Creative Capitol Exhibit


January 27 – March 3, 2018

Four times a year, Colorado Creative Industries (CCI) invites artist organizations to display artwork at the State Capitol in Denver. Members of the Spanish Peaks Arts Council in La Veta will be taking part in this program between mid-March and mid-June. Artists were invited to enter up to three pieces for consideration and all the entered artwork is on display through February. A committee of three selected the artwork which will be traveling to Denver at the end of the show. Typically artwork shown at the SPACe Gallery is relatively small, to allow for the limited wall space. However for this show, artists were required to enter at least one piece 36″ wide and at least 24″ high. Those who visit the show will see the impact of so many larger pieces–large pieces were required by CCI. The SPACe Gallery in the Park, 132 W. Ryus, is open Thursdays & Fridays, 11 – 2 and Saturdays 10 – 2 for the winter. Call 719 742-3074 for information.
1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place Ribbons were awarded by the judges, Carole Kramer, David Zehring, and Brendt Berger. The 3 winners’ artwork will be featured by Colorado Creative Industries’ publicity for the show when it is in Denver.

Artists who will be represented at the State Capitol in Denver, between mid-March and mid-June, 2018:

Ann Gethen, Gay Kohl, Russel Austin, Maryjean Fowler, Roberta Lutgens, Marilynn Gnaizda, Clyde Schroeder, Patti Nickell, Virginia Hasenack, Robert Buckner, Mary Sewell Cooper, Rena Kaplowitz, Rachel Dimond, Kathy Hill, Gary Benson, Hulda Benson, Michael “Mickey” Glass, Kate McCabe, Dennis Ceremuga, Maria Cocchiarelli, Peggy Zehring, Rebecca Myers, Lana Thomas, Steven Kalaher-Taillebois, and Kenny Schneider.

We experienced a fantastic turn-out for the reception Sat. Jan. 27. Here are a few shots of the event:

Here are a few of the pieces in the show: