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Upcoming Exhibitions

 

2024 Upcoming Exhibition Schedule

 

 

 

June 4-28 2024:

Twinkle Valley and Beyond - A Collection of Starry Images from Paonia, Colorado’s Robin Arthur

Please come celebrate this work with us on Friday, June 7th during Ridgway's First Friday Event!  5-7 pm at the 610 Arts Collective

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

Featuring works by Steve Traudt (GJ), Lora Slawitchka (Ouray) and Susan Humphrey (Olathe)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

About Grand Junction Photographer, Steve Traudt
"Photographing lets me see and feel a part of the environment, whether a mountain or a tiny wildflower," says Steve Traudt. "This seeing leads to more awareness, enhancing the seeing even more. The process is addictive!"

 

Raised in Nebraska, Traudt moved to Grand Junction in 1987 where he and wife, Fay Timmerman, operated Quilt Junction and Gallery 412 for 10 years, and later Colorado Canyons Gallery. He taught photography at Colorado Mesa University, and is a retired research pharmacist.

 

In a dusty attic at the age of 10, Traudt chanced upon some old darkroom items belonging to his father. He ordered fresh paper and chemicals from the Sears catalog and a lifelong interest was soon born. He's exhibited photographs in 26 states and 12 foreign countries; lectures locally and nationally and especially enjoys sharing his enthusiasm through teaching. 

Steve has led photo trips to such exotic locales as Costa Rica and The Galapagos. His magazine articles have appeared in various publications. His photos grace many hospitals, calendars, visitor centers and over 1,000 private collections. 

 

Traudt calls his photographs Synergistic Visions. He explains synergism as the cooperative interaction of several
elements to yield a superior result. For Traudt, photography is synergism of such elements as the brain, emotions, vision, lenses and the camera. Since photography is both art and craft, Traudt views this synergism as a marriage of left-brain and right-brain activities.


"In today's world, we're in such a hurry; looking only straight ahead. I make photographs which cause the viewer to pause, even for a moment, and realize all the remarkable events in our world, awaiting discovery."


Interested in a variety of subjects, his current work explores the form and texture of urban and natural landscapes. He is also exploring the use of panorama photography and calls these images, “Wide-Scapes”.

September 6-Oct 5 2024:

"Postcards from the Edge"

A Themed Exhibition of Original Works by Area Artists

CALL FOR ARTISTS

entry form with full details here

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