My name is Bric Autry Koehn. I grew up farming and ranching in southeast Colorado where my love of flora and fauna bloomed. Art has always been a big part of my life in smaller ways. I have always been an avid artist especially with drawing.
I had a brief run in Special Operations in the United States Navy that was unfortunately cut short due to medical reasons. After being released from the military, I came to Fort Collins to try my luck at Colorado State University where I majored in Natural Recourses Recreation and Tourism. I am also a very proud member of the NOLS (National Outdoor Leadership School) Alaska alumni.
I have a wild soul and my true passions equate with a well-traveled pair of shoes, a wide smile, and my camera in hand. What kind of adventurer would I be without my crazy Rhodesian Ridgeback, Fable, at my side. He is my best friend and my brother; and we have so many more adventures to romp. I have many goals in this life, but my most prized is the dream of someday becoming a photographer who changed someone for the better. I truly just want to be a beacon of light for someone who needs it. I’m a doer by nature and restless since birth, and I have never been more excited than I am now to be starting this new adventure with Alyson and John at Columbine Gallery home of the National Sculptors' Guild.
We're excited to introduce our Special Projects Coordinator, Bric Koehn. As 2019 has started off especially busy, we aren't wasting any time utilizing Bric's thoughtful perspective and unique skills on existing and upcoming art placements for private, corporate and public collections.
Special thanks to Advantage Bank who put together this ad celebrating our 500th placement, the Thompson Valley Rotary Club's Legacy Project which includes Denny Haskew's Reaching Our Goal sculpture. click here to learn more
We've had a fantastic experience with Advantage Bank, if you're seeking a supportive community bank in the area... we highly recommend them.
Columbine Gallery and the National Sculptors' Guild are so excited to be celebrating this moment in Loveland, Colorado where we've been headquartered since 1992 that we've donated our portion of the project plus design work back to the placement to give back to the community that has supported us through the years.
#FullCircle #ReachingOurGoal #WeHaveTheAdvantage #CircleOfGiving #CommunityMatters
Our artists have loved the roses in the #sculpturegarden this year. Stop by to #smelltheroses and see the beautiful artwork.
Join us for our final garden party day of our 26th Annual. Show continues through the end of August.
#ArtistDemonstrations are happening now until 4. The garden will be open until 5. .
The gallery and garden are looking phenomenal with all the new work ready for your home collection.
We are loving the first heavy snow of the season for Northern Colorado. It's always fun to see how mother nature adds her touch to the sculpture in the National Sculptors' Guild garden.
The latest Columbine Gallery Ad is out in the Loveland Visitor's Guide. Pick one up to find all the fun, artsy, fine dining, and festive things to do in our town.
Artwork featured by Mark Leichliter in the National Sculptors' Guild Sculpture Garden.
Come by next week for our 25th Annual NSG Sculpture Exhibit and celebrate 25 years of dedication to the arts with us.
Art of the West featured Columbine Gallery and the National Sculptors' Guild Director John Kinkade in their July/August issue. The topic, Today's Sculpture Market. John talks about some of JK Designs' projects and the trends we've seen in our 25th year of designing and placing residential and public art statements.
"Those brave sculptors who wouldn't be deterred from sharing their visions. ...put forth their best efforts and kept foundries, fabrication shops, and brick and mortar gallery doors open. Sculpture is a team sport in most instances requiring many hands." -John Kinkade from 'Sculpture in Today's World', Art of the West July/August 2017 Pick up a copy to read the full article....
The National Sculptors' Guild Sculpture Garden is filling up for summer with new sculpture and blossoms. We are pleased to have three new pieces from Stephen Shachtman. click the images below to shop online.
Stephen Shachtman is constantly seeking to find something new and stimulating in either a physical or cerebral sense. The sculptures he creates circulate with aesthetics in contemporary forms with influences and inspiration from, science, architecture, and techniques. These inspirations inform him to create series’ with specific dialogue due to process', dimensions, material usage, and overall presence.
Depending on the sculptural forms and concepts, a few primary materials employed are; copper, glass, and steel. Some of the elements in Stephen’s work range from; hammered surfaces which have an organic aesthetic while overall forms tend to have clean lines with a minimalist approach yet are monolithic in presence. Some aesthetics are large-scale filigree in the metal that allows a viewer to see through the organic forms, while similar manipulation of glass elements are stacked to create positive and negative spaces. All pieces are affected by the orientation of light to unveil the personality of the sculptures, which create a 4th dimension of shadows and reflection as they emerge to produce an element of surprise.
Forsythia blooming is always the first sign of Spring in the National Sculptors' Guild Sculpture Garden.
Artwork pictured by NSG fellows Mark Leichliter, Sandy Scott, Jane DeDecker.
National Sculptors' Guild Affiliate Christopher Owen Nelson's latest residential placement. Featuring monumental sculptures in glass, hand molded acrylic, bronze and mirror polished stainless steel... beautifully photographed in the Aspen, Colorado private residence. Images courtesy of Karl Wolfgang Photography.
See more of Chistopher's work and contact us for a commission...
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