The selected artists have been announced and Columbine Gallery is pleased to have 9 participating artists in the 2018 Colorado Governor's Art Show. Plus, NSG Fellow Sandy Scott is this year's Legacy Sculptor, whose past and current participation have raised the artistic standards of quality and whose reputations for excellence exemplify the goals of the Governor’s Art Show. Congrats to all the Columbine Artists:
See all 56 selected artists here. We hope you'll attend the events surrounding the show including the May 11th Gala and the Plein Air Festival/Auction June 2nd. Proceeds from the show and auctioned artwork benefit Rotary-sponsored charitable projects such as the Thompson Education Foundation's homeless program. click here to learn more.
The show is open to the public May 12th – June 17th at the Loveland Museum and Gallery.
We are pleased to share that National Sculptors' Guild Associate Dan Glanz's Tree Top Stretch bronze monument was one of the select new additions to Loveland's Benson Sculpture Garden this year. The park continues to grow each year through the proceeds generated from each annual Sculpture in the Park show now housing over 150 sculptures. We urge you to experience all of Loveland's Public Art collection during your next visit to Columbine Gallery.
"For many years we lived in the beautiful Ponderosa Pine and Douglas Fir forest outside Loveland, Colorado, surrounded by wildlife we would see on an almost daily basis. We were always excited to see the wildlife; deer, black bears, elk, bobcats, coyotes, wild turkeys, and many more animals. However, it was the elusive mountain lion, while only occasionally spotted on the mountain, we knew was always close by.
On many occasions, we found tracks in the snow at the edge of the trees and half-eaten prey on our walks around our ridgetop. I would make it a habit, especially in winter, to go out in the early morning darkness to see if there were four-legged visitors nearby before letting our dogs outside. One snowy morning, with my headlamp illuminating the darkness, I discovered fresh mountain lion tracks in the snow on our steep drive only to realize that less snow had fallen in the lion’s tracks in front of me than the track I made behind me just 3 minutes earlier. I followed them back toward the house and discovered the lion had been watching me not 50 feet away. I’m sure it wasn’t the first time, nor the last, we had been closely watched.
“Tree Top Stretch” began as a commissioned piece that gave me the opportunity to describe the powerful stealthy, yet reclusive, feline in a more relaxed manner. The big cat is beginning the evening’s hunt, limbering up on an old treetop, more than likely a daily ritual." -Daniel Glanz
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