The Art Center calls for applications and announces exhibitions – Estes Park Trail-Gazette

On display

“A Blaze of Color” displaying oils by featured artist member Pat Sebern

Pat Sebern has included many of the subjects and approaches to painting that Colorado people are so fond of. (Art Center/courtesy photo)

Pat Sebern has lived in Denver, Seattle and Dallas. While in these places the job descriptions were many and varied…but always involved artwork and design. During her years in Denver, Pat was primarily involved with western art, particularly when depicting subjects such as mountain men and black powder events.

Accepting a job in Seattle, his painting turned to wildlife and landscapes. This same subject continued in Dallas years later. Through all of her jobs and transitions into creative projects, she has worked in multiple media…watercolour, gouache and large acrylic painted wall canvases. However, his two favorite mediums are oil and pastel.

She also believes that the gift of creativity is one of the most inspiring, versatile and satisfying talents a person is blessed with. In this exhibition, Pat has included many of the subjects and approaches to painting that the people of Colorado are so fond of.

Thematic wall

“Autumn Gold”

Our Artist members share their renderings of the beauty and colors of fall.

Also on display in the gallery are the exceptional works of other artists who are members of the Art Center, including other works in oil painting, watercolour, pastel, jewellery, ceramics, charcoal, graphite, glass, wood, sculpture, fiber, photography, printmaking and mixed media.

The art center is open daily from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Call for applications

“The Magic of Masks” – From Mardi Gras Fun to Estes Park

The public is invited to participate in the first annual community art exhibition. Start working on your entry now! When is this show and what are the important dates? Hand in masks by 4 p.m. on February 11, 12, 13, 20 and 23. The show runs: February 18 to March 13. Gala Opening Reception Feb. 18 2-4. Pick up unsold masks on March 13.

How to participate: in person only! Drop by the Art Center to register ($20 per person entrance fee) and pick up your specially numbered 8×10 stretched canvas between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. daily until October 20, after which it will be Friday to Monday.

Who can enter? People from the community (ages 5 to 105) as well as artists and members of the Art Center. One entry per person. More than one family member is welcome. Cash or check only! No online entry.

What type of mask can I create? Any medium is fine, as long as it fits on your 8×10 stretched Art Center canvas. You can paint it, glue it, 3D it…as long as anything hanging (ribbons, bows or feathers) doesn’t stick out more than 2.5 cm from the canvas. Your canvas will already be “ready to hang” and you can choose one with horizontal or vertical orientation when you register.

A display is now set up at our next exhibition with examples.

$35 for 35 Campaign

As we excitedly enter the next 35 years, determined to remain relevant and viable, we ask for the continued support of our community and patrons, suggesting a $35 donation to our $35 for 35 campaign.

Satellite exhibitions

A new exhibit is now on view at Estes Park Health featuring Eileen Van Baren, Sally Richmond and Bruce Boynton. GREEN features a number of artists from the Art Center. An exhibit was recently hung at our newest addition to a satellite display at Snowy Peaks Winery. John Long is on display at the US Bank.