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[Event Announcements]

Art Students League of Denver: 2018 Summer Art Market

Located in the West Wash Park Area at 2nd and Grant, Denver

Saturday & Sunday, June 9 And 10

10am - 6pm on Saturday, 10am - 5pm on Sunday

  • Meet and mingle with 230+ exhibiting artists
  • Live Music
  • KidART activities
  • Art demos for adults
  • Delicious food and drink


PRISM Workspaces Open Studios

Friday June 1, 2018 from 5:30-9pm

  • Explore new work from over 50 artists and creative businesses
  • Connect with creatives of all types and get a peek into their behind-the-scenes process
  • PRISM is located at 999 Vallejo, just off I-25 at the 8th Avenue exit

PRISM Workspaces is opening its doors for its semi-annual event featuring open studios, a food truck and entertainment. Meet PRISM’s creatives as they open their studios, offering their artwork and artisanal goods for viewing and for sale. In addition to open studios, the entire complex will showcase work of the PRISM community and guest artists. An added collaborative group exhibition titled ULTRA-VIOLET explores various interpretations of this elusive color of the PRISMatic spectrum.

Enjoy the music of DJ Solifique and Mööd Music with Dan Schwartz, Alex Snyder, Gio Bard Zero and Justin Davis. Food will be available for purchase by HechoColorado. For more details, see 

PRISM is a unique, creative community comprised of emerging and established artists, designers, and creative businesses of all types. With 63 units of workspaces designed for individuals and businesses to make their own, PRISM provides a collaborative environment and is open to the community daily as well as during select open studios and special events.


Happy City: Art for the People

A Six-week, Citywide Art Intervention

May 18 - June 30, 2018

Artists include: Theresa Anderson, Matt Barton, Milton Melvin Croissant III, Carlos Frésquez, Vince McKelvie, Kelly Monico, Zach Reini, John Roemer, Stuart Semple, Joel Swanson and Frankie Toan

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“Happy City: Art for the People” is a six-week, citywide art intervention with the purpose of breaking down personal, emotional and social barriers, while nurturing individual and collective well-being. The project is produced by The Denver Theatre District with artistic direction by Black Cube and is inspired by British artist Stuart Semple.

“Happy City” brings together more than 10 artists’ perspectives to address ideas of happiness and community wellness, in an effort to imagine a more connected society. The initiative will include a series of artwork interventions by local, national, and international artists spread throughout the public spaces of downtown Denver. Artists include Theresa Anderson, Matt Barton, Milton Melvin Croissant III, Carlos Frésquez, Vince McKelvie, Kelly Monico, Zach Reini, John Roemer, Stuart Semple, Joel Swanson and Frankie Toan. The installation sites include streets, alleyways, billboards, video screens and Union Station, among other locations.


[Local Exhibits]

Opening This Month:

In Sight On Site: Murals

Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities

See artists at work: May 29 – June 24, 2018

Murals on view through August 26, 2018

  • Opening Reception: Thursday June 28, 6 – 9pm
  • Concept images:
  • Participating Artists/Artist teams: Sabin Aell, Ramón Bonilla, Sandi Calistro, Amelia Caruso, Daniel Crosier, Thomas "Detour" Evans, Sandra Fettingis, Jessica Forrestal, Los Supersonicos (Carlos Fresquez + Francisco Zamora), Anthony Garcia Sr., Andrew Hoffman, Max Kauffman, Patrick Kane McGregor, Korri Marshall, J.C. Milner, Jaime Molina, Tony Ortega + Arvada Center Summer Camp, Charles Parson, Heather Patterson, Mark Penner-Howell, Thomas Scharfenberg

Sabin Aell Mural Plan
Beginning May 29, the Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities will host In Sight On Site: Murals, an exhibition of muralists working in the Center’s three gallery spaces. This summer, working on blank panels hung in all three Arvada Center galleries, artists will create murals in a variety of styles. Working on site at the Arvada Center as their schedule allows, visitors will be able to see murals develop over a weekend, a week, or even a month as artists work between May 29 and June 24. Completed works will be on display during a free opening reception, June 28, and the murals will remain in the galleries until August 26. The exhibition is sponsored by Lutheran Medical Center, and paint has been donated by Sherwin Williams.

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


Patrick Marold: Astula

Goodwin Fine Art

June 8 - July 21, 2018

  • Opening Reception: Friday June 8 from 6-8pm
Patrick Marold, Basin, charcoal on paper, 31.5 x 44 in., 2017

Astula is a solo exhibition of disparate drawings and sculptural works that reveal a decade of Patrick Marold's ongoing studio practice. The title - Latin for "splinter" or "chip" - relates in particular to several wood sculptures in the show that Marold incrementally shaped with saw cuts and knife scores over periods as long as a year.

During the last decade Marold has completed numerous public art commissions, including the iconic seven-acre Shadow Array, installed at the entrance to the Denver International Airport's new hotel and RTD station. Several pieces in Astula repurpose offcuts from the spruce logs Marold used for that installation. Cardinal Wedge, a splinter-like wall piece, was formed out of one long off-cut and embellished with hundreds of scrapes and saw-cuts showing the artist's commitment to economy of material. The striking vertical piece was then rubbed with layers of Colorado's distinctive red earth pigment to create a deep, vibrant surface.

The artist's previous solo show at Goodwin Fine Art (Residuum, 2016) also paid homage to Marold's penchant for revisiting previous work and exploring its materiality anew. Included in the 2016 exhibition were several large gestural, charcoal drawings that were created by existent sculptures whose surfaces were charred. In the process of creating the drawings, the sculpture was hoisted into the air, slowly released, creating a swinging motion as it skipped across the paper leaving behind its impressions on the surface.

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


Annual Members Show

Colorado Photographic Arts Center

June 9 – July 14, 2018

  • Opening Reception + Award Ceremony with Juror: Saturday, June 9, 2018 (5 – 8 pm)
  • Closing Reception + Artist Talks: Saturday, July 14, 2018 (5 – 8 pm)
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The Colorado Photographic Arts Center is proud to announce its 55th Annual Juried Members’ Show, a tradition that showcases the talents of CPAC’s core constituency and provides local artists with an important exhibition opportunity.

Juror Paula Tognarelli, Executive Director and Curator at the Griffin Museum of Photography, selected 32 photographs by 32 CPAC members for the exhibition. She also selected 19 additional artists for inclusion in CPAC’s Members’ Show catalog as a Special Mention subset. All together, the exhibition highlights works by 49 CPAC members selected from a pool of 116 artists that submitted 670 images. Thirty one of the 49 artists are from Colorado.

Exhibiting Artists: Greg Aitkenhead, Yanika Anukulpun, Angela Faris Belt, Shannon Benine, John Bonath, Michael Campbell, Ron Cooper, Norm Diamond, Kellye Eisworth, Nicholas Fedak II, Diane Fenster, Brian Fouhy, Susan Goldstein, Richard Greene, Katie Kalkstein, Elsa Keefe, Melissa Lynn, Molly McCall, Mary Anne Mitchell, Jim Montague, Suzi Moore McGregor, Ernest Nitka, John O’Neill, Matthew Patterson, George P. Perez, Stephen Podrasky, Eleonora Ronconi, Breezy Sanchez, Wendi Schneider, Jane Szabo, Preston Utley, and Melanie Walker.

Colorado Photographic Arts Center
1070 Bannock St
Denver, CO 80204


Pink Progression

Center for Visual Art

May 31 - August 18, 2018

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Pink Progression is an exhibition addressing concepts of human rights, gender, sexual identity, feminism and inclusivity. Pink Progression is a series of exhibitions commemorating and celebrating the solidarity established during the women’s marches in 2017 and 2018. During the marches, pink created a strong visual statement representing unity and empowerment. For the CVA exhibition, over fifty local artists incorporate or respond to this hue as they explore how social interactions are affected by gender and identity expression.


Tya Anthony, Fawn Atencio, Libby Barbee, Michael Bernhardt, Tonia Bonnell, Mindy Bray, Trine Bumiller, Katie Caron, Danielle Cunningham Tierney, Rachael Delaney, Rebecca DiDomenico, Sally Elliott, Steven E Frost, Melissa Furness, Jennifer Ghormley, Ania Gola-Kumor, Emma Hardy, Kim Harrell, Ana María Hernando, Veronica Herrera, Tsehai Johnson, Margaret Kasahara, Anna Kaye, Rian Kerrane, Mary-Ann Kokoska, Sandy Lane, Viviane Le Courtois, Suchitra Mattai, Irene Delka McCray, Daisy McGowan, Laleh Mehran, Amy Metier, Susanne Mitchell, Kelly Monico, Sophie Lynn Morris, Lauri Lynnxe Murphy, Kate Woodliff O’Donnell, Mark Penner-Howell, Jennifer Pettus, Bonnie Ferrill Roman, Martha Russo, Ajean Ryan, Julia Rymer, Dylan Scholinski, Natascha Seideneck, Sue Simon, Frankie Toan, Chinn Wang, and Melanie Yazzie


Fawn Atencio & Susan Vaho, Mindy Bray & Sophie Lynn Morris, Katie Caron & Marie Perrin-McGraw, Sally Elliott & Bonnie Stolzmann, Melissa Furness & Estee Bershof, Jennifer Ghormley & Jodi Stuart, Kim Harrell & Katie Hoffman, Tsehai Johnson & Edie Tavel, Anna Kaye & Mark Brasuell, and Irene Delka McCray & Karen Keilpikowski

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 - 5:00 PM

Currently On Display:

Mike Womack: Love Letters to Rocks

In the project room: Whitney Hubbs: Shutter Stutter

David B. Smith Gallery

May 18 - June 16, 2018

Mike Womack - Untitled, 2018 - wood and rock - 30 x 30 x 30 in. (76.2 x 76.2 x 76.2 cm)

David B. Smith Gallery is pleased to present, Love Letters to Rocks, the gallery’s first solo exhibition of new work by Mike Womack. This body of work includes both sculpture and painting in line with Womack’s interdisciplinary practice that combines conceptual rigor, abstraction, and, in this case, geological forms directly from nature.

Love Letters to Rocks employs reductive abstraction as a method to explore futility in representation in his paintings as well as a means to display the subject of devotion, rocks. According to Womack, true depiction is a problematic gesture and “the separation between an image and the essential truth of an object/being is more confused than ever given the primary platform of how images are consumed today–in a digital space.” By contrast, this exhibition brings object and image into physical space, displaying the rocks within their own wooden matrix from which to view the paintings created for them. Monochromatic palettes are chosen as a challenge to the concept of traditional ideas of depiction via painting. These ‘love letters’ also confront ideas relating to romance, and the dynamics of a one-sided relationship. What type of relationship can occur if the romance lacks reciprocity? And does this question look to a larger narrative on the current, and futile, state of interpersonal relationships in the digital age?

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


Kristen Hatgi Sink: Milk

Gildar Gallery

May 12 — June 17, 2018

Gildar Gallery is pleased to present its second solo exhibition by Kristen Hatgi Sink titled Milk. Within this series the bodily liquid appears as a symbolic and physical material in the artist’s iconic photographs as well as a site specific installation.

Manipulating eurocentric visual tropes that historically equate abundance and innocence with supplicant white femininity, Hatgi Sink constructs indulgent images of privilege while revealing their inherent contradictions. Young girls and women placed in carefully arranged environments present a familiar ideal of beauty, both possessive and obsessive in its attention to precise aesthetics. Yet the lens has shifted along with the person behind it. As the auteur creating these elaborate scenes and the voyeur capturing them, the artist’s, and by proxy the viewer’s, relationship to her subjects comes into view as a struggle between empathy and cool idolatry.

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


New Work by Jason DeMarte

Rule Gallery

May 3 - June 16, 2018

jdJason DeMarte - Fog of Tranquility 2018, archival pigmented ink print

Jason DeMarte’s artistic practice has, for several years, examined humanity’s conflicting tendencies to idealize nature while continuously searching to improve upon it. By composing fictional tableaus, the work speaks to our uneasy obsession with beauty and excess and our preoccupation with sugarcoating perfection. Drawing from the romanticism of the Hudson River School and deepening his palette, DeMarte’s latest body of work increases the sense of overt indulgence while darkening the deeper subtext. Caterpillars and moths raised by the artist are stand-ins for the viewer and intermingle with flora evincing the onset of decay to bring a clearer sense of mortality often missing in our consumer-centric world. By photographing each subject individually multiple times, DeMarte is able to present a full depth-of-field in sharp focus, heightening both the sense of hyperrealism and surrealism. All of this is done to evoke an initial sense of seduction, beauty and awe that is subtly undermined the longer one engages with each piece, inviting the viewer to consider the way an adorned life gives way to greater meaning.

Rule Gallery
530 Santa Fe Drive
Denver, CO 80204

Closing Soon:

Imagine: New Paintings by Xi Zhang


April 6 - June 2, 2018


3420 Larimer Street
Denver, CO
Wednesday through Saturday Noon to 5pm; extended hours on select Fridays


Mia Mulvey: Ancients

Matt Christie: Subtle Body

Goodwin Fine Art

April 20 - June 2, 2018

goodwinMatt Christie, Winter Stone, 2017, oil on panel, 48 x 60

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


Thread: BFA Exhibition

Vicki Myhren Gallery

May 17 - June 8, 2018vmg

The Vicki Myhren Gallery 2018 BFA Show features four senior artists from the School of Art and Art History and the Emergent Digital Practices Program. The artists have embraced diverse materials and methods, from printmaking and textiles to digital works.

In the months leading up to the BFA exhibition, students focused on professionalizing their practice. Mentorship by faculty and the gallery staff allowed students to develop their writing for a public audience and work as a group to conceptualize a theme and layout. Students additionally gained hands-on installation experience and the ins and outs of proposal writing and self-promoting skills.

Vicki Myhren Gallery
Shwayder Art Building
University of Denver School of Art & Art History
2121 East Asbury Avenue
Denver, CO 80210

Current and Upcoming Exhibits by Gallery:
1801 California: Street Art: Graffiti Gives Back
Abend: Bodies5
Art Gym: Jason Pollen and Organized Chaos
Artists on Santa Fe: Susan Koalenz
Arvada Center: In Sight On Site: Murals
ATC DEN: Xi Zhang
Bitfactory: Monoliths
BMoCA: Roberto Juarez
Buell: Pieces Together
Core: Linda Gleitz and Andrea Gordon
CPAC: 2018 Members Show
CPAC: Segregated Influences
Curtis Center: Joellyn T Duesberry
CVA: Pink Progression
DAM: Jeffrey Gibson: Like a Hammer
Dateline: Noah Travis Phillips
DAVA: Inside Us
David B. Smith: Mike Womack and Whitney Hubbs
DBG: Cyberscapes by Serenity Forge
DBG: Pixelated: Sculpture by Mike Whiting
Depot: 4th Littleton Plein Air Festival
DPL: Pink Progression
Edge: Multifarious
Edge: Wynne Reynolds & Katherine Johnson
Gallery 1261: Gregory Block, Gordon Brown and C.W. Mundy
Gildar: Kristen Hatgi Sink: Milk
Goodwin: Mia Mulvey and Matt Christie
Goodwin: Patrick Marold: Astula
Havu: Metier, Delaney and Newman
Kanon: Matthew Clark: Storyteller
Lowbrow: Kidrobot & Wizard Of Barge
MCA Denver: 4 Summer 2018 Exhibits
MOA: Paintings, Sculpture & Snapshots
MWC: Jennifer Bain and John Garrett
Myhren: Thread
Next: Barbara Gal & Carolyn Berry
Niza Knoll: MIX 2018
Niza Know: 
Hey Diddle Diddle 2018
Plinth: Kwok Pong "Bobby" Tso
Robert Anderson: New Beginnings
Robischon: 5 Artists featuring Ted Larsen and Kate Petley
Rule: New Work by Jason DeMarte
Sandra Phillips: Fruits, Flowers and Pits
Space: Process: The Artist's Journey
Spark: 2018 Supporting Members Show
Spectra: Bombastic Plastic
SugarCube: Nina Tichava
Sync: Karin Kempe and Lydia Riegle
Sync: Splash by Lisa Calzavara
Tansey Contemporary: Recall - Recapture - Remember
Tansey Contemporary: Udo Nöger
Valkarie: The Woolgatherer by Kathryn Petroff
Visions West: Robert McCauley and Bryan Christiansen
Walker Fine Art: Mark Makers
Yes Ma'am Projects: Marina Kassianidou
Zip 37: Mary Recchia First Solo Show

[Call for Entries]

City of Boulder: "Art of Data" Open Call
Athena Project’s Call for Entry: Through Inside Out
Call for Artists: 35th Annual All Colorado Art Show at the Curtis Center for the Arts
Call for Artists: Georgetown Plein Air 2018
Call For Artists: Martin Acres Mini Art
Call for Entries: Supernova 2018
EDGE Gallery Call for New Members: Spring 2018
International Photography Call for Entry: "Wonder"

International Photography Call for Entry: "Wonder"

The Center for Fine Art Photography (Fort Collins)

Entries Due Sunday July 1, 2018

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Images: Amanda Harner, Leah Zawadzki, Teresa Meier, Juan Reyes, Adam Crosson, Jarrah Gurrie, Miki Hasagawa and Marisa White.

Wonder can be a moment, it's a feeling, a curiosity, an experiment or a discovery. It can also be the wonder of the natural world, fascinating cities, capricious animals and intriguing people around us. It is often what inspires us to take a photograph and save the moment. This is an online and projection exhibition. The Center will also produce an exhibition catalog featuring the selected artists. Emerging to established artists are encouraged to submit. All types of photographic processes and subjects are eligible for selection.

This is an online and projection exhibition. Projections of the Exhibition will take place during August of 2018 and during Denver Month of Photography in March of 2019. The Center will also produce an exhibition catalog featuring the selected artists. Emerging to established artists are encouraged to submit. All types of photographic processes and subjects are eligible for selection.

Juror Jean Dykstra is the editor of Photograph magazine. A photography critic, editor, and curator, she has written about photography for more than 20 years.


Athena Project’s Call for Entry: Through Inside Out

Entries due by Sunday July 15, 2018

  • More info:
  • Show runs September 7 to 29, 2018
  • Entry open to women 21 years or older residing within a 100 mile radius of Denver
  • Juror is Michele Brower, a Denver painter and installation artist. Ms. Brower ‘s work is included in museum, private and corporate collections. She brings substantial curatorial and teaching experience in the visual arts to this selection process. Currently, she also serves as an art leader and organizer for Athena Project.
athenaAthena Project, a Denver non-profit dedicated to empowering women in the arts, will present INSIDE OUT: Art and Reflection, a juried show at 40 West Arts Gallery at 1560 Teller Street in Lakewood beginning September 7 and closing on September 29, 2018.

Through Inside Out: Art and Reflection, Athena Project will be expanding the celebration of our exhibiting visual artists by acknowledging that behind every outstanding woman artist there were outstanding and often less recognized women who inspired us and removed many of the obstacles in our paths. These women artists took us from working in personal interior spaces for small audiences to the dynamic, evolving and more visible community we have become. Inside Out seeks to dissolve the division between invisibility and visibility of women in the visual arts by recognizing the links between generations of women artists. Once accepted, each selected artist will be asked to submit a two part statement: the first part should speak to your process, materials and impetus. In the second part, you will be asked to name a woman artist who inspired, mentored you or in some way positively influenced your artistic trajectory. Please support that name with a brief explanation of your choice. As part of the juried installation, Athena Project will “exhibit” the works of the woman who inspired you with a slideshow of images that you provide or with images from links to their work.


Call for Artists: Georgetown Plein Air

Saturday August 11th, 2018 in Georgetown Colorado

Application deadline: Friday June 1st, 2018

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The Georgetown Cultural Arts Program is pleased to present our first Plein Air event in historic, picturesque Georgetown, Colorado. Just 45 minutes west of Denver along I-70 at 8,500 ft elevation, and part of the Georgetown-Silver Plume National Landmark Historic District, a charming town of colorful Victorian buildings ringed by mountain views, Georgetown has long been a favorite of artists. Registration and exhibition will be held at Georgetown Heritage Center, recently restored 1874 schoolhouse, at 809 Taos Street. Join us for this one-day painting event in the summer mountain air!


All fine arts mediums are acceptable, using plein air technique. All artwork must be created outdoors on stamped canvas or other medium on August 11 within the defined boundary area. Although not a juried entry process, only qualified plein air artists are eligible for the exhibition and prizes. Plein air artists must submit a resume including exhibits and shows and three (3) images of plein air paintings in jpg format, or a link to a website displaying their work in this genre. Exhibit space is limited, the first 50 qualified artist applicants will be accepted.


Registration cost is $30 non-refundable, application must be received by June 1. Late registration fee is $40. Apply by email Send resume including exhibits and shows and three (3) images of plein air paintings in jpg format, or a link to a website displaying their work in this genre.


[Local News]


fooLPRoof Contemporary Art

Located at 3240 Larimer St in Denver, next to the Infinite Monkey Therom Winery

  • Public Opening: Friday June 1, 2018 from 6-9pm; in conjunction with RINO's First Friday Art Walk
 fooLPRoof contemporary art gallery opens in RINO with a maiden exhibition featuring top local and regional artists. The new contemporary gallery is a vision of sculptor and emerging contemporary curator Laura Phelps Rogers blending commercial and collaborative gallery approaches to showcase premier pieces from top and emerging national artists. Through high visibility exhibition opportunities, the gallery will present new avenues for combined work/exhibition experiences for talented regional and visiting artists.

Grand Opening Exhibition artists:
  • Sculpture: Charles Parson, Tobias Flores, David Lobdell, Robert Green, Laura Phelps Rogers and Isaac Sandoval
  • Painting Jennifer Hope, Rebecca Cuming, Louis Recchia, Kayo Peeler, Leslie Aguillard and Kimm Schlosser
  • Mixed Media: Zoe Ace, Eric Anderson, Annette Coleman, Phil Bender and Walter Barton (in collaboration with Laura)
  • Ceramics: Gayla Lemke
  • Jewelry: Julie Lizak and Kin Henkel
  • Printmaking: Teresa Castaneda and Sue Crosby Doyle
  • Photography: Robert Platz, Laura Phelps Rogers, Ron Landucci, Lawrence Hass, Vy Pham and Jill Renee Grant
  • Drawing: Caroline Peters and Nichole Hongchang
  • Performance: Julie Lizak
  • Fashion: Mona Lucero
fooLPRoof contemporary art
3240 Larimer Street
Denver, CO


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