As we enter the New Year, we have great anticipation of fun, artful moments as we Celebrate our 25th Anniversary of dedication to the Arts, Artists and our Patrons.
Columbine Gallery and the NSG sculpture Garden are full of great paintings and sculptures ready for your collection by our 50 represented artists. In honor of our 25th, we've traced back information on the building that houses all this beautiful artwork by getting in touch with the architect. See what we discovered. We also have our annual shows to look forward to this Spring, Summer and Fall. We hope to see you at any and all, plus a few times in between.
JK Designs and the National Sculptors' Guild have a number of large-scale projects already in the works this year. We look forward to sharing these exciting art statements with you as we complete and install them. We are finalists in other placements, and designing other concepts that we hope to also see actualized this year.
We wish you a wonderful 2017 & look forward to continuing to assist you in the practice of Living with Art.
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
The National Sculptors' Guild sculpture garden at Columbine Gallery is starting to emerge from the snow cover with colorful blossoms.
Many of our artists will paint or sculpt to your specified needs. This may include portraits, certain size, etc. Depending on the commission, we may provide multiple proposals for you to choose from. The initial design is complimentary. If the design phase is extensive a design fee will be incurred. Please let us know your wishes and we will connect you with the artist(s) that meet your request.
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The National Sculptors’ Guild and Columbine Gallery owned byJK Designs Inc. provide spaces for events such as anniversaries, weddings, birthdays, receptions, celebrations, award ceremonies, reunions, non-profit fundraisers, and meetings. Availability of space is limited and determined by our program schedule. The grounds and building are available after hours (4:00pm to 10:00 pm Monday through Friday; 4:00 pm to 11:00 pm on Saturday; and 11:00 am to 10:00 pm on Sundays), unless special arrangements are requested. Please contact us for additional information on renting our space for your next event.
If you need time to build funds for that perfect artwork, we allow up to 6 months of interest-free payments. With your deposit you ensure the piece is yours until you've paid in full. All artworks are retained until fully paid. Please call us to order in this method as it is not currently available online.
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For all other materials, please contact us. We can help establish best practices that you can implement to clean your artwork yourself, or connect you with trained professionals and conservators that can work on-site to help maintain your collection on a regular basis, or help with highly distressed pieces that need major work.
The pricing is set by the artist based on their costs and level of experience. We are an artist-driven organization and take a smaller commission than most galleries. We do not adjust the retail pricing, nor do we bargain as this will only devalue of the artist's entire body of work. Valuations are based primarily on the last sold price of a piece. It behooves you as a patron to not buy art that has been severely discounted. Instead support artists you admire and watch your art investment continue to appreciate as your favorite artists climb in acclaim.
Past patrons of Columbine Gallery receive 5% off or free shipping to show our gratitude but not devalue the artwork. This discount does not apply with any other offers, nor for custom commissions. If you have purchased from us in the past, please make us aware of this at the time of your purchase. Should you purchase online, we will refund the discount prior to shipping your order.
On occasion we use coupon codes in advertisements or newsletters for free shipping or a % off. You can look for these specials here.
Sorry, we don't purchase artwork. All the artwork on display at Columbine Gallery is consigned by the artists we represent. You may find your collection has out grown your space. We unfortunately cannot consign every secondary market piece. We are happy to list it on our online store, but we recommend you attempt selling the artwork on your own. Be sure to have your artwork appraised by a certified appraiser. Here are a few resources to consider: Sell Your Art. Artsy Consign, Larsen Gallery, Sotheby's, Ebay, Art Appraisal, Colorado Appraiser. Once you make room for more art - please check our online store.
We are currently at capacity of represented artists. You may send us your qualifications for future consideration by emailing your website or qualifications. Do not bring artwork to the gallery for review.
Columbine Gallery was opened in 1992; the 4,500 square foot building housing the gallery was designed by one of Frank Lloyd Wrights’ last students. Click here to find out more about the Gallery's architecture.
Why is the National Sculptors' Guild headquartered in Loveland, Colorado?
Loveland is home to over 300 artists; and over 8% of the total labor force are employed in the arts and design related/cultural occupations. There are workers in fine art, literary art, including publishing, design, art related retail heritage (museum) and the performing arts. This makes for a Art-centric city and has become a destination for art appreciators from all over the world.
We've put together a brief listing of our favorite Loveland, CO spots. We hope you enjoy them all! click here
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