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.
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:
June 4-28 2024:
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: