Columbine's Dan Augenstein was featured live, this time giving Fox31 anchors a quick painting lesson.
Congratulations to Columbine's Daniel Augenstein whose painting is featured in the April Southwest Art Magazine story on the Colorado Governor's Art Show & Sale
As the only show in Colorado that features both established and emerging artists based in the state, the Governor’s Art Show kicks off on Friday, April 28, at the Loveland Museum/Gallery. It’s more than just the finest Colorado painters and sculptors coming together in one exhibition—there are also live music performances, flash mobs, opera singers, a plein-air festival, bagpipers, and more. The Governor’s Art Show is celebrating its 26th year thanks to sponsorship from the Loveland and Thompson Valley Rotary Clubs, with net proceeds from the exhibition going to local youth and community organizations. John Kinkade, a co-chair of the annual show, says the mission of the event is twofold: “We aim to support our local community in need while also introducing Colorado residents to their artists,” he says. “We have so much artistic talent in our state to share.”
The festivities begin on Friday, April 28, with an opening gala and sale from 5 to 9 p.m. preceding the public opening on Saturday, April 29. Other highlights include Saturday artisan exhibits on May 6, 13, and 27 and a plein-air festival and auction throughout downtown Loveland on May 20. Kinkade says the aim is to make the whole event “festive, fun, and participatory.”
This year’s show features artwork in every kind of style, from traditional western themes to abstract ideas. There’s something for everyone, as each artist is invited to bring four pieces to the exhibition, totaling more than 230 works on view. And while there are many notable returning and established exhibitors, exactly 50 percent of the participants are new to the event—due, in part, to a blind jury made up of new committee members each year. The show bestows 10 awards of merit and a Best of Show award.
Among the 300 artists who submitted work to be juried, Sabrina Stiles, Nancy Wylie, Pem Dunn, and Richard Schilling are just a few of the 55 artists selected. Mark Andrew Bailey, Karen Storm, Lora Witt, and Don Hamilton, all of whom won individual awards of merit last year, are returning. Noteworthy artists Alyson Kinkade and Jane DeDecker collaborated on a piece last year that was named Best of Show in a unanimous vote for a sculpture for the first time ever. They’ll both be returning as well. Finally, James Biggers, an Estes Park-based artist, has participated in the event every year since its inception—and this year will be no different for the landscape painter.
This is Jane Hunt’s first time participating in the Governor’s Art Show. The Denver-based impressionist submitted her oil COLORADO SUMMER, choosing to focus on the dramatic sunset while minimizing the majesty of the mountains in the background. “There’s a lot of artists in the event that I admire,” Hunt says. “It will be nice to get together with Colorado artists and share that connection.” —Katie Askew
This story was featured in the April 2017 issue of Southwest Art magazine. Get the Southwest Art April 2017 print issue or digital download now–then subscribe to Southwest Art and never miss another story.
It's been an exciting couple of years for NSG artist's Ted Fleming and Sherry Tipton. They have purchased land in Greece where they frequent to carve marble at International stone symposiums, then got married, and now they're closing on a house in New Orleans, a place Fleming has deep roots. We're eager to see this classic New Orleans courtyard filled with the couple's neoclassical stone sculptures. Shop their work online here.
"We've been trying to get back there for many years, so it's a dream come true for us. New Orleans has been my family home for about 10 generations, so it's good to be going home." -Edward Fleming
Columbine Gallery was pleased to help this year's Colorado Governor's Art Show with a mini Art Tour so that Loveland's downtown eateries can promote the art community and the show's activities this May.
The Governor’s Art Show committee hosted downtown businesses and partners showing off some of the behind-the-scenes aspects of art-making so that together, we can showcase Loveland's thriving art community to residents and visitors..
Columbine Gallery's John Kinkade served breakfast and Bloody Mary's then gave tours of Art Castings of Colorado, and DeDecker Sculpture Studio, ending with lunch at Origins. Special thanks to Joe from City Limos for driving everyone. And thanks to our Downtown Loveland Partners for joining us. We had a great time with Mo'Betta Gumbo/TapHouse, Origins, Fresh Plates, Starlight Dessert Bar and Bakery, and Verboten Brewery
If you'd like a similar tour, please contact us, we love to share Loveland's art world.
Columbine has lots of new #bronze #sculpture by National Sculptors' Guild fellow Tim Cherry in the Gallery. Great wildlife artfor any animal lover.
Forsythia blooming is always the first sign of Spring in the National Sculptors' Guild Sculpture Garden.
Artwork pictured by NSG fellows Mark Leichliter, Sandy Scott, Jane DeDecker.
One of our artists, Michael Warrick, recently completed a project that has been in the works for a number of years. This collaborative design team project commemorating the Bicentennial of the Louisiana Purchase, Little Rock, Arkansas involved Michael Warrick of Little Rock, AR; fellow artist Aaron P. Hussey of Baton Rouge, LA; and Mesa Landscape Architects.
“Straight Lines on a Round World,” was commissioned by the Committee for Louisiana Purchase Bicentennial Monument and represents more than a decade of planning. A 21-foot high sculpture featuring a large glass and metal compass with surveyors' tools balanced against it sits on a 32-foot round. The continental U.S. is outlined on the face of the compass with the total land area of the Louisiana Purchase etched into it. Materials used include Bronze, Stainless Steel, Tempered Glass and Concrete.
The sculpture commemorating the 200th anniversary of the Louisiana Purchase survey is located in downtown Little Rock in front of the Statehouse Convention Center at 101 E. Markham St. in Little Rock.
The survey began in October of 1815, when government surveyors set out heading north and west from the Mississippi River, walking between the Arkansas and St. Francis rivers; the point at which their paths crossed, at the juncture of what are now Monroe, Lee and Phillips counties in east Arkansas, became the starting place for the survey of the entire Louisiana Territory. That spot is now marked with a National Historic Monument.
Artist Stephen Shachtman unveiled his latest masterpiece, a collaboration with his wife. Their second exceptional work of art, a beautiful baby boy. Welcome to the world, Avi.
As the world welcome's Denver Zoo's baby giraffe Dobby, born on Feb. 28 and watches the exciting arrival of the giraffe calf at Animal Adventure Park, we think fondly of one of the sculptures in the National Sculptors' Guild garden...
This piece symbolically depicts an unborn Giraffe calf in the protection of its mother's womb and family unit. "Proud Giraffes" by Robert Kwechete a Hand-Carved Green Opalstone.
From one #giraffe family to another... Welcome to the world!
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