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Art Show–Madden Museum

Posted in Art, Art Show, Paintings with tags , , on January 12, 2012 by Nancy Yackel

This is Colorado

The annual This is Colorado exhibit at the Madden Museum of Art runs January 12 – February 23, 2012. Sponsored by the Heritage Fine Arts Guild of Arapahoe County, the juried show features original two-dimensional works by 80 Colorado artists.

An evening reception celebrates the exhibit’s opening Friday, January 13 from 5 – 8 pm.


High Road to Taos - Madden Show - AR

High Road to Taos


This is Colorado framed work by Robert Yackel.

Jennifer Garner, Director/Curator of the Metropolitan State College of Denver’s Center for Visual Art, served as juror for the 2012 exhibition. Associate Professor Garner teaches BFA Thesis and Exhibition and has served as juror for numerous exhibitions including the highly acclaimed Cherry Creek Arts Festival.

The Madden Museum of Art is located in Palazzo Verdi at 6363 South Fiddler’s Green Circle, Greenwood Village, Colorado. The museum is open Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm, admission is free. During the first two weeks original unframed bin works by featured artists will also be available for purchase.


*Coming Soon*– PHAC Spring Show and Sale

Posted in Art, Art Show, Paintings, Watercolors with tags , , , , , on April 27, 2011 by Nancy Yackel

Park Hill Art Club Show and Sale

May 6-8. 2011

2011 Show Poster 1 - A

The Park Hill Art Club Spring Show & Sale opens Friday, May 6, 2011 with an evening reception, 4:30-8:00pm. Park Hill United Methodist Church, 5209 Montview Boulevard, Denver, Colorado hosts the event. The Show continues Saturday, May 7th from 10am-6pm and Sunday May 8th from 9:30am-4pm.

More than 100 artists participate with both framed and unframed original art in a wide variety of media and styles. Prices range from less than $20 to $1,000+. Loyal patrons arrive early on Friday for the widest selection both for their own homes and collections as well as creative gifts.

Featured Poster Art Includes

Abstract Mountains by Vera Alexander

Pink Adobe – New Mexico by Nancy Brauer

Mountain Range by Tevra Campbell

Scottie Dog by Beverly Green

Anasazi Darker by Carol Nelson

Paris Lights by Jean Shom

Las Trampas Church by Bob Yackel

Artist of the Day – Taos Quick Draw Artists

Posted in Art, Art Show, Paintings, Watercolors with tags , , , on September 25, 2010 by Nancy Yackel

10th Annual Quick Draw and Art Auction

Taos Center for the Arts – September 25, 2010

Quick Draw Today - B 

Paint Brushes - B Couldn’t pick just one from the dozens of Taos artists taking part in the 10th Annual Quick Draw and Art Auction so we salute all the participants and their creativity. Paint brushes, tubes of paint and  sculpting tools stand at the ready as the noon hour approaches. Local artists in a wide range of media begin work on creations that must be finished on site by 3pm. Patrons and browsers wander among the easels and work tables chatting, asking questions or just standing back to watch the process as each work takes shape.

Leigh Gusterson Cropped - B At 2:50pm we hear the announcer, “Artists, you have ten minutes to finish your work.” As each piece is completed, signed, and framed they are taken to the finish line. The public can view, appraise and sign up for a bidding paddle. The auction starts at 4pm, action lively and sometimes quite competitive. Proceeds benefit the Taos Center for the Arts which provides facilities, programming and education in the visual, performing and media arts.

Doug Scott - B In the morning we viewed the shows comprising the Taos Fall Arts Festival. Quick Draw offered an opportunity to see many of the artists in action whose works we’d admired in the shows.. An ever changing gathering watches as horses charge across Doug Scott’s canvas. Ed Sandoval’s personality and painting quickly draws a bevy of art enthusiasts as he captures a Northern New Mexico fall scene. Pat Woodall intensely adds vibrant colors to his Ranchos church. We stop to watch Leigh Gusterson whose art we frequently admire.Pat Woodall - B

In addition to painters, sculptors, potters and jewelry makers work in stone, glass, wood and silver. Live music and an appreciative audience add to the festive atmosphere on a perfect autumn afternoon in Taos.

Stone Sculptor - B

Ed Sandoval 2 - B

*Event* – Greenwood Village Arts Festival

Posted in Art, Art Show, Paintings, Watercolors with tags , , on September 10, 2010 by Nancy Yackel


4th Annual Arts Festival

Greenwood Village, Colorado – Sept. 10-12, 2010

Art Tents - for Blog

Paintings, photography and pottery, bird houses to woodcarvings the 4th Annual Greenwood Village Arts Festival showcases the creations of local artists. Cherry Hills Marketplace, 5910 S. University Blvd., hosts the event sponsored by the Curtis Arts and Humanities Center. The festival runs Friday, Sept. 10 noon – 6pm, Saturday the 11th 10am-6pm, Sunday the 12th 10am-4pm.

We were especially impressed by the work of three of the artists when we visited the festival Friday afternoon. Watercolors by Bruce White ( capture colorful landscapes. A street scene of Telluride, Colorado was a personal favorite. In addition to dozens of original paintings White sells reasonably priced glyce prints.

The woodcarvings of Lee Thormahelm caught Bob’s eye and interest. Not only are Thormahelm’s carvings detailed and well executed but he completes each piece with excellent painting, finishes and presentation. Several works featuring trout and one of a hummingbird and Colorado blue columbine were particularly noteworthy.

Yelena Sidorova - B

We immediately recognized the unique work of Yelena Sidorova ( Bob took a workshop taught by Yelena a few years ago. Classically trained in Russia she uses silk as her canvas. The resulting creations are rich in color and texture. Subject matter ranges from art deco to cityscapes, flowers to figurative. Bob previously purchased two Prague street scenes and will return to the festival tomorrow for a third.