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In the Studio: Terry Gardner

January 31, 2017


"In a Winter Garden"

January 28, 2017

A multi-disciplinary collaboration of sculpture, dance, and music, and the culmination of Will Clift's artist residency at Stanford University.

'In a Winter Garden' is a dance performance and sculptural installation that investigates the shared signature elements of Will Clift’s large-scale sculptures, Diane Frank’s site-specific choreography, and Jarek Kapuscinski’s music: intervals of balance, imbalance, and breathed connection within an ever-shifting environment. The performance will feature both student and alumni dancers.

The Japanese aesthetic concept of “ma,” a breath-related sense of interval in time and space, runs through all three art forms in this work. Both sculpture and movement will unfold within a sonic environment; Japanese master musician Ko Ishikawa will play the score in live performance on the “Sho,” or 'mouth organ.'

February 4th at 1:30, 5:30, and 6:30p.m. Bing Concert Hall Atrium, Stanford Campus. 


Over The River Statement

January 25, 2017

“After pursuing Over The River, Project for the Arkansas River, State of Colorado, for 20 years and going through five years of legal arguments, I no longer wish to wait on the outcome. I have decided to devote all of my energy, time and resources into the realization of The Mastaba, Project for Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, which Jeanne-Claude and I conceived 40 years ago. I have been fortunate to work with many dedicated Colorado residents as well as Federal and State agencies who have been a part of Over The River. I am grateful to everyone who was part of this journey.”
— Christo, January 25, 2017


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Scott London Burning Man Photographer

January 19, 2017

The kick-off of the 3rd annual Telluride Fire Fest is a reception and book-signing by world-renowned photographer Scott London, hosted by TGFA in conjunction with Fire Festival. All images can be ordered through TGFA.


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Emiko Oye Now a Part of the LACMA Permanent Collection

December 9, 2016

"Can I just shout from the rooftops, "emiko o reware is in the Permanent Collection of LACMA!" AND not only that, this major necklace of mine will be shown in a very, very special exhibition,  "BEYOND BLING: Jewelry from the Lois Boardman Collection"" - Emiko Oye


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Maya Lin: 2016 Presidential Medal of Freedom Recipient

November 22, 2016

The Presidential Medal of Freedom is the Nation’s highest civilian honor, presented to individuals who have made especially meritorious contributions to the security or national interests of the United States, to world peace, or to cultural or other significant public or private endeavors. The awards will be presented at the White House on November 22nd.
Maya Lin is an artist and designer who is known for her work in sculpture and landscape art. She designed the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington D.C. and since then has pursued a celebrated career in both art and architecture. A committed environmentalist, Lin is currently working on a multi-sited artwork/memorial, What is Missing? bringing awareness to the planet's loss of habitat and biodiversity.


Jerry Uelsmann Rocks Bon Jovi

September 28, 2016

There is a picture that has haunted Jon Bon Jovi for a while. It wouldn’t get out of his head. It was a black & white photograph by Jerry Uelsmann. The artist had combined a picture of an old house, with strong roots. For Jon “this photo paints our picture – and so it became our album cover”, he says. The album drops October 21, 2016 and can be pre-ordered on BonJovi.com 


A Free Public Artist Talk by Shawna Moore and Jeff Hirst

July 20, 2016

Join us Thursday July 28, at 6pm.

A Telluride Gallery of Fine Arts artist since 2010, Shawna Moore uses the interplay of materials in her encaustic work as a visual diary of her life experiences.  In the layers of her work that appear and disappear in the creative process, Moore creates a record of her own selective memory.

Jeff Hirst, a newcomer to Telluride, uses printmaking to investigate relationships between man-made architectural structure and the natural landscape, and the questions that arise when these two forces coexist in an urban environment.  

Both Moore and Hirst create work in action, their pieces shift and change with each layer of composition.  This July in Telluride, Moore and Hirst will join forces to explore the dynamic relationship between screen printing and encaustic painting, through a public, joint artist talk on July 

Also, don't miss Wax and Screen: Combining Techniques for Unique Outcomes at the Ah Haa School, July 29th - 31st.  

By creating repeatable printed designs that can then be transferred onto wax, Hirst and Moore will explain how multiple transparent layers of color and image slowly develop into a multi-dimensional, evocative work of art.


Meet Cornelia

July 13, 2016

July 14-17, studio jeweler Cornelia Goldsmith will be joining TGFA for a solo show and launch of her new line of silver and rose gold jewelry. We hope some of our dear clients are still in Telluride and also will be able to meet the artist from 4-7 daily with a prosecco and cookie reception.


Will Clift Sculpture Acquired by Denver Botanical Gardens Permanent Collection

July 8, 2016

If you happen to be over on the Front Range starting July 17th, do not miss Will Clift's new sculpture, "Bending In and Out, a Progression," purchased by the Denver Botanic Gardens as part of their permanent collection.

Directions: as you enter the Gardens from the ticket office, proceed straight down the main path. You'll pass the outdoor concert stage on your left, the greenhouse / arboretum on your right. Continue until you reach the large pond; the Café will be ahead to your left, and a gazebo will be straight ahead, on the far side of the pond.