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  • Wednesday, August 20, 2014 7:57 PM | Annamarie Mead (Administrator)

    Humphrey Memorial Park and Museum
    Art in the Park Uncorked: Alliance Artists of Evergreen
    Date: Friday, August 29, 2014
    Location: 620 Soda Creek Road
    Time: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    Contact: Angela
    Phone: 3036745429
    Email: angela.hmpm@yahoo.com

  • Friday, August 01, 2014 9:49 AM | Beth Riser

    August 1 - September 12

    Tom Ware & the Warehouse Gang

    Opening Reception: Friday, August 1, 4-7 pm
    Center for the Arts Evergreen

    A sculpture exhibition featuring Tom Ware and a group of artists that
    have been meeting at his Evergreen Lake studio for years to sculpt.

         Ann Simpson                    Ed Dilgarde                   Maureen Scott

      Barbara Chiarella                  Harold Linke               Merrie Roderick

    Carol Dobbs                          John Ochsner                 Nancy Golden

        Crystal Simms                       Juliana Gregory             Pam Rhoades

    Dave Yetter                           Kathryn Nichols             Phillip Newsom

         Denisa Ronzani Mault          Kim TerraNova                Sandy Platter

    Denise Whittaker Hoar          Laura Jacobs                   Sarah Kottke

    Dixie Clark                          Lorene Joos                    Tom Ware

    Warehouse Gang

    Warehouse Gang at the CAE

  • Tuesday, July 22, 2014 3:24 PM | Deleted user

    "Elegant Simplicity":  Nature photographer and EAA member, Mike Gabridge, has a solo art exhibit coming to the "In Focus" Gallery at the Dairy Center for the Arts in Boulder, CO (2590 Walnut).  Opening reception is Friday, July 25, 4-6:30 pm, and the show runs through August 15th.  Other galleries in the Dairy Center will feature fiber art and figurative drawings.  Please stop by if you are in town.

  • Wednesday, June 25, 2014 11:46 PM | Annamarie Mead (Administrator)

    Evergreen Creative District values the vision and inspiration shown by those creative individuals who live and work in Evergreen, and believes the arts enrich all members of our mountain community.

    ContactundefinedJoan Mickelson, Secretary Evergreen Downtown Business Association;

    303-638-7836; jmmikk@gmail.com

    June 20, 2014undefinedThe Evergreen Downtown Business Association is pleased to announce that Colorado Creative Industries (CCI), a division of the Colorado Office of Economic Development & International Trade, and the Boettcher Foundation, have accepted the Evergreen Creative District as a candidate for entrance into the Creative District program. Our partners in this endeavor are Center for the Arts Evergreen (CAE), Downtown Evergreen Economic District (DEED), and the Evergreen Area Chamber of Commerce.

    Recognition identifies our District as an arts and cultural destination and will increase our visibility both statewide and nationally. We eagerly embrace this opportunity to expand our organization’s purpose, to nurture the established creative industries and to increase their number as we strengthen and improve the financial sustainability of our businesses and arts and cultural organizations.

    Over the past 25 years, Evergreen’s Downtown district has been maturing into a strong arts community. Now, we have been granted this opportunity to further develop and strengthen Evergreen’s identity as an arts and cultural center. We will network with other creative districts, and work closely with CCI staff to receive professional assistance and training. Designation will positively impact the economic development of Evergreen as a whole, as well as benefit the individual artists, musicians, creatives, non-profit organizations, businesses, property owners, and residents that make up the fabric of the Evergreen Creative District. It will bolster our creative industries, arts and cultural organizations, and enhance partnerships between business and the arts. Ultimately, this designation will lead Evergreen toward becoming a more effective engine for creativity and economic development, and fine-tune the Creative District’s pathway to the future.

    We define the Evergreen Creative District as the concentration of businesses, art and cultural assets within a walkable distance from the Downtown Evergreen hub. By tracing two arms as they extend from Main Street both to the west and the northeast, we draw the District boundary along roads running through meadow and forest, between cliffs on one side and the lake or creek bed on the other, and measuring at times ‘as the crow flies.’ Located at the far west end are Keys on the Green and the Lake House, venue for many events. Upper Bear Creek Road runs parallel to Lake Evergreen and merges with CO74. At the point just beyond the dam the road becomes Main St. and passes through the core business district. At the intersection with Meadow Drive the boundary extends south to include Highland Haven B&B, turns north on Meadow Drive and passes the Evergreen Design Center. Going east on Iris Road leads to the Historic District, Center Stage and Conference Center. And again following Meadow Drive to the northeast the boundary extends to Hiwan Homestead Museum.

    For Immediate Release

    Office of Gov. John Hickenlooper

    Office of Economic Development and International Trade

    Holly Shrewsbury 303.832.3847 holly.shrewsbury@state.co.us

    Colorado’s new Certified and Candidate Creative Districts announced

    DENVER undefined June 16, 2014 undefined Colorado Creative Industries (CCI), a division of the Colorado Office of Economic Development & International Trade, and the Boettcher Foundation today announced the certification of four new Creative Districts and the acceptance of seven Candidate Districts into the Colorado Creative Districts Program. The newly certified districts are 40 West Arts District, Lakewood, Downtown Colorado Springs, RiNo Art District, Denver and the Greeley Creative District. Candidate districts entering the program include: Mancos Creative District, Manitou Springs Arts Council Creative District, Crestone Creative District, Crested Butte Creative District, Downtown Fort Collins Creative District, Carbondale Historic Downtown Core and the Evergreen Creative District.

    These newly certified districts have been working toward certification standards since 2012. A review panel evaluated certification applications and conducted site visits. Evaluation was based on three foundational elements:

    ·  A Certified Creative District must capture its unique story and reflect that story

    ·  A Certified Creative District must be integrated with other community systems such as planning, economic development, tourism, transportation, urban renewal, safety and public gathering spaces

    ·  A Certified Creative District must have local government endorsement. The newly certified districts will join the seven Colorado Creative Districts: Denver’s Art District on Santa Fe, Pueblo Creative Corridor, Corazon de Trinidad, North Fork Valley Creative District, Ridgway Creative District, Salida Creative District and Telluride Arts District. “The goal of this program is to help Colorado Creative Districts achieve the administrative structure, funding streams, community engagement process, strategic plan and staff structure that provide both opportunities to grow the creative economy,” said Margaret Hunt, director of Colorado Creative Industries.


    "These 2014 certified and candidate creative districts are great examples of how the arts create exciting places for people to visit and live," said Governor John Hickenlooper. "These districts not only increase quality of life, they also help with economic vitality of the area and attract people from all over Colorado and the country."

    “The state’s newly designated Creative Districts are capitalizing on Colorado’s creative assets to grow their local economy and to improve the quality of life for their residents,” said Tim Schultz, president

    and executive director of the Boettcher Foundation.

    sustainable over the long-term,

    for certification at the end of two years.

    “We want to help them be successful and

    Candidate districts are eligible to apply

    and we look forward to the Boettcher Creative District Leadership

    Awards taking them even further along the road to success.”

    Creative districts accepted into the program as “candidates” work toward certification for two years.

    This incubator-style program offers Candidate Creative Districts benefits in the form of direct funding

    and professional assistance, training and networking with peers.

    Submissions were reviewed by panelists using the following criteria: district characteristics, management and planning, community buy-in, and other factors. Each candidate district will be awarded a $5,000 matching grant from CCI.

    For more information, please visit www.coloradocreativeindustries.org. About the Colorado Creative Districts program

    Administered by Colorado Creative Industries, the Creative District Program encourages the formation of creative districts in

    neighborhoods and contiguous geographic areas for the purpose of:

    ·  Attracting artists and creative entrepreneurs to a community

    ·  Enhancing economic and civic capital of Colorado communities

    ·  Creating hubs and clusters of economic activity

    ·  Enhancing areas as appealing places to live, conduct businesses and attract visitors

    ·  Serving as an economic strategy and magnet

    ·  Revitalizing and beautifying

    ·  Promoting a community’s unique identity

    ·  Showcasing cultural and artistic events and amenities 
About Colorado Creative Industries Colorado Creative Industries is Colorado’s state arts agency and is a division of the Office of Economic Development and International Trade. Established to capitalize on the immense potential for our creative sector to enhance economic growth in Colorado, the mission of CCI is to promote, support and expand the creative industries to drive the state’s economy, grow jobs and enhance our quality of life. About the Boettcher Foundation


    In 2011, the Colorado General Assembly passed HB11-1031, encouraging the formation of Creative

    Districts in communities, neighborhoods or contiguous geographic areas.

    Founded by the Boettcher Family in 1937 to effectively assist, encourage and promote a better quality

    of life for the citizens of Colorado, the Boettcher Foundation invests in Colorado through “minds and

    mortar.” The Foundation funds Scholarships, biomedical research and teacher training, as well as

    capital grants for nonprofits. For more information, visit www.BoettcherFoundation.org.





  • Wednesday, June 18, 2014 11:49 AM | Deleted user


    Open Studio

    We would like to open Old Paint Bar up for studio time.  That way  artists in the community could use our space to paint.

    We decided to open our doors to the community in the following way. If a group would like to come and use our space, I will gladly open the doors during our off hours. (7 days a week from 1-5pm).  Please call and arrange the day and time so I can meet you there.

    We will charge $15 per person for the afternoon if you bring your own supplies. If you would like to use our supplies it would be $25 each. Each artist is responsible for their own clean up.

    OPB provides a wonderful intimate, creative space to explore any level of artistic talent. We provide a nice selection of complimentary loose leaf teas and good music! We hope to see where this offer will lead and are looking forward to hearing from you.

     Contact: Nan…Old Paint Bar…29023 Upper Bear Creek Road….720-266-7684

  • Thursday, May 29, 2014 9:18 AM | Annamarie Mead (Administrator)
    Nature in Bloom: Artist and EAA member Jeannette Stutzman is featured at the Humphrey History Park & Museum Friday, May 30, 4-6 PM 620 Soda Creek Road, Evergreen. Stop by and say hello and enjoy the beautiful artwork!
  • Sunday, May 25, 2014 11:31 AM | Beth Riser
    Click here to see May events of EAA artists:
    EAA Artists - May 2014.pdf
  • Saturday, May 10, 2014 2:45 PM | Beth Riser
    As part of the application and acceptance process for Evergreen to be considered a designated Colorado Creative District, we are asked to list our creatives. 

    Please take just a few minutes to answer these questions for us, so that we can include what makes Evergreen unique. 

    (Artists, Writers, Theater, Music, Culinary, Fashion, etc. Getting the idea?)

    For more information about the Colorado Creative Industries, please go here:

    To see a list of current designated Colorado Creative Districts:

  • Wednesday, April 23, 2014 11:31 AM | Beth Riser
    EAA and Main Street Fine Art Gallery Artist
    Jody Rigsby has set up this incredible workshop:

    "Planes of the Head"
    by Kim English and Nura Mascareñas 
    3-Day Workshop
    Pine, Colorado

    May 16, 17 and 18, 2014

    This unique workshop will focus on learning the planes of the head and how light affects those planes.  Students will have two days of drawing and painting, then one day of sculpting the “planes of the head” with modeling clay.

    As a former teacher of Anatomy at Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design for many years and a skilled painter of the figure, Kim English brings deep expertise in helping students understand how to effectively draw and paint the essence, gesture and correct anatomical structure of the figure.  

    Nura, also a graduate of Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design. She is a nationally renown sculptress and has been teaching at the Art Students League of Denver for about 8 years and is deeply knowledgeable in translating 2-D planes to 3-D form.

    This dual taught workshop provides students the opportunity of not only learning the planes of the head in drawing and painting but also understanding how the form changes as you move around the model in 3 dimensions. For the sculptors who have not worked in 2 dimension, painting in color will be a nice introduction, and learn a new way to transfer this knowledge. This intensive workshop is academic and focuses on developing one's skills in seeing and understanding the human head. Drawing handouts will be provided and students will leave with a clay “planes of the head” model to use for future reference.

    Cost: $450 including model fees.

    Deposit of $100 is required. Minimum of 10 and maximum of 12 students for this workshop. 
    Please feel free to pass this on to any other artists that may be interested.

    Contact: Jody Rigsby for registration, payment and questions.

    Schedule: 9am to 4pm each day

    Day 1: 
    Drawing:  Kim will be lecturing and drawing while we draw with him.  We will be working both from a model and Kim's sketches.

    Day 2: 
    Painting: The medium (watercolor, pastel, oil or acrylics) does not matter.  Understanding the planes is what is most important. We will be working from a model. 

    Day 3: 
    Sculpting: Nura Mascareñas will work with us in sculpting a clay “planes of the head” using our knowledge of what we have learned in the previous days. Clay will be provided for everyone.   

    Day 1: Drawing only. You only need to bring your drawing sketch pad, preferably 14 x 18 to 12 x 16 size.  You will need a drawing pencil and eraser.
    Day 2: Painting. Oils, acrylics, watercolor or pastels (your medium of choice), pochade box and tripod or easel with brushes (medium to small, mixture of bristle and soft brushes), odorless turp if oils. 4 canvases sizes 9 x 12 to 11 x 14.  
    (if you're a sculptor and would like to borrow painting materials contact Jody)

    Day 3: Sculpting the head - If you have clay sculpting tools, bring them, if not bring a butter knife and a small paring knife.  Clay and board for the sculpture are provided. 

    There will be a lunch break from 12 - 1. You may bring your own lunch or go to the local restaurant - Crossroads Pub and Grill (not sure how fast they are).

  • Tuesday, April 08, 2014 2:32 PM | Beth Riser

    10th Annual Pastel Society of Colorado Mile High International Exhibition

    Dates: July 14 – August 30, 2014

    DEADLINE for ENTRY: May 18, 2014

    Be a part of the 10th Anniversary of this International Exhibit in Denver, CO

    Extensive Cash and Merchandise Awards!

    Info and prospectus at www.onlinejuriedshows.com

    Entry Fee: Up to 3 paintings, $35 PSC Members, $45 Non Members

    We are proud to feature Albert Handell as our juror and announce his workshop.

    Albert Handell Workshop 

    July 10-13, 2014 in Castle Rock, Colorado


The Evergreen Artists Association

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Fine Arts Festival
Since 1966

August 24 & 25, 2019

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Evergreen Parkway and Ellingwood Trail

Evergreen, Colorado

Evergreen Artists Association

PO Box 1511
Evergreen, CO 80437

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