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Ken Elliott's Art Newsletter, April 2017
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April News:

This is a busy month preparing for the Saks Galleries Denver group show in May, a new commission, and creating additional oils for a new gallery in the Boston area. The studio is filled with works in progress. More info follows below.

Also this month I will have 4 works in The Governor's Art Show at the Loveland Museum and Gallery. It's a real honor to be juried into this show and I'm looking forward to opening night! The Preview / Gala is Friday, April 28th and compete info follows below.

As mentioned earlier, I am now represented in the Boston Metro with Renjeau Galleries and new works are in progress. In August I'll be nearby holding a workshop sponsored by the North River Art Society. More info below. 


Please note my dual workshop coming up this May. I'll be teaching with the great colorist Casey Klahn in a 4-day, intensive art workshop in my Colorado studio. This is the place to make amazing progress in your art! More info and registration


From the recent exhibit with my Expand Artist collegues at the Arapahoe Community College gallery last monh.
 

New Work:


Trees in Half Shade II
Oil on canvas, 48 x 60
Exhibiting: Saks Galleries, Denver
 $10950. framed

Currently Exhibiting:


On display at Arden's Gallery, Houston
 


Haze in the Distance II
oil on canvas 40 x 40    $6650 framed
Arden's Gallery, Houston


Dusk Approaching
Oil on canvas, 48 X 30      $6400 framed
Exhibiting: Saks Galleries, Denver


Upcoming exhibits:


Gathering Light II
oil on canvas, 48 X 48      $8950 framed
Exhibiting: Governor's Art Show and Sale at the Loveland Museum, Loveland, CO


Friday, April 28
The Governor's Art Show and Sale, Loveland Museum and Gallery

Opening Night Preview / Gala
Loveland, CO. 503 N. Lincoln Avenue, Loveland, CO 80537  map

Tickets at the door are $75 for the Gala and $100 for Preview/Gala
Tickets are required for the 28th / info  970-670-0035
Or visit www.governorsartshow.org for more information.

Beginning the 29th: Exhibit admission is $5 and free for Museum members. Free admission during Night on the Town on Friday, May 13 from 6 – 9 pm

The Loveland Rotary Clubs present this 26th annual art show and sale to benefit Rotary-sponsored charitable projects. Each year since 1991, the Governor’s Art Show has featured a juried collection of outstanding works by Colorado artists in a wide variety of mediums, artistic techniques, and styles.
view all the artists juried into this show

Friday, May 12

Saks Galleries Annual Spring Fling Exhibition of New Works. Opening Reception, , 5-8 pm
The show will continue through June 30, 2017


Workshops / Private Sessions:
Take your work to new heights. These workshops and private sessions will focus on strategies for making better paintings, going to new places in your work and making fine art.

May 15-18, 2017
Casey Klahn and I will be holding a 4-day intensive art workshop at my home / studio in Castle Rock, CO (Denver metro) This class is almost at the limit of 8 students, $690 each. 2 openings left
More information and registration here

Marshfield, MA
Making it Fine Art Workshops / Advanced Strategies
2 1/2-Day Workshop

August 26-27, 2017
Sponsored by the North River Art Society
Fri - Sat, 9-4pm
Sat evening after break, 4:30 -6, Photoshop Tools

Members $425, non-members $465. Payable to the North River Art Society www.northriverarts.org
Register by contacting Peggy Bruno 781-837-8091 or email northriverarts@gmail.com 

Open to artists in all media. This is a new, advanced version of Ken's Making it Fine Art Workshop. We will be going deeper into making better and more appealing artworks with a variety of strategies and with Photoshop insights made easy!
Workshop flyer  Contact Ken

Additional Workshops will be scheduled soon. Contact Ken to have a workshop in your area.
all workshop info



Casey Klahn and I at our Workshop in the Madden Museum, Denver, CO

Great things happen in these Fine Art Classes with information that will last a lifetime.
 
 


Ken's work at the Denver International Airport

Should you find yourself at the Denver Airport, take the time to view my work and those of my gifted Expand artists / colleagues reproduced in the Main Terminal. You will see the images between the baggage claim areas and behind the car rental counters. This “Here to There” themed display was curated by the DIA Art and Culture Program. The airport desired more color in the main terminal spaces and happily, we were allowed to use it as our playground. Many thanks to my fellow artists and everyone that made this possible!

Our EXPAND artist group is comprised of five artists from the Denver metro area: Victoria EubanksJanice McDonaldCarol Ann WaughMary Williams and myself.


Publications:

A Survey of Paintings and Prints at the PACE Center
with works in oils, pastels and monotypes. This exhibition catalog can be purchased online here.
30 color pages and text by the artist. $10 plus $4 postage
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Ken Elliott American Landscapes coffee table book:

Ken Elliott book, American Landscapes
This large coffee table book reprises 25 years of my works in oil, pastel, monotype, etching and collage. Large, coffee table hardback version, 11 x 13 inches, 94 color pages with essays. Book and a signed giclee print of the cover image: $150 or just order the book for $115.

Also available as an iBook / download on Apple devices for $9.99. You can preview the complete book and how to order your electronic or hardback versions from my website.
 
 
My Blog, For the Color


Want to follow along in my studio?
Come across some interesting art bits and intriguing posts from elsewhere? Check out my artist's blog: For the Color and on the right of the blog under Followers, click Join this Site. Right now you can view vintage videos of Renoir, Degas, a Piet Mondrian video montage, comments about my works and observations about museum artworks from some recent trips.

View my newest artworks:
This monthly newsletter is the best way to stay up to date with my new works and events. You can also follow me on Facebook and go more in depth with my blog, For the Color. To view the total of my works in all media and in all my galleries, go to www.kenelliott.com

Thank you,
Ken

 
Contact Ken
303-995-1611
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Art Blog: For the Color

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Image top:
Trees in Half Shade II
Oil on canvas, 48 x 60
(cropped here)
American Art Collector Magazine:
"Elliott's canvases display the strikingly vivid modern hues in which he chooses to render his contemporary landscapes." 

Southwest Art Magazine:
Although his paintings loosely reference photographs and plein-air sketches, they refuse to exist within the confines of already-prescribed images.

Rather, they stand independent of any specific place or time, the fulfilled pursuits of the artist’s visual and intellectual explorations.

Elliott wields color boldly, creating sizzling, vibrant shapes that are at once kinetic and placid, grounded in unifying illumination, and focused compositions.

He has a fascination with line structure as well, believing that “edges empower colors.” 


Private Lessons:
I have really enjoyed giving private lessons over the years. It is casual, focused and fun.

There will be a big result in your approach to making fine art and clarity on your career strategies. Give me a call and we'll discuss what works best for you.

Lodging and transportation can be provided for the Castle Rock Workshops.


What they are Saying:

"I can't thank you enough for coming to Boulder! Thank you for your clear eye, your hard work, your beautiful color and your careful feedback. I'm now a different Painter...maybe a different person?

I loved the weekend. And I can't wait until we get to soak up your love for the work, for Wolf Kahn, for COLOR -- yet again (note that I'm greedy). You are an amazing addition to our lives."
M.

"Thank you so much for lighting up our lives and our paintings at this past weekend’s workshop! I loved hearing about your time with Wolf Kahn, your thoughts on painting, the beautiful demo, and of course the great feedback you provided us on our own paintings.

You really reignited my desire to paint freely. Thanks also for your generosity in sharing the numerous links.

I hope to spend another weekend painting with you sometime soon."
B.H.

"Thank you for the workshop! It was a great two days. You are an amazing host and instructor, (two things that don’t always work together).

You pulled something from each of us and it was wonderful to be a part of it. Thanks to the moon and back,"
V.

"Thank you Ken. It was a wonderment! I learned so much."
Kathy

"I so enjoyed meeting you and being part of the workshop. You got me on fire!!!!!"
Ed

"Wow! My weekend of private lessons was fabulous! While I was there I stepped into a whole new world that my soul was calling for.

Wonderful conversations, a beautiful time with great art everywhere and artistic success!"
Kate

"It was a fabulous workshop! I know we all had a lot of fun and really enjoyed having you here. We would love to have you come back again next year!"
Donna

"Just wanted to thank you again for a very inspiring, informative, and fun workshop. I worked LARGE today!"
Maxene

"Thank you for all your inspiration!"
Deb

"Thanks SO VERY MUCH, Ken, for such a fun, informative, and energetic workshop. Your enthusiasm is contagious. What a wonderful weekend!!"
Christine

"When I signed up for a painting workshop, who knew that it would be so much more. Thank you Ken. For your kindness, generosity of spirit, and sharing your knowledge and skill of painting with us.

Thank you to everyone for making our time together a magical weekend which will be cherished. Fortunately the universe provided me with what I needed, whether I knew it or not."
Linda

"Love the class, you are a great teacher!"
Betsy

"I feel so enriched and on fire to paint big and glowing colors. If you ever get a chance to study with Ken Elliott, I highly recommend him. If you need help getting to his workshops just read his book Manifesting 123"
Francine "
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