Saturday, January 18, 2014

Exhibition: Open Press 25th Anniversary Exhibition, Denver

Blue Skies II
Monotype from two plates and chine collie
image, 23 1/2 x 17 7/8
framed, $1950.

Trees and Slope I
Monotype from two plates and chine collie
image, 14 7/8 x 29 7/8
framed, $1950.

I am honored to be invited to this prestigious exhibition in the Civic Center celebrating Mark Lunning's 25 years as a master printmaker and artist in Denver. He is the owner of Open Press here in Denver and has printed for hundreds of artists over his very successful career. Thank you for including me Mark!

Open Press 25th Anniversary Exhibition

A Celebration of Tradition and Experimentation of the Fine Art Print

The exhibit is on display now.

Artist Reception:
Friday, February 28, 2014 5:30-8:00 pm. Continues through April 12.
Ken is one of the 30 featured artists in this group show, exhibiting two of his monotypes.

McNichols Civic Center
144 West Colfax, Denver, CO map

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Grateful Notices and Newsletter January 5, 2014

Forest Verticals
Oil on canvas, 40 x 60 inches This oil was recently sold to a private collection in Massachusetts. Thank you Corporate Portfolio, MI and Total Arts Gallery, Taos, NM for making this possible!

What follows is from my monthly Newsletter, January 2014
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Happy New year!
I want to thank everyone for your support, encouragement and to all that have given me the honor of bringing my artworks into your homes and businesses in 2013.

It has been my most successful year as an artist and that encourages me to grow and create more for 2014. I am very grateful for you all.

have a number of exhibits this month. 
Mark Lunning of Open Press is one of the premier printmakers in the country. He is celebrating his 25th anniversary and I am honored to have two of my monotypes included in his special exhibit at the McNichols Civic Center, Denver. Displayed will be what Mark considers as some of the best prints made in his studio by 30 artists. Thank you Mark for including me.

In the next few days I'll be finishing up a six-foot commission for a private collection. This painting has gone through a number of changes, all for the better. I thought it was finished numerous times but the next day revealed there was more to do. Sometimes the oils take you for quite a ride before that final mark. 

As I look at the calendar, I'm looking forward to my Making it Fine Art workshops lined up. It is great fun to meet other artists, offer your best and watch the changes taking place. A few weeks ago I gave a private lesson to an artist that flew in from Canada. It was a happy weekend and we both extended ourselves in a very productive way.

Grateful notices:

Forest Verticals
Oil on canvas, 40 x 60 inches
Sold / private collection, Massachusetts via:
Corporate Portfolio, MI / Total Arts Gallery, Taos, NM

Currently Exhibiting:

Blue Skies II
Monotype on two plates with chine colle.
23 1/2 x
 17 7/8, $1950. framed
McNichols Civic Center, Denver
Open Press 25th Anniversary Exhibit. Open to the public Jan 9. Artist's reception Friday, Feb. 25. Continues through April.

Orange and Red Woods
Oil on canvas, 36 X 48, $6800 framed.
Sheraton Hotel lobby
1550 Court Place, Denver, CO
One of three oils on display

Illuminated Autumn
Oil on canvas, 30 x 40, $5250 framed
Castle Rock Adventist Hospital
2350 Meadows Blvd, Castle Rock, CO

Ken Elliott American Landscapes coffee table book:

Ken Elliott book, American Landscapes

This book reprises 21 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 signed giclee print of the cover image: $150 or just order the book for $115.

Now 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 some museum artworks from my recent NY trip.

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