Layers of Existence

Featuring: Sabin Aell, Mark Penner-Howell, Meagen Svendsen, Peter Illig, Farida Hughes, Gail Folwell

Walker Fine Art

November 8, 2019 - January 4, 2020

  • Opening Reception: Friday November 8th from 5-9pm
Peter Illig

In an increasingly global society, questions of identity and existence are being explored as never before. While our uniqueness and individuality can leave us feeling isolated, a myriad of commonalities unite us in the collective experience. Join Walker Fine Art for LAYERS OF EXISTENCE, a group exhibition in which six distinctive artists hope to celebrate and value human differences through inner awareness and outward empathy, as we contemplate the complexities of identity.

Walker Fine Art
300 W. 11th Ave (11th and Cherokee)
Denver CO 80204
Tue-Sat: 11:00 am - 6:00 pm


Karma & Faith

The Chancery Art Space

November 1, 2019 - February 7, 2020

  • Opening: Friday, November 1 from 5-8pm
In this exhibition, Artists Karma Phuntsok and Faith Stone explore the traditions of Buddhist Tibetan thangka paintings through a Contemporary re-framing of this ancient art form. Karma layers his thangka paintings with influences from Aboriginal Australian artmakers. Faith's work is deeply rooted in a desire to preserve this beautiful and meaningful Tibetan cultural expression.

Come discover the long history of this artistic tradition with guests Curator Sarah Magnatta, Ph.D., and Artist Faith Stone who will be available to answer any questions you have about the history, philosophy, symbolism and meaning of these works.

We are blessed with such breathtaking works in our inaugural exhibition and invite you to join us to experience the joy and wisdom of these two incredible artists.

The Chancery Art Space
1120 Lincoln Street, Suite 150
Denver, CO 80203
Monday - Friday 11am - 6:30pm 


Substructure and Narrative: Multi-Media Work by Merry Cox and Jamie Lang

Plinth Gallery

November 1 - December 20, 2019

  • Opening Reception: First Friday, November 1 from 6pm-9pm
CoxMerry Cox "Fender" ceramic, glaze, found metal parts" 26" x 15"

Our last exhibition for 2019, "Substructure and Narrative" features the work of 2 artists, Merry Cox and Jamie Lang. Both are mixed media artists using ceramic based materials in different ways.

Salida based artist Merry Cox has been involved with making art for many years, ranging from hand-painted functional ceramics, paper and fabric items, and currently, to mixed media sculptural objects. Combining detritus scavenged locally with brightly glazed ceramic birds, these 3-dimentional collages are her interpretations of the imagined narratives of others. The artist's work " gives new life to someone's old things, folding them into my ideas of the wild, the open and the uninhabited just to make the world slightly more joyful." Concerned with a sustainable future, her work is grounded in the outdoor environment. She recognizes the co-dependence of different species, such as pollinators, bees, and human kind to the survival of our planet.

Jamie Lang is a mixed media artist living in St. Paul Minnesota. He works with adobe, a dried brick made with sand, clay, straw or grass. He forms the adobe into thick tiles or bricks, and uses them as modular elements for creating larger pieces. The surfaces are painted with layers of encaustics, which are pigments mixed with hot wax. Layers of this material are built up, parts subtly removed, more material added, photo images layered into the wax, all deftly worked to evidence a worn appearance. The artist "examines notions of time and memory," referencing architectural structures and ornamentation in urban/rural landscapes.

Plinth Gallery Curator Jonathan Kaplan notes that "there is a common thread that winds through both artists work, place making and home. Whether it is by using "the discarded details of people's lives" as in Merry Cox's multi-media constructions, or Lang's adobe constructions that evidence " passage of time and the burying and recovery of memories," the reference to place and home is both subtle yet obvious."

Plinth Gallery
3520 Brighton Blvd.
Denver, CO 80216


Instructor Showcase

Curtis Center for the Arts

November 2 - December 28, 2019

  • Opening Reception: Saturday, November 2, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Instructor Showcase will feature works from instructors currently teaching classes at the Curtis Center for the Arts in a wide variety of mediums and styles. This exhibit will also display smaller works form the artists that will be priced for the holidays.

Curtis Center for the Arts
2349 East Orchard Road
Greenwood Village, CO 80210
Monday - Friday: 8:30- 4:30; Saturdays - 10am - 4pm


Barbara Gal: Old Men

Next Gallery

November 1 - 17, 2019

  • Opening reception: Friday November 1st from 6 to 10pm
  • Final Friday Party: November 15th from 6 to 10pm

Men have always been important in my life. I was raised by an amazing father. I have a mob of sons, grandsons, brothers, in-laws, uncles and cousins. Perhaps the topic of another project. This show is about some of the other men in my long life - husbands, friends, teachers, lovers and mentors who had a part in making me the woman I am today. These men were in my life for a few months, a few years or half a century.

On display will be handmade and altered books, art I made for and about them, art of theirs from my collection, and other valuable and not so valuable objects. It has taken me a lifetime of collecting, and many months of sorting, scanning, printing, and creating, to assemble an exhibit that will tell this part of my story. Barbara has been a member of NEXT since 2011. She is a photographer and maker of artist books.

The Exhibition: When I was nineteen and engaged to be married, I looked forward to a partner for life, a marriage “til death do us part”. It became obvious very early on that this was not going to happen, but I hung on for 12 years before I got divorced. In the more than half-century since, I have been lucky and unlucky to have had many men in my life, rather than the one forever man of my young dreams. When my last long relationship ended a few years ago, I decided to look at these husbands, friends, teachers, lovers and mentors, to figure out what I had learned, what I had gained, and what I had lost with each one. I sorted through years of slides, photos and digital images. I dug out old art from my collection in storage. I plowed through boxes labeled “60’s,” “70’s,” “80’s,” and “Letters.” For the record, I keep way too much stuff! Finally I opened the infamous box labeled “OLD MEN,” which has been the dumping place for valuable stuff and sentimental junk for many years. Then I began the work of creating this show. Some of the books were already done, some of the art already framed. Other books had been started and set aside to be finished later. Some books found their forms as what I had saved fell into place. Some of this work was easy and fun. Some was difficult and sad. These men were part of my life for a few months, a few years or half a century. Four of them have died, one while I was working on his book. Others I lost track of years ago. But each had a part in making me the woman I am today. For better or for worse.

NEXT Gallery
6851 W. Colfax Ave.
Denver, CO 80214
Fri: 5-10pm; Sat/Sun 12-5pm


Dia de los Muertos Celebration

Pirate: Contemporary Art

Friday November 1st, 2019, 6 to 10 PM

Exhibit runs October 18th through November 3rd, 2019

  • 6:00 pm - Aztec Dancers
  • 7:00 pm - Kid's Piñata
  • 7:30 pm - Procession followed by Fire Dancers
  • 9:00 pm - Adult Piñata
Pirate has hosted a gathering of artistic celebration honoring Dia de los Muertos for 37 years, becoming an established metro-Denver tradition. Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, is a joyous occasion when the memory of ancestors and the continuity of life is celebrated. It is considered a time of cheerful celebration rather than one of mourning. This family-friendly event features Day of the Dead-inspired art and handmade altars plus Aztec dancers, piñatas, drinks, and more. There will a candlelight procession beginning at Pirate and meandering through 40 West Arts District to honor the dead.

Celebrate Pirate: Contemporary Art’s annual Day Of The Dead show in Lakewood’s 40 West Arts District. Please visit Edge Gallery, Next Gallery, Core New Art Space, Lakewood Arts, Gallery of Everything, and 40 West Arts while you are in the neighborhood.

Featured for the duration of the show are altars honoring the dead assembled by local families and schools as well as artwork by K-12 schools from both Denver and Jefferson counties.

Pirate: Contemporary Art
7130 W 16th Ave
Lakewood, CO 80214


32nd Annual Holiday Exhibition

Artists on Santa Fe Gallery

November 1 - December 30, 2019

  • 1st Friday Art Walk: November 1 from 6-9pm
  • Sunday Brunch at the Art District on Santa Fe: November 24 from 11am-3pm
2019 11 Holiday Show
The winter holidays will soon be upon us and the festivities will begin. Be prepared this season, if you aren't already, and finish your gift shopping now to avoid that last-minute hectic rush. Artists on Santa Fe Gallery + Studios has a huge variety of specialty handmade items that will be perfect for your family and friends. Stop in and have a leisurely look at our fantastic array of functional and decorative art.

We will be displaying paintings, ceramics, photography, jewelry, and sculpture. Join us during the week and on 1st and 3rd Fridays for fun evenings at our gallery. While you’re visiting us, explore two floors of studios inhabited by thirty artists working in a variety of media. Visit with the artists and see what's happening at Artists on Santa Fe Gallery.

Artists on Santa Fe Gallery
747 Santa Fe Drive
Denver, CO 80204
Mon-Fri: 10-5; Sat: 10-4


Fall 2019 MSU Denver BFA Thesis Exhibition

Center for Visual Art

November 1 - 30, 2019

  • Opening reception: Friday, November 1 from 6-8 pm
msubfaThe Fall 2019 MSU Denver BFA Thesis Exhibition marks the culmination of MSU Denver studio art and communication design students’ education. Graduating students will present their thesis work across one exhibition opening November 1 on view through November 30, 2019.

MSU Denver’s BFA Thesis exhibitions are held bi-annually at the Center for Visual Art located in the heart of Denver’s Arts District on Santa Fe Drive offering students valuable exposure to the broader local arts community. These dynamic exhibitions offer a chance to see some of MSU Denver's best and brightest emerging art and design talent.

The exhibition features the work of 21 artists and designers including: Monique Archuleta, Alexandra Dirksen, Annamarie Dunn, Erin Graboski, Visi Herman, Bradley Kramer, Julie Le, Amber Likun Song, Benjamin Myklebust, Margaret Pollock, Cheyne Potter, Jesse Pudillo-Davila, Sean Reifman, Grace Rink, Helen Rivera, Krystle Ruiz, Kristin Smith, Shaina Smith, Megan Stevens, Hans Wendlant and Jasmine Wynter

MSU Denver BFA graduates explore a variety of social issues in their exhibition including themes around identity, addiction and social interaction. Visitors are invited to interact with select installations and explore their understanding of current issues through work created in diverse media including ceramics, communication design, painting, photography and sculpture.

The Center for Visual Art is a division of the MSU Denver Art Department which is dedicated to providing students an unparalleled urban learning environment and a strong sense of community within the local art scene. In addition to hosting the BFA Thesis exhibitions, the Center for Visual Art contributes to MSU Denver’s status as a higher education art program in Colorado that maintains accreditation from the National Association of Schools of Art and Design. Learn More

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


Beasts of Burden: New Paintings by bunny M

Leon Gallery

October 26 – December 21, 2019

  • Opening Reception: Saturday, October 26th from 7pm - 11pm
Leon is proud to announce the largest solo show to date in Denver of the works of bunny M. beasts of burden is the culmination of a three year period of study from the prolific fine artist, painter, and vandal, who rarely exhibits in the gallery setting.
buny M Artist Statement:

Elemental, archetypal, and numinous, these paintings emerge from the subconscious realm of duality. M considers them to be animistic entities, desirous of interaction with you. They are drawn to our plane to surprise, enchant, and ultimately, uplift.

bunny M is a fine artist, painter, and vandal born in the streets of New York City in 2008. An enduring figure in the underground urban art world, M’s intricately hand-painted works have been discoverable for a decade in NYC, Denver, San Francisco, New Orleans, Paris, and London to name a few. The scope of creation includes murals, wheatpastes, along with studio work on paper, wood, and reclaimed materials.


1112 East 17th Avenue
Denver, CO 80203
Gallery Hours: Wednesday - Friday 10-6pm; Saturday + Sunday: 12-5pm


Katherine Johnson, Rachael Amos and Nolan Tredway

Edge Gallery

October 25 - November 10, 2019

  • Opening Reception: First Friday October 25 from 6-10pm
KJohnson Enduring
  Katherine Johnson - Enduring, 30” x 24”, acrylic

Katherine Johnson: Things as They Are

Beginning spontaneously opens the opportunity for expression of the unconscious. Looking focuses on cues for the direction the work needs to take. Acceptance means supporting what is already there to its own conclusion.

RAmos Roots
Rachael Amos - Roots 17” x 27”, pastel

Rachael Amos: In the Earth: Seeds, holes, cracks, streams, roots, human traces

Quite recently I realized that for about 30 years, a constant theme in my work has been things buried, sunk, inserted, or abandoned in the earth. It seemed to me that it would be interesting to see several of these pieces, including current work, together, thus this show which is part retrospective

Nolan Tredway - Wood Numen Mixed media monoprint on wood 6” x 9” 2019

Nolan Tredway: Portraits from the Rykobian Panpsychic Expeditions

For 13 years Alexandr Rykobi lived a state he called "panpsychic communion with the florapersonae." During this time, the floral numina of the area began to propogate delegates to speak with Rykobi, as the early root system had its limitations. These exploratory forums began to be known as the Garden Sessions. They varied in length and frequency, with some lasting several days. When autumn ended, Rykobi would furiously fill dozens of journal pages with notes and sequences detailing his encounters. These portraits are based on his notes from the first expedition.

Edge currently has openings for Full and Associate Members. See Edge's Fence Art Installation on the 40 West ArtLine:

Edge Gallery
6851 W. Colfax
Lakewood, CO
Thu: 1-5pm, Fri: 5-10pm, Sat/Sun:12-5pm


Claudia Roulier and Michelle Lamb: The Night Circus

Core New Art Space

October 25 - November 10, 2019

  • Opening reception: Friday October 25, 6-10pm
  • Halloween building bash: Saturday October 26, 6-10pm
  • First Friday Day of the Dead Reception: November 1, 6-10pm
  • All three receptions are costume themed, so trick out or not, treat yourself to food, libations and a raffle chance to win an original piece of artwork
Come one come all step right up marvel at the curious and magical art by artists Claudia Roulier and Michelle Lamb

Roulier’s work features a post-apocalyptic place where darkness and unease dominate a world with no rules. Where up is down and down is nowhere to be found. A place filled with the mysterious, the curious, black magic and strange rituals. Where no one person, animal or thing is innocent.

Lamb’s work features a post-industrial carnival where cannily crafted assemblages reinvent a world with new rules. Where what is below rises above, where the insides are out, and where nature melds with machinery. A place filled with intriguing riddles. Where the obsolete is guilty of beauty.

Core New Art Space
6851 W. Colfax Ave. (inside Pasternack’s Art Hub)
Lakewood, CO 80214
Friday 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Saturday 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Sunday 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM


Colorado Local

Millers & Rossi

October 25 - December 1, 2019

  • First Friday Artist Reception: November 1st 6-9pm
Our intent at Millers & Rossi is to showcase art which helps us feel connected to our humanity in an ever more urban and digital world. The spaces we live in and the ways we interact are evolving and influencing our mindset in ways we might not even realize. Millers & Rossi seeks to represent artists who explore the convergence of personal perspective and our collective experience of this evolving society. We believe that art remains critical to exploring our spectrum of emotion, connection with history, culture, familiar objects, places, the natural world, the present, and each other. Our space aims to welcome and embrace the artists that look these issues in the eye.

We asked local artists to submit their artwork if the above statement spoke to them. Out of over 200 art submissions, this exhibition is the result. Please, enjoy our sampling of the diverse talent and perspective from within the front range.

Artists: Behnaz Ahmadian, Baltazar Alvarado, Heather Booghier, Ginger Bowen, Earl Chuvarsky, Benjamin Clemens, Rick Dallago, Cat Davis, Jessica Day, Annie Decamp, Alyse Dietel, Naomi Edelberg, Aimee Fink, Sandy Friedman, Karen Kaiser, Tyler Knapp, Monika Lemmon, Amy Lummus, Magical Trash Mountain, Emmanual Manolukas, Noelle Miller, Nicole Morrish, James Overstreet, Sarah Palmeri, Elizabeth Peck, Michael Phippen, Annie Pieper, Elissa Quist, Joy Redstone, Paige Scheuermann, Hana Shoup, Jaqueline Schuler, Jeanne Takada, Ayla Thayer, Lynda Tygart, Becca Waugh, Brenda Wyman

Millers & Rossi
3542 Walnut St
Denver CO 80205


Interference: new work by Collin Parson

Entropy: work by Angela Faris Belt

Michael Warren Contemporary

October 15 – November 23, 2019

  • Opening Reception, Friday, October 18 (5-8pm)
  • First Friday Art Walk, November 1 (6-9pm)
  • Third Friday Art Reception, November 15 (5-8pm)
Collin Parson's new work examines the "interference" fringes created by the moiré effect, in which similar but slightly overset patterns are overlaid over each other with differing size, angle, or spacing causing a fascinating perceptual effect. This exhibition continues Parson’s ongoing exploration with light, space, and perception.

Born and raised in Colorado, Collin Parson currently serves as the Director of Galleries and Curator for the Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities in Arvada, Colorado and is a former member at the historic Pirate: Contemporary Art cooperative and alumni of the artist residency program at RedLine Denver. Parson received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theater Design and Technology with an emphasis in Lighting and Scene Design from the University of Colorado at Boulder and earned his Master in Arts in Visual Culture and Arts Administration from Regis University in Denver. His creative work involves the control of light, pattern, and color to create perceptual light and space works. Growing up in a family of artists, Collin is proud to be continuing educational and creative traditions.

Michael Warren Contemporary
760 Santa Fe Drive
Denver CO 80204


Aaron Zulpo: The Ski Series

Visions West Contemporary

October 18 - November 20, 2019

  • Opening Reception: Friday, October 18th, 6-8pm
Aaron Zulpo, The Last Day (luckily), 2019, oil on linen, 69 x 89 inches

The paintings were created during Visions West Contemporary’s inaugural artist-in-residence program and took Zulpo across ski hills and ski towns in Montana and Wyoming. This series portrays a family’s ski vacation with a background story of theft and mystery simultaneously unfolding in the background.

The story of the “A Ski Series” includes repeated characters, engaging in these ski trip activities. “Though they are in the story, it isn’t really about them”, Zulpo says. While these landscapes will feature the essence of a memory or experience, the use of light and atmosphere are the key elements that the artist will be exploring. To achieve these, Zulpo will use his previous experience with plein-air painting to capture a moment in nature before translating that onto a larger scale work.

Zulpo’s playful style of painting encourages the viewer to place themselves within the story, feeling captured becomes a curious story. The natural landscape incites a familiarity in people who have grown up taking ski trips. Zulpo doesn’t focus his work on the intricacies of reality, rather his take on landscape is an archetype, imbuing a strong a sense of place in his paintings.

Visions West Contemporary
2605 Walnut St.
Denver, CO 80205


Terry Decker and Lydia Riegle

D’art Gallery

October 17 - November 10, 2019

  • Opening Reception: Friday October 18 from 6 – 9 pm
  • Sunday Art of the Brunch on Sunday: October 27 from 11 am - 4 pm
dartThe third exhibition cycle for the D’art Gallery features two concurrent solo exhibitions: “Gems of the West” and “Soulprint” by two member artists, Terry Decker and Lydia Riegle. Terry Decker and Lydia Riegle will give Artist Talks on their process and inspiration in creating their work on Sunday, November 10 from 1:30 – 2:30 pm.

D'art Gallery
900 Santa Fe Drive
Denver, Colorado



Featuring the work of Katharine McGuinness, Lynda Ladwig & Sophia Dixon Dillo

Mai Wyn Fine Art

October 11 - November 9, 2019

  • Third Friday Opening Reception: Friday, October 18th, 5:00-8:00pm
Mai Wyn Fine Art
744 Santa Fe Dr.
Denver, CO 80204


New works by Jeanne Trueax

Kanon Collective

October 18 - November 10, 2019

  • Opening reception: Friday, October 18, 6-10 pm;  DJ Set by TimeScale
  • Friday, October 25 from 6-10p: Wine & Cheese Reception
  • Saturday, October 26 from 6-10p: Pasternack's Art Hub Halloween Party, Nightmare on Colfax
  • Friday, November 1 from 6-10p: First Friday FUN with Dia de los Muertos event
Please join us on October 26 for Nightmare on Colfax, an evening of spooky, interactive Halloween and Art fun! Activities include a monstrous art raffle, costume contest, mask making, cookie decorating, a photo station with props, and readings from Madame Bonediva’s Psychic Cartomancymancy. We have a performance from the amazing band Red Echoes scheduled, as well as a DJ for the evening. Come out and celebrate Art and Halloween with the galleries of Pasternack’s Art Hub!

Kanon Collective is an artist-owned and operated gallery located in the heart of the 40 West Arts District in Lakewood, featuring the work of a dynamic group of local artists.

Kanon Collective
6851 West Colfax Avenue (inside Pasternack's Art Hub)
Lakewood, CO



The Dairy Arts Center

October 18 - December 1, 2019

  • Opening Reception: Friday October 18 at 5pm
Kathleen Probst

Land affects all of us. From the moment we take our first steps to the realization that the land we walk on may not actually belong to us, the place where we settle, grow, and become who we are shapes us in unexpected and often unbelievable ways.

Artists, in particular, have always been drawn to the grandeur of the land and have been able to interpret and scrutinize it with honed detail in many different forms. Some artists connect to the earth through physical touch and interaction, performing on top or within a landscape, while even more artists use traditional methods of creation to process the landscape that surrounds them. With Grounded, the Dairy Art Center focuses on three distinct approaches to artists reacting to their landscape.

In the MacMillan Family Lobby extended through the Hand/Rudy Gallery is artist Sonja Hinrichsen. Presented primarily through photographic documentation, Hinrichsen’s ephemeral Snow Drawings “accentuate natural features and emphasize the sublime beauty” hidden beneath the freshly fallen snow of the sites she chooses or is invited to work with. Often collaborating with a large group of public volunteers, Hinrichsen guides groups in the creation of snow drawings, created through walking looping paths with snowshoes in fields of snow or on frozen lakes.

In the Hand/Rudy Gallery, Hinrichsen traces the looping, man-made lines from her various snow drawings over the years. Through a series of performances, Hinrichsen traces images of the projected landscape, while documenting the performance. Building upon each performance she projects the documentation and traces the relief on top of the evidence of the prior. The layered work that is left within the gallery space is an artifact of observation, physical connection to the land, and feels topographical in nature.

The Polly Addison Gallery takes a different approach to landscape with the hard-edged fiber abstractions of Idaho-based artist Kathleen Probst. Her works are interested in pairing down a composition to the most essential elements, showcasing the artist’s intricate quilting technique and hand-dyed fabric. With forms reminiscent of icebergs, jutting mountain peaks, and folded origami sculpture, Probst subverts these sharp, powerful objects in a softened, welcoming way through her use of color and material.

ReCalling Re/Call in the McMahon Gallery, guest curated by Louise Martorano, Executive Director of Redline Contemporary Art Center in Denver, invites six artists to reflect on their own work in connection to the land. Created almost a year ago, Re/Call, created by Martorano and Mary Caulkins, asked a group of artists to lead the public through a weekend of performance, interactive sculpture, discussion, and reflection within the sprawling landscape of Fairplay, CO.

This exhibition invites a selection of these artists back into a gallery space to present similar works for a different audience. Artists of the bARTer Collective ask us all to publically consider and share our personal relationship to the land, while artist Eileen Roscina Richardson utilizes natural materials found in her personal landscape to create kaleidoscopic sculpture paired with closely observed illustrations. Artist Gregg Deal collaborates with his daughter to create Invisible Loss Movement, a performance work that eliminates all color, flair, and music from a tribal powwow, only leaving behind a black, silent placeholder for the audience that is invited to watch. Climate research scientist Tyler Jones, asks his viewers to consider the sound of climate change through various one-on-one interviews that he presents via sound and video installation.

Grounded will open on October 18th, starting at 5:00 pm. At 5:30 pm a brief introduction and discussion of the works on view will be made. At 6:00 pm the second of three performances by exhibiting artist Sonja Hinrichsen will begin. The reception is an opportunity to meet and mingle with the artists and curators. Live music, light fare for attendees, plus drinks available for purchase. All receptions are free and open to the public.

Artist Sonja Hinrichsen will be hosting a series of three public performances as part of her exhibition. Please join us Thursday, October 17th, Friday, October 18th, and Saturday, October 19th at 6:00pm for her performances.

Dairy Arts Center
2590 Walnut St
Boulder, CO. 80302


New Paintings by Helene Strebel and Phyllis Rider

Sync Gallery

October 17 - November 9, 2019

  • Third Friday artists' reception: October 18th from 6-9pm
  • First Friday Art Walk: November 1st from 6-9pm
  • Art of the Brunch: Sunday October 27th, 11am-3pm
Phyllis Rider - “Heart of the Matter”; Solarplate Relief Etching on Arches 88 paper; framed 24” x 24"

Helene Strebel primarily paints in her studio, rarely using reference material other than her own thoughts and dreams. She combines techniques of drawing and painting on paper and canvas surfaces.

Despite classical training, she strives to capture her own voice and personal style in her work.

Abstract art uses a visual language of shape, form, color and line to create a composition which my exist with a degree of independence. Abstraction indicates a departure from reality. Helene’s work is open for interpretation, and that is one of the beautiful things about it. Conceptual art gives you the freedom to explore the artwork and assign your own meaning of a piece. Understanding conceptual art is easy; all it requires is an open mind and a big imagination.

Phyllis Rider’s new works explores a mono print process called Solarplate Relief Etching.

Phyllis has been a printmaker for over 20 years, and although most of her prints have been monotypes, she loves learning new ways of printmaking. These new pieces challenged her with a process she was not familiar with, but excited her about the possibilities. As with all new processes, it had it challenges, but she likes the figuring out of the do’s and don’ts of such projects. Working with Solarplate master Dan Welden last year inspired her to explore the working with the sun process.

The results for these new works reflect a variety of ways she could use her Solarplate relief etchings along with her monotype knowledge to achieve a finished product she was pleased with—abstract by design with line and color being the dominating factors.

Phyllis hopes to educate the viewer about her new mono prints on paper with Solarplate relief etchings overlays and the unique colorful results.

SYNC Gallery exhibits a variety of contemporary abstract and conceptual works by a collective of emerging and established artists. Each month select members display exciting work with a wide freedom of expression. Located in the Art District on Santa Fe in Denver – known for its vibrant arts scene – SYNC Gallery has become a destination for art lovers.

Sync Gallery
931 Santa Fe Drive
Denver, CO 80204
Thu: 1-4pm
First & Third Fridays: 6- 9pm
Sat 12-4pm


Winter Is Coming

Valkarie Gallery

October 16 - November 10, 2019

  • Opening Reception: Saturday, October 19, 5 - 8:30pm
  • First Friday Art Walk: Friday, November 1, 5 - 9pm
  • Featuring: Karrie York, Miki Harder, Carol Bork, Dan Oakleaf, Mike Kloepfer, Nicole Grosjean and Valerie Savarie
Karrie York, "King Slayer", acrylic on canvas, 20"x20", $200
Karrie York, "King Slayer", acrylic on canvas, 20"x20"

An art tribute to the ever popular book and tv series Game of Thrones, we bring you Winter Is Coming. From landscapes to dragons and a three eyed raven or two, this show is sure to delight fans of this series.

Valkarie Gallery
445 S Saulsbury St
Denver, CO 80226
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Sandra Chevrier: "Cages and the Fallen Flags"

Mirus Gallery

October 18 - December 21, 2019

Mirus Gallery Denver ​is pleased to present the solo exhibition of Sandra Chevrier, Cages and the Fallen Flags. Opening reception will be Friday, October 18th from 7-10 pm, and the exhibition is free and open to the public for viewing through December 21, 2019. The artist will be in attendance.

Sandra Chevrier is a canadian contemporary / pop urban artist, known for her captivating portraits of women from The Cages series. Born in 1983, Chevrier got her Bachelor’s degree in visual and media arts from UQAM – L’Université du Québec à Montréal. As a self-taught artist, Sandra Chevrier first fell in love with art as a kid, to her; Art rapidly became a language on its own. At first, she drew sketches of eyes, all the time. This initial obsession is highly visible in her present work. Sandra likes to describe herself as a “gaze collector” and her work; a dichotomy or a dance between power and fragility, freedom and captivity, the poison and the cure. Her work is exhibited internationally and her artworks are now in the collections of art collectors all over the world.

Mirus Gallery
1144 Broadway
Denver, CO 80203
Open Tuesday-Saturday 12-6pm or by appointment 


Nude vs. Naked

Art Gym Gallery

October 10 – November 1, 2019

  • Co-curated by Lori Hellstrom and Elke McGuire Opening reception: Thursday, October 10, from 5-8 PM
  • Including works by Michael Dowling, Brenda LaBier, Wendi Schneider, Noah Sodano, and Ouida Touchon
Curatorial statement:

“The exhibition Nude vs. Naked came about after thinking where we, as artists, draw the line between experiencing being nude versus naked and how we define those lines. Through discussion about these two words, we came to realize that we differed in our definition of each. As we visited the studios of the artists and selected the works, we asked them to think about what the terms Nude and Naked mean to them and decide WHY they created the piece(s) we selected.

“The exhibition spans a wide variety of works. Medium, gender of the artist, gender of the sitter, art historical references, etc., all play a part in the motivations from each artist exhibited. After these conversations and exploration of this theme, we have concluded that there truly is no right answer to what it means to be ‘nude vs. naked;’ that the drive behind these definitions is at the heart an emotional one attached to each individual’s experience.”

Food for the opening will be provided by Damaris Ronkanen, owner of Cultura Chocolate. Cultura Chocolate have been members in the Maker’s Kitchen at Art Gym for three years, and we are thrilled to celebrate their success with their soon to open chocolate factory and cafe in the Westwood neighborhood of Denver.

Art Gym Denver
1460 Leyden St.
Denver, CO 80220


Lim Ok-Sang

Art Students League of Denver

October 11 – November 29, 2019

  • Opening Reception: Friday, October 11 from 5:30 – 8:00 PM
Guest curated by local contemporary artist Sammy Lee, this exhibit features a collection of international works from acclaimed Korean artist, LIM Ok-sang, who critically engages folklore, the people and politics in his work.

Art Students League of Denver
200 Grant Street
Denver, Colorado 80203
Mon-Thu: 8:30 AM - 9:30 PM
Fri: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Sat: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM


Green Gra$$

Featuring artworks by Dionne Lee and Sofía Córdova

Lane Meyer Projects

October 11 - November 12, 2019

  • Curated by Tatiana Mateus
  • Opening reception: Friday October 11 from 6 pm - Late
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Lane Meyer Projects is pleased to announce Green Gra$$, curated by Tatiana Mateus, featuring works by Dionne Lee and Sofía Córdova. The show features photographic images, collages, found objects, and video projections that unpack the double entendre of the title: the impact of capitalism on the natural environment. Progressing from Lee’s to Córdova’s works, the installation reframes biblical retellings of humankind’s birth, struggles and destruction in light of historical and contemporary events and their relationship to the climate crisis that threatens our existence.

Dionne Lee’s practice is grounded in a dialogue with current environmental and race issues through the use of found historical images. Her photographs are often sourced from nature magazines and books from the 1950s to the late 1970s—a time marked by the proliferation of idealized images of the natural world as well as heady explorations beyond our planet. Sofia Córdova’s work, on the other hand, uses a mixture of sci-fi and magical realism to imagine a dystopian future that comes as a result of our failure to address the current climate crisis under conditions of late capitalism.

Some of the works in the exhibition question how we behave as owners of the land we inhabit, while others make us wonder how long the extraction mentality of capitalism can actually last before an irreversible decline of natural landscape and wildlife. Taken together, the works in Green Grass highlight the issues that arise when humanity sees itself as something separate from nature, trying to control and explore it in the pursuit of economic power and the accumulation of wealth. Overall, these works invite us to think about our relationship to the natural environment—how we consume it as free resources to be owned, gifted, sold, and exploited.

Dionne Lee (USA, b. New York, NY, 1988) received her BAFA in Fine Arts from Alfred University, Alfred, NY and her MFA from California College of the Arts in San Francisco, CA. Lee has held solo exhibitions at the Interface Gallery, Oakland, CA (2019); and LightSource, San Francisco, CA (2018). Her work has been exhibited at venues including Silver Eye, Pittsburgh, PA; CTRL+SHFT, Oakland, CA; LAND AND SEA, Oakland, CA; Embark Gallery, San Francisco, CA; Aggregate Space, Oakland, CA; Coulter Art Gallery, Palo Alto, CA; Mills College, Oakland, CA; California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA; NoPlace Gallery, Columbus, OH; Borderline Art Collective, San Francisco, CA; San Francisco Arts Commission Main Gallery, San Francisco, CA; Queens Museum, Queens, NY; DTA, New York, NY; Fused Space, San Francisco, CA; Debtfair (participating artist), a project of Occupy Museums, Whitney Biennial 2017, Whitney Museum, New York, NY; Root Division, San Francisco, CA; International Center of Photography, NY, NY. Lee was a 2019 SECA Award finalist. She currently lives and works in Oakland, CA.

Sofía Córdova (USA, b. Carolina, Puerto Rico, 1985) received her BFA from St. John’s University and the International Center of Photography and her MFA from California College of the Arts. Córdova has held solo exhibitions at Kate Werble Gallery, New York, NY (2018); ASU Art Museum Project Space, Tempe, AZ (2017); City Limits Gallery, Oakland, CA (2017); Pro Arts, Oakland, CA (2015); Royal Nonesuch Gallery, Oakland, CA (2014); and PlaySpace Gallery, San Francisco, CA (2011). Her work has been exhibited at venues including Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA; Vincent Price Art Museum, Los Angeles, CA; Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, CA; Mills College Museum of Art, Oakland, CA; the Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco, CA; Abrons Arts Center, New York, NY; MEWO Kunsthalle, Memmingen, Germany; San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, San Jose, CA; Southern Exposure, San Francisco, CA; The Luminary, St. Louis, MO; Richmond Art Center, Richmond, CA; La Peña Cultural Center, Berkeley, CA; SOMArts, San Francisco, CA; SFMOMA, San Francisco, CA; Sonoma Museum of Art, Sonoma, CA; and the International Center of Photography, New York, NY. Cordova was a 2019 SECA Award finalist. She currently lives and works in Oakland, CA.

Lane Meyer Projects
2528 Walnut Street
Denver, CO 80205
By appointment or evenings 4-8pm