Columbine Gallery's John Kinkade was featured in Southwest Art's May issue about the upcoming Colorado Governor's Art Show and Sale. John has been the Governor’s Show Board and Show Committee events director for the past six years, and he explains in the article many of the changes he and his team have made to revitalize the show to appeal to today's art collectors and showcase Colorado artists to the fullest. This year marks 30 years.
Grab a Southwest Art magazine to read more, then check out the show which runs from May 22nd to June 27th at the Loveland Museum. Learn more.... governorsartshow.org/ click "buy tickets" to reserve your time in advance.
Several Columbine Gallery artists are in this years show, Denny Haskew is a Legacy Artist, other invited artists from Columbine are Mark Bailey, James Biggers, Jane DeDecker, Kim English, Clay Enoch, Daniel Glanz, Alyson Kinkade, Wayne Salge, Sandy Scott, Stephen Shachtman, you can spot them on the show's website. governorsartshow.org/selected-artists/
"This month, art lovers and collectors are invited to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Governor’s Art Show & Sale, one of the largest juried fine-art exhibitions to exclusively showcase artists from Colorado. The 60 artists selected from 250 applicants exhibit four works each for a total of about 240 artworks, created in such media as oil, watercolor, pastel, acrylic, bronze, metal, and mixed media. Sponsored by the Loveland and Thompson Valley Rotary Clubs and endorsed by the governor of Colorado, the show is on display at the Loveland Museum in downtown Loveland.
John W. Kinkade—the longtime owner of Columbine Gallery in Loveland and the director of the National Sculptors’ Guild—took the helm as the Governor’s Show Board and Show Committee events director six years ago when asked to breathe fresh life into this decades-long Colorado tradition. He and his team have done just that, and Kinkade attributes the show’s success in recent years to several factors. “One of the first areas we wanted to refocus on was making it a truly juried show, with fresh eyes each year from a blind jury reviewing the quality of the artwork,” he says.
“Another factor that helped elevate the quality is our Legacy Artists component. These are artists who have participated in Governor’s Shows in years past and whose reputation and careers have grown greatly since. They are often looked up to as exemplars and mentors. Inviting them to exhibit in the Governor’s Show raises the level of excellence for all, while giving up-and-coming talent an incredible opportunity to show alongside them.”
This year’s Legacy Artists are painter Daniel Sprick and sculptor Denny Haskew, two internationally recognized artists from Colorado with numerous honors, awards, and museum collections to their respective credit. In addition, 11 new artists join the show’s roster for the first time this year, and several more return from previous shows, including Jody Ahrens, last year’s Best of Show winner. Among the participants are Anna Rose Bain, Jane Hunt, Carol Jenkins, Kim Mackey, Sandy Scott, and Mark Thompson.
Artwork is sold on a first-come, first-served basis both at the museum (advance ticket purchase is required to visit) and on its website. An outdoor Opening Night Gala takes place on Friday, May 21, for a small group of sponsors and patrons. A portion of the proceeds benefit the Thompson Education Foundation’s Homeless Assistance Fund as well as scholarships for local art students.
In conjunction with the Governor’s Show, a Plein Air Festival & Auction takes place on Saturday, June 5, in Foundry Plaza just a few blocks from the museum. Approximately 50 participating artists paint the town from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., followed by live entertainment and an auction of the fresh new work at 4 p.m. This free festival gives patrons a chance to see the plein-air process in action and take home an artful piece of the downtown Loveland urbanscape." –Allison Malafronte
This story appeared in the May 2021 issue of Southwest Art magazine.
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Welcome Back! We are reopening with limited hours.
Be like Bernie and wear your mask while visiting the gallery.
The pandemic has kept our doors closed for safety. We are pleased to announce that we are reopening with limited hours starting March 17th. Visit the gallery Wednesdays through Saturdays between 11am and 3pm.*
Please continue to make online purchases through the secure checkout on our store when at all possible.
*Gallery visitors must continue to follow CDC guidelines by wearing masks, social distancing and keeping groups to a minimum. Appointments are still available, subject to schedule availability.
2683 North Taft Avenue, Loveland, Colorado 80538 970.667.2015 Wed-Sat 11-3, or by appointment, contact us
John will receive his 2nd vaccine shot next week, so we are planning to reopen the gallery with limited regular hours beginning in March. Details of those hours will be announced soon.
Gallery visitors must continue to follow CDC guidelines by wearing masks, social distancing and keeping groups to a minimum. Appointments outside regular hours and on weekends are still available.
We continue to encourage online purchases through the secure checkout on our store when at all possible.
Looking forward to seeing you all soon. Thank you for appreciating art and supporting our artists.
Joe Norman just installed a new bike rack in downtown Loveland. It's located at Patina Flats at The Foundry. Next time you bike downtown use it to lock up. #LOVEland #BikeRack
Need one for your neighborhood? contact us to commission one
Daniel Augenstein has a solo show at the Loveland Museum's Foote Gallery. We hope you'll check it out.
Daniel Augenstein: Educating Vision / Challenging Technique
June 27 – September 13, 2020
Daniel Augenstein’s art displays his journey of creative growth. The artist’s vision guides each brush stroke and pen mark from conception to the final, framed work. The deeper and more complete the vision, the richer the result; the more informed, the closer to an intended goal. Through design experiments, research of others’ ideas, and searching for multiple right answers, Augenstein produces a wide variety of images showing his vision. The technical skill needed for drawing and painting must be practiced with a desire to improve. Taking risks with varied media and techniques can enable the artist to achieve visual results unexpected from the art, staying within the comfort zone of prior works. Augenstein says, “As an artist and teacher for many years, I am still amazed by the act of creation. I am still learning.”
**The Foote Gallery/Auditorium is a reservable space and the gallery may be closed for private events from time to time. Please call the Museum front desk (970) 962-2410 to verify exhibit availability prior to arrival.
Our artist, Joe Norman may have too much time on his hands. Here's a video he's shared showing the effects of Stay-At-Home on artists who have studios and tools locked up in shared work spaces. Don't worry, we're checking in on him regularly.
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What happens when you have an engineer/artist dad (Joe Norman), a bright young girl and a 3D printer to make prototypes during a stay-in-place order? Construct a icosahedron fort! What an awesome homeschool project!!
We've got our eyes on Abby, she's going places already. Also, I want a play day in that fort!
From Joe: "Attached are some photos of me and Abby learning about icosahedrons and building her new fort in the backyard, after prototyping it with 3D printed sockets we designed that fit Q-tips as structural members. We then used 2x4's and door hinges to make the full size version."
In geometry, an icosahedron is a polyhedron with 20 faces. The name comes from Ancient Greek εἴκοσι, meaning 'twenty', and ἕδρα, meaning 'seat'. There are infinitely many non-similar shapes of icosahedra, some of them being more symmetrical than others.
What has NSG's Stephen Shachtman been up to during Stay-in-Place? Lots of new monolithic sculptures and some help from a couple of the cutest workers around. What can we say? some of our artists are taking a creative approach to home-schooling; we know hands-on learning can leave a life-long impression. Stephen's kids, Dov and Avi, are helping out with moving the artwork and clearing off Spring snows. Looks like they're doing an awesome job.!
Below are a few #WIP pieces he has in the works at his studio, If you see anything that interests you, please contact us for title scale and pricing. Most of Stephen's work is fabricated from Cor-Ten Steel, sometimes including areas of powder-coating for a pop of color. Check out his other available work here too.
Owned and operated by the father/daughter team of John & Alyson Kinkade the Gallery and Garden artfully displays over 800 sculptures plus many paintings by renowned local and national artists to provide a tranquil atmosphere for art appreciators wishing to reduce the external details of the world and indulge in the true essence of art ~ a world of visual play and internal moods. Perched above a pond with a view of the Rockies, the NSG Sculpture Garden is an acre filled with unusual botanical specimens and over 100 sculptures. All of the artwork in the gallery and garden is for sale. As a result, the look is constantly changing.