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Ariella Asher

January 13th, 2020

Ariella Asher received a bachelors in fine arts from Metropolitan State University of Denver in 2017. Originally from Tallahassee Florida, she moved to Denver by the way of Atlanta while working professionally in the music industry. Her diverse, mosaic-like identity can be seen in her work. With an American mother and Iraqi-Jewish father who immigrated from Jerusalem, Israel/Palestine, much of Asher’s work touches on post/neo-colonial theory, globalization, pop culture, isolationism, art history, and various other contemporary social topics. She is currently working on a new collection of... Read More

Leslie Jorgensen

January 4th, 2020

Leslie Jorgensen is a visual artist from Salida, CO. Her paintings are inspired by her adventures hiking, skiing, and biking around the state. She captures the natural beauty of the outdoors with her vibrant color pallets and breathtaking landscapes. Perhaps her work will inspire you to do some exploring of your own. Jorgesen has been featured in many publications, including Colorado Homes and Lifestyles Magazine and on the cover of Colorado Central. She’s taking part in an upcoming group exhibition at the Curtis Center in Greenwood Village. The show is titled MTNS, and includes twelve... Read More

Cal Duran

December 21st, 2019

Have you ever had a dream that felt as if it were real? Do you feel the earth guide you to something that feels right? Have you felt a portal of some distant reality existing alongside of us? Art has been a portal to channel my indigenous ancestors, where I slip under an emotional spinning vortex of creation. The makers of my blood flow through me. I channel the artisans, craft-makers, mud-dwellers, star-makers, dream-weavers and earth, brothers and sisters, the ones who paved the way and forged the path. My work carries spirit and my truth is in everything I create. I grew up in Colorado,... Read More

Sally Elliott

December 14th, 2019

Sally Elliot is a local painter with an illustrious career spanning over four decades. She was a founding member of the Front Range Women in the Visual Arts in 1987, and helped produce visual arts, music, and theatre productions throughout the state, including a major anniversary exhibition for the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art in 2000. Elliot is also a long time member of Spark Collective Gallery in Denver, where her work is shown regularly. She’s been the recipient of numerous awards and the subject of many publications. In 1985, she was awarded a year as an associate at the Rocky... Read More

Max Coleman

December 7th, 2019

Max Coleman is a graphic artist whose work both uplifts and challenges the traditional concept of beauty. Born in Connecticut and graduating from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2015, Max’s work takes elements and techniques of centuries past and applies them towards the modern day mediums of digital illustration and street art. Through the vehicle of his “SUN Lives Long” campaign, his murals and prints have taken an active stance towards promoting equality and awareness for the creatures of earth, as well as imparting a sense of kinship towards the planet. Fueling these themes... Read More

Lisa Garrison

November 23rd, 2019

Lisa Garrison is an award winning self-taught artist from Littleton, Colorado. She began painting in 2009 while living in Illinois, focusing on realistic watercolors. Her watercolor paintings are created with glazes, bringing out the reflection and contrast of light and shadow. Lisa is passionate about teaching and demystifying the unpredictability of watercolor. As a data analyst by trade, she is very detail oriented and equally left-brain/right-brain. Watercolor is a fluid medium that can be difficult to control and adjust. She enjoys teaching the planning and forethought that realistic watercolor... Read More

Gabrielle Shannon

November 16th, 2019

Gabrielle Shannon was fortunate to have grown up in New York in a very artistic environment. She started her early art training at The Art Students’ League in New York, followed by Grove Arts in California and SVA in New York. In 1994, she co-founded Urban Desires, the first online art and culture magazine. Urban Desires was widely acclaimed worldwide and allowed her to explore and influence art in its many forms. During this time, Shannon exhibited and curated at New York galleries including The Elga Wimmer Gallery, Thompson Street Gallery, and The Manhattan Children’s Museum. She... Read More

Kristina Davies

November 9th, 2019

A Colorado native, Kristina studied art at the University of Colorado, Boulder, graduating with a BA in sociology. She went on to study art in the MFA program at San Diego State before eventually opting to focus on earning her education degree and K-12 teaching certificate, pursuing a career in education. She earned her master of education degree in integrating teaching through the arts from Lesley University, which combined her two passions, art and education. Working as an educator for 25 years in the Cherry Creek School District, Kristina brought art into her classroom daily, as she firmly... Read More

Emma Balder

October 26th, 2019

Emma Balder’s fiber paintings breathe new life into the smallest parts of textile waste, reassigning the fibers as a medium that functions like graphite or paint. Color, form and line work together to shape a new reality for these neglected parts. This culmination of visual elements alludes to the process of transformation: linework and form revealing the product of time, change, and new growth, while the emphasis of color and texture delineates stories of the past. By focusing on the minuscule and most often forgotten, Balder’s works unveil beauty in the discarded, referencing a universal... Read More

Gay Germain: Painter–Sculptor–Printmaker

October 20th, 2019

2019 has been a wonderful time for artist and new resident of Denver, Gay Germain for many reasons, most importantly living near family and also finding an art studio to work in and FooLPRoof Contemporary Art Gallery to exhibit her work, both in the Rino Art District of Denver. Raised in the northeast, Germain was encouraged by her parents to pursue a “practical” career in business commencing in Airline Management and culminating in the executive recruiting industry. Simultaneously, she studied sculpture with internationally renowned sculptor Leonda Finke for many years. Her interest to expand... Read More