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2023 Exhibition Schedule

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July 5-29:
Landscape Photography Invitational  Exhibition with Jack Brauer, Natalie Heller and Tom Heywood

Join us in July for our first invitational landscae photography exhibition featuring works from Jack Brauer, Natalie Heller and Tom Heywood.  Opening Reception with Jack and Natalie present:  July 14 from 5:30 pm - 7 pm.

About Jack: 

I live in Ridgway, Colorado, at the foot of the mighty San Juan Mountains. Though my passion for the mountains long preceded my passion for photography, I have found that photography often provides the motivation to explore places I might not usually hike to, in weather I might not usually prefer to hike in, at times of day that I might usually rather be sleeping. The result is that my photography takes me to spectacular scenes I might not witness otherwise, and I hope to share these scenes with others through my photos and prints.

I do most of my photography in wilderness areas, usually while backpacking and often while exploring remote places where no trails exist. For me the joy of photography is intertwined with the joy of immersing myself in nature, and the challenges of photography are inseparable from the challenges of traveling through the mountains on my own two feet. In large part, my photos are simply an expression of this love of being out in the mountains.

I first started playing with cameras while I was in college at the University of Colorado in Boulder, where I graduated with a BA in Fine Arts Printmaking (mostly intaglio, but also lithography, woodcuts, and screenprinting). Since I've moved on to photography, my photos have been collected by print customers in all of the lower 48 United States and a dozen countries, and have been published worldwide in numerous magazines, calendars, and other publications for organizations including National Geographic Traveler, Alpinist, Backpacker Magazine, Climbing Magazine, Outdoor Magazine, Lonely Planet Magazine, Sojourns, 5280 Magazine, Cowboys & Indians, The Trust for Public Land, Wilderness Workshop, The Wilderness Society, Weingarten, Apple Computers, and many more.

About Natalie: 

Natalie Heller has become one of the noted photographers of ranching and landscape scenes in the region. Heller's photos provide an intimate look at the daily rhythms of ranch life from branding to haying, as well as capturing the vast vistas and winding backcountry roads that define the landscape.

The wide-angle landscapes Heller shoots from dirt roads showcase the subtle beauty in everyday scenes, from rows of barbed-wire fence posts receding into the distance to weathered ranch buildings nestled against grassy hillsides. She captures the changing light at different times of day, revealing how light and shadow transform familiar scenes into something visually arresting.

Heller's ranching photography focuses on framing each shot to draw the viewer deep into the scene. Her photos of brandings invite the viewer to experience the details in the chaps and spurs, the creases and textures of well-worn leather or a weathered face.  Through her lens, viewers gain an appreciation for the intense focus of a cowboy during a roundup, the stillness of a ranch at dusk, and the vast scale of the western landscape that ranchers call home.  More of her work can be seen at www.loneconephotography.com

About Tom:

Tom is an award-winning photographer, receiving local and regional awards.  He has been invited to exhibit in several, juried state and national fine art photography shows.  Tom’s passion is undeniable.  His primary interest is landscape photography and night photography but does not limit his subject material to those subjects alone.  He finds beauty everywhere and shoots photographs wherever he travels.  His goal is to share the beauty of this earth in hopes that people will value the earth and become stewards of the earth. 
He currently works as a professional photographer selling his art at fine art fairs primarily in Colorado.  He is busy most weekends in the summer. He also sells from his website at TomHeywoodPhotography.com

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August 2-30:
Cedar Keshet: Trees Through Time:
The Tree Hugging Cowgirl Rides Again

H.“Cedar” Keshet was raised in the desert of  southern New Mexico, where she spent many hours  near her family home, on her horse, with a  sketchbook in the saddle bag, drawing the feel of  the land. The colors in nature, the light and the  huge expanse of sky was being infused into her  artistic psyche as a young person. Keshet feels a  deep connection with the land. 

Keshet has participated in many exhibitions and fine art shows, including the Snowmass Invitational Plein Air Event, Aug 2022. She has won many awards including 1st Place in the Annual Show of Western Art, Museum of Western Colorado, Craig, CO; and 2nd Place in the Red Brick Aspen Plein  
Air Festival's Quick Draw in Aspen, CO. Cedar has been in galleries in  Santa Fe, Chicago & Denver. She is a member of Oil Painters of America.  She paints outside and indoors with oils. Keshet also teaches sketching  and painting to a variety of students. 
“I paint as a way of distilling the feelings of completeness and joy I  experience from the landscapes of the Western United States. When a  viewer of my work feels a connection to place, then I have succeeded in  my work. I believe that painting the beauty of the West documents and  supports these lands. I hope this will move others to recognize these  amazing places and advocate for them as well.” 
Keshet lives in western Colorado where she creates art, hugs horses & trees and dabbles in Biodynamic farming.
 

September 2-29: 
Floyd Day: "Ranches, Cattle and Game of the Uncompahgre River Area"

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Floyd has a degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Michigan where he, also, lettered in football .
He has been painting for thirty years primarily in pastels. He has been painting his impressions of western cattle and ranch land for the fifteen years.
The scenes for his painting are found around Ridgway, Colorado near the San Juan and Cimarron Mountains. The cows are beef cattle raised above 7,000 feet in the Uncompahgre River valley and in the National Forests above that valley.
The paintings are set in both the high country and the Uncompahgre valley in all four seasons. Floyd’s favorite season is the Fall because of the colorful yellow and orange background presented by the Aspen trees against the bright sunny blue sky. 

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October- Mary Pat Ettinger
Romancing the Rockies - Colorado on Canvas

Mary Pat Ettinger trained in oils with an Italian artist in her teens and went on to study at Laguna Beach School of Art and Design. In her early 20’s she expanded to using acrylics and began a life-long journey in which she has developed her signature style.

She is represented by galleries throughout Colorado and serves on the Plein Air Artists Colorado Board of Directors. A prolific painter, she works both in the studio and plein air, usually painting at least 2 works each week. Additionally, her delightful teaching style keeps her busy teaching workshops throughout western Colorado, where she encourages others to explore their own creative endeavors.

2024 Exhibition Submissions
Notice of Changes at 610 Arts Collective Effective June 2023

The 610 Arts Collective reconfigured the gallery in late May 2023.  What was once referred to as "The Gallery Shop" is now the "Exhibition Space" and what was once the exhibition space is now the shop. 

 

After four years of watching human behavior in the space, we expect that this move will be beneficial to increase traffic, decrease theft of small items and  most of all, offer a deeper experience between the user and the exhibiting artist in a more-private space for reflection. 

Upgrades were made in the exhibition gallery including upgraded lighting and a hanging system. 

If you are interested in applying for a 2024 exhibition slot in the "new" space, head here.

2024 Exhibition Schedule

 

April 18-May 30 2024: 

The 610 Open

 

June 4-28 2024:

Robin Arthur

Paonia, Colorado artist Robin Arthur grew up in Texas and earned a BFA in drawing and painting from the University of North Texas in the culturally thriving town of Denton. She began her professional art career in San Antonio painting vibrant and joyful custom pet portraits with a nod to Mexico’s Day of the Dead style using brilliant colors, skulls, flowers and butterflies. Her animal portrait business now encompasses a wide range of wildlife, farm animals, pets, reptiles and birds, with a recent focus on exotic chickens and their dramatic plumage. She has painted hundreds of animal portraits for happy collectors around the globe. In 2019, Robin chose to take a sabbatical from the pressures of a commission-based art practice, then painting a well-received series of expressive abstracts. Now residing on a mesa high above the North Fork Valley of western Colorado, she is creating both oil and acrylic landscapes from the beauty that surrounds her.

July 2 - 28 2024:

Photography Invitational

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