Member Preview Reception September 18, 2015 5:00 – 8:00 pm Registration coming soon! Members may bring two guests with them. Since 1974, when community watercolor artists approached then Director Marion Metsopoulos with the idea of a national watercolor show, Foothills Art Center has established its own interpretation of this exhibition by introducing “watermedia” as its emphasis. The goal was, and still is, to reach beyond the tradition of pure watercolor and embrace innovatio
November 14-December 31 | Member Reception: November 13, 6-8pm | Over 100 Colorado artists offer ceramics, fiber, glass, jewelry, paintings, woodworking, photography, holiday items, and much more. This unique holiday marketplace atmosphere will feature an array of options for everyone on your holiday gift-giving list.
January 23 – March 26, 2016 Member Preview Reception: January 22, 5:00- 8:00pm This exhibition will present the work of fine craft artists whose work speaks to contemporary social, political, environmental and other issues that concern us today.
April 16 – June 12, 2016 Member Preview Reception: April 15, 5:00 – 8:00pm This exhibition replaces Foothills Art Center’s longstanding biennial exhibition, Colorado Clay. Included in this exhibition will be juried and invited ceramic artists all who hail from the Mountain Standard Time Zone
June 25 – September 4, 2016 Member Preview Reception: June 24, 5:00-8:00pm For the first time in its history, Foothills Art Center is inviting outstanding American artists working in clay, fiber, glass, metals, wood and mixed media to exhibit major bodies of their work.
September 17 – October 23, 2016 Member Preview Reception: September 16, 5:00 – 8:00pm Now in its 43rd year, this is a perennial favorite of Foothills Art Center’s members and guests. The exhibition will feature around 70 works of art by national artists working in watermedia.
November 12 – December 31, 2016 Member Preview Reception: November 11, 6:00 – 8:00pm This annual fundraiser for Foothills Art Center provides the community an opportunity to shop for local and regional handcrafted items not found in large box or retail stores. It has become a tradition for Golden’s holiday season.
Presented by Marianne Lorenz, Curator Sundays, July 12, 19, 26, August 2 2:00-3:30pm Foothills Art Center Library Members are free, non-members $5 per lecture Join Foothills Art Center curator, Marianne Lorenz, as she explores the art of world-renowned photographer, Ansel Adams. Adams, one of the most influential and inspirational photographers in the 20th century, was also a committed mountaineer and conservationist who influenced local, regional and national policies on the need to preserve America’s wilderness environment. This four-part lecture series will explore Ansel Adams’ life, how his work fits in the history of landscape art, his place in 20th century photography, and his role as a conservationist who influenced a generation of American legislators and environmentalists. In addition to Adams, artists such as Georgia O’Keefe, Alfred Stieglitz, Edward Weston and Albert Bierstadt will be discussed.
Instructor: Mark Mehaffey August 4th- 6th 9am -4pm $350 public/ $315 member Description: Experiment for Fun, Design for Success WE start with what is important to YOU. We build on that to make the strongest painting possible. Participants will create paintings using the elements of shape, line, value and color to simplify subject and use a variety of color plans to create emotion and mood. Discussion of content, the importance of color schemes and line quality will also be discussed. Participants will also work intuitively with shape, color, line and especially texture to produce an abstraction with a personal focus and a representational work based on personal reference choices. A variety of ‘slippery surfaces’ will be explored. These paintings will be as fun and absorbing to view, as they are to paint. There will be both group and individualized instruction. This is a fast moving, fun, mixed water media workshop where we all learn and share. All levels are welcome as long as everyone is comfortable with their materials. Mark’s paintings are included in corporate, private and museum collections. Among his many awards are the Silver Medal of Honor from the American Watercolor Society (twice) and the Shanghai Zhujiajiao Watercolor Biennial Award, the top award in the TWSA, the top award in The San Diego International and the top award in the Rocky Mountain National. Mark is the author of “Creative Watercolor Workshop” by North Light and is a popular juror, he was honored to serve as a juror of selection for both the American and National Watercolor Societies. * This workshop is sold out. To be added to the waitlist for this Masters workshop, please email Eriq@foothillsartcenter.org.
Instructor: Tom Sarmo Dates: August 5th, 12th and 19th Time: 5:30pm – 9:30 pm Price: $150 public/ $135 members Download Supply List Description: Explore and learn valuable watermedia methods from the 19th century in this three-session, unique workshop! Tom Sarmo presents a useful and fascinating variety of historic-but-fresh approaches that will expand your knowledge of painting and illustrating using watercolor, bodycolor, and ink techniques. Tom Sarmo is a professional illustrator and artist; his commissioned works and paintings are in public and private collections across the United States. He teaches art and illustration techniques in a variety of workshops and is a dedicated Victorian era geek.
Lecture with RMNW Juror, Mark Mehaffey Thursday, August 6th 6:00 PM Petersen Classroom $5 non-members, free for members Hear from internationally recognized artist, Mark E. Mehaffey, juror for the 2015 Rocky Mountain National Watermedia exhibition and Masters workshop teacher. He is a signature member of the National Watercolor Society, the American Watercolor Society Dolphin Fellow, Transparent Watercolor Society of America Signature Life Member-Master Status, Watercolor West, and Rocky Mountain National Watermedia Society. Mr. Mehaffey has won major awards in juried exhibitions across the country including the Beverly Green Memorial Purchase Award from the National Watercolor Society, the Silver Medal of Honor and the Arches Paper Company Award from American Watercolor Society. His work has appeared in many publications and is included in corporate, public and private collections including Blue Cross Blue Shield, The Arches Paper Company and the permanent collections of transparent watercolors at the Neville Public Museum, Green Bay, Wisconsin and the Muskegon Museum of Art, Muskegon, Michigan
Instructor: Slawa Radziszewska Dates: August 11th, 12th and 13th Time: 9am-12pm Price: $80 public / $72 members Description: The Japanese styles of manga and anime have never been more popular. Learn to draw characters straight out of your favorite shows and comics, with instructor Slawa Radziszewska.