Tuesday, September 1, 2009

The West – Old, New, Wild, True

This year marks the 150th anniversary of the City of Boulder. To celebrate, the Colorado Chautauqua Association has invited Boulder Art Association (BAA) back for their second annual juried art exhibition, September 4-7, at the historic Chautauqua Community House.

The call for entries invited artists to respond in their own, unique ways to capture the beauty, creativity and spirit of the theme, The West — Old, New, Wild, True. Working in various mediums from watercolor to sculpture, photography to oil, artists from all over the state, did just that.

Artwork will be on display for four days in September from the 4th through the 7th. The show opens at noon on Friday, September 4th with a public reception Friday evening from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM. The reception will feature live music and an Awards Presentation.

BAA is awarding $2000 in cash awards including a People’s Choice Award to be given away at the end of the exhibit. Exhibit hours are Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM and Monday from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. A selection of exhibiting artists will be demonstrating their skills during the exhibit hours. The exhibit and reception are free and open to the public.

Artist demonstrations are: Saturday, 11am – Watercolor, 2pm – Pastel, 5:30 pm – Photography; Sunday, 11am - Pastel, 2pm – Bronze Sculpture, 3:30pm Oil Painting; Monday, 11am – Soft Pastel, 2pm – Create Art Using Disposables. The exhibit and reception are free and open to the public.

The juror for this exhibit is Mary Williams, owner of Mary Williams Fine Arts in Boulder, Colorado. Mary Williams has been involved in the fine art business since moving to Colorado in 1981. She spent the first part of her career managing two art galleries and in 1996, she was fortunate enough to open her own. The gallery is located at 2116 Pearl Street in Boulder and specializes in antique prints and maps and original artworks by established Rocky Mountain artists.

Founded in 1923 by Jean Sherwood, an art teacher at Chautauqua, the Boulder Art Association offers demonstrations at their monthly meetings, and many opportunities for artists to gain visibility for their work throughout the county. BAA is dedicated to helping beginning, emerging and professional artists in the creation of fine art, as well as in developing appreciation for the fine arts.

Visit the web site for the Boulder Art Association for details about all upcoming events and meetings; and visit the web site for the Colorado Chautauqua Association for more information about their mission and upcoming events.

Pictured above: "Buster Priddy" by Stephen Collector, Archival Silver Gelatin Print

Get the scoop:

“The West – Old, New, Wild, True” Juried Art Show
September 4-7, 2009

Community House
Chautauqua Park
900 Baseline Road,
Boulder, CO, 80302

ARTISTS’ RECEPTION: Friday, September 4, 6-8pm
(Free and Open to the public)
Reception to include live music, refreshments and awards presentation

SHOW HOURS: (Free and open to the public)
Friday, September 4, 12-8pm
Saturday, September 5, 10am-8pm
Sunday, September 6, 10am-8pm
Monday, September 7, 10am-4pm

LIVE DEMONSTRATIONS: Artists’ demonstrations during the exhibit hours:

Saturday, September 5
11am – Plein Air Watercolor, Joan Wolbier
2pm – Pastel, Gretchen Acharya
5:30pm – Photography, Carol Walker

Sunday, September 6
11am – Pastel, Cheryl Whitehall
2pm – Bronze Sculpture, J. Lucas Loeffler
3:30pm – Plein Air Oil Painting, Mike Brouse

Monday, September 7
11am – Soft Pastel, Francis Moreno
2pm – Create Art Using Disposables, Aura Liesveld

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