May 31 - June 17: Linda Gleitz & Andrea Gordon

Opening Reception, June 1, 6-10pm

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Linda Gleitz presents “Social Structure” a multi-piece work consisting of 80 “buildings” about social justice on many different levels.  Linda calls it a “city” made of clay. The buildings average about 9 inches-ish. The buildings are full of people doing all of the nefarious and pleasant things that people do behind closed doors.  Linda will also show individual pieces that are part of her “army” of goddesses.  Their purpose is simply to bring compassion and beauty to our world.

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Andrea Gordon’s collection of work called “What’s Next” is about embracing change and taking chances.  The varied works reflect Andrea’s exploration of abstract painting from the past 3 years. Trying to be free and open throughout, she created groups completely different from one another using different techniques or sources of inspiration. Moving onto larger works, Andrea pushes the boundaries of color and pattern, most notably a 6’x8’ mural made of 24 separate pieces – each standing on it’s own while being part of the whole.  Most recently, large scale paper-mache sculptures and ceramics incorporate her unique style.

In the Annex - University of Denver Students

Opening Reception, June 1, 6-10pm

"Within" is an exhibition of art created by University of Denver students in an experimental workshop taught by Professor Deborah Howard.  In the course personal expression was strongly encouraged and students were free to work in any media.  Students had their own studios in a large classroom that was a community where the exchange of ideas flourished.  

"Within" explores childhood, memory, cultural identity and the natural environment.  Media and subjects include: portraits in ois, photo transfers on fabric, sculptures made of toys and animated digital media.

May 10 - 27 All That You Can Imagine - Mixed Media Show

Opening Reception:  May 11, 6-9 pm

A painting, a drawing, a sculpture... NO! It’s mixed media! It’s all of those things and more. Showcasing endeavors in assemblage, mixed media paintings, collage, sculpture and all that you can imagine. 

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Juror: Suzette Rosenthal

Suzette Rosenthal is a mixed media artist living and working in Broomfield, Colorado. She received her BA in Art from Cal State LA and is a recent transplant from Laguna Beach California.  While living in California, she exhibited for ten years at the prestigious Laguna Beach Sawdust festival and taught classes and workshops in mixed media. She has contributed instructional chapters to two publications available on Amazon:  “101 Mixed Media Techniques” (2014) and “Mixed Media Workshop” (2012)     Suzette continues to teach mixed media classes and workshops from her home studio in Broomfield and serves on the board of the Broomfield Art Guild.

Her work is unique and visually compelling. She is drawn to textures and likes to experiment with incorporating found objects and upcycled materials to create visual interest. Taking the cast-off objects of others and bringing new life and meaning to it is a driving force behind her inspiration.

This past year, Suzette has curated two shows at the Bricolage Gallery inside Art Parts in Boulder Colorado: “It’s a Small World – Miniature and Mail Art” and “Reused Refuge”

In the Annex - Victoria Kwasinski & Joyce Nielsen

Opening Reception:  Friday, May 18, 6-9 pm

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“Dazzle & Jazz” features artists Victoria Kwasinski and Joyce Nielsen who take an intuitive approach to abstract painting, using color and structure in variegated and expressive ways. Victoria explores energy, rhythm and movement as unspoken dialogue with the viewer and Joyce examines the aspects that different mediums in contemporary art and how that process can both hint at fun and whimsy while conveying seriousness. 

April 19 - May 6: Lori Dresner, Ketty Devieux & Susan Hazaleus

Opening Reception:  Thursday, April 19, 6-9 pm

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Between the Lines - Lori Dresner

Repetitive patterns have been the focus of my sculptures and pottery.  But recently, intrigued with imagery and storytelling, I find myself moving in the direction of drawing on vessels; their forms like a blank canvas with shape.  Influenced by ever-changing events in the world; floods, fires, mudslides and colorful politics, while not favorite subjects, are sometimes reflected in my drawings which are a delicate balance of fantasy and reality.

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Feeling Blue - Ketty Devieux

“Feeling blue” is a collection of blue artworks created by Ketty Devieux over the past 10 years on canvas, paper and textile. The versatility of hues of blue to express, by means of different techniques, a wide variety of emotions (longing, nostalgia, loss, exuberance, serenity, trust etc.) as well as spiritual aspirations of the soul, and dreamlike fantasies, is made evident.  It’s a journey through memory and consciousness.

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Silicon Shrine - Susan Hazaleus

Celebrate your devotion to your electronic devices through a visit to the Silicon Shrine.  A glittering installation where you can experience the power and voice of the great god Si, pray for intercession to repair your failing operating system and purchase actual relics from the first cosmic explosion which created our binary universe. 

In the Annex - Super Predators - Liebre+Ferry

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Opening reception Friday, April 20, 6-9pm

Photography reimagined, digitally scratched and gesturally designed, unbounded pieces and sculptures evoking nature. Complemented by precise geometric paintings projecting playfully colorful daydreams of strength and erupting violence. Viewers will encounter an adult-themed take on cartoonish characters mixed with geometric robots and rabbits along with delightful provocations of traditional norms. This colorful collaboration between these two friends poses the question who is predator and who is prey.  

 

Emmanuelle Auzias & Jen Herling: March 29 - April 15, 2018

Opening Reception: March 30, 6-9 pm

Turquoise Variations - Emmanuelle Auzias

Emmanuelle Auzias explores turquoise, a color that intuitively finds its way into her abstracts and associated in several cultures as therapeutic in its protective properties and helpful in reconciling grief with positive mothering and controlled nurturing. Green relates to the heart chakra and blue to the voice which aptly fits this powerfully emotive work that is a genuine conversation about personal emotions and observations. Additionally, Emmanuelle shares her latest mixed-media collages inspired by traditional French free-speech satirical comments on current events. 

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Savage Calm - Jen Herling

Jen Herling’s doll like figures and portraits tell enigmatic and emotive stories. Her work evokes magical dreamscapes depicting a flair for innocence with a dark twist. “Savage Calm” consists of new work highlighting a slight shift towards realism, including a deepening understanding of space, light, and color. Woven throughout her exhibit are themes of surrender, perseverance, and spirituality. 

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In the Annex - Lisa Purdy

Ms. Purdy’s pieces for this exhibit are made from water-based oils on watercolor paper.  She interweaves bold uses of color and lines to create an almost three dimensional quality. These smaller scale works represent a new style for Lisa in comparison to her large-scale abstract oils for which she is well known. Award winning Ms. Purdy has been juried into numerous exhibits around the state, including the State Capitol, Denver International Airport, and the Botanic Gardens.

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WOW: March 8 - 25, 2018

Opening Reception:  March 9: 6-8 pm

The WOW show has been a  Denver metro-area tradition for over 25 years.  Artists of all skill levels and media are represented.  Come to the gallery and experience the cacophony!

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Jeanette Chinelli & Terrilynn Moore: February 15 - March 4

CORE New Art Space presents two solo shows in the main gallery February 15  – March 4

Opening Reception:  February 16, 6-8

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This new body of work by Jeanette Chinelli titled "Arms Backs Legs & Seats", moves from quiet, understated restrained imagery to explosive, dynamic compositions.  From dense interplay of pattern, vivid color and wallpaper motifs they become the backdrop for the subjects in Chinelli’s art where the chair is the stand in for the human form. Chinelli is currently attending the University of Denver working on a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree.

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Terrilynn Moore’s organic, soul searching compositions,  “Working from the Guff”. She draws from the ancient spiritual meaning of the word “Guf” or “Guph” as that creative, amorphous space inside each of us where art begins; that place where souls are quickened into being.  “For me, the Guf is that internal space full of wonder and fear; hope and despair; goodness and evil.

Women's Caucus for Art - Colorado Chapter, Member's Exhibition, January 25 - February 11, 2018

OPENING RECEPTION: Friday, January 25, 6 – 9 PM

FIRST FRIDAY ART WALK: Friday, February 2, 6 – 9 PM

CLOSING CONVERSATION: Sunday, February 11, 2 – 4 PM

The National organization was founded in 1972. The Colorado Chapter was founded in 1990, and is celebrating their 28th Anniversary. There are currently over 25 members in the Colorado group.  Our mission is to create community through art, education, and social activism by supporting women artists, by creating leadership opportunities, and by offering exhibition opportunities.

Artistic mediums represented by members of the group in this show are painting, drawing, mixed media, sculpture, watercolor, fiber/textiles, photography and printmaking

For more information about the Colorado Chapter, please visit our website: www.wcaco.org, or our National website: http://www.nationalwca.org/

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EnCore - CORE Members Show: January 4 - 21, 2018

Opening Reception:  January 5,  6 - 9 pm

Please join us as we kick off the new year with “EnCore”, an intensive look at the work of the talented members of  an artist run co-operative gallery.  Core is located in the heart of the arts district and will host the opening reception on January 5, 2018 from 6-9 pm. 

The diversification of art on display will be a visual feast for all attending and a must see. Each member has their own creative vision which is the pinnacle of the work that will be exhibited. The CORE members are a well seasoned group of artists.  

Drawings defining detail, kinetic art in motion, rich radiant paintings that  embrace the contemporary and ceramics that breathe color.  With over 30 pieces on display,the viewer will not be disappointed.

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Urban Landscape: December 7 - 23

Opening Reception:  Friday December 8th, 6-8 pm

An exploration of the urban landscape in works depicting cityscapes, architecture and candid street scenes.  Expressions of visceral feelings about the vibrancy of the city: the smells, the streets, the walls, the skyline and the relentless activity.

Juried by Robert Spooner

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In the Annex:  Lakewood High School Drawing and Painting Students taught by Gwen Ahlers

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Susie Biehl, Emmanuel Auzias, Jude Barton, Susan Hazaleus, Jen Herling, Austin Howlett & Jim Riggins November 16 - December 3rd

Opening reception is Friday, November 17th from 6-8 PM. 

  Susie Biehl’s  “Discards: Man and Nature” is an exploration of the accumulation and remains of man-made objects and plant based discards. Her fascination with the footprint of both man and nature provides the inspiration for this eclectic collection of rejected material which are then artfully and sometimes whimsically displayed in collage and assemblage

Susie Biehl’s “Discards: Man and Nature” is an exploration of the accumulation and remains of man-made objects and plant based discards. Her fascination with the footprint of both man and nature provides the inspiration for this eclectic collection of rejected material which are then artfully and sometimes whimsically displayed in collage and assemblage

  Emmanuel Auzias  “Abstract Postcards from the Seashore” are images inspired by the seashore of the South of France. Her paintings invite the viewer to share a place and a moment in time from her life and her memory with the desire to evoke a response and summon the viewer to engage in a conversation with her art and with herself as the sender.

Emmanuel Auzias “Abstract Postcards from the Seashore” are images inspired by the seashore of the South of France. Her paintings invite the viewer to share a place and a moment in time from her life and her memory with the desire to evoke a response and summon the viewer to engage in a conversation with her art and with herself as the sender.

  Jude Barton’s  “Chasing Kandinsky” series draws on the principle of color and form as an outward expression of an inner content. In her exploration of non-objective forms she uses a spiritual vocabulary of which Kandinsky speaks in his treatise “Concerning the Spiritual in Art”.  

Jude Barton’s “Chasing Kandinsky” series draws on the principle of color and form as an outward expression of an inner content. In her exploration of non-objective forms she uses a spiritual vocabulary of which Kandinsky speaks in his treatise “Concerning the Spiritual in Art”.  

  Susan Hazaleus  creates work that is ephemeral, unexpected and particularly interactive. Her work employs a variety of media including traditional materials along with more contemporary objects processes and materials such as electronic, microcontrollers, video, light, sound and kinetic components with light and movement.

Susan Hazaleus creates work that is ephemeral, unexpected and particularly interactive. Her work employs a variety of media including traditional materials along with more contemporary objects processes and materials such as electronic, microcontrollers, video, light, sound and kinetic components with light and movement.

  Jen Herling’s  mythopoetic dreamscapes express universal themes of isolation, loss and grief balanced with innocence, hope and strength. With a flair for innocence juxtaposed with a dark twist, her decidedly feminine figures are enigmatic and emotionally provocative.

Jen Herling’s mythopoetic dreamscapes express universal themes of isolation, loss and grief balanced with innocence, hope and strength. With a flair for innocence juxtaposed with a dark twist, her decidedly feminine figures are enigmatic and emotionally provocative.

  Austin Howlett’s  work is driven by a desire to invite the viewer into an emotional connection of vulnerability. His figurative images illustrate a connection and unity with the world through emotion and the comfort of the nature which surrounds them.  He challenges the viewer to participate in an empathetic attitude with their own vulnerability.

Austin Howlett’s work is driven by a desire to invite the viewer into an emotional connection of vulnerability. His figurative images illustrate a connection and unity with the world through emotion and the comfort of the nature which surrounds them.  He challenges the viewer to participate in an empathetic attitude with their own vulnerability.

 Jim Riggin’s ink work stems from a loose stream of consciousness that is driven by the process itself. The result of fine detail and intricate patterns evoke an alternate time and place. A closer look at the patterns and images within images delights the viewer with surprises and discovery.

Jim Riggin’s ink work stems from a loose stream of consciousness that is driven by the process itself. The result of fine detail and intricate patterns evoke an alternate time and place. A closer look at the patterns and images within images delights the viewer with surprises and discovery.

Gina Smith Caswell & Lisa Corine von Koch: October 26 - November 12, 2017

CORE Member show features Gina Smith Caswell, Lisa Corine von Koch and the Women’s Caucus for Art, Colorado Chapter.

In the main gallery, Gina Smith Caswell’s Guardians, will feature oil paintings of family, friends and pets while in contrast, von Koch’s exhibition, The Nomadic Womb —or— Adventures in Narcissism — or — A Brief Hysteria of Histrionic Behavior, spans one year of paintings depicting her performances of the Cosmic Nun and more. Much more.

In the Annex, The Women’s Caucus for Art, Colorado Chapter will be presenting Metamorphosis, a national juried exhibition juried by Bobbi Walker owner of Walker Fine Art Gallery in Denver. 

Opening Reception: Friday, October 27, 6-9 PM

 Gina Smith Caswell

Gina Smith Caswell

 Lisa Corine von Koch

Lisa Corine von Koch

Tracey Russell & Suzanne Kramer: October 5 - 22, 2017

Tracey Russell explores the honesty, beauty and complexity of expressive, deliberate, and subconscious mark making in her show entitled, Modifiable Mark. Using wood panels, graphite and oil paint, and by spontaneously following suggestions of line, texture, and pattern, a hint or implication of a thought or experience is created.

Suzanne Kramer’s “Untamed” was inspired by a recent trip to Africa that was so transformative, she was compelled to explore the visual and emotional aspects of the experience on canvas.

Opening Reception: Friday, October 13, 6-9 PM

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Tracey Russel

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Dog & Pony Show: Sept 14 - October 1, 2017

The definition of a Dog & Pony show is that it is “often over-staged performance, presentation, or event designed to sway or convince public opinion for political, (or less often) commercial ends." This national open entry show proves to be all that and more. From hundreds of entries from all over the country, juror Doug Kacena has selected pieces ranging from over the top political to circus-y fun, welcome to the “Greatest Show …. in Denver”.

Opening Reception: Friday, September 15, 6-9 PM

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Bruce Clark & Judy Horowitz: August 24 - September 10, 2017

CORE Member show features Judy Horowitz and Bruce Clark

Bruce Clark’s "20 New Paintings" integrates digital photography and oil painting that moves intentionally towards complete abstraction with some surprising results and visually challenging imagery. 

Tattoo Series by Judy Horowitz is about individual expression where the body becomes the canvas and the images say something about the person which can often contradict or conflict. 

In the Annex: David Dunbar, The One-line Artist

Show dates: August 24 - September 10, 2017

Opening Reception: Friday, August 25, 6-9 PM

 Bruce Clark, "Light"

Bruce Clark, "Light"

 Judy Horowitz, "Sleeping Tattoo Man"

Judy Horowitz, "Sleeping Tattoo Man"

In the Annex: 

David Dunbar, The One-line Artist

Earl Chuvarsky & Donny Dixon: August 3 - 20, 2017

Things Fall Apart.  A new series of paintings by Earl Chuvarsky documenting current events, the artists daily life, the absurdity of modern politics, and childhood nostalgia.

For Carrion, the title of Donny Dixon's new works, he is burning the canvas along with other techniques and mediums, to provoke response from both himself and the audience.

Opening Reception: Friday, August 11, 6-9 PM

  Chuvarsky,   Coal, Guns, Freedom, Money

Chuvarsky, Coal, Guns, Freedom, Money

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Dixon, Carrion

Contemporary Abstraction July 13 - 30

CORE New Art Space presents a look at Contemporary Abstraction with artwork juried from entries nationally.

Gallery Hours: 
Thursday & Saturday 12-6 pm
Fridays 12-9 pm
Sundays 1-4 pm

Artist Reception:  Friday, July 14. 6-9 pm

Abstract art uses a visual language of shape, form, color and line to create a composition which may exist with a degree of independence from visual references in the world. Western art had been, from the Renaissance up to the middle of the 19th century, underpinned by the logic of perspective and an attempt to reproduce an illusion of visible reality. The arts of cultures other than the European had become accessible and showed alternative ways of describing visual experience to the artist. By the end of the 19th century many artists felt a need to create a new kind of art which would encompass the fundamental changes taking place in technology, science and philosophy. The sources from which individual artists drew their theoretical arguments were diverse, and reflected the social and intellectual preoccupations in all areas of Western culture at that time.

Please attend the reception for the artists and enjoy viewing the latest trends in abstract art from artists working in a variety of media.

Juror – Karen Roehl

Originally from Montreal, Canada, Karen Roehl began her art career in Denver as a graphic artist. After twenty successful years an independent designer, she decided to fulfill her ultimate goal to become a fine artist. Fully committing to her ambition, she re-entered university to study painting at CU Denver, graduating with a BFA and top honors in 2007.

 "Scapes", Bruce Clark, Oil and Digital Media on Canvas, 2017

"Scapes", Bruce Clark, Oil and Digital Media on Canvas, 2017

New works by Rolf Helland & Ketty Devieux

Gallery Hours: 
Thursday & Saturday 12-6 pm
Fridays 12-9 pm
Sundays 1-4 pm

Hellands's oil paintings and drawings reflect his fascination with destructive forces on the urban landscape based on images that he finds through the media while Devieux's "Dislocation/Recollection" mixed-media works are intuitively painted or stained with ink, gouache or acrylic on paper canvas or carton.

 Rolf Helland

Rolf Helland

 Ketty Deveaux

Ketty Deveaux

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Ketty Deveaux