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Call for Entry - Best of Denver's Art District on Santa Fe - Enter by June 30, 2013
Timed to celebrate Denver’s Biennial of the Americas 2013, the “Best of Denver’s Art District on Santa Fe” celebrates the District’s artists, too. It includes a Call for Entry, an Exhibition, Awards Party and People’s Choice Awards, all designed to showcase Santa Fe Drive as a unique art and cultural district.
Artists are invited to submit work to be selected for a “Best of” exhibition to be held at the Niza Knoll Gallery, 915 Santa Fe Drive, in Denver, from July 16 through August. 10.
All artists in all mediums who have exhibited artwork in the District anytime during 2012 and until June 30, 2013 are eligible. Submitted artwork does not necessarily need to have been featured in an exhibition; it is the artists’ participation in the District that qualifies them.
Submissions may be made no later than June 30 to YouJudgeIt.org/BestofSantaFe where complete details are outlined. The entry fee is $30 for up to three pieces per entry and multiple entries are welcome. All submissions must be for sale.
Jurors are Beth Armijo, Principal of Armijo Design Group, an interior design firm; Mark A. Outman, Associate Principal of Fentress Architects, the firm that designed the new Denver Justice Center; and Daliah Singer, associate editor of 5280 Magazine, who writes about art and contributes to all segments of the publication. The jurors will judge artwork based on uniqueness, quality, overall execution and knowledge of medium. Emotional connection and the artist’s ability to clearly communicate will also be considered.
Approximately 40 pieces will be selected for the exhibition. Each juror will award a “Best of Show” and, during the run of the exhibition, gallery visitors may vote for their favorites in the People’s Choice Awards.
My Summer Vacation - May 1 through June 30, 2013
Pink House by Heidi Keyes
Images from some of their favorite summer vacations are the subjects of Victoria Eubanks’ encaustic paintings, Heidi Keyes’ acrylic paintings and Trish McGinity’s photographs in “My Summer Vacation” exhibition at Paris on the Platte, LoDo’s coffeehouse, bar and music venue, located at 1553 Platte Street, in Denver.
Continuing through June 30, “My Summer Vacation” features beach scenes, iconic sights of European capitals, charming streetscapes and the ornate architectural features of buildings in foreign lands.
Two artists’ receptions are scheduled during the run of the show, one on Friday, May 10, and the second on Friday, June 28, both 5 to 7 p.m.“My Summer Vacation” is produced by Art D’Elke, the collaboration of artist/art consultant Elke McGuire and strategic marketing specialist Denise Robert. For more information, please call 303-368-5208.
"Great Outdoors Colorado" Photography Exhibition - through April 27, 2013
Sunrise at Medano-Zapata Ranch by John Fielder
Celebrating Great Outdoors Colorado’s 20 year commitment to conservation of Colorado’s open space, an exhibition of nature photography by John Fielder, has been extended through April 27 at Fielder’s gallery at 833 Santa Fe Drive in Denver.
“Great Outdoors Colorado” features 23 images, taken by Fielder, representing some of the city and county open spaces, wildlife habitats, state parks and wildlife areas, trails, community parks, ball fields and playgrounds, along with significant wildlife habitats of working ranches, that benefit from the preservation and protection efforts of GOCO, which gets its funding from Colorado lottery net proceeds.
“Though not the pure wilderness imagery that most people know me for, the GOCO photographs are certainly scenic, if not sublime, in the light of rising and setting suns,” says Fielder. “This portfolio is remarkably unique, as no one has previously photographed these places en masse. I am very proud of this work.”
A founder of GOCO who was appointed by Gov. Roy Romer to the GOCO Board where he served two 4-year terms, Fielder undertook the 20th anniversary photography project in 2010. He drove 35,000 miles throughout Colorado, visiting every one of the 64 counties and almost every town. The resulting guide book, “Guide to Colorado’s Great Outdoors: Lottery-Funded Parks, Trails, Wildlife Areas & Open Spaces,” and picture book, “Colorado’s Great Outdoors: Celebrating 20 Years of Lottery-Funded Lands,” were published in 2012 and are complemented by a series of slide show presentations scheduled during 2013.
Outside the Box - February 27 through April 28, 2013
Sky by Nathan Mahaffey
Photographs printed on unique surfaces like aluminum and canvas are two of the unconventional methods used by photographers Nathan Mahaffey and Malia Shields whose work is featured in “Outside the Box.” Opening at Paris on the Platte, 1553 Platte Street in Denver’s LoDo neighborhood, on February 27 and continuing through April 28, the show is part of Month of Photography Denver in celebration of fine art photography.
Emerging artist Nathan Mahaffey photographs nature and uses his computer skills to instill a surreal quality into his images which are then printed on canvas. And, Malia Shields’ photographic images, reproduced on sheets of aluminum and other materials, feature soft lines and bold colors that are sensual, feminine and contemporary.
Paris on the Platte hosts two artists’ receptions open to the public during the run of the show, one on Friday, March 8, and another on Friday, April 26, both from 5 to 7 p.m., when guests can meet the artists and learn about their distinctive approaches to presenting photography.
For more information about Month of Photography Denver and events being offered at participating museums, galleries and schools, please visit http://mop2013.blogspot.com/.
The exhibition is presented by Art D’Elke, the collaboration of artist/art consultant Elke McGuire and strategic marketing specialist Denise Robert.
Inspired by Nature - January 11 through February 24, 2013
Our Season's Winds by Mark Lopez
Three Colorado artists bring their reverence for the beauty of nature to an exhibition of paintings and ceramics called “Inspired by Nature,” at Paris on the Platte, 1553 Platte Street in Denver. Opening on Friday, January 11, 2013, with a reception from 5 to 7 p.m., the show continues at the LoDo coffee house, bar and music venue through February 24. Featured is the work of Milissa Hicks, Mark Lopez and Lisa Dianne Martin.
Lisa Dianne Martin, having grown up in the rural Western Slope town of Fruita, spent a lot of time observing farm and domestic animals. An emerging artist, who earned her BFA with an emphasis in Ceramics from the University of Denver, Martin is attracted to animals for the subjects of her work. “I enjoy painting animals so I can read books and learn about them while working on the painting,” she says. “It’s a fun way to discover something that I am passionate about and share it through painting.”
Mark Lopez, also a graduate of DU, is a painter whose work reflects a deep love for Rocky Mountain adventures. His modern dreamscapes have a touch of surrealism that explores the unity between nature, dreams and the human form. “My artwork draws on moments which transcend reality,” he says, “whether spiritually, emotionally or physically.”
Milissa Hicks, who has a Masters Degree in Art Therapy, strikes a balance between clinical work and creating her own art. Her work emphases the designs that can evolve from the art therapy technique called ‘scribbles.’ “I really enjoy making these images in a relaxed, natural and open way,” she says “and I rely on my gut to tell me when the colors and shapes feel right.”
Inspired by Nature” is produced by Art D’Elke, the collaboration of artist/art consultant Elke McGuire and marketing specialist Denise Robert.
Colorado Artists: We Need Your Voice! - January 6, 2013
Colorado Artists: We Need Your Voice! Focus Group on January 6
Colorado artists are invited to air their opinions at a Focus Group meeting on Sunday afternoon, January 6. Conducted by an independent organization in behalf of the Colorado Chapter of the Women’s Caucus for Art, the Focus Group is designed to survey Colorado artists and discover the benefits they most want in a membership organization.
Coordinating local exhibitions, showing art nationally, marketing art, networking with artists, taking workshops, building a website, photographing art and writing an artist’s statement are just some of the subjects being considered for the Colorado Chapter’s 2013 programming agenda. By expanding its menu of worthwhile benefits and services, the Chapter hopes to attract new members, offer leadership development and be a valuable resource for Colorado artists.
A casual, confidential discussion about the kinds of support artists need most, the Focus Group is scheduled for Sunday January 6, 2013, from 2:30 to 4:30, at Bemis Public Library, 6014 Datura Street (near Gallup Park and the Littleton Historical Museum) in Littleton. There will be door prizes and refreshments, too.
The Colorado Chapter, based in Denver, is one of over 30 local chapters of the national Women’s Caucus for Art. Founded in 1972, it is dedicated to creating community through art, education and social activism. The national organization conducts an annual conference and offers exhibition opportunities in national shows, a database of opportunities for artists, access to health insurance, discounts on magazine and art supplies, and more. For more information, please visit www.NationalWCA.org.
The Focus Group is conducted by Art D’Elke, the collaboration of artist/art consultant Elke McGurie and marketing specialist Denise Robert. For more information, please visit www.ArtD’Elke or call 303-368-5208.
Student Show at "John Fielder's Colorado" Gallery - December 7, 2012 through January 26, 2013
Paradise Reflection by Glenn Sackett
Professional and amateur landscape photographers who have been participants in a John Fielder Photography Workshop in scenic locations ranging from Colorado to Hawaii over the past 12 years are featured in a Workshop Students Exhibition at Fielder’s gallery located at 833 Santa Fe Drive in Denver’s Art District on Santa Fe. The show opens on First Friday, December 7.
Eighteen photographers were selected from a call for entry that was juried by the staff of Fielder’s gallery, all of whom are photographers themselves. Featured in the show which runs from December 7, 2012 through January 26, 2013, are Evan Anderman, Jeanette Azar, Doyle Brewer, Mary Carley, Bo Cheatham, Chris Cillian, Johanna Clifford, Anne Cook, Jim Donlon, Bryan Kean, Cari Linden, Deb Olson, Robin Riddle, Brett Rodewald, Glenn Sackett, Frank Sueberling, Keith Wallin and Ron West. Each of the selected images have been matted and framed at the gallery and all are for sale with 100% of the proceeds going to the photographers.
An Artists Reception hosted by Fielder is scheduled for Saturday, January 19, from 2 to 5 p.m., when gallery guests can meet the photographers and find out what it’s like to take a workshop with Fielder. They may also vote for “Best in Show” in a People’s Choice contest which continues through the run of the exhibition.
The schedule of 2013 workshops where students can learn -- directly from Fielder -- how to take beautiful landscape photographs begins with winter photography in Steamboat Springs in March, and continues with whitewater rafting and camping on the Gunnison River in May, spring scenery in Summit County in June, wildflowers in Crested Butte in July and wraps up with fall colors in Telluride in October. An April workshop in Costa Rica is on the drawing board.
The Bohemian Spirit - November 14 through December 31, 2012
The Bohemian Spirit is Alive at Paris on the Platte by Art D'Elke
Now showing through December 31, “The Bohemian Spirit,” a juried exhibition of 2-dimensional artwork celebrates a lifestyle free of convention, rules and regulations. The exhibition venue is Paris on the Platte, 1553 Platte Street, a LoDo coffee house, bar and music scene that, for 26 years, has been host to free thinkers and avant garde artists who find a sense of connection there. Unleashing their bohemian essences for this exhibition are artists Leslie Aguillard, Courtney Cotton, Catherine M. Dutcher, Victoria Eubanks, Lynn Feiger, Amy Gordon, Matt Hardwick, Christy Lynne Harris, Gina Harris, Leah Hendricks, Paula Hudson, Hugh Keating, Gwen Marie, Elke McGuire, Catherine Pistone, Patty Ramey, Vija Rogozina, Elizabeth Rouland, Marla Sullivan and Phyllis Utter. Two artists’ receptions are scheduled during the run of the show: Friday, November 16, from 5 to 7 p.m. and Thursday, December 13, also from 5 to 7 p.m.
Colorful New Works by Milt Denny - October 12 and 13, 2012
Apres by Milt Denny
Painter Milt Denny unveils colorful new works in celebration of the grand opening of his Wazee Union studio in the RiNo Art District at an open house on Friday and Saturday, October 12 and 13. Milt’s new paint-behind-acrylic works are featured at studio pricing during a preview on Friday from 4 to 6 pm and again on Saturday during RiNo’s Second Saturday festivities from 3 to 11 pm, when there will be a drawing to win one of Milt’s paintings. On both days, Milt will demo his paint-behind-acrylic technique.
The offbeat Wazee Union, located at 3501 Wazee, just off Brighton Boulevard, is one of RiNo’s funkiest creative communities. The building is a former manufacturing plant that, in its various incarnations, has been a warehouse, a glass bottle manufacturing facility and, during wartime, a staging place to move supplies onto railroad cars. Redeveloped by the Space Creators, Wazee Union houses 61 studios and is home to more than 100 people working in the creative arts.
People Connect at Paris on the Platte - October 5 through November 10, 2012
Blue Light Special by Daryl Price
Creative people have been connecting with one another at Paris on the Platte throughout its 26 year reign as Denver’s ‘best old coffeehouse,’ a tradition that has inspired a group show featuring five Colorado artists who celebrate the connections. Strategically placed on the walls of the LoDo institution’s café, bar and live music venue, an exhibition of two- and three-dimensional works ranges from the lighthearted to the intense. They reflect the young artists, musicians, poets and creative thinkers who, since 1986, have been sharing fevered dreams and discussing ideas long into the night, upending bottomless cups of coffee at a joint that’s open until 1 a.m. most nights and 2 a.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. Making their connection at Paris on the Platte for this exhibition are mask maker Phil Eastwood, mosaic artist Krystie Rose Millich and painters Elke McGuire, Daryl Price and Marla Sullivan. “People Connect at Paris on the Platte” runs from October 5 through November 10, with an opening reception on Friday October 5, from 5 to 7 p.m., at 1553 Platte Street in Denver.