Variations on Growth:

Ben Butler 

Foothills Art Center proudly presents Variations on Growth: Ben Butler. Generously sponsored by Linda and Terry Stevinson. 

Ben Butler is a prolific artist, with a unique organic style. Largely process driven, he and his assistants work fluidly as they allow the procedure of cutting wood and foam into organic shapes and molds to inform the final product. The outcome is surprising and awesome in both scale and intricacy. He constructs massive installations from wood, foam and concrete. This show displays a wide variety of his work including outdoor installations, extremely large room-sized unique constructions and some new pieces never before seen.

The exhibition has a member-only preview on Thursday, May 11, 2016 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. The exhibit opens to the public on May 12th and will be on view through July 25th. 



Photography as Activism and Poetry of Witness: A Dialogue Between Forms
Photography has long been used to create social and environmental awareness and drive change. The image exposes what we see and guides us towards a place of greater understanding and respect for one another. As activists armed with a camera we reveal a greater story.
Poetry of witness situates the writer’s lens in our public spaces revealing the consequences of experience. The testimony becomes indelible as image and evidence. Poets, working with the photographs as inspiration, find their voices and bear witness to foster awareness as the story grows beyond the canvas and the page.

Sponsored by
Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences
Hennebach Program in the Humanities
Colorado School of Mines 

Photo by: Vy Duong

NORTH Gallery

Colorado Watercolor Society State Watercolor Exhibit

Join Foothills Art Center to celebrate the 26th Annual Colorado Watercolor Society (CWS) State Watercolor Exhibition, an annual juried exhibition from watermedia artists from Colorado.

The Colorado Watercolor Society has grown over the decades and now counts over four hundred members. Their membership represents a wide range of experience levels, from beginners to experts, from amateurs and hobbyists to seasoned professionals, including nationally and internationally acclaimed artists. Painting styles, subject matter and media are equally varied, encompassing traditional, representational transparent watercolor, more contemporary, experimental and abstract watercolor.

Colorado Watercolor Society 2017 State Exhibition is generously sponsored by John Puma, LIV Sotheby’s International Realty.  “It’s a great honor to sponsor the Colorado Watercolor Society exhibit here at Foothills Art Center.   At Foothills Art Center we love to give the local Golden and greater Colorado artist a place to showcase their works.  I look forward to working on this and future exhibits here at Foothills as we strive to continuously enrich our community through the arts.”

The exhibitions kick off with a member-only preview on Thursday, April 20, 2017 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. On view through June 25th 2017.

Exhibiting Artists are:

Cheryl Annett

Ann Arensmeyer

Tanis Bula

Greg Chapleski

Diane Fechenbach

Paul Foster

Nancy Dee

Susan Gordon

Pat Foster

Jay Breese

Robert Gray

Steve Griggs

Pamela Gilmore Hake

Larry Haught

Pamela Hostetler

Betty Jaggers




Deborah Jansen

Bronwen Jones

Susan Kane

Naum Katsenelson

Jimmy Magouirk

Carol Marander

Barbara McAdams

Pam McLaughlin

Donna Malpiede McNulty

Kay Moore

Monique Moore

Georgia Mucilli

Carol Newsom

Philip Newsom

Tom Newsom

Barbara Olsen

Judy Porzak



Lisa Rettedal

Jill Riggin

Marijane Sharpe

Becky Silver

Lou Ann Sosalla

Kandice Starbuck

Rita Summers

Beatrice Trautman

Don Van Horn

Lorraine Watry

David Wicks

Merrie Wicks

Dianne Widom

Marylouise Widmaier

Anita Winter

Judy Witherell

Gene Youngman