Holiday Art Market & Kids Crafts!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

42ND ANNUAL HOLIDAY ART MARKET

GOLDEN, COLORADO – Foothills Art Center opens its 42rd year of the Holiday Art Market (HART), the premier venue for local handmade shopping in the Denver metro area. HART is an exceptional event showcasing over 100 local artists, while supplying visitors a wide range of prices and unique items to buy during the holiday season. Admission is free to the public and it runs approximately 7 weeks making it the longest holiday show in the area, giving you plenty of opportunity to pick up those gifts for family, friends, and loved ones.

HART kicks off with a member-only preview on Thursday, November 10th from 6:00-8:00 p.m. HART will be open 7 days-a-week starting November 11 and will be open late every Thursday night until 8 pm. The market will continue through December 30th.

Foothills Art Center also provides family-friendly activities each weekend in December. Make lasting holiday memories with photos with Santa, create your own holiday cards with the kids, or gingerbread houses.

For more information about the Holiday Art Market or Foothills Art Center’s holiday education programs, visit our website.

Visit www.foothillsartcenter.org to learn how to become a Foothills member and to find more information upcoming exhibits and programs.

Located in historic downtown Golden, Foothills Art Center leads and inspires the community through art, education, and cultural excellence with engaging exhibitions and dynamic arts programming for learners of all ages.

Foothills Art Center was founded in 1968 and is an official member of the United States National Registry of Historic Buildings. The center is housed in an 1872 Gothic style church, an 1892 Queen Anne style manse and a Victorian-era mansion built in 1899 – all surrounded by a sculpture garden at 809 15th Streetin downtown Golden, Colorado.

Gallery hours are Tuesdays – Saturdays: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Sundays: 12:00 – 5:00 p.m., closed on Mondays. To learn more visit www.foothillsartcenter.org, or call us at 303-279-3922.

Contact – Brandon Chapin, Gift Gallery Manager, 303.279.3922, brandon@foothillsartcenter.org

Rocky Mountain National Watermedia

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FOOTHILLS ART CENTER HOSTS ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL WATERMEDIA EXHIBITION

GOLDEN, COLORADO – Join Foothills Art Center to celebrate 43 years of Rocky Mountain National Watermedia (RMNW), an annual juried exhibition of top watermedia artists from around the country. RMNW kicks off with a member-only preview on Thursday, September 15, 2016 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. The exhibit opens to the public on Sept 16th and will be on view through October 23rd.

Rocky Mountain National Watermedia is generously sponsored by Jane and Leonard Diggs, Hébert Advisory Services, and Patricia and David Rucker. Additional support provided by Golden Software, James and Terrey Harrod, Joyce and Jack Shelton, and Rosalie Silver.

“This national exhibition has a rich history of showcasing the best talent in watermedia from around the country,” says Executive Director, Hassan Najjar. “Our visitors will see an impressive array of styles on display.” 

RMNW’s annual tradition began in 1974 when local artists approached Foothills Art Center with the idea of a national watercolor show. Forty-three years later, Rocky Mountain National Watermedia has become one of the foremost watermedia exhibitions in the country.

“The Rocky Mountain National Watermedia committee, founded in the beginning, extended watercolor to watermedia,” adds Patricia Rucker, Chairperson of the RMNW Committee. “This year’s exhibition includes acrylic, tempera, casein, as well as mixed watermedia.”

The 2016 juror, internationally known artist, Katherine Chang Liu, reviewed more than 500 entries from 228 artists representing 34 states. Works that range from highly articulated realism to engaging works of abstraction in a variety of watermedia punctuate an exhibit that enthusiasts and appreciators alike will enjoy.

Visit www.foothillsartcenter.org to learn how to become a Foothills member and to find more information upcoming exhibits and programs.

Located in historic downtown Golden, Foothills Art Center leads and inspires the community through art, education, and cultural excellence with engaging exhibitions and dynamic arts programming for learners of all ages.

Foothills Art Center was founded in 1968 and is an official member of the United States National Registry of Historic Buildings. The center is housed in an 1872 Gothic style church, an 1892 Queen Anne style manse and a Victorian-era mansion built in 1899 – all surrounded by a sculpture garden at 809 15th Streetin downtown Golden, Colorado.

Gallery hours are Tuesdays – Saturdays: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Sundays: 12:00 – 5:00 p.m., closed on Mondays. To learn more visit www.foothillsartcenter.org, or call us at 303-279-3922.

 

Contact – Hassan Najjar, Executive Director 303.279.3922, hassan@foothillsartcenter.org

 

Keiko Yasoka, Top of the Wave, Watercolor

Keiko Yasoka, Top of the Wave, Watercolor

Peter Gooch, Tracks On The Sun, Watercolor and Acrylic

Peter Gooch, Tracks On The Sun, Watercolor and Acrylic

Robbie Laird, Ancient Echos, Watermedia

Robbie Laird, Ancient Echos, Watermedia

Marilyn Hill, Happy Days in Dark Times, Watercolor and Sumi Ink

Marilyn Hill, Happy Days in Dark Times, Watercolor and Sumi Ink

Fine Craft Invitational Exhibition

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

  • Contact: Hassan Najjar                                                                          
  • Tel. 303-279-3922, ext. 29  
  • Email: hassan@foothillsartcenter.org       
  • Date: 5/31/2016                          

FOOTHILLS ART CENTER HOSTS FINE CRAFT INVITATIONAL EXHIBITION

Golden, CO. – The Foothills Art Center is pleased to present a group exhibition of Fine Craft featuring outstanding American artists working in clay, fiber, glass, metals, and wood. The “Fine Craft Invitational” will run from June 24 – September 4, 2016 with a member preview Thursday, June 23, 2016 from 6:00-8:00 p.m.

In recent years many craft artists have begun using traditional craft techniques to create concept based sculptural forms rather than functional objects.  This exhibition seeks to showcase some of the finest examples of this exciting change in the Fine Craft movement.  Six Artists will be featured in the show: Cleveland glass artist Brent Kee Young, San Francisco clay artist Bean Finneran, Washington State wood turner Ron Gerton, basketry artist Carol Eckert, Denver metalsmith-sculptor Ira Sherman, and Fort Collins textile artist Jan R. Carson.  Each artist will be exhibiting major bodies of their work.

The “Fine Craft Invitational” will run through September 4, 2016. Several of the artists will be present at the member preview Thursday, June 23 from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. including an artistic process discussion and Q&A with exhibiting artist Ron Gerton from 6:30-7:00 p.m.
Located in historic downtown Golden, Foothills Art Center leads and inspires the community through art, education, and cultural excellence with engaging exhibitions and dynamic arts programming for learners of all ages.

Foothills Art Center was founded in 1968 and is an official member of the United States National Registry of Historic Buildings. The center is housed in an 1872 Gothic style church, an 1892 Queen Anne style manse and a Victorian-era mansion built in 1899 – all surrounded by a sculpture garden at 809 15th Street  in downtown Golden, Colorado.

Gallery hours are Tuesdays – Saturdays: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Sundays: 12:00 – 5:00 p.m., closed on Mondays. To learn more visit www.foothillsartcenter.org, or call us at 303-279-3922.

The Engaged Object: Contemporary Craft as a Catalyst for Change

Golden, CO — On January 23, Foothills Art Center opens The Engaged Object, an exhibition featuring 50 works of fine craft that address contemporary social, political and environmental issues. 

Thirty artists from around the world—from Colorado to the United Arab Emirates—represent diverse viewpoints in work created in clay, glass, metalwork, textiles and wood. 

Viewers will be challenged, and possibly uncomfortable, with some of the topics at hand. But since 2016 is a presidential election year, Foothills Art Center is eager to engage audiences in a dialogue about major political and social issues.

“Our goal with this exhibition is not only to present the very best works of art done in fine craft media, but also to stimulate the community’s ideas and perceptions about the world we live in,” says Foothills Art Center curator, Marianne Lorenz. “Art has been used in the service of social and political movements, for good and evil, from ancient times to the present day. And this exhibition will highlight the role of fine craft in that process.” 

Going beyond the battle of ideas, artists in the exhibition bring the issues into personal spaces, where the problems are harder to ignore. 

  • Anne Morton uses worn clothing from her community to quilt honest portraits of homeless friends like the person represented in Michelle. 
  • Denver artist Ira Sherman’s Seed is a fully-functional device that allows cryogenic banking at home, away from the laboratory environment and mass storage of commercial cryogenic sperm banks.
  • Clay artist Ron Geibel explores gender identity under the veil of the middle-class American home in Strike.   

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Members of the media are invited to preview the exhibition January 22 at 5:00 PM. 
Foothills Art Center is also presenting a lecture to accompany The Engaged Object: “Art and Politics: A Curatorial Process” on January 31, and a panel discussion with Colorado artists Regina Benson and Ira Sherman on March 6.

To RSVP for the media event or for more information about the exhibition, please contact Exhibition Manager Becky Guy at 303.279.3922 x30, becky@foothillsartcenter.org.

FEATURED ARTISTS
Regina Benson
Ron Geibel
Charlotte Kruk
Kate MacDowell Robert Mickelsen
Ann Morton
Ira Sherman 

CONTACT - Exhibition Manager Becky Guy at 303.279.3922 x30, becky@foothillsartcenter.org.

ABOUT FOOTHILLS ART CENTER
Located in historic downtown Golden, Foothills Art Center enriches the local community as a cultural destination for residents and guests to discover, create, enjoy and learn about contemporary and historic fine craft. Here you will find unusual and inspiring objects in wood, ceramics, fiber, glass, metals and other fine craft media. Our three galleries are set in 19th-century historic buildings, including a Gothic-style church, Queen Anne manse, and Victorian mansion. And our Gift Gallery offers one-of-a-kind treasures handmade by Colorado artists.

Julia Feld, Veiled Truth, Coil-built stoneware

Ron Geibel, Strike, Porcelain

Holiday Art Market Shopping & Kids Activities at Foothills Art Center

GOLDEN, COLORADO – Join Foothills Art Center for a holiday tradition. The Foothills Holiday Art Market opens November 14 to shop more than 80 Colorado artists working in the highest standards of handcraft. With fine ceramics, fiber, glasswork, jewelry, paintings, woodworking, photography, holiday items, and more, there’s something special for everyone to celebrate the season. The market continues through December 31.

Foothills Art Center also provides family-friendly activities each weekend in December. Make lasting holiday memories with photos with Santa, and create your own holiday sweater, greeting card, or gingerbread house.

For more information about the Holiday Art Market or Foothills Art Center’s holiday education programs, visit our website.

Holiday Classes and Events
Santa Claus at Foothills Art Center Friday, December 4
4:30 – 6:15 pm

Holiday Card Creation Station Saturday, December 5
12:30 – 2:30 pm

CONTACT - RJ Seidel, Retail Manager 303.279.3922, ext. 33, RetailManager@FoothillsArtCenter.org

 

Located in historic downtown Golden, Foothills Art Center (FAC) leads and inspires the community through art, education, and cultural excellence. A nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, Foothills Art Center is committed to delivering engaging exhibitions and diverse educational programs for adults and children.

Founded in 1968 and an official member of the United States National Registry of Historic Buildings, the main gallery is housed in an 1872 Gothic style church and an 1892 Queen Anne style manse, set behind a sculpture garden designed by Saarinen Landscape Architecture. The Foothills Art Center Community Gallery is located next door, in a Victorian-era mansion built in 1899 by Perre O. Unger.

Holiday Education Programs
Eriq Hochuli, Education Coordinator 303.279.3922, ext. 32 Education@FoothillsArtCenter.org

Rocky Mountain National Watermedia at Foothills Art Center

GOLDEN, COLORADO – Join Foothills Art Center to celebrate 42 years of Rocky Mountain National Watermedia (RMNW), an annual juried exhibition of top watermedia artists from around the country.

Explore work that pushes beyond the boundaries of traditional watercolor by expanding into other water- based media: acrylic, casein, gouache, egg tempera, and mixed media.

Seventy paintings, illustrations, and collages reflect a wide range of creative expression. Visitors will enjoy the hazy countrysides, lyrical abstractions, whimsical dreamscapes, and exquisitely detailed still lifes.

RMNW’s annual tradition began in 1974 when local artists approached Foothills Art Center with the idea of a national watercolor show. Forty-two years later, Rocky Mountain National Watermedia has become one of the foremost watermedia exhibitions in the country.

Juror Mark Mehaffey has achieved international recognition as an artist, including signature membership in the National Watercolor Society and the title of American Watercolor Society Dolphin Fellow. He holds Transparent Watercolor Society of America Signature Life Member-Master Status and membership with Watercolor West and Rocky Mountain National Watermedia Society.

For more information about the exhibition or Foothills Art Center’s education programs, visit http://www.foothillsartcenter.org/newsroom

 

Contact - Mary Ellen Williams, Executive Director 303.279.3922, ext. 29 MaryEllen@FoothillsArtCenter.org

Located in historic downtown Golden, Foothills Art Center (FAC) leads and inspires the community through art, education, and cultural excellence. A nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, Foothills Art Center is committed to delivering engaging exhibitions and diverse educational programs for adults and children. 

Founded in 1968 and an official member of the United States National Registry of Historic Buildings, the main gallery is housed in an 1872 Gothic style church and an 1892 Queen Anne style manse, set behind a sculpture garden designed by Saarinen Landscape Architecture. The Foothills Art Center Community Gallery is located next door, in a Victorian-era mansion built in 1899 by Perre O. Unger. 

​Art Supply Drive at Foothills Art Center

GOLDEN, COLORADO – Foothills Art Center (FAC) will host an art supply drive to benefit Pleasant View Elementary School in Golden, Colorado. The school’s art budget is extremely limited this year: the district allocated only $1 per student.

The event will connect Foothills Art Center and Pleasant View in their shared mission of education.

“We want our students to have a broad experience with art and creation and that's where our partnership with Foothills Art Center can be truly beneficial,” says art teacher Chris Tidd. He incorporates a wide variety of materials and projects to keep the students’ attention and inspire their natural creativity.

Traditional materials like paintbrushes and markers are needed, but so are silverware, bike parts, and other household items. Students will use these objects to make sculptures on the Nature Path behind Pleasant View.

Foothills Art Center invites the community to bring art supplies and cash donations to Foothills Art Center or Pleasant View Elementary School. Donations will be collected Friday August 14 – Sunday August 30.

ART SUPPLY WISHLIST
Construction paper Colored pencils Markers
Paint brushes Nontoxic paint
Silverware Wooden spoons Bowls Mixers/blenders Hardware
Drills/drill bits
Metal and wood scraps Shovels
Rakes

DROP-OFF LOCATIONS
Foothills Art Center 809 15th Street Golden, CO 80401

CONTACT - Mary Ellen Williams, Executive Director 303.279.3922, ext. 29 MaryEllen@FoothillsArtCenter.org

Located in historic downtown Golden, Foothills Art Center (FAC) leads and inspires the community through art, education, and cultural excellence. A nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, Foothills Art Center is committed to delivering engaging exhibitions and diverse educational programs for adults and children. 

Founded in 1968 and an official member of the United States National Registry of Historic Buildings, the main gallery is housed in an 1872 Gothic style church and an 1892 Queen Anne style manse, set behind a
sculpture garden designed by Saarinen Landscape Architecture. The Foothills Art Center Community Gallery is located next door, in Victorian era mansion built in 1899 by Perre O. Unger.