monotypes are spontaneous improvisations of color and form made during the process of printing on paper. Other works by McCoy combine inkjet printing on painted and prepared panels, bringing improvisation and abstraction into another dimension.

Closing Soon:

Role Reversal: Christa Blackwood, Lissa Rivera, And Jessica Yatrofsky

Colorado Photographic Arts Center

March 2 - April 7, 2018

Lissa Rivera Beautiful Boy Study with Chairs
Lissa Rivera - Beautiful Boy (Study with Chairs 1)

The Colorado Photographic Arts Center presents Role Reversal, an exhibition that presents the work of three women photographers whose images challenge long-held perceptions of beauty and gender roles in visual culture.

Gender disparity has long played an important part in informing the way we look at art and art history. Traditionally, men are the artists and viewers, while women have been confined to play the role of the muse: subjects to be painted, sculpted, and photographed by and from the male perspective.

However, photographs taken by Christa Blackwood, Lissa Rivera, and Jessica Yatrofsky do not exist solely as a counterpoint to the male narrative. Their work is part of a larger conversation about how we see, present, and view others in society.

Colorado Photographic Arts Center
1070 Bannock St
Denver, CO 80204


Ashley Eliza Williams: Anthropocene

Blanca Guerra-Echeverria: The Cyclical Glow

Goodwin Fine Art

March 2 - April 14, 2018

Ashley Eliza Williams, Resonant, 2018, oil on panel, 40 x 30 in.

Two celebrated CU Boulder alumna probe the natural wonder and unnatural forces at play in the world today.

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


Brenda LaBier: Transitory Rituals

SYNC Gallery

March 16 - April 14, 2018

  • First Friday: April 6, 6-9pm
Brenda LaBier | Ritual of Breath, 2018 | 60 x 36" | mixed media

In my journey to comprehend and express my evolving life and identity, I have embraced the three marks of existence, inconstant, transient and evanescent. Depicted in Transitory Rituals, earth, air and water act as transitory elements, a transformation from one state of the self to the next which may be fleeting, volatile or fading.

There is the belief that all things are in constant change and temporal, including the self. To understand this impermanence is to accept that people come and go, material possessions are gained and lost and moments become fragments of memories.

The images themselves stretch time, holding the elements in an inert state allowing for an extended view of the pending change. Combined, the relationship between images, symbols and objects construct meaning, both intimate and universal. The essence is transformed, healed and emancipated; the cycle is an act of renewal.

Sync Gallery
931 Santa Fe Drive
Denver, CO 80204

Thu: 1-4pm
First & Third Fridays: 6- 9pm
Sat 12-4pm

Current and Upcoming Exhibits by Gallery:
1801 California: Meditations in Color
Abend: The 10x10” Exhibition
Art Gym: imPressed 2018: Behind the Hedges
Art Gym: Kelly Austin-Rollo and Matthew Swisher
ASLD: delecTABLE 2018
Bitfactory: Stained and Manipulated
BMoCA: Nathan Abels: History of the Future
Boxcar: Colleen Tully and Phil Spaulding
Buell: Pieces Together
CPAC: Role Reversal
Creative Arts: "The Station"
Curtis Center: Our Planet
Dateline: Doug Spencer: Cave Lovers
DAVA: Inside Us
David B. Smith: Blade, Nielsen and Gebbia-Richards
DBG: Jason DeMarte
Depot: $100 Original Art Show
DIA: It's a Colorful World
DPL: Pink Progression
Edge: Dennis Pippen and Phil Rader
Gallery 1261: Spaces: A Four Person Show
Gallery 1505: Susan Bell
Gallery 1874: Brush with the Outdoors
Gildar: Strange Looks
Goodwin: Ashley Eliza Williams and Blanca Guerra-Echeverria
Havu: Tracy Felix & Sushe Felix: The Modern West
K Contemporary: Suchitra Mattai: Sweet Asylum
Lowbrow: Shitty Kitten Artordie
Mai Wyn Fine Art: Fawn Atencio & Sharon Strasburg
MCA: Peterson, Rodriguez-Warner and Jafa
McNichols: Lumonics Mind Spa
McNichols: New Regionalisms
MOA: Sculpture on the Green
Museo: Pachucos y Sirenas
Myhren: Making Art / Making Community
Next: Virginia T. Coleman & Matt Jones
Niza Knoll: Printers 5
Pattern Shop Studio: Barbara Shark: About Time
Pirate: Craig Robb: Incident on a Surface
PlatteForum: unRULY
Plinth: Bryan Hopkins: New Work
Processus: Altered Nature
ReCreative: Leo Rivera and Becky Wareing Steele
Republic Plaza: Verisimilitude
Robischon: Chuck Forsman, Edward Burtynsky
Rule: Colorado's Imprint
Sandra Phillips: Counterpoint
Space: Informed
Spark: Bill Ballas, Gary Manuel, Alicia Bailey
Spectra: Colorado Vibes
Sync: Brenda LaBier: Transitory Rituals
Tansey Contemporary: Frank Buffalo Hyde
Valkarie: Danyl Cook: Jumping Goats...
Valkarie: Sentinels - new works by Albert Stern
Visions West: Crystal Morey & Nine Francois
Walker Fine Art: Vantage Points
Zip 37: Frances Mackey: 50 Years in Clay

[Call for Entries]

City of Boulder: "Art of Data" Open Call
Call for Artists: Georgetown Plein Air 2018
Call for Entries: 
Hey Diddle Diddle at Niza Knoll Gallery
Call for Entries: 28th Annual Golden Fine Arts Festival
Call for Entries: 45th Annual RMN Watermedia Exhibit
Call for Entries: CDBF 2018 Poster Contest
Call for Entries: Currents 2018
Call for Entries: Drawing the Line at 40 West Gallery
Call for Entries: Supernova 2018
Call for Entry: 4th Annual Stanley Arts Festival
EDGE Gallery Call for New Members: Spring 2018

Call for Entry: 4th Annual Stanley Arts Festival

Application Deadline: Tuesday May 1, 2018

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Call for Entries: Third Annual Supernova Digital Animation Festival

Dates & Deadlines:

  • Early reduced entry fee deadline: May 15, 2018
  • Final entry deadline: July 15, 2018
  • Notification Date: August 15, 2018
  • Event Date in Downtown Denver: September 21 – 22, 2018
Supernova is the only major festival to focus solely on the latest advances in digital animation as art, presented free to the public on large-scale LED screens in the heart of Denver, Colorado, one of the fastest growing cities currently in the US. The festival returns for the third year to the Denver Theatre District with an expanded lineup of screens and exciting program activities slated to energize the city in the fall of 2018. It's an experience not to be missed!

City of Boulder Presents "Art of Data" Open Call

Deadline for submission: Thursday May 31, 2018

Laurie Frick - Walking

The City of Boulder City Manager’s Office, Information Technology Department, and the Boulder Public Library are excited to announce an open call for artwork for an upcoming exhibition, Art of Data. This exhibition will be held in the Canyon Gallery of the Main Library from December 14, 2018 to February 3, 2019. The show will celebrate art created by the community, inspired by the City of Boulder’s Open Data Catalog and other public City data.

Our community of Boulder has a strong commitment to creativity, a progressive and inclusive mindset, and an entrepreneurial spirit. Within the local government sector, we have a renewed focus on innovation that is being driven by a citywide effort to enhance data-driven decision-making and innovation. In order to further our innovation work and continue encouraging an open dialogue about important issues in our community, the City of Boulder is seeking artwork that has been inspired by our city’s data. Submit your artwork idea that is inspired by Boulder data and showcase what the City’s progress and priorities mean to you.


[Regional Exhibits]


Yoshitomo Saito: millionyearseeds

Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center

February 3 - April 29, 2018

  • First Friday Art Party: February 2 from 4:30-7:30pm; from 5:30-6:00 artist Yoshitomo Saito will give a tour of his exhibition
  • Also on display: Takaamanohara, two videos by Japanese artist Chiho Aoshima
Born in Tokyo, Japan but residing in the United States since 1983, Yoshitomo Saito finds inspiration in the minutia of the natural world, drawing out details of the environment surrounding us and elements of everyday experiences that most would miss or take for granted. In 2006, Saito moved to the Rocky Mountain region in search of a new and affordable live/work situation to pursue the lifestyle of a fully engaged independent artist. Utilizing the Italian lost-wax process of bronze casting at his Ironton Studios foundry in the RiNo Art District of Denver, the artist freezes delicate, organic objects in time and assembles them into immersive, meditative, thoughtful and sometimes humorous installations.

Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center
30 West Dale Street
Colorado Springs, CO 80903


Trine Bumiller

Centenary: Selections from 100 Paintings for 100 Years

Gallery 81435 (Telluride)

March 1 - April 30, 2018

  • Opening Reception: Thursday, March 1, 5-8 pm
Trine Bumiller’s 100 Paintings for 100 Years is a series of 100 paintings that were inspired by a residency during the centennial year of Rocky Mountain National Park, but evolved into something much greater, an immersive experience, both in practice and in installation, that points to our human need to record, remember, and reflect. The works are meditations on our relationship to nature, and, through various perspectives, present a deconstructed portrait of the landscape. They advance the dialogue between abstraction and representation, resting somewhere between the two; as if between experience and memory lies true reality.

The oil paintings are painstakingly created with the application of fifty transparent oil glazes, over a year’s time. The soft edges of the paint layers add an additional level of organic form, balanced against the overriding geometric structure and arrangement of the panels. The process itself is a study in abstraction through iterations of focus. The sheer number is an exercise in obsession and perseverance and relates small parts to an infinite whole in many ways: a step becomes a mile, becomes a journey; a moment becomes an hour, a year and 100 years; and a brushstroke becomes a painting, becoming a series of 100 paintings.

Trine Bumiller explores the relationship between memory and experience through paintings and installations that balance on the edge of both abstract and environmental concerns. She has a BFA from Rhode Island School of Design and studied in Rome with the European Honors Program. Trine has had many exhibitions both nationally and internationally. Solo shows include the McNichols Building in Denver, the University of Wyoming Art Museum, the Las Cruces Museum of Art and most recently at the International Arts Festival of Sarajevo in Bosnia and Herzegovina. She has received grants from Colorado Council on the Arts and Colorado Federation of the Arts and been an artist in residence at Yaddo, Denali National Park, and Rocky Mountain National Park. Her work has been reviewed in Art in America, artltd., ArtNews, the New Art Examiner, the Christian Science Monitor, the Denver Post, and Westword. She is on the board of Denver Art Museum’s DAM Contemporaries. She is represented by Robischon Gallery, Denver, Markel Fine Arts, New York and Zg Gallery, Chicago.

Telluride Arts District

Gallery 81435 is a project of Telluride Arts. Telluride Arts promotes a culture of the arts within the Telluride Arts District, which contains a remarkable concentration of arts and cultural activity that engages artists from around the region and across the globe. For more information find us online at 

Gallery 81435
230 S Fir St
Telluride, CO
Open daily from 12-6 pm



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