Abend Gallery

January 6 - 27, 2018

  • Opening Reception: Saturday, January 6th, 6-9pm
Jean Pierre Arboleda - Palabraz de Paz - Oil on wood

Abend Gallery is proud to present Fauna, a survey of the depiction of animals and wildlife in representational painting opening on January 6th 2018. Through captivating portraits, fantastical settings, and incredible technique, this group of artists present a look into the world of animals both real and imagined.

Abend Gallery
1412 Wazee St
Denver, CO 80202
Tue-Sat: 12:00 - 6:00 pm


s.legg: Animals

Alto Gallery

December 16, 2017 - January 27, 2018

  • Opening Reception: Saturday December 16th from 6-11pm
Alto Gallery will present a solo exhibition of work by s.legg entitled Animals, which will be a benefit show for the Maxfund Animal Shelter with 50% of all art sales going directly to support the shelter. Donations will also be accepted.

About Animals

Conceptual artist s. legg uses an array of diverse materials to examine human being's relationships with other members of the animal kingdom. His sculptures question the extent of our awareness and empathy for those outside out own species, while reminding us that we are all animals. About: s.legg lives in Denver, Colorado. He has exhibited work in Miami, Fort Lauderdale and Palm Beach as well as Denver and the surrounding area. His work can be viewed at www.sleggart.com.

Alto Gallery
4345 W. 41st Ave.
Denver, CO 80212
Thu - Sat: 12 - 7pm


Unseen by Rowan Salem and K. Vuletich

Art Gym Gallery

January 4 - 27, 2018

  • Opening reception with the artists: Thursday January 4 from 5-8 pm
  • Workshops with artist K. Vuletich will take place on Saturdays, January 13, 20, & 27 from 10am-2pm
Unseen 17 EmailArt Gym’s second annual Create Award Residency presents performing artist Rowan Salem and mixed media artist K. Vuletich. UNSEEN features two distinct bodies of work by emerging artists, both of which deal with themes of subjective experience, and the ways in which some stories and some aspects of reality are hidden, while others are revealed.

Take a Piece and Leave a Piece: Art Making Workshop with K. Vuletich

K. Vuletich presents "Take a Piece and Leave a Piece," an art-making workshop. Bring a piece of clothing and transform it into a piece of art. Workshops will take place on Saturdays, January 13, 20, & 27, 10am-2pm. Free and open to the public. K. Vuletich's recent body of artwork is inspired by her work at Urban Peak, a local homeless shelter for teens.

Art Gym Denver
1460 Leyden St.
Denver, CO 80220


Leigh Cabell: Vanish

Artists on Santa Fe Gallery

January 3 - 29, 2018

  • 1st Friday Art Walk - January 5, 6-9 pm
  • 3rd Friday Collectors’ Evening - January 19, 5-8 pm
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January: a month of new and exciting beginnings at Artists on Santa Fe! We will feature environmental artist, Leigh Cabell who is trying something different. She will create a 3-D construction and assemble it in the gallery every Friday afternoon during the month until it is finished. Stop in to see the process and progress that Leigh accomplishes and you will be truly amazed!

Artists on Santa Fe is a gallery with working artists' studios located in the heart of the Art District on Santa Fe. It's an engaging environment where visitors can interact with professional artists and view work in progress.

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


in SITu: 3 Exhibitions Centering on Chairs

From the Artist’s Perspective (Main Gallery)

Chairs from Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art (Theatre Gallery)

Arvada Center

January 18 – April 1, 2018

Roger Reutimann - M Chair - Item 134; part of the in SITu Art Chair Auction

This January, the Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities hosts in SITu, three gallery exhibitions that explore the artistic potential of chairs. A Latin term, in situ means: “in its original place” or “in position.” In the Upper Gallery, 50 artists transform 50 IKEA IVAR chairs into works of art as part of an Art Chair Auction. In the Theatre Gallery, chairs from the Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art will be on display featuring a selection of designer chairs from the museum’s collection. And in the Main Gallery, From the Artist’s Perspective shows the interactive connection between an artist and their studio chair.

Also on view around the Center is Victory by Stephen Farland and Brian Sartor, massive soldier statues made entirely of handmade chairs and chair parts. in SITu opens January 18 with a free public reception, and runs until April 1, 2018. The exhibitions are sponsored by Lutheran Medical Center.

50 of IKEA’s IVAR chair were generously donated by IKEA Centennial for artists to transform. These wooden chairs have been turned into sculptures, art objects, and re-imagined functional chairs, and will all be offered for auction throughout the duration of the exhibition. All proceeds from the auction will benefit the Arvada Center Exhibitions program and will help keep our galleries free.

Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities
6901 Wadsworth Blvd.
Arvada, CO 80003
Mon-Fri: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sat: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sun: 1:00 - 5:00 PM


Read more: Arvada Center: in SITu: 3 Exhibitions Centering on Chairs

Second Annual No Show

Bitfactory Gallery

January 19 ‐ March 8, 2018

  • Opening Reception: Third Friday, January 19th 6 p.m. ‐ 10 p.m.
  • Featured artists: Amy Lee Lummus, Anna Marie Mead, Art by 13, Branden Fichter, Bruno D'Anna, Charly Fasano, Chuck Chowen, Jason Cope, Joshua Finley Perle, Sharon Healy, Steve Blakley, Vincent Cheap, W. Max Thomason
No Show will feature works from fourteen local artists. The exhibit will cover genres from natural realism to pop art and disciplines from painting to photography to graphic design and many more. No Show is an opportunity for both artists who have shown and artists that have not shown before to get their work on display for the public to view.

Bitfactory Gallery
851 Santa Fe Dr
Denver, CO 80204
Gallery hours: Tuesday through Saturday 11:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m., and by appointment


We Are Here: Women’s Caucus for Art, Colorado Chapter, Member’s Exhibition

Core New Art Space

January 25 – February 11, 2018

  • Opening Reception: Friday, January 25, 6 – 9 PM
  • Closing Conversation: Sunday, February 11, 2 – 4 PM
The Women’s Caucus for Art was founded in 1972, and the Colorado Chapter, founded in 1990, is celebrating its 28th Anniversary. There are currently over 25 members in the Colorado group with a mission 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, printmaking

For more information about the Colorado Chapter, please visit http://www.wcaco.org 

CORE New Art Space
900 Santa Fe Drive
Denver, CO 80204
Gallery Hours:
Fri: Noon-9 pm
Thu/Sat: Noon-6 pm
Sun: 1-4 pm


On the Street with Bill Cunningham

Colorado Photographic Arts Center (1070 Bannock St, Denver, CO 80204)

January 12 - February 24, 2018

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Image Credit: Landon Nordeman

The Colorado Photographic Arts Center has partnered with The New York Times to present On the Street with Bill Cunningham, an exhibition celebrating the career of iconic fashion photographer Bill Cunningham. The public is invited to a free opening reception at CPAC on Friday, January 12, 6-9 pm, featuring special guest Tiina Loite, a photo editor who worked closely with Cunningham in the New York Times’ Style section. Cunningham was best known for his candid photographs of stylish women and men on the streets of New York. A Harvard University dropout, he was first a designer of women’s hats before moving on to writing about fashion for Women’s Wear Daily and the Chicago Tribune. He began taking candid photographs on the streets of New York City, and his work drew the attention of The New York Times with a 1978 picture of Greta Garbo in an unguarded moment. He worked for the New York Times until his death in June 2016 at age 87.

Colorado Photographic Arts Center
1070 Bannock St
Denver, CO 80204


Open Space: The Finite Frontier

Curtis Center for the Arts Greenwood Village

January 6 - February 24, 2018

  • Opening Reception: Saturday January 13th from 6-8pm
  • Curated by Robin Whatley, Program Coordinator at the Art Students League of Denver
  • Curator's Talk: Saturday January 27th from 1-3pm
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Rick Dula "Mile High Construction"

The American West, once the uncharted, undiscovered territory is not without its limitations. This picturesque open landscape is now shared with man’s footprint of overdevelopment, industrial pollution and destructive mining practices. On the contrary, the ever-growing city brings us modern day conveniences, cutting-edge technology, infrastructure and anthropological opportunities. This exhibition explores the wild frontier juxtaposed with the urban habitat, and how we as humans both resist and rely on these finite environments. Artists included in the exhibit: Rick Dula, Sharon Feder, Chandler Romeo, Sarah Winkler, Beau Carey and many more.

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


Sangre Colorado: Carlos Frésquez Mid-Career Survey

Curated by Cecily Cullen, Managing Director / Curator of CVA

Center for Visual Art

January 12 - March 24, 2018

  • Opening Reception: Friday January 12, 6–8pm; Music by DJ Dizzy D
  • Carlos Frésquez Artist Talk: Wednesday, March 7, 5:30pm
  • Closing Reception and Poetry Reading: Saturday, March 24, 4–6pm; Join Carlos in a ceremonial repainting of the walls, erasing the temporary murals while reflecting on their content
  • First and Third Fridays: 6–8pm; Open for viewing and art making
  • Young Artist Studio: Mural Painting Tuesdays & Thursdays, January 9–March 22, 3:30– 5:30pm; Free and open workshops for ages 11-21
cvaCarlos Frésquez, The Cubist Cholo, Pastel and Color Pencil on Paper, 1992

Metropolitan State University of Denver (MSU Denver) Center for Visual Art (CVA) announces Sangre Colorado: Carlos Frésquez Mid-Career Survey, an exhibition that features work spanning forty years of the influential and prolific career of Denver’s own Carlos Frésquez. A celebrated Chicano artist, Frésquez’s work has been exhibited nationally and internationally and is held in major collections. In his paintings, prints, and installations Frésquez honors his Chicano background and pulls in varied influences from punk and pop culture to modern masters, blending visual and cultural cues with both reverence and humor.

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


Read more: CVA: Carlos Frésquez

The Wrong Biennale and DATELINE present: Light Lite Coin


January 3 - February 9, 2018

  • Opening Reception: Wednesday January 3 from 6-11pm
  • Curated by Coleman Mummery
  • See the online exhibition and more at http://www.lightlitecoin.info
  • Featuring: Sasha Gymn, Klara-vincent Novotna, Lara Joy Evans, Irene P Tello, Alexander Lee Page, Manuel Minch, Sam Jorgensen, Nick Jorgensen, Glenn Young, David Atlas, Tristan Bryant, Ike Clateman
DATELINE presents Light Lite Coin, a group show of digital and net art in conjunction with The Wrong: Digital Art Biennale. This exhibition is a physical iteration of the Light Lite Coin pavilion, part of many online pavilions housing thousands of digital and internet artists from around the world. The exhibition is curated by Coleman Mummery.

Light Lite Coin can be best described by its curator as "self-help for collective paranoia" and brings together some of his internet idols, most of whom are artists exploring the human condition of living in a post-internet age. Light Lite Coin will occupy a physical space as well as online, and promises to be a unique art experience for all.
3004 Larimer Street
Denver, CO 80205
2018 Winter Hours: Saturday 1-5pm ; By appointment or by chance all other times


18th Annual Aurora Public Schools Art Educators’ Exhibit

Downtown Aurora Visual Arts

January 25 - March 16, 2018

  • Opening reception: Thursday January 25th from 4 pm to 7:30 pm
TaylorPeterson GenesisTaylor Peterson - Genesis

The exhibit features the professional artworks of Aurora Public Schools art educators. Some art teachers were inspired by the 2018 DAVA’s theme, crossovers between art and science of this year. The exhibit, coordinated by Deborah Nolasco, art teacher at Boston K-8, gives the opportunity to teachers to get together around their personal artwork and interests.

Making art on their own time allows teachers to be better teachers in the classroom, always inventing and researching new processes and ideas. “Over the years my art making and my teaching became interlinked by the same set of ideas. At this point my role as an artist is a fundamental element of my teaching and of the classroom experience of my students. Now we explore together as fellow artists.”- says Jon Olson, Art Teacher at Montview Elementary. For others, art is also created by a need to escape the daily demands of a teaching job: “Making my own work is my therapy. It allows me to drain all of the nonsense out and solely focus on creating.” Mark Manner, Ceramic Teacher at Aurora Central High School.

DAVA’s mission is to strengthen community through the visual arts with a primary focus on youth engagement. For more information about our programs, visit www.davarts.org.

Downtown Aurora Visual Arts (DAVA)
1405 Florence St
Aurora CO 80010
Mon-Fri: 10:00 am-5:00 pm or by appointment



Robert Burnier & Justine Hill

David B. Smith Gallery

In the project room: Tobias Fike: Stages

January 19 - February 24, 2018

  • Opening Reception: Friday, January 19th, from 6 - 8pm

RobertBurnierJustineHill(left) Robert Burnier, Maldekstramana Anĝelo (Duccio 1), 2017, acrylic on aluminum, 12 x 10 x 4 in. (30.48 x 25.4 x 10.16cm)
(right) Justine Hill, Misfit 12, 2017, acrylic and pencil on canvas, 24 x 18in. (60.96 x4 5.72cm)

Tobias Fike, Stages (detail), 2018, wood, paper, tape, electrical cord, LED lights, found objects, sound, dimensions variable

Featuring work from Chicago-based artist Robert Burnier, and New York-based artist Justine Hill in the main gallery, David B. Smith Gallery is proud to present a two-person exhibition of artists working across media, across the country.

Robert Burnier’s folded and twisted aluminum wall sculptures draw attention to spatial relationships and corresponding visual language, with meaning inadvertently following form. Each of Burnier’s works are titled in the manufactured utopian language Esperanto, which was conceived in the late 19th century in what is now Poland, in order to create a universal linguistic bridge between peoples. Materiality, manipulation, and chance come together in Burnier’s work, presenting both question and axiom.

The line between landscape and figure, painting and collage, foreground and background is crossed over and back again in Justine Hill’s enigmatic works. Hill’s irregularly shaped canvases burst with colors and textures, emphasizing gesture and intuitive mark making. Occupying a fluctuating space between loose representation and pure abstraction, Hill’s mixed media paintings act individualistically as distinct characters.

Together Burnier and Hill bring new takes on color, form, texture, and dimension to the main gallery. Contrast and convergence underscore chance relationships between works, where shapes and shadow echo and mimic one another, moving forward and back through layers and spaces, never seeking or arriving at a conclusion.

David B. Smith Gallery
1543 A Wazee Street
Denver, CO, 80202


Read more: David B. Smith: Robert Burnier & Justine Hill

Whimsy: Botanical Art & Illustration

Gates Garden Court Gallery at the Denver Botanic Gardens

November 19, 2017 – February 11, 2018

  • Reception: Sunday, November 19, 1-3pm
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Mary Ellen Cochran, In the Eye of the Beholder, watercolor and watercolor pencil, 2017

This juried exhibition featuring work from the Gardens’ School of Botanical Art & Illustration showcases playful, humorous and unusual depictions of plants—poetic license highly encouraged. Featuring a variety of media, these botanical illustrations are part of a well-established tradition of portraying plants for scientific purposes while rendering the beauty of the flora around us. Included alongside this lighthearted theme are works by 2017 graduates and certificate students of Denver Botanic Gardens’ School of Botanical Art and Illustration.

Denver Botanic Gardens
1007 York Street
Denver, CO 80206


It's a Colorful World

Denver International Airport Main Terminal Gallery (Level 5)

December 2017 - April 2018

Melanie Rothchild - Guten Tag Trails - Acrylic on panel - 48"x36"

For most of us, color plays an important role in the way we perceive the world. As children, we develop our understanding of the world establishing color associations with most of the things that we can touch, taste, smell and even hear.

Think of an apple...what color popped into your mind?
A rubber duck?
A swimming pool?
The grass under your feet?

As you continue on your travels, you will probably think of many more. The artists in this exhibit explore the several ways colors sit together, how they make us feel, and the impact the use of color has in our world.

"One color carries its own meaning. Two colors create a harmony. Three colors create something totally new.” - Inkyo Back

Michael Warren Contemporary is a leading contemporary art gallery in the Arts District on Santa Fe Drive in Denver. The gallery provides one of the largest bodies of salable art in the city representing 45 artists from around the country. Additionally the gallery consigns more than 5,000 fine art prints from internationally recognized artists whose work has been placed into museums around the world.


Read more: DIA: It's a Colorful World

SupaStore Human - We are the Product

Presented by Sarah Staton

Dikeou Pop-Up: Colfax

December 15, 2017 - February 28, 2018

  • Public reception and artist talk: Friday, December 15, from 6-8pm
  • A plaster casting workshop will be held prior to the opening on Thursday, December 14 from 6-8pm

Sarah Staton (born 1961) is an artist based in London, England, whose diverse practice melds sculpture, painting, architecture, design, publishing, fashion, and technology to create objects and spaces that are simultaneously aesthetic and utilitarian. Initiated in 1993, Sarah Staton's SupaStore started as a DIY art sale experiment that has transpired at dozens of museums, galleries, and alternative venues over the years, most recently at Midway Contemporary Art in Minneapolis. Over one hundred artists, ranging from up-and-coming contemporaries, unknowns, and established artists have had a piece they created for sale at the SupaStore. SupaStore Human - We are the Product reflects how technology and automation has impacted social interaction, commerce, and manufacturing. As the goddess of art, trade, handicrafts and wisdom, Minerva (in her many guises) has become the public face of the SupaStore and represents the classical origins of these now mechanized exchanges.

On Thursday, December 14 (6-8pm) Sarah will lead a plaster casting workshop. The castings will become part of the SupaStore Human installation. Please email your RSVP to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to secure a spot.

Join us for the official public opening of SupaStore Human - We are the Product on Friday, December 15 (6-8pm) with artist talk at 6:45pm. Both the workshop and the opening reception are free and open to the public. SupaStore Human will be on view through February 2018.

Dikeou Popup: Colfax
312 East Colfax Ave
Denver, CO 80213


Read more: Dikeou Pop-Up: SupaStore Human

Belleza Mexicana: Power of the Feminine in Mexican Art

Selections from the Abarca Family Collection

Emmanuel Gallery

January 18 - March 3, 2018

  • Opening Celebration: Thursday, January 18th from 6-8pm
Belleza Mexicana explores the central aspect of beauty in Mexican culture, investigating reverence and awe for feminine power in cultural, spiritual, familial, and religious visual expressions. Drawing from and in partnership with the Abarca Family Collection, one of the most important collections of Mexican Fine Art and Folk Art in the Rocky Mountain Region. The range of art includes paintings. photography, sculpture, and textiles.

Emmanuel Gallery
Auraria Higher Education Center
10th and Lawrence St Mall
Denver, CO 80204
Tue-Fri: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sat: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM


Michael Workman Solo Exhibition

Gallery 1261

January 6 - 27, 2018

  • Opening reception: Saturday, January 6th, 6-9pm
Helper, August Oil, 35.5 x 35.5"

Michael Workman is one of the major New American Tonalist painters; his use of color, texture and light create a balance between realistic and abstract interpretation. Following in the footsteps of his hero George Inness, Michael's works go beyond the visible surface of a landscape and seek an emotional-spiritual response from the viewer.

Gallery 1261
1412 Wazee St
Denver, CO 80202
Tue-Sat: 11:00 am-6:00 pm


Zach Reini: A Leaden Stride to Nowhere

Gildar Gallery

January 12 - February 18, 2018

  • Opening Reception: Friday, January 12th from 6-9pm
Pay Day Sleeve (detail) | 58 x 50 | Sharpie on canvas | 2017

The automated assembly lines churning out cultural ephemera are subject to the rogue factory defect, the hair out of place, the line gone astray. Try as one might some work gets recalled, destroyed, or shelved for some other time. Win some, lose the rest. The exhibition A Leaden Stride To Nowhere by Zach Reini is an exploration into the various points along that production line. Jerry-rigged machines attempt autonomous movement and their creator strives for machine precision. Provisional moments and remnants gain primary status. This iterative process marks the way towards an uncertain destination between success and failure, automatic and manual, product and artwork, a man and his devices.

About the Artist:

Zach Reini (b.1990) has gained notoriety for his paintings and sculptures that use a visual archive of popular and subcultural symbols in constant cycles of appropriation. Reini’s artwork has been exhibited in the US and Europe including solo and duo exhibitions in Miami, Chicago, New York, Kansas City, Milan and Denver. His works have been displayed in multiple art fairs including NADA New York and Miami as well as Material, Mexico City, ArtBo, Bogota, and Untitled Miami Beach. Reini has also had a solo institutional exhibition at the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art and was most recently featured in the exhibition Thief Among Thieves at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Denver.

Gildar Gallery
82 S. Broadway
Denver, CO 80209
Wed - Sat: 12pm - 6pm


Lost Pollinators: Mia Brownell, A. Mary Kay and Kara Maria

Goodwin Fine Art

January 12 - February 24, 2018

  • Opening Artist Reception: Friday, January 12 from 6 - 8 pm
Mia Brownell, Still Life with Sun Spots, oil on linen, 10 x 12 in.

Goodwin Fine Art is pleased to present an intimate body of work by three accomplished artists who share the common bond of current day environmental concerns. While the backdrop of their work is intertwined conceptually each approaches the theme in their own unique and personal way.

Goodwin Fine Art
1255 Delaware Street
Denver CO 80204
Tue-Fri: 11-6; Sat: 11-5


Read more: Goodwin: Lost Pollinators

Inspirations: Creating Mosaic Art

68 artworks by 18 members of Colorado Mosaic Artists

Highlands Ranch Library

January 13 - February 28, 2018

  • Opening Reception: Saturday January 13th from 2:30-4:30pmCMA
Highlands Ranch Library, 2nd Floor
9292 S. Ridgeline Blvd
Highlands Ranch, CO 80129


Bring Your Own Buddy Show

Kanon Collective

January 2018

  • Artists' Reception: Third Friday, January 19, 5-9:00 pm
Please join us for our BYOB Show, where our member artists have invited another local artist to show with them. This year's invited artists include: Anna Cash Mitchell, Dane Colfax Stephenson, Katie Hoffman, Jason Allen, Kim Anderson, Sharon Nicol, and Markham Maes.

As always, we will also have new work by our member artists, as well as jewelry, prints, and other affordable gifts in our back room boutique.

Kanon Collective is an artist-owned and operated gallery located in the heart of Denver’s Arts District on Santa Fe, featuring the work of a dynamic group of local artists.

Kanon Collective
766 Santa Fe Drive
Denver, CO 80204


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