Visual Arts

“Corona & Fur” (detail), Delia Brown,
Baldwin Gallery

Sardella Fine Art Gallery, Aspen
(970) 925-9044

“Corona & Fur” (detail), Delia Brown,
Baldwin Gallery

Sardella Fine Art Gallery, Aspen
(970) 925-9044
With 28 years in the contemporary art business, this Aspen classic features blown and cast glass installations, paintings, photography, drawings and sculpture by internationally acclaimed and emerging artists including Dale Chihuly, Rob Douglas, Patrick Hughes and Ted Waddell, among many others.

Baldwin Gallery, Aspen
(970) 920-9797
An Aspen showcase for respected artists, this space was founded in 1994. With a focus on contemporary art, including painting, sculpture, photography, video and installations, the gallery will present exhibitions by Enrique Martinez Celaya, Delia Brown, Bryan Hunt and Laurie Simmons this summer.

Hibberd-McGrath Gallery, Breckenridge
(970) 453-6391
Featuring contemporary fine crafts and specializing in narrative textiles, this gallery, located on the main street of one of Colorado’s favorite ski towns, represents American artists. Textiles, ceramics, glass, silver, monoprints, paintings and folk art are all on display. The space, open since 1982, is owned by Martha Hibberd and Terry McGrath Craig who have both lived in Summit County for more than 25 years.

Roadside Gallery, Carbondale
(970) 963-9333
Celebrating the vintage charm of America’s famous Route 66, Marty Garfinkel’s photography provides a playful look into Americana favorites: mom and pop motels, diners, gas stations and brick and wood murals that sold everything from sodas to blue jeans and beer. If you have a penchant for colorful sound bites of our “polychrome past,” you will definitely want to take a detour into one of Carbondale’s most celebrated galleries.

Piper Gallery at the Center for the Arts, Crested Butte
(970) 349-7487
Situated on the second floor of this high-country visual and performing arts venue, Piper Gallery is a popular display space for local and regional artists. Exhibitions include photography by Crested Butte-based Alex Fenlon, landscapes in oil pastel by Crestone-based Linda Wooten-Green, pottery by Steve Belz, oil paintings by Adam Freed, wildflower photography by Melissa Ruch Fenlon and multimedia by Tom Loughlin, among others.

Open Shutter Contemporary Fine Art Photography, Durango
(970) 382-8355
This southern-Colorado space, owned by Durango- based photographer Margy Dudley, exhibits both color and black and white fine art photography with works by international and local photographers. Included are pieces that address humanitarian and conservation issues, and a portion of the proceeds from sales is donated by Dudley to support various non-profit organizations. She also offers her gallery as a resource for amateur and professional photographers in the Four Corners region via international travel adventures and evening workshops.

Redstone Art Center, Redstone
(970) 963-3790
This studio gallery and sculpture garden displays several media: sculpture, painting, jewelry, pottery, ceramics, glass, wood and photography. During the summer they host excellent craft workshops such as the 11th Annual Stone Carvers’ Exhibition, which runs through September and benefits the Marble Institute of Colorado, a non-profit organization.

Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Snowmass Village
(970) 923-3181
Every summer this former turn-of-the-century sheep ranch opens its doors as a non-profit visual arts community to artists of all levels and ages who come to develop their creative talents. The galleries showcase works produced by Ranch artists. Not-to-miss events in August include the Auction Preview Exhibition of works by national, international and Roaring Fork Valley talent, Tuesday, August 7, and the Resident Artist Exhibition that features work by current Anderson Ranch resident artists, Tuesday, August 21.

The Eleanor Bliss Center for the Arts at the Depot, Steamboat Springs
(970) 879-9008
Established in 1972, the arts council is a com-munity-based, non-profit organization dedicated to art and cultural programming. Starting July 27 through September 9, the Eleanor Bliss Center will show “Visions of the West, Old and New,” a must-see juried exhibition of Western-themed works by artists from Colorado, Wyoming, Montana, Idaho, Utah, Arizona and New Mexico.

Two Rivers Gallery—Fine art of the American West, Steamboat Springs
(970) 879-0044
Discover a peerless collection of fine art of the American West, including vintage photography by L.A. Huffman, major 19th-century prints, drawings, paintings and bronzes, vintage movie and show posters, and antique American Indian art. They also carry Colorado landscape works and photography. Owner Douglas Kenyon is a former Conservator of Prints and Drawings at the Art Institute of Chicago and owned a premier gallery in historic downtown Chicago for 25 years.

Telluride Gallery of Fine Art and Telluride Mountain Gallery
(970) 728-3300; (970) 728-9884
The region’s oldest established gallery, located on Telluride’s historic main street, is filled with pieces by contemporary American artists, internationally renowned sculptors, painters and photographers, as well as exemplary works by local and regional artists. The space also shows an extensive studio jewelry collection. A second location, the Telluride Mountain Gallery, is located in Mountain Village.

Claggett/Rey Gallery, Vail
(800) 252-4438
One of Vail’s most acclaimed galleries, Claggett/Rey represents a wide variety of artists and media with original paintings and sculpture that range in subject from historical Western and wildlife scenes to classic European genres. They carefully choose their artists, many of whom have received high accolades in their field and belong to organizations such as the Cowboy Artists of America, Oil Painters of America, the American Academy of Equine Art and the National Sculpture Society. Several pieces can be seen in museum collections throughout the U.S.

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