Telluride Gallery March: “Emergence” + “Bloom”

March 1, 2022 - Susan Viebrock, Telluride Inside and Out

The Telluride Gallery of Fine Art is pleased to present “Emergence,” an exhibition featuring two gallery artists: Malcolm Liepke & Shawna Moore in the North Gallery and “Bloom,” featuring the work of Dana Flores and Dan McCleary in the South Gallery. The exhibitions are on view starting with Telluride’s Arts’ Art Walk  Thursday, March 3, 2022, 5 – 8pm. The show will remain up through the month.

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Telluride Gallery Dec: "Old Friends," Through 1/23/22

December 8, 2021 - Susan Viebrock

The Telluride Gallery of Fine Art is pleased to present “Old Friends: Tony Berlant and James Hayward,” opening Thursday, December 16, 2021; closing Sunday, January 23, 2022. The exhibition will be on view during two of Telluride’s  Arts’ Art Walk evenings: Thursday, December 16, 2021 and Thursday, January 6, 2022, 5 – 8pm. Short videos featuring each artist are available at An exhibition catalogue is available through the gallery and features archival photographs of the two artists, plus an introductory essay by critic David Pagel.


Telluride Gallery of Fine Art: Local's Loop (through October)!

September 23, 2021 - Telluride Inside and Out

Local’s Loop at the Telluride Gallery of Fine Art features Gordon Brown, Bill Ellzey, Bruce Gomez, Julee Hutchison, Carl Marcus, and Brett Schreckengost.


Reflections on ‘Then and Now’ - An emotional ‘listening show’ at the Telluride Gallery of Fine Art

September 7, 2021 - Leslie Vreeland, Telluride Daily Planet

Tragedy, conflict, resolve, defiance: they’re all on display in ‘Then and Now,’ a group exhibit at the Telluride Gallery that employs photos and art works to reflect on the civil rights movement, intergenerational struggle, and themes of social justice, identity, and belonging.


Trunk Show with Todd Pownell

September 4, 2021 - Telluride Inside and Out

Telluride Gallery: Trunk Show Featuring Studio Jeweler Todd Pownell

Todd has shown at the Telluride Gallery since 2012. For his trunk show the metal artist is bringing a selection of rings, earrings, necklaces, and bracelets to town.


Trunk Show with Elizabeth Garvin

August 11, 2021 - Telluride Inside and Out

What: Trunk Show with Studio Jeweler Elizabeth Garvin
Where: Telluride Gallery of Fine Art
When: Saturday, 8/14, 11:00am – 6:00pm & Sunday, 8/15, 12:00pm – 6:00pm

Elizabeth Garvin has shown with the Telluride Gallery of Fine Art since 2014. This will be her very first visit to town. The metal artist will be showing some of her well-known, well-loved designs, as well as  items from her newest collection.


‘A Perfect Rhythm: Landscapes and Still Lifes’ Artists behind Telluride Gallery’s new exhibit discuss their work Thursday

February 17, 2021 - Leslie Vreeland

In uncertain times, where do you find perfect rhythm?

One way might be to take solace in nature.

Which is not to say that the Telluride Gallery of Fine Art’s new exhibit, “A Perfect Rhythm” — landscapes and still lifes that, by definition, are a step removed from humans, and the business (and busyness) of living — is devoid of drama.


‘Saving the Best for Last’ Telluride Gallery showcases LA artist Ed Moses’ final works

January 1, 2021

He’s been hailed as “one of the most productive and experimental artists of the last half-century,” but to the owner of the Telluride Gallery of Fine Art, Ed Moses was something more: He was a family friend. Moses founded the Cool School, a group of seminal Los Angeles creatives, many of whom were represented by the Southland’s Ferus Gallery in the 1950s and 1960s. Other members of the Cool School included Ed Ruscha, Robert Irwin, Larry Bell, Edward Kiehholz, John Altoon, Ken Price and Billy Al Bengston.


Meet Jen Wolf Via Voyage LA

December 7, 2019 - Voyage LA

Today we’d like to introduce you to Jennifer Wolf.

Jennifer, let’s start with your story. We’d love to hear how you got started and how the journey has been so far.
I grew up in Southern California hiking in the foothills and swimming in the Pacific. After graduating high school, I spent a couple of years at Santa Barbara City College knocking out my general education requirements, a more affordable approach to college for someone working their way through school. I did well in city college and was admitted to several universities, I chose UCLA in order to stay close to my roots in Ventura, CA


Emmi Whitehorse in The National Museum of the American Indian’s new exhibition, Stretching the Canvas

November 22, 2019 - Vogue

Vogue Magazine's review of Stretching the Canvas, featuring Emmi Whitehorse

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The DART Interview: Caleb Cain Marcus

August 3, 2019 - Peggy Rolf

In describing the world, Caleb Cain Marcus dismantles the building blocks of visual processing by eliminating perspective, scale and implied narrative. Engaging with his work necessitates no prior knowledge which forces the experience to be in the present and compels us to sense, see and feel the world in a new way. Cain Marcus' photographs are combined with layers of paint to create deep, complex and evocative color. His belief is that through color we experience pieces of the universe that otherwise could not be expressed. —Richard Nonas, from the Introduction to Iterations


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July 23, 2019

Will America’s National Monuments Survive the Trump Administration?

April 15, 2019 - Bill McKibben, Aperture

David Benjamin Sherry’s spectacular photographs of contested lands.


View the Tony Berlant: Tilt in Time Catalog

December 7, 2018

View the Tony Berlant:Tilt in Time catalog here.

Tony Berlant's latest exhibition is an explosion of color and texture

October 24, 2018 - Deborah Vankin, LA Times

Tony Berlant has been a busy man lately. The 77-year-old artist, a crucial influence in the West Coast Pop Art Movement of the 1960s, recently debuted a solo exhibition of new work at Kohn Gallery in Hollywood — and after six decades of making art, “Fast Forward” may be his most energetic show to date. The exhibition of cut metal collages — sculptural paintings, you could call them — is exploding with color and texture, in range and form. The works are blanketed with tiny, geometric cutouts bolted to wood panels with hundreds of slender, glistening sharp nails; they walk the line between assemblage, Pop Art and abstraction.


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August 31, 2018 - Michael Slenske, Art and Antiques

“What makes sense to me now is to make things you’d like to keep,” says Berlant. “That’s the simple way of putting it. If you really want to keep it, then you know it’s good—it’s worth making because it’s satisfying.” Berlant, a towering figure with the gait of a retired football player, strikes a slightly imposing figure that he tempers with a measured baritone, mostly used to deflect conversations away from himself or his practice. “When you’re making collages or assemblages, things fall apart if you glue them, and I like the noise, I like hammering it,” he says.


View the Ed Moses: Master of Crazy Wisdom Catalog

July 26, 2018

View the Ed Moses: Master of Crazy Wisdom catalog here.

Ed Moses, 'Cool School' painter who helped forge L.A.'s art scene, dies at 91

July 17, 2018 - Deborah Vankin and Suzanne Muchnic, Los Angeles Times

We are deeply saddened to hear the news of Ed Moses' passing. We are honored to have the work of this iconic artist featured in our current Non-Objective exhibition.


July 2, 2018 - Gwynne Murrill: Stillness in Motion

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View the Stillness in Motion Catalog

June 27, 2018

View the Diane Best + Gwynn Murrill: Stillness in Motion catalog here.


Telluride Arts' Art Walk: Horsing Around, Budnik, Ah Haa & More

January 31, 2018 - Susan Viebrock, Telluride Inside & Out

Acclaimed photographer Dan Budnik captured American history during his time working for Magnum Photos. In fact, he was standing right behind Martin Luther King in Washington, D.C. when King delivered his iconic ‘I Have A Dream” speech. Budnik’s rare original silver gelatin photographs from two bodies of work,”Marching to the Freedom Dream: Civil Rights Movement 1950-1960s” and “Picturing Artists: Artists in Their Studios 1950-1970s,” are currently on display at Telluride Gallery.


View the Non-Objective Digital Catalog

January 16, 2018

13 Artists curated by James Hayward, view the catalog here.


Ed Moses

January 3, 2018

John Miller

December 31, 2017

Scot Heywood

December 28, 2017

“Non Objective": Reception At Telluride Gallery

December 27, 2017 - Susan Viebrock, Telluride Inside & Out

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Telluride Gallery: Bernie Fuchs Retrospective Opens At Art Walk

October 5, 2017 - Susan Viebrock, Telluride Inside & Out

Oz and Odessa Collide: Kelly O’Connor at the Old Jail Art Center

September 20, 2017 - Illa Gaunt

Two hundred miles separate the West Texas towns of Albany and Odessa. Best known for oil derricks and high-school football, Odessa is home to artist Kelly O’Connor’s maternal family and serves as the thematic basis of her work on display at the Old Jail Art Center in Albany, on view through Feb. 3, 2018. The installation, part of the Center’s Cell Series, explores two places—one imaginary, one real—important to the San Antonio artist, and includes her signature collages, Technicolor wasp nests, and other curiosities.


A Free Public Artist Talk by Maggie Taylor

July 26, 2017

Join The Telluride Gallery of Fine Art in welcoming back photographer Maggie Taylor. The artist’s newest images are on display from Monday, July 24 – Sunday, July 30. The gallery plans to host Maggie for an artist talk on Thursday, July 27, 6 p.m.

A Free Public Artist Talk by Krista Harris

July 25, 2017

Join us for an evening with abstract painter Krista Harris, Tuesday July 25, at 6pm. A career level artist whose gestural, abstract paintings are richly layered with mark and medium, sharing a love of both drawing and painting. She thinks of her work as maps or environments, exploring the imperfect, fleeting changes between the natural and the man-made worlds we navigate on a daily basis.

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Telluride Arts, 6/17 Art Walk: Venue Changes, Valley Floor+

May 31, 2017 - Susan Viebrock, Telluride Inside & Out

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"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.


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


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 

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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.

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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.

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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. 


Mountainfilm Gallery Walk, Friday, May 27

April 8, 2016

Mountainfilm Festival's Artwalk
Friday May 27th

Featuring adventure photographers Paul Nicklen (National Geographic), Reuben Krabbe and Krystle Wright.


Color of Fire II

January 8, 2016

Colors of Fire II: Exhibit Reception at Tellluride Gallery of Fine Art on January 8th, 2016 form 5 - 7pm in conjunction with The Telluride Fire Festival.

Dan Budnik: December 2015 exhibition of 30+ photographs

November 27, 2015

Renowned photojournalist exhibits portraits of American artists in their studios from the 1950's-1970's. Budnik has documented social, political and cultural change in the world for the past 55 years.

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December 10th, 2015

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Upcoming Exhibition Announcement

October 18, 2015

Dan Budnik Picturing Artists

Opening December 10th from 5-8 with artist in attendance.
Renowned photojournalist exhibits portraits of American artists in their studios from the 1950's-1960's. Dan Budnik has documented social, political and cultural change in the world for past 55 years.  He was at the heart of the civil rights movement and at the center of the New York school of Abstract Expressionists.


An Evening with Barbara Heinrich

December 27th Reception from 5-7pm
Meet the studio bench jeweler whose 30+ years of experience is reflected in her meticulous 18k gold work.


Judy Kohin Encaustics

Opening March 3rd for Artwalk
Local encaustic painter, whose day job is the Executive Director of the Ah Haa School for the Arts, proclaims to "dabble" in all things handmade. Her encaustics feature mixed media elements making them especially unique.

Christo returns to Colorado this fall

October 9, 2015

 Christo continues to make Colorado a priority of his international travel schedule.

Christo has been invited to deliver a lecture at the Loveland Museum/Gallery on Thursday, November 12, 2015. He will present the latest information about all three of his current works in progress (The Floating Piers, The Mastaba and Over The River).


Click here to see available Christo works at Telluiride Gallery

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Julee Hutchison's 3rd Solo Show opening September 17, 2015

September 17, 2015

Julee Hutchison's 3rd Solo Show opening September 17. Julee Hutchison, acclaimed pleinair painter will be presenting 16 new paintings.

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August Art Walk Highlights

August 8, 2015

What a wonderful evening we had with many artists in attendance. Thank you, Gordon Brown, Krista Harris, Julee Hutchison, Judy Kohin, Michelle Montague, Julie McNair, Sally Simpson, Goedele Vanhille, and Robert Weatherford for sharing and speaking about your work.

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Telluride Gallery celebrates 30 years in business

July 15, 2015


Telluride Gallery celebrates 30 years in business, with rotating exhibition through out the summer.

Original work from past artists such as Christo, Jim Dine, Maya Lin, William Matthews, Marcia Myers, Philip Pearlstein, Picasso and original work from the present stable of artists.

 The exhibition coincides with One of A Kind, a jewelry Invitational, showcasing unique pieces from 12 studio jewelers and a 100 page catalog.

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One of Kind Studio Jewelry Invitational

July 7, 2015

a jewelry Invitational, showcasing unique pieces from 12 studio jewelers

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MountainFilm Gallery Walk, Friday, May 22, 3:30 - 6:30

May 11, 2015

This year’s roster includes National Geographic photographer Carsten Peter, climber and illustrator Jeremy Collins, Afghan photographer Farzana Wahidy, and Democratic Republic of Congo-based historian and artist Monique Stauder, among many others. Mountainfilm 2015 will host two artists-in-residence: night sky photographer Ben Canales and wilderness painter Emilie Lee. The festival will also include two Telluride artists: mapmaker Clay Wadman and painter Ally Crilly.

“It’s been great fun to put together this eclectic lineup of artists this year, and I’m particularly excited about our Afghan artists, some of whom are traveling from Afghanistan for the festival,” said Mountainfilm Festival Director David Holbrooke. “I also think our artist-in-residence program is really strong.”

Many of the artists are associated with films or presentations, and there will be a special exhibit in honor of Mountainfilm’s 2015 symposium theme: Afghanistan.

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Sandy Skoglund

March 1, 2015

Sandy Skoglund at Telluride Gallery

Surreal installation artist and photographer

Exhibition opening March 5th from 5-8pm during Artwalk.

Sandy Skoglund wears many hats as a surreal artist. She designs massive installations, creates immersive environments, sculpts colorful figures and directs her own photo shoots. She attributes her leap into the visual art world to feeling as though she wasn’t normal.

In her work, Skoglund creates her own worlds by juxtaposing the mundane with repetitious "out of place" figures to create tension in an alternate reality. The human figures in her scenes are generally ambivalent of their surroundings. Her imagery brings about a conversation on political and social issues plaguing today's society.

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Bruce Gomez painting demonstration during Art Walk on February 5

February 1, 2015

Pastel artist Bruce Gomez will be giving a talk and demo from 5-8pm on Thursday the 5th. Join TGFA in taking a deeper look at Gomez's command of color in his pastel landscapes.

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In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, the Telluride Gallery of Fine Art is once again featuring its collection of Dan Budnik’s photographs

January 22, 2015

In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, the Telluride Gallery of Fine Art is once again featuring its collection of Dan Budnik’s photographs from the 1958 Youth March for Integrated Schools, the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, the 1965 March for voting rights from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama.  Exhibition will be on display through Jan 31, 2015.


Opening Reception for "Colors of Fire"

January 14, 2015



From 5-7 on Jan. 14th please join us for the opening reception for "Colors of Fire", in collaboration with the Telluride FireFestival: Presenting New Works by Rebecca Crowell, Krista Harris and Lisa Pressman.

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Emmi Whitehorse in Attendance for Art Walk Jan 2nd

December 31, 2014

7 New Paintings 
by Emmi Whitehorse

Opening reception this Friday, January 2nd, from 5- 8 during art walk.   Telluride Gallery is proud and excited to  have Emmi Whitehorse in attendance.  She is a master native american painter of national and international acclaim. 

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Sally Simpson featured Artist at Ah Haa New Years Gala

December 30, 2014

Jeweler Sally Simpson spent countless hours watching her parents create metal sculptures depicting scenes in nature, which were eventually hung throughout the house or along the entryway for guests to admire. While she herself continues to be inspired to work with silver, gold, stone, pearls and other natural materials, her goals as an artist were quite different than her parents. Sally’s work is a mixture of architectural designs and elements formed from natural forces.

“Raw physical contrasts inspire my selection of earth elements, such as ocean glass, Tahitian pearls, Icelandic beach stones, silver, gold, and the organic feel and warm look of leather,” says Sally. “The theme of my work is directly linked to and inspired by the physical range of the material and the intended use.

“My current work is a combination of jewelry and a series of silver objects such as Bauhaus inspired candlesticks. I am also exploring more sophisticated methods of combining raw substances while still allowing the underlying beauty of the natural objects to create a physical juxtaposition that I find so intriguing. The challenge for me is to create new pieces using basic elements and still deliver a beautiful and unique piece of art that captures the eye and heart of the beholder.”

Sally is currently represented by the Telluride Gallery of Fine Art in Telluride

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December 28, TGFA hosts award winning designer, Todd Pownell

December 8, 2014

            Upcoming in December, studio jeweler Todd Pownell will hold an evening at TGFA with his full collection of 18k gold, palladium and diamond jewelry on Sunday the 28th.  Join us for a reception from 4-7 and meet the artist. TAP by Todd Pownell is awarded with the Mort Abelson Award for Best New Jewelry Designer of the Year.


Introducing Gregory Stocks

December 8, 2014

TGFA welcomes Gregory Stocks

Gregory Stocks has been a professional exhibiting artist since 1998 and is recognized for his combination of classical representation and contemporary execution.  His style is stark, with a clean, contemporary feel.  The imagery he creates is intended to represent not so much a specific place as the “internal landscape”.




Introducing Elizabeth Garvin Fine Jewelry

November 28, 2014

Introducing Elizabeth Garvin, her goal as a designer has been to create forms with classic elegance and enduring quality, while integrating various techniques and at times parting with tradition as a part of her overall design concept. Each piece of jewelry is handmade in her New York studio. She was greatly influenced by her Architect father, and was surrounded by innovative mid-century modern design. Like a true modernist, nothing is random, unplanned or nonessential. 

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New Sculptures by Christian Burchard & Will Clift

November 28, 2014

Balance, Grace, & Motion is a defining element in both Burchard and Clift’s woodwork. Both artist’s work are intrinsically different however both convey a sense of elegance. Clift’s widely recognized balance sculptures transcend time periods. He makes use of traditional woodworking techniques as well as contemporary technology with the use of carbon fiber materials. “My sculptures consist of intersecting parts that stand or suspend together in equilibrium. No part is extraneous, and the delicacy of this balance reveals the fine line between weight and weightlessness, motion and stillness.” Burchard answered the call of madrone burl wood. He makes use of off casted “burls” from the veneer industry. Through a lengthy drying process he is able to create whimsical forms that defy expectations of woodworking.

View new works by both artists at Telluride Gallery beginning mid November. 


Dec. 3 Noel Night / Art Walk/Grab Bag

November 27, 2014

As always, TGFA will participate in Noel Night on December 3rd with grab bag jewelry discounts up to 30% off.  During Noel Night, local jeweler Sue Hill will be in attendance for her trunk show. Hill’s wide collection of jewelry shows her mastery in beadwork and silversmithing. She has been represented at TGFA for over 20 years. Open until 9.

Also to thank the Telluride community for 30 years of business, Telluride Gallery of Fine Art will be exhibiting a collection of artwork with special discounts. It will include works on paper, paintings, photography, woodturnings, studio jewelry as well as ceramics with lower prices. This grouping will be presented from Thanksgiving week through Mid December. 


Contemporary Dutch Jewelry Trunk Show

July 20, 2014

Matthesius & Brendse host special show at Telluride Gallery

Husband and wife jewelers, Jan & Pauline, are bringing their clean and contemporary Dutch studio jewelry to Telluride Gallery on Friday, August 1st. Their collaborative designs are created with titanium, palladium, gold, steel, anodized aluminum, enamel and precious stones. Join us to meet the artists, enjoy prosecco and shop their collection. 


Telluride Style Magazine Feature

April 8, 2014

Telluride Style Magazine Feature

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MALCOLM LIEPKE: New Works, opens March 6th, 2014

March 6, 2014


opens March 6th, 2014 with wine tasting from 5:30 - 7:30.


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February 8, 2014

White Show

December 10, 2013 - Telluride Daily Planet

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Altered Album Show

December 1, 2013 - Telluride Inside and Out

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TOPSY TURVY, a circus themed show

August 1, 2013

TOPSY TURVY, a circus themed show

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Show Preview | Telluride Gallery of Fine Art: Julee Hutchison - See more at:

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When Julee Hutchison thinks about her new show at Telluride Gallery of Fine Art, she conjures up images of cake frosting. The reason: In a workshop, painter Peggi Kroll-Roberts once told Hutchison and the other participants that she loved the medium of oil paint because it was similar to frosting. The analogy has stayed with Hutchison for more than a decade.

For the works in her new show, titled Telluride Horizon, she let the idea rule her style and approach to the landscape. “I really tried to be more painterly, and I tried not to be so timid with the oil paint, because here is a medium that is so gooey and luscious,” Hutchison says. “I really wanted to take risks in this exhibit while being joyful and expressive.”

The artist lives about 40 minutes from the scenic town of Telluride, a popular ski resort that sits in a box canyon surrounded by steep, forested mountains. In the 28 paintings on view in the show, Hutchison captures the picturesque area in all four seasons. “We live on one of the mesas, and being right in the mountains is incredibly beautiful. But I also love the countryside—the meadows and pastures that lead up to the mountains,” she says.

For BELOW LONE CONE, Hutchison found inspiration on a quintessentially beautiful fall day last year while driving through the nearby rural community of Norwood. The light on a field was magnificent, she recalls, and the warm and cool contrasts of the scene appealed to her artistic sensibilities. She pulled over to the side of the road, snapped a photograph, and later did a study from the photo and her memory.

The show, which opens with a reception on June 27 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., is filled with such scenes—moments that have caught the artist’s eye and caused the proverbial goosebumps, she says. While Hutchison also paints figures and still lifes on occasion, the landscape speaks to her on a higher plane. “I feel like the landscape is my church, and it’s a very spiritual place for me,” she says. “That is what drives me. I feel like it elevates my heart.”

Gallery owner Will Thompson says Hutchison’s paintings never fail to delight him. “Whether it’s a landscape, a figurative piece, or a still life, her color palette, her fresh yet masterful brush strokes, and her dedication to plein-air painting succeed in giving each piece heart,” Thompson says. —Bonnie Gangelhoff