26th Annual Colorado Governor's Show
A Juried Exhibit featuring great artists from all parts of Colorado
April 29th - May 28th, 2017.
with Preview and Opening Night Gala on Friday,
April 28th purchase tickets
Presented by: the Loveland Rotary Club, Thompson Valley Rotary Club, and Loveland Museum
Support Columbine's Artists in this years exhibit:
We hope you'll enjoy seeing their work in the show as well as the gallery this Spring. *Last year "In the Wings" by DeDecker and Kinkade won Best of Show!
Check the Calendar of Events to take advantage of all the show has to offer, including at raffle, special showings, artisan exhibits, and the Plein-Air Festival Auction at the Rialto on May 20th, see artists paint multiple sites of Loveland that day, and bid on the finished pieces!
Any art purchase will go toward the show's fundraising efforts benefiting the Thompson Education Foundation's Homeless Assistance Fund helping the district's homeless students.
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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check out our update on this story "Vito's art hits the streets and the airwaves"
One of our favorite artists, (& quite frankly an all-time favorite human being), Teresa Vito, has been hard at work painting a mural on-site. She completed the "Pueblo Chile" mural yesterday, and it could not be cooler to see a Vito painting this large. We're sharing some of her images of the progression, see it in person at 1st and Grand in Pueblo, CO.
Teresa Vito's intent was to maintain a 1930's sign painting aesthetic. She nailed it. The Pueblo Chile logo painting was part of the group's branding campaign made possible largely due to a United States Department of Agriculture Specialty Crops Block Grant from the Colorado Department of Agriculture. The grant was obtained by Pueblo County’s Economic Development and GIS Department. Chris Markuson, Pueblo County’s Director of Economic Development & GIS helped make the mural placement possible.
"...the logo image was taken from an 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. This painting portrays actual chile farms on the St. Charles Mesa. The artist’s excellent paintings often reflect scenes of Pueblo." --learn more about Teresa's logo painting that inspired this mural in the September 5, 2015 feature by Ryan Severance in the Pueblo Chieftain.
The Pueblo Chile mural is now featured on the 1860's building at 1st (Central City Drive) and Grand which houses the Pueblo Art Alliance. Vito left a bit of history, keeping the character Fred (from Fred's Wallpaper and Paint Supply) but did add a bit of paint to his brush to tie him into the new mural.
Teresa did not paint this mural in a typical manner, rather she painted as she would work on her traditional oil on linen pieces. Only the scale was magnified. Her next largest painting has measured just 48-in x 60-in comparison to this 12-ft x 30-ft mural. She did enlist help from Greg Zimmerman and Mike Strescino. The trio painted the mural in just 9 days.
Vito is thrilled to be part of the place she calls home. Pueblo, after-all, is no stranger to murals; home of the largest mural in the world, according to the Guinness World Records, located on a levee along the Arkansas river. She is proud to leave her mark on this artful city. If you wish to commission Teresa to paint in your town, just contact us! As always, you may view and purchase her paintings using Columbine Gallery's online store or visit the gallery and sculpture garden in Loveland, Colorado.
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