is approaching quickly. It will be happening on June 9 & 10 (Saturday & Sunday) from 10 AM until 5 PM each day. The Market stretches from 1st to 4th Ave, and from Logan Street to Sherman Street. A good cure for the summertime blues.
I will be sharing booth # 33 with the wonderful Claudia Roulier.
I’ll have paintings like the now finished “Embracing Chaos” available, as well as monotypes.
You can find a list of more than 260 participating artists here.
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Tagged 20th anniversary, Art Students League of Denver, Claudia Roulier, Katie Hoffman, picture in a frame, Summer Art Market, Tom Waits
As February 10, the opening date for my solo show at Zip 37 (preemptively conceived of and titled as “Lovesick”) approached, I realized the 50 unfinished canvases in my studio were nowhere near becoming 50 finished canvases. Or even 20. Or 10.
I have been painting every day. Really. But winter is never kind to my psyche. Worrying, sleeping and moping consumes a lot of time. Progress is slow and inertia is a harsh mistress.
I never want to half-ass a new solo by hauling out older stuff, so I was in quite a dither and moaning about this to friends when it occurred to me- like the zen koan about the guy who goes out riding on his horse for the purpose of finding a horse- I have friends. (Or at least, people willing to talk to me:) Some of those friends make art. And some of them make art about love, at least sometimes.
Et voila- “Lovesick” will include the work of nine of my favorite Colorado artists, exploring the madness that is love. There will be paintings, drawings, sculpture, photography, book arts and printmaking.
I am grateful to Penney Bidwell, Heather Doyle-Maier, Sarah Haney, Sara-Lou Klein, Lokken Liane, Claudia Roulier, Valerie Savarie and Susan Vaho for saying yes. And I am excited about this show, opening on February 10 and running until February 26 .
Posted in art, contemporary art, Denver, drawing, fine art, new art, painting, sculpture
Tagged Claudia Roulier, heather doyle-maier, joe cocker, lokken liane, lovesick, penney bidwell, sara-lou klein, sarah haney, susan vaho, valerie savarie, with a little help from my friends, zip 37
In preparation for the Art Students League of Denver’s Summer Art Market, I’ve been finishing as many small paintings as possible.
“Spit in the Wind,” 10″ x 10″.
“First Flight,” 5″ x 5″.
“The Beast Bows,” 6″ x 6″.
“Summer Bride,” 5″ x 5″.
“Voice of Reason,” 5″ x 5″.
“The Storyteller,” 6″ x 6″.
“Mountain of Gief,” 5″ x 5″.
“Plenty of Fish,” 5″ x 5″.
“The Joker,” 5″ x 5″.
“Pupae,” 5″ x 5″.
I’ll be sharing booth # 24 with Claudia Roulier, one of my favorite artists in Denver.
We are coming up on the second of two blue moons that we’ll have this year.
I don’t know what the odds are of having two blue moons in a year, and my geekery level isn’t high enough this evening to find out.
I’m too busy trying to paint a Mexican wrestler.
Good news- a trio of great shows at CORE New Art Space. Opening tomorrow with an artists’ reception on Friday evening, this show features three artists at different points in their careers, working in different genres.
All three are gifted and dedicated artists, and I recommend you come to see this show if you can.
My friend Claudia Roulier, is one of the three artists in this show. Claudia makes me feel like an underachiever; she is so prolific and talented, and her (often delightfully creepy) work is a must-see!
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Tagged blue moon, Claudia Roulier, CORE New art space, Craig Marshall Smith, Donny Dixon
There is another attractive juried exhibit currently showing in Denver at CORE New Art Space. The Dog and Pony Show, juried by Craig Marshall Smith and curated by Claudia Roulier, called for artwork depicting animals in any media. I was happy to have a couple of pieces accepted into the show, including “The One-Horse Town,” shown above. My personal favorites from the show were Skyler McGee’s large, loosely worked, breathtaking canvases just inside the gallery’s front door.
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Tagged animal art, art, art exhibit, Claudia Roulier, CORE New art space, Craig Marshall Smith, Denver, dog and pony show, horse, Katie Hoffman, one horse town, painting, Skyler McGee