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Last week to give to Colorado ArtBeat

Hi All,

The giving deadline for either buying a piece of art, or giving is this week, so if you haven’t given yet, you can  go to the Indiegogo campaign: https://igg.me/at/coloradoartbeat

Colorado ArtBeat is a video project of 8 Colorado artists. Thank you so much for supporting art in Colorado…

Support Colorado ArtBeat

Memories in ContourRed River LinesExploring Balance Series 10Dear Friends,

I just wanted to let you know about a project I’ve been selected to participate in. It’s called Colorado ArtBeat and it’s a documentary film series profiling 8 visual artists living and working in Colorado. The producers, FuseMedia, are using a crowdfunding model to fund the series and I – along with the other 8 artists -have donated works of art to help make it happen.

Please go to the Indiegogo campaign: https://igg.me/at/coloradoartbeat.

Check it out, and see if you’d like to contribute or purchase one of my artworks (posted above) to make this film series a reality.  The campaign runs from November 1-December 1 so we have a limited time to raise the funds needed to produce the film.

About Your Donation:

If you decide to donate, please make sure to contribute in my name. The artworks or “perks,” will be delivered in January.

About Colorado ArtBeat:

It’s a documentary film series that explores the work, influences, process, and inspiration of 8 talented artists in a 10 to 15 minute film. The series will show on the Colorado ArtBeat website and social media channels, with the ultimate goal of having the series air on Rocky Mountain PBS.  In addition, the artist will be able to use the film for their own personal and professional purposes.

About FuseMedia:

FuseMedia is a video production company based in Aspen, Colorado.  This project is an outgrowth of a series of artists’ profiles that they did for Plum TV (an Aspen based TV Channel) 10 years ago for which they won regional Emmy nominations for cinematography and editing.

Artist Talk at Michael Warren, 10AM Saturday

 The Line to Follow

Artwork by Sara Ransford
July 19, 2016 – September 3, 2016

 

Artist Talk with  Sara Ransford

Saturday, July 23rd (10:00 – 11:00 AM)

 

Tied in Knots, soda-fired  porcelain paper clay

 

 

 Please join us this Saturday for a tour of the current exhibit and discussion with Sara Ransford about her ceramics.

 

Memories in Contour, soda-fired porcelain paper clay

 

This Saturday Sara will lead us through her current exhibit at the gallery and describe her latest series of works. She will talk about her organic forms and about working with clay.

Ransford lives and works in Aspen, Colorado. Sara Ransford received her BFA from CU Boulder (1984), where she studied under Betty Woodman and Anne Currier. She has been an artist in residence at Anderson Ranch Arts Center in Snowmass Village, CO and has also taught workshops there and across Colorado. In 2001 she attended Alfred University, and in 2011 was awarded The Red Brick 2011 Artist Tribute from red Brick Center for the Arts. She shown throughout the region at art centers, galleries and museums including the Aspen Art Museum, Arvada Center for the Arts, Harvey Meadows Gallery, Michael Warren Contemporary, Anderson Ranch Arts Center, San Angelo Center for the Arts,  Western Colorado Center For The Arts, Las Cruces Museum of Art, Evelyn Siegel Gallery, and the Foothills Art Center.

 

Interpreting Dance, soda-fired porcelain paper clay

 

For information about the current exhibit or other art at the gallery, give us a call and we will be happy to help you.

Michael Warren Contemporary is the premier contemporary art gallery in the Arts District on Santa Fe. Our gallery provides one of the largest bodies of salable  art in the city.

 

Our mailing address is:
760 Santa Fe Drive
Denver, CO 80204
303-635-6255
www.michaelwarrencontemporary.com

 

Opening this Friday, July 22nd at Michael Warren Contemporary Gallery

 

The Line to Follow

July 19, 2016 – September 3, 2016

Artwork by Sara Ransford

 
Opening Reception        Friday, July 22nd(6:00 PM – 8:00 PM)
Artist Talk                         Saturday, July 23rd(10:00 AM-11:00 AM)

Complexity Breached, porcelain paper clay

     

We are excited to present new work by Sara Ransford. Please join us on Friday, July 22nd to celebrate the opening of this exhibit.

Sojourn in Balance #6, porcelain paper clay

 

Michael Warren Contemporary (MWC) is pleased to present “The Line to Follow” with artwork by Sara Ransford.

The unique qualities of paper clay allow Ransford to explore disparate relationships by incorporating torn and fragile components ultimately representing the monumentality of even the most intimate, complex spaces. “I explore the natural world in my sculptural forms. I am fascinated by the complexity in nature, and how that complexity reflects itself in our own world. The forces of erosion, the aspect of time, traces of experiences recorded over eons, only to be changed in a single moment can create such vulnerability and duplicity in things we do not anticipate,” says Ransford.

Ransford lives and works in Aspen, Colorado. Sara Ransford received her BFA from CU Boulder (1984), where she studied under Betty Woodman and Anne Currier. She has been an artist in residence at Anderson Ranch Arts Center in Snowmass Village, CO and has also taught workshops there and across Colorado. In 2001 she attended Alfred University, and in 2011 was awarded The Red Brick 2011 Artist Tribute from red Brick Center for the Arts. She shown throughout the region at art centers, galleries and museums including the Aspen Art Museum, Arvada Center for the Arts, Harvey Meadows Gallery, Michael Warren Contemporary, Anderson Ranch Arts Center, San Angelo Center for the Arts,  Western Colorado Center for the Arts, Las Cruces Museum of Art, Evelyn Siegel Gallery, and the Foothills Art Center.

 

Under Pressure

A Sojourn in Balance #4, porcelain paper clay

 

For information about the current exhibit or other art at the gallery, give us a call and we will be happy to help you.

 

Michael Warren Contemporary is the premier contemporary art gallery in the Arts District on Santa Fe. Our gallery provides one of the largest bodies of salable art in the city

www.michaelwarrencontemporary.com

Copyright © *|2016|* *|Michael Warren Contemporary|*, All rights reserved.

Our mailing address is:
760 Santa Fe Drive
Denver, CO 80204
303-635-6255

 

Registration is open for my Anderson Ranch Workshop with Sam Harvey

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June 6th—17th
Anderson Ranch Workshop:

Ceramic Sculpture: the dynamic language of making.

Register for Summer 2016 Art Workshops online or over the phone starting Monday, January 4 at 9 am Mountain Standard Time

https://www.andersonranch.org/workshop-types/ceramics/?cat=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.andersonranch.org%2Fworkshop-types%2Fceramics%2F&from=06%2F06%2F2016&to=06%2F17%2F2016
970-923-3181
Artists of all levels are welcome here, and scholarships are available!

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It’s up- Anderson Ranch Art show with Allegheny Meadows, opening Dec 15th

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EXHIBITION Opening Reception: “Finding Place”

Here’s a preview:

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Snowmass Village, Colo. (December 4, 2015) — Anderson Ranch Arts Center, a premier art making destination and catalyst for critical dialogue in the contemporary art world, invites the Roaring Fork Valley community to the Ranch for an art-filled winter evening celebrating the holiday season. The annual Holiday Open House, Tuesday, December 15, 4:30 – 7:00 PM, will feature artwork for sale directly from Artists-in-Residence and staff studios, plus art activities for children, candlelit paths throughout campus and s’mores around the bonfire for all. Guests can sip warm beverages and shop unique gifts in the ArtWorks Store. A special holiday tradition, dinner will be served in the Ranch Café, with seating at 7:00 PM; cost is $20 per person and an RSVP is required by Friday, December 11. For more information or to RSVP for dinner, call 970/923-3181. All festivities take place on the Anderson Ranch grounds in Snowmass Village, Colo.

  • Holiday Open House Schedule of Events
  • Kids’ Craft, Schermer Meeting Hall, 4:30 – 6 PM
  • Open Artist Studios throughout campus, 4:30 – 7 PM
  • Exhibition Opening Reception, “Finding Place,” Patton-Malott Gallery, 5 – 7 PM
  • Sip, Shop & See, ArtWorks Gift Store, 5 – 7 PM
  • Holiday Dinner ($20, RSVP required), Ranch Café, 7 PM

A highlight of the Holiday Open House event, Anderson Ranch presents the opening reception for “Finding Place,” an exhibition of new works by Alleghany Meadows and Sara Ransford. The opening reception is free and open to the public, taking place Tuesday, December 15, 5:00 – 7:00 PM. Light refreshments will be served. Consisting of ceramics and drawings, the exhibition is on view at the Patton-Malott Gallery at Anderson Ranch Arts Center in Snowmass Village, Colo., December 7, 2015 – January 25, 2016, Monday through Friday, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.
Both former Artists-in-Residence at Anderson Ranch, Meadows and Ransford first met in Nepal at an Anderson Ranch destination workshop in 1995. Since then, they have watched each other grow as artists, both participating at the Ranch in various roles. Coincidentally, both will teach ceramics workshops at the Ranch this summer.
“Finding Place” showcases works that search for meaning, manifesting in different forms for both artists. Ransford’s work features installations of objects from small ceramics (8 x 8 in.) to larger multi-pieces (26 x 16 x 2 in.), with some hanging in grids on the wall and some from the ceiling. A series of square drawings correlate to nearly a dozen square ceramic pieces, a process which is a departure for Ransford, who works almost exclusively in clay. Shapes come from patterns and forms she sees in nature, which often derive from water and the effects water has on the world around her. Working in clay helps Ransford find her place. Her ceramic work is cone 10 soda fired porcelain, paper and clay, and the drawings are pen and ink.
“I would not be where I am today as an artist if it were not for the Anderson Ranch and Doug Casebeer,” explains Ransford. “To be respected at this level as an artist, to be showing here is a huge validation for me. Anderson Ranch is one of the most highly respected arts institutions in this country, and it is so exciting to be a part of it.”
For Meadows, “Finding Place” represents an active search for a sense of place and meaning, an understanding through the senses of belonging, with comfort and memory melding together to form a sense of place. Making art engages Meadows in this search, bringing balance to his life. He will show eleven pieces from his Flora series, in both porcelain and stoneware.
“My work is utilitarian, and through use it communicates this search for place and meaning,” says Meadows. “I am fascinated by repeating forms and the way such forms become elements in a larger arrangement or pattern, in how the individual pieces arranged become something greater than the sum of the parts.”

Upcoming Anderson Ranch Workshop, June 6-17, 2016

I’m teaching again at Anderson Ranch next summer, with my good friend, Sam Harvey. We each will bring our own expertise to hand building, and yes I will be teaching my paper clay method. As Sam says- its going to be SPICY!

Registration begins sometime in January…Click here:http://www.andersonranch.org.

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If you have not experienced The Anderson Ranch, do so- it will change your life!!! It has for me.