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oil on canvas, 60″ x 48″


I am happy to have finished the largest painting I’ve attempted thus far and grateful for the advice of my trusted friend Dave Wyzenbeek that helped me see this to completion.”Majnun” will be debuting at Core New Art Space  on October 1, in a show titled “Ghosts” that I am sharing with the accomplished and gifted altered book artist Valerie Savarie.

I will be present all three Friday evenings of this three-week exhibit, on the 2nd, the 9th, and the 16th, from 6 to 9 PM. I hope you can come by, share a glass of wine, and let me know what you think of the new work.

If you’re interested in knowing more about the ancient story of the star-crossed lovers that inspired this painting, you can learn about Layla and Majnun here. And Eric Clapton once wrote some songs about them, too.

Where were you?

I haven’t much been here lately, but it has been a busy beginning to 2015. I was excited to participate in The Art of Winter exhibit at the invitation of Jennifer Mosquera. I had a blast painting my snowboard piece, which was displayed at DIA. KatieHoffmanAOWSnowboard I was flattered to be asked to show at Valkarie Gallery as a guest artist in the Resident Artists’ Gallery, at the invitation of Valerie Saverie. I’ll have 3 of my new paintings from the House that Jack Built series there through March 1. ThisIsTheFarmerSowingHerCor I am thrilled to have had “Because it is Bitter” accepted into Core New Art Space‘s national show, “Losing Love.” This show was juried by Niza Knoll, opens this Friday February 13 and runs through March 1. BecauseItIsBitter I have recently opened an Etsy Shop for my watercolors and small oils and have been immersed in trying to learn what the heck I’m doing there. Who says you can’t teach an old dog new Latin conjugations? At least, you can try. My shop is here. And finally, I’ve been remaking my website. The software I’ve been using for almost ten years is obsolete, so I was forced into a long-overdue rehaul. You can see the site, katiehoffman.com, here. It is still a work in progress but I’m having fun learning about Sandvox and what I can do with it. I hope your 2015 is off to a good start, wherever you are. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SpFvqibrURk


Oil on canvas, 30″ x 24″.



I open “Parables,” a show of new paintings at CORE New Art Space this week.

The opening reception is Friday April 19 from 6 to 9 PM.

If you’re in the area and feel inclined to come by and say hi, I’d love to see you.

The show runs from April 18 till May 5.

New Moon

My show at CORE  New Art Space is wrapped up. Sales were good. I’m grateful.

I have one painting, “Cabatisto” (pictured below) accepted into the juried “Red White & Blue” show that hangs at CORE from now until September 30th.

I need to pack & ship paintings and then- (really looking forward to this) switch gears and get into the groove of making some new  monotypes at the Art Students League of Denver in preparation for a show at Red Delicious Press.

Also, I’ll have a few small works at a double booth with my CORE New Art Space compadres at the 16th Street Mall Festival of the Arts. It is the inaugural year for this art fair. We’ll be at booths # O and #P on Friday, September 14 and Saturday, September 15 from 11 AM until 7 PM.

The Rat within the Grain

Photo credit: Terri Bell

The closing weekend of my show at CORE New Art Space – entwined with my four friends and fellow artists Meg Voigt Meersman, Terri Bell, Jon Koenigsberg and Lokken Liane, is approaching. Our last weekend will coincide with the popular Denver Art District on Santa Fe’s First Friday Art Walk. I am grateful to Susan Froyd for writing about the show on the Westword Blog, here.

I was skeptical when Terri Bell proposed that we mix our work together and hang it as a single exhibit. I usually feel that my work coordinates poorly with other people’s work. I always look like the turd in the punch bowl, the rat within the grain. Her instinct were right, though- the show is wonderful and I think it’s the best looking exhibit in which I’ve ever taken part. Thank you, Terri. I will not doubt your aesthetic premonitions again, and we at CORE are so fortunate to have you with us.

I am also grateful to Pat Cronin for inviting me to take part in the “Creatures” show, opening on First Friday on the other side of town at Zip 37 Gallery.


the show, opened at CORE New Art Space this evening.

It is a lovely show, juried well by Hilary DePolo.

Curating these shows and encountering the variety of personalities & egos involved is  always interesting. I am grateful for the folks who have softened the edges and made this a pleasure- my comrades at CORE most of all.

As for my own my work, I’ve been making teeny paintings geared toward the Art Students League of Denver’s Summer Art Market, happening on June 9 & 10.

But I have one roving eye toward the large paintings I hope to complete for my show at CORE late this summer-and my mind wanders to Robert Johnson at the crossroads. I am thinking about the devil.


My show at Zip 37 is over. I’ve taken the paintings away and prepared the gallery for the next artist. It’s been a good run and I sold 9 paintings between the two shows at CORE and Zip (essentially the same body of work on two different sides of town) as well as a handful of monotypes. I’m thanking whatever gods may be that smiled on me these past two months- but I’m especially thanking the good folks who like the work enough to fork over some money and take it home. (Maybe I can get that root canal & crown now.)


My next show is scheduled to open at Zip 37 on February 10, 2012. It wasn’t my first choice of date but I’ll work with it. I plan to do some reading and thinking about the sickness that is love in preparation for this show which falls around Valentine’s Day.




I have four weeks left to finish some big paintings for this show.

Progress in the studio is steady but slow. I am covered in paint and sweat. It isn’t pretty.

First Friday at CORE New Art Space

There will be a First Friday Art Walk reception for myself, Melissa Rackliff, Charlie Taublieb, and Stuart Codington Andrews this Friday July 2 from 6 till 9 pm.

Hope you can join us.

The show comes down Saturday the 3rd at 6 pm. CORE will be closed on Sunday, July 4.

Thank you

Gene Davis, for the kind and creative review in the  Denver Daily News.