It's National Dog Day! We love our dogs, in art or real life. Here are some of our artist's take on human's best friend.
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It saddens us to share that Carol Gold passed away August 18, 2022. Her daughter's words embody the loss we all feel, "The hole she has left is huge." This is true for us on a personal level, as much as it is, a loss to the art community at large.
Over the past thirty years, Fairfax, California artist, Carol Gold's work has been widely exhibited in the U.S. and Canada. Her sculpture has received numerous accolades at national exhibitions including the John Cavanaugh Memorial Award from the National Sculpture Society and multiple feature articles in renowned publications.
Carol has been a fellow with the National Sculptors' Guild since 1996. With our design team, the prolific sculptor placed hundreds of smaller works and dozens of public art commissions. Each monumental placement promote a sense of pride and community cohesion where they were installed.
"Infinite Dance" is perhaps the closest to a self-portrait of the monuments - depicting a figure dancing joyfully on the top of a stainless steel ring. Carol was both a serious and studious person, she stayed current with politics and social issues, but that glint in her eye as she looks up at you (for most of us) showed her wisdom about the balance of life; to sometimes set all that aside and move to the music.
We are so grateful for the time we have known and worked with Carol Gold to share her creative energy and vision; her artistic legacy will contribute to generations to come. - Alyson and John Kinkade, National Sculptors' Guild
The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations are made in Carol’s honor to Democracy Now! KPFA, The Sierra Club, the Marin Land Trust or Planned Parenthood. We've added links to each on the blog post.
Please visit our website to learn more about #CarolGold
30th Annual National Sculptors' Guild Exhibition & Sale
Garden Gala Weekend August 12- 14, 2022
Exhibit continues thru August. 31st.
Help us celebrate 30 years in the arts!!!!
35 nationally recognized artists will be on display at Columbine Gallery this August during our 30th Annual National Sculptors' Guild exhibit.
NSG’s 20 members will exhibit over 100 garden pieces, plus smaller works inside the Gallery; along with Columbine's 15 painters’ artworks on display.
See new work and speak with your favorite artists throughout the weekend. Find the next piece to add to your collection. Looking for a certain spot? bring measurements and images so we can help find the right art.
Special Open House Hours are 9 am to 5 pm Friday – Sunday. Artists will be available to meet with the public throughout the weekend. Stop by to see Artist Demonstrations and enjoy refreshments. no admission fees, family friendly
located at 2683 N. Taft Ave. Loveland, Colorado (southwest of Benson Sculpture Park).
Proudly Representing Local and National Artists:
Gary Alsum, Daniel Augenstein, Carolyn Barlock, James Biggers, Craig Campbell, Amelia Caruso, Tim Cherry, Dee Clements, George Coll, Bob Coonts, Darrell Davis, Jane DeDecker, Kim English, Clay Enoch, Edward Fleming, Dan Glanz, Carol Gold, Cathy Goodale, Don Hamilton, Denny Haskew, Lu Haskew Estate, Alyson Kinkade, Amy Laugesen, Gary Miller, Christopher Owen Nelson, Joe Norman, Leo E. Osborne, Jean Perry, Tony Pridham, Don Rambadt, Wayne Salge, Stephen Shachtman, Sandy Scott, Taman VanScoy, Teresa Vito, Tal Walton, Michael Warrick, Roy Wilce Estate, C.T. Whitehouse.
We are so pleased to share the coverage on the philanthropic efforts of the Colorado Governor's Art Show in Loveland's Reporter-Herald. This has been a passion project for Columbine's John Kinkade since 2015; and the increased funds and awareness raised for the TEF Resiliency Fund has been a personal highlight.
Tuesday, August 2, 2022
Governor's Art Show nets big donation for unhoused youths
TEF's Resiliency Fund gets boost
By Will Costello
Proceeds from the Governor's Art Show funded a $28,230 donation to the Thompson Education Foundation's Resiliency Fund for Unhoused Youth, a program that provides help to the students in the Thompson School District that are unhoused.
The Resiliency Fund, which has existed for around a decade, provides help to unhoused students, many of whom are underage and without parents or a legal guardian, in the form of gift cards to pay for groceries and gas, or paying for car repairs or new tires so that students can actually get to school.
"There are a whole variety of supports that other agencies can't provide," said Kim Akeley-Charron, executive director of TEF. This, she explained, is because many of the students the fund helps are both unaccompanied and under 18. The typical services that help minors in financial trouble are administered through parents or guardians, so children without them sometimes fall through the cracks.
An upcoming program operated by the Resiliency Fund will install "resource closets" in all the high schools across the district that will contain necessities like toothpaste and other hygiene items. It also helps graduating seniors afford caps and gowns for graduation ceremonies, and provides scholarships to some of those who are pursuing post-secondary education.
The Governor's Art Show, an annual tradition held in Loveland for decades, has funded the Resiliency Fund for Unhoused Youth for the last six years, said John Kinkade, board member for the Governor's Art Show and one of the main planners of the event. Prior to that, proceeds went to the Loveland and Thompson Valley Rotary Clubs, which jointly put on the event, and would then be spent on philanthropic causes of those organizations choosing.
Then Kinkade, who also serves on the Thompson Valley Rotary Committee that selects art scholarship recipients, encountered a young scholarship applicant who presented a portfolio that struck him. "It was really dark, really severe," he remembered. A fellow committee member asked about the nature of the student's work, and she described a series of harrowing life experiences that culminated in becoming unhoused.
Kinkade, moved, reached out to his friend, Akeley-Charron, to inquire further. "That just kind of blew me away," he said. Akeley-Charron told him that in addition to the young student Kinkade had encountered, there were hundreds more across the district who had similar experiences. He then insisted that in addition to funding the two Rotary Clubs' philanthropic efforts, one-third of the proceeds from the Governor's Art Show be earmarked for the Resiliency Fund.
The show has been donating to the fund ever since, totaling over $100,000 since 2016, Akeley-Charron said when the donation was announced.
Kinkade, who volunteered the equivalent of six 40-hour workweeks preparing for this year's show, said the program is the primary reason he's still involved with the show. Both Kinkade and Akeley-Charron said that it was rewarding work, and that the recipients, many of whom face challenges unthinkable even to adults, are deserving. "We called it the Resiliency Fund, and that's exactly what these kids show," Akeley-Charron said. "Resiliency, every day."
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Below are some photos from past year's Governor's Art Show galas and events from our archives.
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