WestWord Flashback of 2013

Rebecca Martinez, "Held Over," The Reality of Fiction, RedLine Gallery.

Month of Photography, March 2013
Mark Sink's big beautiful mess of a biennial photography blowout once again pleased endlessly with its many explorations of camera work, technique and in-the-moment imagery at galleries and museums -- and even random brick walls -- all over town. International in scope and growing ever larger, MoP left no photography subject unturned, by featuring dozens of shows both big and small -- and diverse, as well, from the Sink-curated The Reality of Fiction at RedLine, which revealed a deep vein of work based on visual trickery and staged narratives, to The Denver Salon: Then and Now, a historical retrospective of Denver's one-time photographers' salon at the Byers-Evans House Museum Gallery. Best news yet? 2014 will usher in Mo'Print -- a Month of Printmaking biennial that will alternate years with MoP.

MoP Denver Joins the International Festival of Light

We are pleased to announce MoP Denver has been voted in to become a member of the international  Festival of Light. http://www.festivaloflight.net

The FESTIVAL OF LIGHT is an international collaboration of more than 20 photography festivals around the world. 

At the beginning of the 20th century, photography heralded a new form of art and popular communication. At the end of this century, festivals and museums of photography are becoming the focal points of popular culture around the world. The FESTIVAL OF LIGHT joins the visual technologies of the 19th and 20th centuries with the new communication systems of the 21st century.

The RedLine art space will serve as the nerve center for the Month of Photography with exhibitions, lectures, workshops.

For student and professional fine art photographers there will be intensive portfolio reviews with galleries and museum directors, curators, photography collectors, teachers, critics, editors. Experts who can influence and advise on current marketing and offer image world knowledge.   RedLine.org

Hinterland - Jean Albus and Norman Broomhall


Jean Albus and Norman Broomhall


HINTERLAND is pleased to announce a collaborative show between artist Jean Albus and Norman Broomhall. Opening artist reception will be on Friday April 12, 6-11p at HINTERLAND, 3254 Walnut St, Denver 80205, CO.

Closing reception 1st Friday May 3, 6-10p. Additional gallery hours are by appointment – please contact Sabin Aell: 720.309.1764. For additional information visit hinterlandartspace.com or email contact@hinterlandartspace.com.


Part installation, part photography exhibition, Into the Within delves into the nature of who we are. The installation provides the viewer with an experience of the natural world, and an opportunity for discovery of personal meaning. The installation piece and the accompanying photographs are the result of a deep connection to nature both artists share, a means to bring viewers into their world.

Come, Into the Within. …a glimpse through the trees, a sound on the wind, and the sense that you have been through this place before.

Jean Albus is a well-known photographer now exploring installation art as a means of bringing viewers into her world. She is inspired by the landscape of the high desert and the river valley where she lives in south-central Montana. Recently attracted to the mysterious nature of deep thickets and the architectural beauty of magpie nests, she and Broomhall have created an experience that takes viewers from curiosity to personal discovery.

Norman Broomhall is an award-winning artist and musician who resides in Denver, Colorado. His focus is photography and mixed media. From the surreal to the all too real, Broomhall strives to show the world around us in a new way, to spark both new ideas and deep emotions.

Byers-Evans Museum - The Denver Salon May 3rd Talk

Walk and Talk by Mark Sink
Friday May 3rd, 2013 7:00pm

Byers-Evans House Museum
Colorado Historical Society

The Denver Salon
Then and Now
Curated by Paul Harbaugh

Runs March through May

It has been twenty years since photographer Mark Sink formed the Denver Salon, a gathering of fine art photographers that he admired who were pursuing higher ideals in the use of photography.  The Denver Salon prided itself with presenting bold experiments, risky and revealing subject matter, as well as ambitious photo installations.  The Byers-Evans House Gallery’s March – April show will highlight The Denver Salon by showcasing the work of 20 of its members.

A selection of Denver Salon Members include: 

Anne Arden McDonald - Bryan Boettiger - Christoper James - Christopher R Perez - 
David Zimmer -  Eric Havelock-Bailie - Michael Ensminger - Joel Dallenbach - John Hallin - Jeff Hersch - Inna Valin - Katie James - Laura Merage - Mark Sink - Kevin O’Connell -
 Reed Weimer -  Paul Schroeder - Shaun Gothwaite - Susan Evans - Tamaki Obuchi - Wesley Kennedy

This show will open with a free public reception on Friday March 1, 2013 from 5 to 9 pm.
Cost: Free. For more information: 303-620-4933.

First Friday special hours 5 –9 pm
Hours are 10am - 4pm Monday through Saturday
1310 Bannock St. Denver, CO 80204


Goodwin Fine Art - Monique Crine

Monique Crine JFK 3, oil on canvas, 30 x40 inches

APRIL 18 - JUNE 1, 2013
Opening Reception with the Artist
Show Continues through June 1, 2013

Goodwin Fine Art is pleased to announce a showing of new work by Monique Crine. The Denver-based artist is known for her photo-based/realist paintings.  This series focuses on images of JFK taken by her paternal grandfather in 1963, two months before JFK’s assassination.  The images are from the President’s dedication of Grey Towers, known today as the Pinchot Institute for Conservation, located in Milford, Pennsylvania.  This year marks the 50-year anniversary of the dedication of the images, as well as Kennedy’s death.

The narrative behind the paintings is twofold; there is the subject of JFK prior to his assassination, and there is the relationship between the artist and her family, as connected by JFK.  In the artist’s own words Crine shares:

“I was further intrigued by this era in US history when I discovered that my maternal Grandfather was a witness to the assassination of JFK in Dallas (and was also the witness who discovered Lee Harvey Oswald in the Texas School Book Depository Building), in addition to my paternal Grandfather having photographed him two months prior in Pennsylvania.  Kennedy was significant to me not because of who he was as a president, but how he linked my families together.”

Monique Crine received her M.F.A. from Cornell University.  She is a 2011 Pollock-Krasner award recipient, a 2007 Grant recipient from the Cornell Council for the Arts and 1999
Bank of America Award in Fine Arts.

For additional information contact the gallery at 303.573.1255 info@goodwinfineart.com
Gallery Hours | Tuesday through Friday 11-6 and Saturday 11-5 | www.goodwinfineart.com

Goodwin Fine Art
1255 Delaware St  Denver Co, CO 80204

Doors Open Denver - Architectural Apparitions at Ellie Caulkins Opera House

I know many of you are familiar with Doors Open Denver, the free annual celebration of architecture that encourages people to visit a wide variety of spaces in town.

Well, this year I am very pleased that I will have an opportunity to show examples from my "Architectural Apparitions" photography project during the event.  I have put together a digital slide presentation of twenty images with captions
and will be showing them in the lobby of the Ellie Caulkins Opera House at 14th and Curtis.  "The Ellie" is a gorgeous  theater and part of the Denver Performing Arts Complex.

I will be there from 10AM to 4PM this Saturday the 13th and Sunday the 14th.

Hope to see you.


T. John


APRIL 14 - APRIL 20, 2013
2013 Members' Show & Featured Artist
Ashley Olsen
Congratulations to everyone chosen for this year's Members' Show!

Exhibition Dates: May 3rd - June 14th, 2013
Public Reception: Friday, May 3rd, 6-9 pm
Closing reception with Artist Gallery Tour: Saturday, June 15th, 4-5.30 pm
 Three entrants were chosen by CPAC staff to have Featured Exhibitions at CPAC's new space this summer. Congratulations to Brenda Biondo, Ashley Olsen, and Karen Divine.  We've been spotlighting all three artist, this week we meet Ashley Olsen.

Ashley Olsen is a Denver based photographer who received her BFA in Photography from the University of Colorado Denver (UCD).  Olsen first became interested in photography in high school through classes and workshops. As a student at UCD, Olsen has received national and local recognition for her scholastic achievements. 

Olsen uses photography as an outlet for  to explore her identity during a very personal evolution. She creates subjective self-portraits as a way to capture the most intimate moments and sensations experienced between her husband and herself, paying special attention to the Christian religion's expectations of a woman's role in marriage, in comparison to contemporary culture's conflicted views.
Double Exposure:  The World of Photography in Film
A special series at the Sie FilmCenter on Colfax Tuesdays in April, PLUS a special Watching Hour presentation. Sponsored by CPAC and The Denver Film Society. 

Friday & Saturday, April 19 & 20 at 10pm
The Watching Hour presents: EYES OF LAURA MARS
Laura Mars (Faye Dunaway) is a very successful high-end fashion and advertising photographer. Detective John Neville (Tommy Lee Jones) notes striking similarities between her art photos and those of actual crime scenes.
(1978) 35mm Presentation - 104min
Worldwide Pinhole Day, April 28th 2013
photo by: Roddy MacInnes
Worldwide Pinhole day is an international event created to promote and celebrate the art of pinhole photography. On this unique day, we take some time off from the increasingly technological world we live in and to participate in the simple act of making a pinhole photograph. Celebrate worldwide pinhole day with CPAC. This year you will be able to shoot and process their pinhole images at either, The Zang Mansion or the University of Denver's School of Art and Art History. The 'best of' your work will be scanned and uploaded to the worldwide pinhole day gallery. We welcome all levels of pinhole enthusiast to join instructors: Jessie Paige, Roddy MacInnes, John Davenport, Michael Snively and Natalie Beck, in celebrating this annual event.Registration will also be taken on site at the Zang Mansion. Children 12 and under are free.  To register for Worldwide Pinhole Day, 2013 click here.

photo by: Christopher James
Denver in the Dark
Learn the technical know-how for the urban landscape and how to shoot incredible night photography.  This workshop is open to both film and digital photographers. Christopher James will teach you all the tricks of the trade in dealing with the wonders of natural and artificial light after dark. Just a few spots remain, to register now click here.
Coming in May...
George Jardine is back with a series of classes to help you get acquainted with Adobe Lightroom
Wednesday May 1st 6-9 pm
Wednesday May 8th 6-9 pm
Wednesday May 15th 6-9 pm
Wednesday May 22nd 6-9 pm
Wednesday May 29th 6-9 pm

Copyright for ALL Photographers

Copyright for ALL Photographers
Redline Denver
April 25th 7 - 9 pm
What you don't know costs you!

Come join our panel of veteran photographers for this informative presentation on April 25th, 2013 at RedLine.  Photographer Jackie Shumaker leads her fellow colleagues in a discussion of how copyright effects every aspect of your individual business model, from editorial to commercial, advertising and fine art.

Copyright effects everything from what we shoot to how we may license and sell our work. As our world becomes increasingly digital, visual media content is the currency of the 21st century. Are you in control of your content? We will expose the myth about copyright and why registration is the key to protecting your assets.

This is information all photographers need to know, regardless of what you are shooting!

On the Panel:  Jackie Shumaker, Ellen Jaskol, Mark Sims, Todd Powell and Mark Sink.
2350 Arapahoe St
Denver, CO 80205
Event: 7 - 9 pm
Light refreshments served

APA members $10
Students $15
Non members $20

Tickets HERE 

2350 Arapahoe St
Denver, CO 80205
PO Box 1315 | Wheatridge, CO 80033
303999-1678 | e director@apacolorado.com

Workshop with Susan Burnstine

The Center for Fine Art Photography
Exhibition Dates | April 5, 2013 - May 27, 2013
Artist and Public Reception | May 3, 6-9 pm
Visual Narratives Workshop May 4, 2013
Around The Bend, Susan Burnstine
Around the Bend © Susan Burnstine
The Center is honored to be offering a workshop with Susan Burnstine, in association with the artist's solo exhibition.
Visual Narratives Workshop with Susan Burnstine May 4th, 2013.The Deadline to sign-up for the workshop is April 13th.
Using metaphor, symbolism and personal stories participants articulate or refine their visions.

Participants will explore their own personal narratives, aesthetics and psychology in image making.  Additional discussions will include, long term project development, techniques, editing portfolios, marketing, publishing and exhibitions.

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FANS Washington Park Photo Contest

FANS Washington Park Photo Contest

Copyright Cindy Johnstone
Location:Wynken, Blynken, and Nod Statue at Washington Park
Copyright:© Cindy Johnstone
For illustration only
Catch the special moments in Washington Park and share with others.
Enter to win prizes in FANS inaugural Washington Park Photo Contest!
Contest runs From April 4, 2013 through May 15, 2013
  • Two winning photographs from each category will receive a cash prize and the photos will be displayed at the July 4th Celebration in the Boat House and at a FANS June meeting reception.
  • The first place winners will have their photo framed by Frame DeArt.
  • One Best of Show photo will win a cash prize.
  • Prize winners and highly commended images will be available for viewing on the FANS website throughout 2013.
Images must be taken at Washington Park in Denver, Colorado
The three contest categories will be: PeoplePlace, and Nature
Open to all photographers of any skill and all ages. (see contest rules for participants under 18).
Enter online beginning April 4, 2013. Here's how to prepare and upload images - Image Specs.
FANS (Friends and Neighbors) of Washington Park is a 501c(3) non profit organization. Created in 2006, FANS is an advocacy organization for Washington Park committed to conserving it for future generations, educating park users, and providing a voice for the the park with the City of Denver. Proceeds from the contest will benefit Washington Park and park projects.

Trace Gallery - Permanence|Decay Closing event

Permanence|Decay – Group Photography Exhibit

1st Friday April 5, 2013

March 16th – April 13th 2013

Trace Gallery is pleased to present Permanence|Decay – a group photography exhibit as part of Denver Month of Photography.

Spiral staircases leading into nowhere. Slabs of granite piercing the sky. Weathered bones on a sand beach. Mausoleums. Trees growing in abandoned buildings. Mushrooms in the rainforest. Bristlecone pines on wind-blown mountain tops. Cracks on the pavement.

We are transient in this world, but our grandest creations are a testament to our unfulfilled longing for permanence. Nature seems to have achieved what we strive for, yet it feasts on decay.

The show will run March 16th – April 13th, 2014.
Gallery hours are Sat-Sun 12pm-4pm, and by appointment.

Trace Gallery
3700 Franklin St
Denver, CO 80205

For additional information please contact Sage Persephone atpathwaysart@gmail.com.

Barbara Pettibone - Ben Wilson - Chrystos Minot - Debra Lee Fanatia
Douglass Guernsey - Drew Michael - Gary Reed - Ian Welling

Jason Walp Kennethdon - Kate Shifman - Kaylee Littleton -Kevin Hoth
Leah Netsky - Lisa Hope - Luke Schutte - Michael Hans - Michael Manalo
Michael Pointer - Mike Grab - Mike Whitely - Paul Wedlake -Siobhan Keleher
Taylor Balkissoon - Tess Hamilton - Joseph Vinson -Tanya Smith

Sylvie Tillmann - Buffalo Exchange Gallery - First Friday

Will WIlson at DAM

Will Wilson Pop-Up Exhibit
Closes Sunday, April 7, 2013
Delisa and Anthony Mayer Photography Gallery, 7th floor North Building, Denver Art Museum

Will Wilson Pop-Up Exhibit

Visit the photography gallery on level seven of the North Building, where a one-week only, pop-up exhibit is on view until April 7th. The gallery will feature a selection of prints Diné (Navajo) photographer Will Wilson made in the artist-in-residence studio during his week on site at the DAM. Utilizing a combination of historic tintype and contemporary digital processes, Will created portraits of museum visitors and members of Colorado’s American Indian community that reposition traditional photographic depictions of Native Americans through a photographic exchange with his sitters.

Watch a video of the pop-up installation here, and be certain to stop by and see the work before the show closes this Sunday!

Image credit: How the West is One, 2012, ©Will Wilson

"St. Fiction" at St. Mark's

Richard Alden Peterson and Cornelia Peterson invite you to :
"St. Fiction" at St. Mark's

Public reception Friday from 7pm until midnight. This Month of Photography group show will be open until the end of April, and St. Mark's is open daily from 6am until midnight. Show is curated by Richard Peterson assisted by John Davenport. Artists include Mark and Kristin Sink, Susan Goldstein, Cornelia Peterson, Monique Crine, Eric Havelock-Bailey, John Davenport, Alden Peterson and David Zimmer.

St. Mark's Coffeehouse
2019 E 17th Avenue, Denver, Colorado 80206

CVA - Semblance - First Friday Ballet Performance

Center for Visual Art: Metropolitan State University of Denver
Semblance presents lens and time-based works that share the elements of performance, ritual and illusion, exploring ambiguous boundaries between the real and the imagined. Artists: Sama Alshaibi, Neil Chowdury, Kim Keever, Robert and Shana ParkeHarrison, Laura Shill, and Janaina Tschäpe.
Curated by Tomiko Jones, Assistant Professor of Photography, MSU Denver and Cecily Cullen, Creative Director, CVA.
Guised, a world premiere video art exhibition, is a fox in sheep's clothing. The projects in Guisedcontain a riddle that at first appearance offers a non-threatening trajectory, but upon further examination, unfolds onto a far more pointed and often sinister implication. Artists: Ninar Esber, Jovan Erfan, Gary Setzer, Coriana Close, Hala Ali, Lantian Xie and Larissa Sansour.
Curated by Sama Alshaibi, Associate Professor of Photography/Video Art, University of Arizona.
The Emerging Artist Gallery will be devoted to work from MSU Denver students selected from a portfolio review. Selection was based on quality of the work and relevance to the exhibition theme. Artists: Chancey Bush, Blair Douglas, Kelsey Sailsbery, Evan Lee Miller, Holly Mills and Carolyn Nicholson.

IMAGES: Sama Alshaibi, Gitmo Girl, courtesy of Selma Feriani Gallery and Lawrie Shabibi Gallery.
Neil Chowdhury, Street Madness and McIndia

Opening Reception - Thursday, February 21, 6-9 p.m.
Semblance Artists in Conversation Sama Alshaibi and Neil Chowdury - Thursday, February 28, 6 p.m.
Guised International Video Screening and Curator Talk with Sama Alshaibi - Friday, March 1, 6 p.m.
Collective Vision Faculty Lecture Series - Friday, March 15, 6:30 p.m. Inducing Images: How Cinema Moves Us to Social Action Led by Deanne Pytlinski, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Art History, Theory and Criticism and Vincent Piturro, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of English-Cinema Studies.
Creative Mission: Gallery Talk with exhibiting MSU Denver students - Wednesday, March 20, 6 p.m.
Colorado Ballet Student Performance - Friday, April 5, 7 p.m.
The performance is the culmination of a dance workshop for youth ages 10-14 inspired by the works in Semblance.

Visit metrostatecva.org for more events and details
965 Santa Fe Drive, Denver, CO 80204 | 303-294-5207 | MetroStateCVA.org

Sponsored by: U.S. Bank, Three Tomatoes Catering, Colorado Creative Industries, MSU Denver Student Advisory Board, SpringHill Suites Downtown Denver Metro State, Jan and Fred Mayer Fund

 Laura Shill

 Laura Shill


CVA invited Colorado Ballet to choreograph a dance piece inspired by the works in the exhibition to be performed by nine 10-13 year old ballerinas.  Laura Shill has been working with the group on their costume design with a remarkable group of girls.  They will be performing their 7-10 minute piece in the gallery this Friday at 7pm, 7:30pm, 8pm and 8:30 pm.