Monday, May 16, 2016

May Newsletter, 2016

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May News:

The new two months are filled with a number of exciting events with exhibits, workshops, private lessons and a lecture. In between I'll be working on new artworks and commissions. I hope to see you at one of these events soon.

May Exhibits:

Mirada Gallery one-man show through May 30

My one-person exhibition is currently showing at the Mirada Gallery, Denver Metro through May 30. If you can't get by to see the exhibit in person you can view it here.

I am also part of a group show opening this Thursday May 19 at the Cherry Creek Fine Art Gallery in Denver, 5-7pm.  view the exhibit

Lecture / Pastel Demonstration:
Saturday, May 21, I'll be doing a pastel demonstration for the Pastel Society of Colorado, Western Slope Chapter in Grand Junction, Colorado, 1-3 pm. Location: Bray Education Center, 637 Belford Ave, Grand Junction, CO 81505.

Exhibiting in June:

A A group show at the Art Gym Friday, June 3 with my fellow Expand Artists 5-8 pm. Our show is titled Expand / Experimental. Check out our exhibit and tour this amazing 17,000 sq. ft. of rentable, creative workspace for Denver artists. Location: 1460 Leyden St., (at Colfax) Denver CO 80220 map

Exhibiting in July:
I will be in Texas for a group show Saturday, July 23 at the Arden's Gallery, Houston. Join us in their redesigned space at 1631 West Alabama, Houston, Texas 77006  map

Take your work to new heights. These workshops will focus on strategies for making better paintings, going to new places in your work and making fine art.
Please inquire   all workshop info

Steamboat Springs, CO
Making it Fine Art Workshop / Advanced Strategies

Sat and Sun, June 25-26, 9-4pm. This class is almost full, so call the Center to secure your place. 
Flyer and complete info
Open to artists in all media desiring new tools and strategies for creating fine art. This is new, advanced version of Ken's Making it Fine Art Workshop. This is an indoor, two-day workshop limited to 12 participants. $390 per person payable to the Center for Visual Arts.
Call the Center to register: 970-846-7062

Castle Rock, CO (Denver metro)
Making it Fine Art Workshop
Sat and Sun, August 20-21  9:30 - 5pm  filled
Open to artists at all skill levels and media. An indoor, two-day workshop limited to 6 participants. $390 per person. Let me know if you need help with transportation and accomidations.
Flyer and complete info    register online here

Making it Fine Art 3-day Workshops in Marshfield, MA
Sept 9-11 and Falmouth, MA Sept 16-18

These groups are now taking registrations. It is an amazing time of the year to be on the East coast and I hope to see you there! 
complete info and registration

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

New Works:

The Red Foothills
Oil on canvas, 30 x 40 inches
Mirada Fine Arts, Indian Springs, CO (Denver metro)
Steamboat Springs, CO
$5250 framed

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 / collogues 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.

Making it Fine Art Workshop in Boulder, CO March 2016


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.

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 i-book / 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

Thank you,
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Image top:

Saccades III
Oil on canvas
36 x 60 inches
Photographed at the Mirada Gallery opening
(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."

"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."

"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,"

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

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

"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!"

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

"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. And 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."

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