Color of the Month: Chestnut

HGTV’s new Color of the Month is something to cozy up to. Chestnut Shades are in for November – warm browns the color of hot chocolate or crunchy autumn leaves. HGTV blogger Marianne Canada wrote, “It’s the color equivalent to a warm hug — it’s inviting and welcome in every kind of room, from modern to the most traditional.”

Do you decorate with this color? Here are some of my favorite art pieces in Chest Shades:

1. Gore Range, Vail Colorado by Joni Lynn Tomasetti

vtwonen via pinterest // unknown

2. Pat Isaacs // 3. Giancarlo Barolat  // 4. Karen Poulson

5. Meld by Michael Weis


Photographs by the Previously Blind

Pictures taken by once-blind cornea transplant recipients make up a new exhibit scheduled to open November 16, 2012. The Rocky Mountain Lions Eye Bank asked cornea transplant recipients to participate in its Circle of Light Photo Project by taking and submitting pictures of what they’re grateful to see with restored vision. Many of the photos collected will be exhibited at Artwork Network, located at 878 Santa Fe Drive, and will remain on display through November 21. A free reception will be held on November 16 from 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.


Naked Walls: Gray Minimal

I am an interior design addict. I could redecorate my home a thousand different times a year if I had the time and money. Magazines, blogs, shows – I love seeing the elements all come together. I am not, as you might guess, a fan of blank walls. I do actually really love minimal decor, so sleek and simple – except when it comes to big empty walls.

For example, take this photograph I found via Pinterest.  That same sleek and simple style could easily be carried over into the artwork, without cluttering up the wall, don’t you think?  Which piece would you choose to decorate this space?

Image: P. Kragbelle via Jelanie Shop // 1. Tadashi Hayakawa 2. Lisa Purdy 3. Gus Harper


Featured: Elk

Whenever I think about Elk, I also think about the smell of crisp mountain air. There is something about the image of an Elk that is distinctly autumn, don’t you agree?

Elk at South Park by Diane Edwards // Doug Fir by Pamela Pappas

Trail Ridge View by Allen Thornton // Rocky Mountain Majesty by Brent Stone


Art Collecting 101

SPIRE, Denver’s best-selling high-rise living community, is set to host a panel and discussion for area art enthusiasts during Denver Arts Week. This free event, sponsored by Artwork Network and the Clyfford Still Museum’s 1944 Society, aims to educate new and aspiring collectors, as well as offer a chance to explore, experience, and enjoy SPIRE’s luxurious amenities.

Guests can expect to learn tips and advice about collecting art from some of the most respected members of Denver’s art community. Each of the knowledgeable speakers will offer varied perspectives to new and aspiring collectors on how to critique, acquire, and care for artwork. A tour will immediately precede the panel discussion to allow guests to see theory in play, above the Denver Skyline on Spire 38th floor. Several paintings by Artwork Network artists, Tadashi Hayakawa (Parker, Colorado) and Michael Moon (Los Angeles, California), will be featured.. This event marks the beginning of Artwork Network’s new Art Rotation services for the SPIRE. Every 90 days a new selection of artwork will be on view for current and prospective residents of this luxury community.

The event will be held on Thursday November 8, 2012 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm in the 9th Floor lounge at SPIRE, located at 891 14th Street in downtown Denver. Tours of the units will occur from 5:30-6:30 pm with the panel starting at 6:45 pm. Guests will enjoy complimentary beer, wine, and appetizers, and will have the opportunity to enter to win exciting raffle items. The event is free to the public. Space is limited. To RSVP visit www.clyffordstillmuseum.org and select member programs or call (720) 354-4871 to make your reservation today.


Call for Entry: 528.0

The Invisible Museum announces “528.0″:  A regional, juried exhibit of contemporary fine art prints

Submit an Entry via Cafe (www.callforentry.org)
Deadline for entry: November 17, 2012 (Midnight Mountain Time)
Entry Fee: $30.00

Applicants must reside within the circle whose center is Denver and whose radius extends 528 miles out, approximately. For the purposes of this exhibit it will include the entire state region of Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota, Wyoming, Utah, New Mexico. In addition, Northwest Arizona including Flagstaff, far Northwest Texas including Amarillo, Lubbock and Wichita Falls, Oklahoma west of Tulsa, the southwest quarter of North Dakota including Bismarck and Dickinson, southeastern Montana including Bozeman and Billings (not Missoula or Butte), southeastern quarter of Idaho including Idaho Falls and Pocatello, and Iowa including Sioux City and Council Bluffs.

Eligible artworks may include hand-pulled prints created with intaglio, lithography, relief, silkscreen, or experimental methods. No digital reproductions or photography will be accepted. Measurements may not exceed a maximum of 36 x 36 inches, framed.

Jurors include Yvar Zeile, director of Plus Galllery  in Denver; Mark Mazuoka, director of  the Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, Omaha; Jill Dawsey, curator at the San Diego Art Museum (formerly head curator of the Utah Museum of Art);  Barbara O’Brien, chief curator and director of the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art in Kansas City; Shaurya Kumar, faculty member of the Art Institute in Chicago, formerly at NMU in Albuquerque and Vivianne le Courtois, well known local artist/printmaker, as the selectee of Redline.


Event: Eric & Amanda Get Married!

We had another beautiful wedding in the gallery this month.  Eric and Amanda’s ceremony & reception were punctuated by some vibrant Gus Harper paintings.  Best wishes to this happy couple!  (Images courtesy of Lori J Photography.)


Hosting a 48 Hours Special

Way back in February, we played hosts to CBS News.  Blacked out windows, a gallery full of cameras and cords – it was pretty exciting for us.  The 48 Hours special, which we now know is titled “Collision Course”, will air this Saturday.



Event: Art is in the Air!

ART is in the air… and you’re invited to join Extreme Community Makeover at the Artwork Network gallery in the Art District on Santa Fe for their annual silent auction and raffle!

When: Friday, November 9th, 2012 – 8:00pm until 10:00pm

Join us for an art-filled evening where you’ll find all sorts of unique and wonderful auction items. Maybe you’ll find that perfect Christmas gift for your loved one, or pick up a little something for yourself. Enjoy delicious drinks, appetizers and desserts… all while helping raise funds for Extreme Community Makeover!

Tickets are $25/individual, $40/couple.

At the door, tickets will be $30/individual, $50/couple.Purchase tickets at the ECM website.


New This Week: 9/21

New this week:  check out photographs by Susan France, paintings by Ana Maria Botero, and paintings by Diane Edwards.  Click each image to see more artwork by the artist!

New Photographs by Susan France

New Photographs by Susan France

New Paintings by Ana Maria Botero

New Paintings by Ana Maria Botero

New Artwork by Diane Edwards

New Artwork by Diane Edwards

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