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.
Our 25th Anniversary present to ourselves was a new parking lot. Kind of like a vacuum cleaner gift?! ok, but we're looking pretty slick with Columbine Blue for stripes and all... If you've visited us recently, you know how needed this was. #NoMorePotHoles Thanks Coulson Excavating.
We are excited to be temporarily closed today and tomorrow because we are finally getting our parking surface refinished. Yea! Thanks Coulson Excavating! #Asphalt #SorryWeReClosed You can still #BuyOnline
Curtis Zabel’s bronze Mule Deer sculpture "The Escape" is heading out of the National Sculptors' Guild Sculpture Garden for temporary display at the entry of Embassy Suites Loveland. We think it looks great! This is in appreciation for all Embassy Suites does for the Colorado Governor's Art Show each year.
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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.
Artist Stephen Shachtman unveiled his latest masterpiece, a collaboration with his wife. Their second exceptional work of art, a beautiful baby boy. Welcome to the world, Avi.
As the world welcome's Denver Zoo's baby giraffe Dobby, born on Feb. 28 and watches the exciting arrival of the giraffe calf at Animal Adventure Park, we think fondly of one of the sculptures in the National Sculptors' Guild garden...
This piece symbolically depicts an unborn Giraffe calf in the protection of its mother's womb and family unit. "Proud Giraffes" by Robert Kwechete a Hand-Carved Green Opalstone.
From one #giraffe family to another... Welcome to the world!
click here to check in on mama April
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We have a fun followup to our November post: Pueblo Chile Mural painted by Teresa Vito. Her winning Logo is on its way to becoming a Colorado License Plate...the logo image was taken from Vito's oil painting that was specifically commissioned by the Pueblo Chile Growers Association for the purpose of a brand logo. The highly successful painting was done by Teresa Vito, who lives in Pueblo.
Vito spoke with Colorado Matters host Nathan Heffel on Colorado Public Radio last Tuesday about the proposed Pueblo Chile License Plate. She admits, she was taken aback by a couple of the questions, especially when asked about Chile recipes. But like her paintings, she nailed it. listen here
CPR's Shanna Lewis writes... "Longtime Pueblo oil painter Teresa Vito never thought she'd see her artwork on cars cruising Interstate 25. But that could be a reality soon, if a new special license plate featuring Pueblo Chiles is approved by the state legislature this session.
Last year, Vito was asked by the Pueblo Chile Growers Association to create artwork that could be used to promote Pueblo Chiles, also known as Mirasol Chiles. She painted two pieces: a rural landscape and a detail showing the chiles close up.
"I saw the label as a symbol of place -- Pueblo," Vito said, adding the association wanted something that would look like an old fashioned label from the 1920s or 30s for preserves and other produce. Those labels often featured rural landscapes and whatever produce was inside.
However, following a conversation between State Representative Daneya Esgar and Pueblo County Commissioner Buffie McFadyen, Vito's work went to another level. After collecting at least 3,000 signatures to prove citizen support, Esgar introduced a bill to the legislature -- it's currently under consideration in the State House of Representatives." .... listen to the CPR interview, and more
Representative Daneya Esgar presented the Pueblo Chile license plate bill at the State Capitol Thurs. Feb. 2. The bill passed through the House Transportation committee and moves onto House Appropriations before being considered on the house floor. Stay updated
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.
Congratulations to Columbine Gallery's painter Mark Bailey selected by Southwest Art Magazine as 1 of 10 'Artists to Watch in 2017' featured in the January issue on newsstands now. click here for the full article
"Mark Andrew Bailey refuses to be pigeonholed when it comes to defining his style.....
...Using a music analogy, he compares the brush stroke to a note, and the way each note is played is what creates the complexity or interest in a piece....
...'I’m drawn to the human element and subject matter that is easily relatable,” he says, then adds, “A lot of art has gone negative and dark, but I have always wanted to create things that bring people joy.”...
...While Bailey has been turning heads on a national level, winning Best of Show at the 2015 Governor’s Art Show in Loveland, CO, is extremely meaningful to the Loveland native. 'I grew up here,' he says. 'Going to the show is what exposed me to people who were doing this for a living. Now to be back in Colorado and to be eligible and then accepted into the show, let alone to win this award, it feels like I’ve come full circle.'...
—Laura Rintala "
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