Saturday, December 19, 2009

At the Arts Center...

If you're still looking for Chrtistmas presents don't forget to stop by the Durango Arts Center for
Holiday Art Olé
November 20 – December 24
And, ARTISTS! If you are interested in submitting to the
Four Corners Commission, January 8 - 30, 2010
E-mail for an application... good luck!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

African Art Market at the DAC

African Art Market November 3-14, 2009
All events free & open to the public (exception drum workshop fee $20)

November 3 Exhibit opens in the Barbara Conrad Gallery Silent Auction Benefit of 6”x6” canvases by local artists beginsNovember 3-14 Artist demonstrations throughout the day – in the Gallery.November 4 “African Art: Function and Meaning:” presentation by Dr. Joshua Fisher, Visiting Instructor of Art History, Fort Lewis College.November 5 “Engineers Without Borders” project in Yua, Ghana 2009: presentation by Kate Dorrell, NAU, photojournalist.November 6 Friday evening reception to welcome and meet artists – 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.November 6 Drumming workshop with Akeem Ayanniyi, 9th generation Yoruba talking drummer. In the Dance Studio, 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.November 10 “Citizen Journalism in Africa and Beyond:” Andrew McGregor, photographer and founder of The Tizano Project.November 11 “The Devil Came on Horseback” film about Darfur crisis by Annie Sundberg and Rikki Stern. Sundance Official Selection 2007. November 12 “Make All Children Smile in Zimbabwe” by Judy Duke November 14 Silent Auction Benefit ends 3:00 pm. Gallery closes at 5:00 p.m.The artists: Award winning, internationally recognized photographers and African artists whose work will be featured in the gallery exhibit and offered for sale:
Phil Borges –
Nick Brandt -
Suzi Moore McGregor-
African Artists and Artwork:
Moussa Albaka – of Niger; internationally acclaimed silversmith of Tuareg jewelry, UNESCO Seal of Excellence Award winner
Akeem Ayanniyi - Nigerian drummer and artist now living in Santa Fe; founder of Agalu, Yoruba Cultural Troupe of Nigeria
Mamadou Bah - from Guinea; baskets and artwork from Ghana, Zimbabwe, and South Africa.
Alaji Juwara - born in Gambia, now a trader and importer of highest quality textiles from Ghana, Nigeria, Cote d’Ivoire and Zaire and antique trading beads from West and East Africa and Venice, Italy.
East Meets West importers-masks, musical instruments & much more from many African countries

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

In the between...

Local Durango Artists! Durango Open Studios vol.2 will take place September 2010. Please contact for information or to be added to the mailing list and informed when applications are available.

Monday, September 28, 2009

September 28...

This was a wonderful weekend, inspiring our peers to pull out their art supplies, talk about future projects, laugh and chat late into each evening! Artists of Durango Open Studios, Thank you! for opening your studios and sharing your dreams and evolution. It was a treat to see your many eyes and styles, to understand your inspirations.
Looking forward to more art!

Friday, September 25, 2009

Durango Open Studios...

This Weekend... Saturday and Sunday 11:00-4:00

Saturday and Sunday, Studios will be open from 11:00 - 4:00pm each day. Print off a map below and pick up a book at the studios or Maria's Bookshop downtown.

See you there!

Durango Herald on Durango Open Studios

Friday, September 18, 2009

September 18th

Meet the Artists of 
Open Doors & Open Studios
at the Durango Arts Center

September 18th, 5:00-9:00 (during Gallery Walk)
*Special opening in the Art Library of the DAC corresponding  with this reception...

Sunday, September 13, 2009

World Single Speed Championships

 The World Single Speed Championships are rolling around town... head to Ska Brewing this weekend (September 18-21) to check out the feet of installation and contemporary artwork and  check out another passion!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Open Doors & Open Studios

Open Doors & Open Studios

September 9 thru 27 at the Durango Arts Center
Meet the Artist - September 18th
at the DAC during Gallery Walk.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Quick Update...

The book -and guide- for Durango Open Studios is at the press!  Copies will be available next week... keep your eyes peeled!

Monday, June 29, 2009

The Artists...

-The Artists of Durango Open Studios, 2009-
~Jinah China- Micah Bell and Jonah Skurky-Thomas - Ceramic:
~Cindy Coleman- Acrylic, collage, colored pencil, photography and oil:
~Four Corners Gem and Mineral Club- Lapidary and Jewelry:
~Jan A. Goldman- Pastel artist
~John Grow- Oil
~Connie Matthews Imig- Tile for mosaic... all handmade
~Mariah Kaminsky- Oil and Mixed Media:
~Elizabeth Kinahan and Sam Cook- Oil:
~Joe Kroenung- Clay
~Jane Mercer- Oil:
~Anne Montgomery- Oil and drawing
~Mariah Mullins and Barbara Klema- Photography and Painting
~Lisa Pedolsky- Ceramics:
~John Sheedy- Photography and Thrift Art:
~D. Robert Smith- Jewelry:
~Scott Smith- Photography:
~Stephanie Mae Smith- Oil and Mixed Media
~The Press and Brush Studio- Heather Leavitt, David Clark, Rosemary Juskevich, Victoria Coe, Erik Nelsen and Caroline Johnson Reeves - Printmaking, painting and photography:

... can't wait to visit you!

Friday, June 26, 2009

Open Doors & Open Studios

-Open Doors-

A juried show September 9-26 in conjunction with Durango Open Studios

From the doors that we walk through to the paint on our floors and the stacks of paper and clay that crowd our walkways, this is a show for the inspiration of creating. Area artists are invited to submit 1 to 5 images of their artwork along with 1 to 5 images of the space where they create and the process within. This show is open to artists of all media.* Space is limited; for this reason, Open Doors is a juried show. It will be held from September 9-26, 2009 at the Durango Arts Center in correlating with Durango Open Studios.

*Video and projection Artists please see Categories


John Thomas

Kinsee Morlan

Malcolm Alexander

(Information on Jurors will be up soon!)


This event is open to all artists 18 years of age or older residing within 150 miles of Durango Colorado.


Open to all forms of art.

For Registration form:


Tuesday, September 8: Drop off Date for Selected Work at Durango Arts Center

Wednesday, September 9: Open Doors & Open Studios open to public

Friday, September 18: Meet the Artists of Open Doors & Open Studios during downtown Durango Gallery Walk.

September 26-27: Durango Open Studios

Monday, September 28: Open Doors & Open Studios Closes... 

Artwork taken down from DAC and picked up by artists

-Registration for this event is now closed... please check back for more opportunities!-

Questions? Please contact Durango Open Studios

Monday, June 22, 2009

Open Doors & Open Studios

Open Doors & Open Studios
Showing at the Durango Arts Center September 9-26, 2009
Meet the artists Friday, September 18th during Gallery Walk downtown...
-Open Doors-
From the doors we walk through, to the stacks of paper and clay that fill our walkways, this is a show for the inspiration of creating. Area artists are invited to submit 1 to 5 images of their artwork and 1 to 5 images of the space where they create and the process within. This show is open to artists of all media*; space however is limited. For this reason, Open Doors is a juried exhibition.
*Video and projection artists, please contact event coordinator directly to discuss options. Crystal Hartman at

Registration Deadline: July 31, 2009
For Prospectus and registration form, please visit the Durango Arts Center at 802 East 2nd Ave. Durango Colorado, 81301
Or send request to:

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

The Basics for Interested Artists

Durango Open Studios 2009

September 25-27


This event is open to all artists residing in Durango Colorado and closely surrounding areas.


A full color book/guide of participating artists will be created and provided to artists and sponsors for distribution. More information will be provided with registration.


Open to all forms of art.

Exhibition Sales

D.O.S will not take a sales commission on artwork sold during this event.


Registration for Durango Open Studios 2009 constitutes an agreement on the part of the participant to the conditions set forth. Participating artists agree to open their studio (11:00-4:00 unless artist chooses to extend hours) or supply artwork for alternative venues for one weekend (September 26-27). Artists agree to supply images and information pertaining to their work to be printed in the D.O.S. guide/book and used for educational or promotional purposes related to the event. D.O.S reserves the right to (respectful) final marketing decisions. No artist registered to open his/her studio for this event may withdraw after July 1 (first) 2009. (In case of medical or other specific circumstances request for withdraw may be submitted to committee for approval.)

Basic Timeline

Friday, June 5: Registration deadline

Friday, June 19: Late Registration deadline

Friday, July 10: Images of Artwork and bio info due for D.O.S book.

Wednesday, August 5: D.O.S books available to artists and sponsors

Tuesday, September 8: Opening of D.O.S. Taster and Satellite Artist Exhibit at the Durango Arts Center

Friday, September 25: Durango Open Studios Opening Reception at The Rochester Hotel

Saturday, September 26: Durango Open Studios

Sunday, September 27: Durango Open Studios

Correlating Events

Several workshops, lectures, and demonstrations will be offered in preparation for and during the Durango Open Studios weekend. Tips on making your Open Studio strong will be supplied upon receipt of registration along with book layout and other event related information.

Alternative Venues

If you or someone you know would like to show your artwork in this event, but are unable to open your studio (location where you create) for the D.O.S. weekend, please send a request for information on Alternative Venues. Alternative Venue Artists will not be included in the D.O.S. book/guide and must send letter or email of interest no later than June 19, 2009.


The Rochester Hotel, Southwest Arts Perspective, Open Shutter Gallery, Durango Silver Company, 4Corners Arts and Gallery Guide, The Durango Arts Center, Goodman's Art Bin, The Art Supply House, Basin Printing, Yarn, Native Mother Naturals...


Please contact Durango Open Studios