Art Center Offers Exhibits and Classes – Estes Park Trail-Gazette

On display

4th Annual Estes Valley Open Air

34 artists with their individual points of view on the panoramic views of our region are now on display. All artwork newly painted in oil, pastel, watercolor and acrylic. In addition to the main gallery exhibition, the veranda presents two special challenges for those who wish to participate, that of the Nocturnes and the Miniatures. Discover the winners of the various awards and see the quality of their work that has earned them such recognition. The public is invited to vote for their favorite work of art. A public prize will be announced at the closing of the exhibition on September 25.

34 artists with their individual points of view on the panoramic views of our region are now on display. (Estes Park Art Center/Courtesy Photo)

Thematic wall

Small and large creatures

From a variety of birds to foxes, bobcats to moose and even a frog can be seen and enjoyed as rendered by a few of our artist members.

Also on display in the gallery are the exceptional works of other artists who are members of the Art Center, including other works in oil painting, watercolour, pastel, jewellery, ceramics, charcoal, graphite, glass, wood, sculpture, fiber, photography, printmaking and mixed media.

The art center is open daily from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Upcoming art classes

Tangled Quilt Squares with Annie Reiser

September 24, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Art Center members: $32.40. Non-members: $36.

Tangled and tangled quilters, this class is for you and anyone who loves that colorful Zentangle style quilt square. Certified Zentangle Teacher, CZT, Annie Reiser will teach you at least five tangle patterns (or create your own tangle spaces if you already know the Zentangle drawing method). She’ll walk you through the classic art technique called grisaille (shading and layering colors). Relax, treat yourself and join our growing community of tanglers in this fun class. Originally developed by Chris Titus, CZT colleague for our Tangle U swap tile. Learn about the context in class. Quilters will know this as a friendship square.

Materials provided by the teacher as part of the course fees:

Documents. The files of the documents will be sent by e-mail after the course

A 3.5×3.5 inch Zentangle tile

Kneaded erasers (to share)

Solvent mixer markers (to share)

A few sets of colored pencils (to share)

List of materials:

NOTE: I will have a few sets of all the materials to share for out of town visitors, if they sign up, as they cannot find these art supplies in town.

All other students must bring the materials/supplies listed separately on the materials list.

Kit of materials available for purchase.

“Follow the Road of the Yellow Leaves”

Four art galleries along the Peak to Peak Byway are collaborating for the 2nd annual Peak to Peak Art Drive on September 24-25. The Peak to Peak Byway is known for its beautiful fall colors, which inspire so many artists. Galleries and artists are thrilled with this collaborative effort. The four participating galleries are The Art Center, The Old Gallery in Allenspark, The Glass TIPI in Ward and Kaleidoscope Fine Arts in Nederland. Visitors will have the opportunity to visit four galleries, see live art demonstrations, meet the artist and receive a free drink and/or souvenir.

$35 for 35 Campaign

As we excitedly enter the next 35 years, determined to remain relevant and viable, we ask for the continued support of our community and patrons, suggesting a $35 donation to our $35 for 35 campaign.

John Long's art has just been exhibited at the US Bank.  (Estes Park Art Center/Courtesy Photo)
John Long’s art is just on display at the US Bank. (Estes Park Art Center/Courtesy Photo)

Satellite exhibitions

A new exhibit is now on view at Estes Park Health featuring Eileen Van Baren, Sally Richmond and Bruce Boynton. GREEN features a number of artists from the Art Center. An exhibit was recently hung at our newest addition to a satellite display at Snowy Peaks Winery. John Long has just exhibited at the US Bank.

Julia P. Cluff