Telluride Arts: August Art Walk 2018, Ed Moses, Chris Roberts-Antieau, Carl Marcus+

Telluride Arts: August Art Walk 2018, Ed Moses, Chris Roberts-Antieau, Carl Marcus+

Telluride Arts’ First Thursday Art Walk is a festive celebration of the art scene in downtown Telluride for art lovers, community, and friends. Participating venues host receptions from 5 –8 p.m. to introduce new exhibits.

The third Art Walk of the summer 2018 season takes place Thursday, August 2, 5 – 8 p.m.

The Telluride Gallery of Fine Art is hosting a blockbuster exhibit featuring the work of Ed Moses, a founder of LA’s Cool School, which seeded the modern art movement on the Left Coast. Go here for more on this titan of the art world, who died at 91 this past January.

Immerse yourself in Gallery 81435. The colorful, humorous and hopeful fabric art of New Orleans-based artist Chris Roberts-Antieau is on display through September 2018.

Telluride Arts HQ features the work of local photographer Carl Marcus. Marcus’s newest body of work is titled “What We Look At.”

The Ah Haa School is showcasing the work of the winners (dating back five years) of its annual photography exhibit. Their mandate was to turn their lens on home, on the people, places and things of Telluride. 

Tune into Open Art Radio on KOTO from 12 – 1 p.m. to hear interviews with the participating artists. Complimentary gallery guides are available at all the venues for a self-guided tour.

Art Walk Venues, August 2018:

Ah Haa School for the Arts
Baked In Telluride
Crossbow Leather
Elinoff Gallery
Gallery 81435
Kamruz Gallery
La Cocina de Luz
Lustre Gallery
MiXX projects + atelier
Slate Gray Gallery
Studio G
Telluride Arts HQ Gallery
Telluride Gallery of Fine Art
Telluride Music Co.
Tony Newlin Gallery
Turquoise Gallery

Ah Haa School for the Arts:


Ah Haa is presenting an All-Star Photography Invitational for the August Art Walk.

Each year, the Ah Haa School hosts an annual photography exhibition that celebrates all aspects of Telluride. This year’s show honors past winners with an all-star invitational. Top vote getters from the past five years were invited to submit new work that captures key elements of our beautiful box canyon a landscape, a well-loved local, a scene from one of Telluride’s many celebrations and events. (Prints of all images are available for sale.)

Baked In Telluride:


Baked in Telluride is featuring painting by local artist Jerry Oyama. Oyama’s subjects in these series include singers, animals, dancers, athletes. But the subtext is color and motion. Since musicians are also an an Oyama fixation, his shows at Baked in Telluride are always timed to coincide with the Telluride Jazz Celebration.

Crossbow Leather:

Crossbow Leather doubles as a retail store in front and a leather production workshop. All leather goods are made in-house by owner/designer Macy Pryor. Her style reflects the West and includes a variety of vintage and found textiles from around the world.

For the August Art Walk, Crossbow Leather hosts local artist Hannah Strianese.

Strianese is a New York-raised artist who, starting at a young age, was immersed in the New York City art community through her father, a master papermaker for a limited0-edition print-making company. Influenced by the uniquely human experience of ever-evolving emotions, Strainese believes in the power of creative exploration in any form to heal and transform an individual and his environment.

Elinoff Gallery:

Elinoff Gallery carries a museum-quality art collection, including works from some of the most celebrated names in the history of art. From Monet to Pissarro to Warhol. Its inventory also features Impressionist works (c.1860 – 1880), Pop art from the 50s and 60s, also lithographs, drawings and etchings.

Gallery 81435:


The colorful, humorous, and hopeful fabric art of New Orleans-based artist Chris Roberts-Antieau is on display at Gallery 81435 through September 2018.

Chris Roberts-Antieau is a self-taught pioneer of machine embroidery. Her main body of work, which she describes as “fabric paintings,” are highly sophisticated tapestries created in her signature style of fabric appliqué and intricate embroidery, crafted on a simple Bernina sewing machine.

Antieau’s subject matter ranges from joyfully candid cultural commentary depicting unbelievable, but true stories (such as “James Brown’s Funeral: And The Tragic Aftermath”) to more personal reflections on nature, perception, reality and truth.

Antieau further explores her interests through sculpture and installation, creating elaborate dollhouses based on famous murder scenes and elegant gowns embroidered with birds of prey eviscerating small animals.

Kamruz Gallery:

Kamruz Gallery presents photography by local photographer Mary Kenez.

La Cocina de Luz:

La Cocina features artists Floyd Day and Karen Keene Day.

Floyd Day is a pastel artist who paints cows and landscapes found in the Uncompahgre Valley of Colorado. He has exhibited in galleries and shows in Ridgway, Colorado and Beaufort, South Carolina.

Using a palette knife and acrylic paint, the powerful lines of Karen Keene Day re-create the flow and the energy of wild mustangs.

Since 1999, artist Karen Keene Day has focused solely on the wild mustangs she researches. Her work is represented by SKOL Gallery in Ouray, CO, and Mitchell Hill Gallery in Charleston, SC, along with


Lustre Gallery is hosting a trunk show with jewelry from Barcelona, Spain and precious golden South Sea pearls.



The show debuts the newest Ebony collection from Bagues, as well as a Masriera swallow collection, among others.

Cast in 18k gold and emboldened with Barcelona-fired enamel, these contemporary and art nouveau jewels are hand-created following a long tradition of innovation and perfection in execution.

The Jewelmer Golden South Sea Pearls are aptly named the “gems of the sea” and are an essential foundation to any fine jewelry collection.

MiXX projects + atelier:

This month, MiXX projects & atelier presents Moment + Materiality, a new exhibit featuring artists Mitch McGee and Ellen Koment.

Working with distinct media and subject matter, McGee’s playful pop art relief paintings and Koment’s evocative, abstract encaustic pieces strikingly capture moments in time and material.

Playing on Roy Lichtenstein’s iconic comic book-inspired paintings, Mitch McGee brings an added element of materiality to Pop art by incorporating skillfully hand-cut layers of birch into his work.

In Ellen Koment’s encaustic paintings, viewers get to experience the powerful physicality of wax, transformed from liquid to solid and frozen in time against the paper.


Picaya features watercolor artist Debi Smith.


Smith has lived in the Telluride area for 38 years. Her watercolors reflect her love for the region’s magnificent mountains, valleys, forests and the “precious” natural world. Smith’s goal is to inspire an appreciation and abiding respect for that world through her work.

Slate Gray Gallery:

Slate Gray Gallery features artist Felice House.


House is exhibiting drawings and paintings from her ‘Sum you some me’ collection of portraits of women – some of which include herself. Her work is about challenging stereotypes and empowering her audience, women in particular.

Studio G:

Studio G is featuring artist Margaret Rinkevich.

Her work is the result of a confluence of multiple sensations drawn from her own experiential landscape. Rinkevich’s objective is to achieve visually arresting images from what she describes as an “all-consuming mental grind in the creative process.” Specifically the artist’s goal in this series is to charge the apparently simple relationships of form and color with as much force, feeling, and meaning as possible.

Telluride Arts HQ

Telluride Arts HQ Gallery is featuring work by local photographer Carl Marcus.

Marcus’s newest body of work is titled “What We Look At.”

The stage is the Hunter College-68th Street Station in New York. The only props are wooden benches. The actors need no script or costumes; they are perfectly cast as they are. When the next train arrives, the players are whisked away and the new actors descend the stairways to take their place. The actors are the audience: the audience the actors. This is a snippet of life in New York City, in our times; for those who live here, or elsewhere, or those who are yet to come. We all share a fundamental curiosity to check out what we do not know and who live in different places and times. After all, at heart we are all voyeurs.

Telluride Gallery of Fine Art:

Telluride Gallery of Fine Art is honored to pay tribute to one of the pioneers of abstract art on the West Coast, Ed Moses. The exhibition showcases 22 of his recent paintings from 2015-2017. Go here for more on Ed Moses.

Considered one of the foremost postwar abstract painters, Moses was devoted to discovery. For more than half century, he used unconventional materials to create his constantly evolving his body of work. The leaps of faith seemed to have no rhyme or reason, which drove some critics crazy – the ones looking to pigeonhole the artist.

Moses’ works are included in renowned collections like Museum of Contemporary Art, LA; Museum of Modern Art, NYC and LA; Smithsonian American Art Museum; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Whitney Museum of American Art; and Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris.

Telluride Music Co.:

Located at 8,750 feet elevation in the San Juan Mountains, Telluride Music has been southwestern Colorado’s source for fine acoustic and electric instruments, products and services for 25 years.

Musician owned and operated since 1992, Telluride Music Co. offers an extensive selection of high-quality new, used, and vintage stringed instruments.

Tony Newlin Gallery:

The Tony Newlin Gallery is featuring three spectacular close-up wildlife images: Frosty Bison, Guardian of the Rockies, and Tundra Nomad, also the functional sculptural artwork of James Vilona.

The Turquoise Door Gallery:

The Turquoise Door Gallery is featuring photography by Carl Marcus, paintings by Shaun Horne, and the work of Valerie Franzese.

Come see colorful photographs printed on canvas by Robert Franzese and the gallery’s newest plein air artist Dawn Cohen.

Telluride Arts is a non-profit arts agency founded in 1971 that elevates a culture of the arts in the Telluride Arts District. Find the Telluride Arts offices across from the library at 135 West Pacific Avenue, or online at, at Telluride Arts on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, or call at 970.728.3930. 

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