Get Ready for the 32nd Annual Colorado Governor’s Art Show & Sale

The month-long ‘Art with Heart’ exhibit benefits local charitable projects and celebrates Colorado talent.
Daniel Augenstein Late Afternoon On The White River

Daniel Augenstein – Late Afternoon on the White River

The Colorado Governor’s Art Show & Sale is one of the largest juried fine arts exhibits exclusively featuring artists from the Centennial State. The online and in-person exhibit at the Loveland Museum will showcase the work of 62 Colorado artists. Montrose-based painter Gordon Brown and sculptor Lincoln Fox from Paonia have been named this year’s Legacy Artists.

The annual Governor’s Art Show has established itself as one of the top two art shows in our state and is presented by the Loveland and Thompson Valley Rotary Clubs and endorsed by the Governor of Colorado. Colorado Homes & Lifestyles and Colorado Expressions magazines are proud sponsors of this year’s exhibition. The award-winning artwork is juried by members selected from the show committee and pieces are judged on creativity, originality, technique, artistic composition, and overall appearance.

Ana Maria Botero Midnight Melody 1

Ana Maria Botero – Midnight Melody

Denise Dambrackas Impenatrable Princess

Denise Dambrackas – Impenetrable Princess

The art show includes a variety of sculpture, mixed media, oil, pastel, watercolor, and acrylic paintings by participating artists, and each artist selects four pieces of their work to show. This year, Arvada-based artist Jen Starling won the Best of Show award for her painting entitled “Reboot.” Gregory Block from Wheat Ridge was awarded the Artist’s Choice award and Desmond O’Hagan took home the People’s Choice award. An additional ten artists celebrated Awards of Merit. Artists from throughout Colorado are invited to participate and hail from cities and towns throughout the state. Most of the art included in the exhibition and sale is one-of-a-kind and available to purchase either in-person or online.

Attendees can look forward to viewing art created by both veteran and new artist participants. Proceeds from the sale of artwork will go to Rotary-sponsored charitable projects and causes. In addition, one-third of the net proceeds will go to the Thompson Education Foundation’s Resiliency Fund for Unhoused Youths, local student and Colorado artists, and local youth and community needs.

Lincoln Fox Woman With Basket Earthenware

Lincoln Fox – Woman With Basket – Earthenware

Anita Mosher Solich Urban Elk

Anita Mosher Solich – Urban Elk

The Governor’s Art Show & Sale takes place May 6 – June 11 at the Loveland Museum. Exhibit admission is $7 and free for museum members and visitors under age 12. Tickets may be purchased at the door. Please visit the Governor’s Art Show and Sale website for exhibition hours.

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