Stapleton Artist Demo at the Stanley Marketplace

http://stanleymarketplace.com/events/

 

Live Art Demos by Stapleton Artists

Stanley Marketplace September 15, 11-3

Stapleton Artists nonprofit organization is excited to showcase several of their members at Stanley Marketplace one Saturday in September.

Meet the artists, ask questions, and/or observe them as they bring blank canvases and mounds of clay to life.

Artists will share stories of their process and demonstrate their skills as they create new pieces during this four-hour event.

Stapleton Artists Organization is a nonprofit group that promotes arts education, shows, workshops, and more, including the annual Open Studios event.

Creative Minds . . . . it's an art thing! (Free and open to the public) HOW TO APPROACH A GALLERY FOR REPRESENTATION

Stapleton Artists - a non-profit organization - has a vision to promote and provide an inclusive art community with member activities, art shows, art education, workshops, programs, and our annual open studios event.

We have developed a program of talks, demonstrations, dialog, and events called:

Creative Minds . . . . it’s an art thing.
How to approach a gallery for representation. 

presented by Lin Clark

Lin opened gallery 825 Art on Santa Fe Drive in 2002 and moved to the Town Center in Stapleton to open Art & Framing at Stapleton in 2006, which she ran until closing at the end of 2014. In addition to her hands-on experience, much of her knowledge regarding galleries came from a mentor, Sandy Carson of Sandy Carson Gallery. Sandy had been in the gallery business for over 30 years and her knowledge was invaluable to a novice, Lin Clark.  
Lin Clark has always loved art and artists. She believes art is the universal language crossing all boundaries and the artist is the voice. Lin says, “To see an artist create pieces that touch the viewer’s imagination and emotions is magical”.

"Creativity takes courage."  Henri Matisse

Join us
August 29th, 2018      6:30-7:30
8371 Northfield Blvd, Suite C
MCA - The Cube
 

Creative Minds . . . it's an ART thing! (Free and open to public) The Financial Side of Being an Artist

Creative Minds . . . it's an art thing

Stapleton Artists - a non-profit organization - has a vision to promote and provide an inclusive art community with member activities, art shows, art education, workshops, programs, and our annual open studios event.

Our Creative Minds series continues with a presentation on
THE FINANCIAL SIDE OF BEING AN ARTIST
From sales tax to self-employment tax, this presentation is intended
to offer relevant information for planning and decision-making
for the self-employed artist.

presented by Matt Blackburn*, CPA
owner of Sand Creek Company,
accounting, tax, personal financial services company
WHEN:
July 25th, Wednesday evening from 6:30 - 7:30.
WHERE:
MCA (Master Community Association, Stapleton)
The CUBE
8371 Northfield Blvd. Suite C
Denver, CO  80238

Open and free to the public

* Matthew Blackburn, CPA, graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a BA in English, and from the University of Colorado at Denver with an MS in Accounting. (In other words, you can rely on Matt for clear, layman-friendly explanations of the most esoteric tax concepts.)  Matt discovered that his heart lay in providing personalized service to individuals and small businesses and non-profits. That’s why he started The Sand Creek Company in 2013. A resident and unabashed fan of Denver’s Stapleton neighborhood, Matt is often found out and about with his wife and daughters, enjoying the pool, the parks, biking or walking his dog, a Chihuahua mix named Sugar.
Matt is also the treasure of Stapleton Artists organization.

Creative Minds . . . it's an ART thing! (Free and open to public) Looking Closer at Websites - Design and Critique

Creative Minds . . . it's an art thing

Stapleton Artists - a non-profit organization - has a vision to promote and provide an inclusive art community with member activities, art shows, art education, workshops, programs, and our annual open studios event.

Our Creative Minds series continues with a presentation on
Looking Closer at Websites - Design and Critique
by Amanda Armstrong*,
Business Librarian for Denver Public Library
WHEN:
June 27th, Wednesday evening from 6:30 - 7:30.
WHERE:
MCA (Master Community Association, Stapleton)
The CUBE
8371 Northfield Blvd. Suite C
Denver, CO  80238

Open and free to the public

 

* Amanda Armstrong is a librarian with a passion for research and analysis. In this role, she works with a team of skilled business research librarians on Bizboost and oversees business outreach for the library. Prior to becoming a librarian, she held a variety of data and project management roles at DaVita HealthCare Partners over 13 years. She enjoys taking on additional challenges to include working as a wedding coordinator and a Virtual Teaching Assistant for graduate level courses in website user experience and the fundamentals of metadata. Her formal education includes a BA in music from Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, Minnesota and a Master of Library and Information Science from the University of Milwaukee Wisconsin.

Creative Minds . . . it's an ART thing! (Free and open to public) Social Media for Artists

Creative Minds . . . it's an ART thing!

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Stapleton Artists - a non-profit organization - has a vision to promote and provide an inclusive art community with member activities, art shows, art education, workshops, programs, and our annual open studios event.


Our Creative Minds series continues with a discussion on
Social Media for Artists, led by artist Lelija Roy
WHEN:
May 30th, Wednesday evening from 6:30 - 7:30.
WHERE:
MCA (Master Community Association, Stapleton)
The CUBE
8371 Northfield Blvd. Suite C
Denver, CO  80238
 


Open and free to the public!

Unique Sponsorship Opportunity

Platinum Level Sponsorship

  • Sponsor Logo on banner over 29th Avenue, Town Center Stapleton. Banner flown for one month (September) per year
  • Sponsor logo on banner for two years (2018 & 2019)
  • Full page in the tour booklet (a $500 value per year) for 2018 & 2019
  • Recognition at the opening reception
  • Recognition on website and Facebook

Platinum Sponsorship $1,500

contact tourcoordinator@stapletonartists.org

Stapleton Artists presents Art Critique (open to public)

Our next Stapleton Artists meeting is scheduled for April 25th, 2018 at our pop-up gallery in the Creek Stone Homes model home. 9091 61st Ave, Denver, CO 80238 at 6:30. We will have a critique session. This meeting is open to the public so all are invited!

Our guest facilitator is Victoria Kwasinski. Victoria holds a BFA from Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design where she graduated class valedictorian. She has over 30 years of experience as a professional artist and has worked as a corporate graphic artist, freelance illustrator, gallery owner, fine artist and art instructor. Victoria has been teaching drawing and painting extensively throughout the Denver metropolitan area since 1996. She has taught workshops and extended class sessions, served as an exhibit juror, and has held critiques and demonstrations for numerous arts associations. victoriakwasinski.com

Bring a finished piece of work or a work in progress for critique.

As you know, the pop-up gallery has no furniture.  Bring your concert chair, pillow or blanket so you can be comfortable during the critique. Light refreshments will be served.

Stapleton Artists is able to provide these community events based in large part from our membership fees - please join or renew your membership today!

Announcing Open Studios 2018 Artists!

Stapleton Open Studios 2018 is proud to announce the artists selected for this year’s tour:

Aundra Howard, Beatriz Sotela-Bearden, Carol Fennell, Dave Aldridge, Deanna Sinclair, Heather Ormsby, Hunter Jay, Joice Thomas, Judy Linn, Kathy Daly, Kathy Skarvan, Katy Tartakoff, Lelija Roy, Linda R. Wingate, Marian Davis, Marisa Morales Cawthorne, Mark Jennison, Mike Holtby, Nancy Aldridge, Paul R Bareis, Rebecca Musgrave, Shauna Twardzik-Heine, Stacy Keglovitz, Susan Crane.

Congratulations to these talented artists!

Tour dates: September 29th – 30th. 

Pop-up Art at Creek Stone Homes - New Artists!

Stapleton Artists' organization and CreekStone Homes present a Pop-Up Art Gallery in Stapleton.

Stapleton Artists is a non-profit organization with a mission to cultivate vibrant communities through integrating art into the lives of people. The organization is proud to continue partnering with CreekStone Homes, a builder in North Stapleton, to present a Pop-Up Art Gallery in one of the builder's model homes. This is an excellent opportunity to view local artists' work and see the exciting new homes in the Beeler Park area of Stapleton.

Artists' currently on display:
Dave Aldridge, Mark Jennison, Andrea GordonSusan CraneLinda Wingate,
Lee Tomsyck, Bret ThayerPaul R. Bareis, Lynn Burnes,
Shauna Twardzik-Heine, Kathy Skarvan and Rebecca Musgrave. 

New artists will be rotating through the Pop-Up Gallery, so check back often to discover more art.

Pop-Up Art Gallery at Creek Stone Homes is located at 9091 E. 61st Ave. Denver, CO 80238

Gallery Hours: Mon.-Sat. 10am - 5pm, Sun. Noon-5pm.

Mo'Print Studio + Print Tour

Stapleton Artists is pleased to have one of it's own participating in the following events. The wonderful woodblock prints of artist Michael Keyes is featured on the posters! Congratulations Michael! Please support your local artists and check out these fabulous events! One is March 17 and the other is March 24.

 

Mo’Print

is the abbreviation for “Month of Printmaking,” which happens in Denver and Vicinity every two years.

Mo’Print is a loosely-knit festival of events, unified by the wonderful world of fine-art printmaking.

This poster announces the “Studio + Print Tour,” when several fine-art print shops around the Denver Region open their doors to the public.  People may come into the shops, and experience by demonstration and explanation, what fine-art printmaking is all about.  

There is no cost; the Studio + Print Tour is free to the public!

Go to the website— moprint.org

for details about Studio + Print Tour, and other entertaining and educational activities, most of which are free to the public!

SA meeting - Art Critique at Art Gym

Would you like to get some feedback on a piece of work in progress or a finished piece?

Come along to the Art Gym, 1460 Leyden Street, Denver, CO 80220. February 20th from 7:00 pm – 9:00pm for an art critique.

They have a rotating guest artist to facilitate each session.  

We thought it would be fun to get together as a group. Feel free to bring a piece of art for critique or join us to network, observe and learn.

Pop-up Art at Creek Stone Homes

Stapleton Artists' are proud to be partnering with Creek Stone Homes, a builder in North Stapleton, to present a Pop-Up Art Gallery in one of the builder's model homes. This is an excellent opportunity to view local artists' work and see the exciting new homes in the Beeler Park area of Stapleton.

Artists' currently on display: Dave Aldridge, Michael E. Holtby, Susan Crane, Beatriz Bearden, Linda Wingate, Marian Davis, Paul R. Bareis, Kathy Skarvan and Rebecca Musgrave. 

New artists will be rotating through the Pop-Up Gallery, so check back often to discover more art.

Pop-Up Art Gallery at Creek Stone Homes is located at 9091 E. 61st Ave. Denver, CO 80238

Gallery Hours: Wed.-Sat. 10am - 5pm, Sun. Noon-5pm.

Preview the art and pick up your map for the tour

The artists want you to get a sneak peak at what you will be seeing during the tour of their home studios on September 23 & 24th. 
Stop into The Cube (Stapleton's Master Community Association's cultural event center) and pick up your free tour booklet/map. You will also be able to view a sampling of the art from some of the 28 artists participating in this year's Open Studios Tour.

The Cube hours to pick up your free booklet/map are:
Tues. - Friday  11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Address: 8371 Northfield Blvd. Suite C, Denver, 80238
 

 
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MCA

Master Community Center - THE CUBE

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Artist Rebecca Tomlin getting her sculpture ready.

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Artist Bret Thayer putting together the easel as "Spook", his artwork, carefully watches.

Stapleton Artists Logo

You've seen it, we love it and we hope you do, too!

The winner of the Stapleton Artists logo contest is – Amanda Clark.

Amanda graduated Denver School of the Arts in 2012 and then headed to Boston to attend the Massachusetts College of Art and Design. She currently makes Fort Collins her home, with close ties to Denver.

The Stapleton Artists organization is delighted to have Amanda’s design as the logo. 

2017 Poster Artist - Linda Wingate

Congratulations to Linda Wingate!

Linda’s art piece was chosen for the 2017 Stapleton Open Studios’ Commemorative Poster. Her image of the beautiful glass piece “Ice Blue” was chosen for this honor by an independent jury.

Linda says this of her work: “My primary focus as an artist addresses the inherent qualities of glass. Its optical and tactile properties are the perfect medium for channeling my creative energy and expressing my artistic vision. Glass, from its humble beginnings as the most basic of elements, sand, imparts the true spirit of nature; both powerful yet fragile. My pieces incorporate the simplicity of nature and its forms, as well as symmetrical geometric designs.”

During Stapleton Open Studios, Sept. 23-24, Linda will be demonstrating her process to produce such amazing pieces of glass art. Make sure you stop by and see this magic happen.

Linda is proud to be a participant in Stapleton Open Studios. She has been with us each year since the inception in 2013.  

 Linda performing a demonstration of her process.

Linda performing a demonstration of her process.