2022 Show Schedule

Schedule

The 2022 Fall Member Fine Arts and Crafts Show takes place in Louisville, Colorado, a beautiful historic city on Colorado’s Front Range. The venue is the Louisville Center for the Arts, an elegant, late 19th century, red brick schoolhouse.  

The Show runs from 11/17/2022 through 11/20/2022.

Registration is now closed.

Please read the Prospectus carefully as several items have changed.

If you download the inventory sheets and open in Acrobat, you can fill it them out on the computer.

Lynn Berggren Best of Show 2021

Lindsay Jane Ternes

As a Boulder-based professional fine artist and plein air painter, you’ll find me outside every day of the year. I firmly believe “Joy is made complete when it’s shared,” and I paint to express the delight I feel while playing in the mountains. My heart soars in sunshine, but being a plein air painter (painting an outdoor scene on location) means weathering all the elements to capture the most delightful and dramatic sights. Each oil painting holds an adventure and my awe for the incredible beauty I experienced. My hope is that translating the light and curves of these amazing places into a piece of art brings that same sense of inspiration and peace to the walls where they hang. I have so much gratitude to all who have supported me in the pursuit of my passion, and it means an incredible amount to know the work I make is enjoyed by my collectors for years to come.

Thursday, November 17
11:00am – 7:00pm
“Senior special invite” 2:00pm – 4:00pm

Friday, November 18
11:00am – 9:00pm
Awards reception – 6:00pm to 8:00pm, Ceremony at 7:00pm

Saturday, November 19
10:00am – 7:00pm

Sunday, November 20
10:00am – 4:00pm

Louisville Arts Center
801 Grant Ave.
Louisville, CO 80027

Louisville Center for the Arts
  • Malene Mortenson
  • Lynn Sarkis
  • Cheryl Townson
  • Dori Stickles

(Best in Show) “Still Life Rabbit” – This piece caught my eye immediately because of its strong composition, technical brilliance, and whimsical attitude. The rabbit’s expression (especially that eye!), the fruit arrangement, and the graphical juxtaposition of it all take this piece to such an exquisite level of visual satisfaction. I love it, congrats!

(Judge’s Choice) “Moon Rise on Raton Pass” – As a plein air painter, I think the artist nailed communicating the delicate lighting at this time of day. Great job keeping the values close and the shapes simple, and for creating a balanced and lovely piece. Congrats! 

(2nd) “Flight” – That red head caught my eye from across the room, and the longer I spent with this piece, the more I loved it. The textures just keep going, and that wing sprawling off the plane adds amusing visual flair. Congrats!!

(3rd) “Day Ending” This painting is stunning from any distance. I love the simple shapes, and the ethereal textures and subtleties make it such a pleasure to spend time with. Congrats!

Ten Artist Achievement Awards:

“Snowshoe to Hallet Peak” –  The high contrast foreground set against the subtlety of the background is what drew me to this piece. Specifically, the lacy treetops play so beautifully against the sensitive mountain layers beyond. Congrats!

“We Are All Made of Stars” – This piece is a visual treat from its vibrant palette and thoughtful arrangement, to the fabulous shadows created. The more time I allow my eyes to explore, the more variation unfolds. It’s delightful, congrats!

Still Life with Cap Mushrooms” – I was fascinated by this approach in a ceramic piece, with its diorama-like presentation, delicate textures, and pops of red. The cast shadows really point out the care taken to make the edges interesting. Congrats!

“Looking Up” – This painting is enticing from far away and right up with your nose in it. The confident brushwork shows the artist’s mastery of the medium, and the unfussy paint application keeps the eye moving from one delicious bit to the next delightful texture. Congrats!

“Changing Current – This painting takes me to the edge of the creek. The expert watercolor application captures the vibrant light filtering through the trees and into the shallow water below, and the artist tackled the rocks elegantly. Well done, congrats!

“Nail Polish is my Prozac” Can’t you just hear the subject saying the title as she waves her fresh manicure? The artist captured a thoughtfulness in the subject’s face that helps the viewer wonder beyond those fabulous fingers. Congrats!

“Keep Looking Up” – My eye was drawn again and again into this celestial portal and jewel-tone palette. This piece is playful and kept me exploring through all its layers and surprises. Congrats!

“Cardinal in Winter” – This piece felt like yesterday’s snow storm. It takes skill to execute a pared-down representation of this subject so well, and I love the compositional choices the artist made. Congrats!

“Glamour Shot” – This painting has movement and personality. The artist executed temperature shifts and edge interest well, and the awesome signature gives that dark mass visual bounce. Congrats!

“Colorado Cougar” – This painting is such a fun interplay of texture, color, and whimsy. It makes me smile, and I applaud the bold decisions made. Congrats!

“Still Life With Callas” – People’s Choice Award

Past 2022 Shows

The 2022 National Fine Arts Show and Sale takes place in Louisville, Colorado, a beautiful historic city on Colorado’s Front Range. The venue is the Louisville Center for the Arts, an elegant, late 19th century, red brick schoolhouse.  


Historic Downtown Louisville offers an array of art galleries, related shops, businesses, restaurants and cafes. The Show runs from 9/02/2022 through 9/11/2022, in conjunction with the three-day Louisville Labor Day week-end event.

If you download and open the Bin Sheet, you can fill it out on the computer. Highlighted fields are fillable.

We are honored to have Eriq Hochuli, Curator for the Foothills Art Center as the judge/juror for this show.  Eriq Hochuli has been working in art exhibitions and education at the Foothills Art Center since 2013. As a curator, he works closely with artists to design and build shows that are ambitious, beautiful and challenging to the audience. He specializes in exhibitions with large human subjects that affect his community and spark conversation in the gallery. He loves to push the boundaries of what defines art and what can be done with media. As Foothills Art Center’s “one-man exhibitions department” he curates and installs 10-12 exhibitions per year and has an intimate knowledge of what makes for a beautiful installation. He is also the organizer of FAC’s famed Holiday Art Market which connects his community with original creations from 100 local artists each holiday season. “I do not believe the definition of the term “art” is a relevant conversation, but it is the qualities of individual work that can be accessed and appreciated when making a selection for a show. I love to see artists who push themselves, their media, and their subject matter to represent something entirely their own on the wall.

Friday, September 2
12:00pm – 7:00pm

Saturday, September 3
10:00am – 9:00pm
Reception 6pm-9pm
Awards at 7:00pm

Sunday and Monday, September 4 & 5
10:00am – 6:00pm

Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday September 6, 7 & 8
Closed

Friday, September 9
12:00pm – 6:00pm

Saturday, September 10
10:00am – 6:00pm

Sunday, September 11
10:00am – 4:00pm

Louisville Arts Center
801 Grant Ave.
Louisville, CO 80027

Louisville Center for the Arts
  • Suzanne Andrews
  • Jody Faught
  • Dawn Hendrix
  • Malene Mortenson
  • Camie Rigirozzi
  • Lynn Sarkis

To view the slide show, please click on the image.

Cash prizes will be awarded along with recognition awards including Best in Show and First Place in each category, Honorable Mention awards and the People’s Choice award.

Judge: Marina Kassianidou

To enter, complete the online registration.

Carefully read the prospectus for complete information of dates, what artwork will be accepted and your volunteer obligation to participate in this show.

Member Only show.

Not a member? Join now.

Thurs April 14
12:00pm – 6:00pm

Fri April 15
12:00pm – 6:00pm

Sat April 16
10:00am – 8:00pm

Sun April 17
10:00am – 4:00pm

Louisville Arts Center
801 Grant Ave.
Louisville, CO 80027

Louisville Center for the Arts
  • Sheila Fossen
  • Cheryl Townson
  • Dori Stickles
  • Lynn Sarkis
  • Camie Rigirozzi

Award Winners for the 2022 Spring Member Show:

Best in Show: Seasons Change by Dori Stickles, watercolor
Judge’s Choice: Translation, Pat Scarlotti, encaustic and oil pigment stick
2nd Place: Valmont Relic, Catherine Bender, Watercolor
3rd Place: Colorado Color, Paula Fossum, Pastels
Artistic Achievement: Perfect Light at the Sand Dunes, Kirk Fry, Photography
Artistic Achievement: Bryce Canyon National Park, Beverly Abbott, Acrylic
Artistic Achievement: Spring Fling, Cheryl Townson, Acrylic
Artistic Achievement: The 425 to Salvadore, Justin Deister, Sculpture
Artistic Achievement: Viva Ukraine!, Renee Woolard, Watercolor
Artistic Achievement: Napa Barn 3, Suzanne Andrews, Oils
Artistic Achievement: Around the Corner, Nicki Barbee, Oils
Artistic Achievement: Fox, John Turpen, Sculpture
Artistic Achievement: Dessert Bloom, Nanette Fazio, Sculpture
Artistic Achievement: Sunflowers, Rebecca Martin, Oils
People’s Choice: The Good Dog, Lynn Sarkis, Fiber

Best in Show: Seasons Change
Dori Stickles, Watercolor

Attention all Artists and Crafters of Original Work!
Taste of Louisville is looking for vendors for this fun festival!

The Taste of Louisville Festival is held in Louisville Colorado, conveniently located 7 miles southeast of Boulder and 25 miles northwest of Denver. This historic mining town is famous for its restaurants, and festivals. It is one of the fastest growing cities in Colorado yet retains a charming and quaint downtown area. The festival is a citywide event and includes great food, live music, farmers market and family entertainment. The festival advertises
widely through the City of Louisville, the Chamber of Commerce, and the Louisville Art Association. Attendance
averages 4,000 – 5,000.

Registration Deadline: May 12

This show will feature 100 incredible photographs selected by our judge from over 450 entries submitted from across the country.

The 2022 Louisville Art Association National Juried Photography Show and Sale, sponsored by Mike’s Camera and Duraplaq, takes place in Louisville, Colorado – a beautiful historic city on Colorado’ s Front Range. The venue is the Louisville Center for the Arts, an old Victorian, turn-of-the-century, red brick schoolhouse. This historic venue offers participating artists the opportunity to display artwork in an elegant gallery setting. Downtown Louisville offers an array of art galleries, related shops, businesses, restaurants and cafes.

Judge: Rob Lantz

Registration is now closed.

Carefully read the prospectus for complete information of dates, what artwork will be accepted and your volunteer obligation to participate in this show.

Not an LAA member? Join now.

“Alien Throne” by Carl Finocchiaro-2021 Best in Show

Rob Lantz is an accomplished nature and fine art photographer and gallery owner based in Boulder, CO. His photography journey started over 40 years ago as the youngest member of a large family. Manning the family 110 camera, he documented many of the family outdoor outings. His love for photography grew through high school as head photographer, then on to a degree in photography from the Art Institute of Dallas.

As a professional photographer, Rob uses subtle yet significant digital enhancements and composites to create images that are not as much about capturing realism as they are about echoing the feelings nature evokes.

Today, he owns R Gallery + Wine Bar in downtown Boulder, Colorado where he oversees the curating of exhibits featuring a wide range of styles and media.

May 27
12:00pm – 9:00pm
with Awards Reception from 6:00pm – 8:00pm

May 28-29
10:00am – 6:00pm

May 30 (Memorial Day)
10:00am – 6:00pm

May 31 and June 1
Closed

June 2
12:00pm – 6:00pm

June 3
12:00pm – 9:00pm

June 4
10:00am – 6:00pm

June 5
10:00am – 4:00pm

Louisville Arts Center
801 Grant Ave.
Louisville, CO 80027

Louisville Center for the Arts
  • Kirk Fry
  • Richard Saxon
  • Dori Stickles
  • Lynn Sarkis