October Art Walk: Greenfield at Telluride Gallery; Anchondo at Gallery 81435

October Art Walk: Greenfield at Telluride Gallery; Anchondo at Gallery 81435

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 fifth and final Art Walk of the summer 2018 season takes place Thursday, October 4, 5 – 8 p.m.

The Telluride Gallery of Fine Art is hosting “Generation Wealth,” Lauren Greenfield’s photographs of decadence and wealth, in conjunction with the Original Thinkers Festival.  (More on that highly anticipated show here

Immerse yourself in Gallery 81435, which features an exhibition of new work by Jorge Anchondo.

Telluride Arts HQ hosts a show of over 80 photographs displaying the full spectrum of colors and textures found in the Telluride region.

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, October 2018:

Baked In Telluride
Elinoff Gallery
Gallery 81435
Kimille Taylor Inc.
Lustre Gallery
MiXX projects + atelier
Slate Gray Gallery
Telluride Arts HQ Gallery
Telluride Gallery of Fine Art
Telluride Music Co.
Tony Newlin Gallery
Turquoise Door Gallery

Baked In Telluride:

For the next two months, Baked in Telluride will be featuring large, spectacular photographs from the tops of the surrounding San Juan mountains. Jeff Channel, local climber, shares these fabulous views so you do not necessarily have to climb to the top yourself.

Elinoff Gallery:

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

Gallery 81435:

Gallery 81435 in Telluride, Colorado presents “Echoes from the Canyon,” an exhibit by Jorge Anchondo during the months of October and November 2018.




Anchondo has studied in lots of places and holds a number of different degrees. Although he may be known more for his prize pig than his paintings, art has been his life for over half a century. Anchondo paints because the discipline gives him the space to think and meditate. Ultimately the work has less to do with painting as painting and more with the idea of art as a vehicle that allows the man wander wherever his heart leads. Anchondo’s latest journey has led him to the doors of Gallery 81435, where others can enjoy his fanciful, beautifully drawn work.

Kimile Taylor Inc.

Steve Morton and Kimile Taylor exhibit the work of Allen Hansen.

Hansen, originally a skilled Neo-Romantic landscape painter, has been working for the past two decades as a Minimalist. His progressive transformation involved continuously minimizing his landscapes until a defining question finally arose: “Where do you go when you get rid of the horizon line..?”

Hansen was born in Los Angeles, CA and raised in California. He holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of California, Irvine, Ca. In the 1980’s, the artist relocated to New York City and has since exhibited in numerous solo and group exhibitions at venues and institutions such as The Whitney Museum of Art.

La Cocina de Luz:

Mixed-media painter Kellie Day displays her bold, vibrant collage and acrylic paintings.

Exploring the process of integrating intuitive painting with design, Day layers spray paint, stencils, Japanese papers and acrylic paint in what evolved into a raw, expressive process. Her works include a four-foot red zebra; drizzling butterflies; in-your-face tulips; blue-faced fish and more.

Day is a creativity mentor, and a licensed painter and has created work for The North Face, Trader Joe’s, Alpinist Magazine and others.


Lustre Gallery is showcasing new work by Hunting Studio Glassworks.

The collection is a father-son collaboration with the men effectively painting with molten glass. With a combination of detailed millefiori “drawings” and transparent and opalescent glass, their vessels ultimately play with natural light to bring forth their intention and great beauty.

Their notion of “colorfield vessels” translates into the intense colors and patterns which are “drawn” onto the glass surface at temperatures exceeding 1,600 degrees. The forms are simple and elegant so as not to detract from the complexities of the surface decoration.

MiXX projects + atelier

Blowdown, Meredith Nemirov

MiXX projects + atelier is presenting “Into the Woods,” an ongoing exhibit featuring work from Meredith Nemirov, Ivy Jacobsen, Julia Lucey and, exhibiting for the first time, Lauren Matsumoto.

Nemirov has always painted her mind and is known for saying a mouthful in a few strokes – and words.

Nemirov, Hummingbirds in a Tree

“To stand and face a whole landscape, to paint ‘en plein air’ and make a painting capturing the scene on a two-dimensional surface in a relatively short period of time is rigorous, but that’s what we artists are driven to do day after day: we interpret our world to find our place in it. The intensity of making hundreds of observational drawings of the aspen tree during all four seasons has resulted in a series of works that are an abstracted close-up views of different aspects of the tree. You could say I was after ‘treeness,” not realistic depictions of, in this case, aspens themselves. And in my ‘Blowdown’ series, I combine an abstraction of a tree with a graphic representation of an invisible process, so that these new works create images of interlacing and snaking forms that depict and refer to a vital living community of organisms that coexist underground, revealing the world within the world we see everyday. In that way, my body of work at MiXX is about Mother Nature writ large and the spirit with which she is animated, which in turn animates us.”

Nemirov’s watercolor, ink and gouache works depict aspen and other native flora and fauna through a contemporary lens that presents her subject matter more as intimate portrait than as an object in a landscape.

Brooklyn-based Matsumoto’s delicate, thoughtful mixed media paintings explore the human relationship to nature in a way that plays elegantly on the work of other featured artists.

Inspired by the flora of the San Francisco Bay Area, Jacobsen’s dreamlike layered works of epoxy, resin, and oil paint pull the viewer deep into her vine-draped worlds.

Lucey’s intricate collages, composed of layered material from her own aquatint prints invite us to explore the dense foliage of her creations, as well.

Telluride Arts HQ:

Telluride Arts put out a call for entries accepting photographs, each focused on a different color. Over 80 photographs are on display during Art Walk, revealing the full spectrum of colors and textures found in the Telluride region. Prizes are to be awarded for the best submissions.

Additionally, artworks by Mai Yap, Alyce Levy, and David Brankley are featured.

Telluride Gallery of Fine Art:

Admiring a jeweled tiara at the Turandot restaurant in Moscow in 2012. Credit:Lauren Greenfield

Telluride Gallery of Fine Art features “Generation Wealth,” Lauren Greenfield Photography, in conjunction with Original Thinkers Festival.

Over 25 years, Greenfield has captured fame, materialism, lavish lifestyles and over-the-top obsessions that has recently culminated in a cautionary tale presented in her new film, exhibition and book “Generation Wealth.”

Greenfield is widely recognized for her photographs, “Fast Forward,” that document elite teens of the 90’s in LA, as well as her film “The Queen of Versailles.” Her highly anticipated new film (released to the general public in early August) screens at the Original Thinkers Festival.

Meet the artist during Art Walk as well as on Saturday from 12-1.

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.

“When we approached Richard Hoover and his team at Santa Cruz Guitar Co. about stocking their line, we wanted to design unique, custom guitars based on our own precise specifications. At the same time, we wanted guitars that captured the essence of Telluride: one-of-a-kind guitars that are as impressive and as inspiring as the 14,000-ft peaks that overlook our shop. Each of our custom Santa Cruz guitars is built exactly how we want it to be, and each is expressive, responsive, emotive, and ready to push your music where it wants to go. Nevertheless, the most distinctive detail on each of these stunning instruments is the ‘Town of Telluride’ scrimshaw heel cap—a subtle reminder of a town that inspires so much music in so many ways.”

Tony Newlin Gallery:

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


James Vilona

The Turquoise Door Gallery:

The Turquoise Door Gallery showcases original oil paintings by Jim Wodark, winner of the 7th Annual Plein Air Salon Grand Prize Award. Wodark’s winning painting was on the cover of the Summer 2018 Plein Air Magazine.

  • Judy Haas
    Posted at 20:46h, 01 October

    I was reading your article about the final artwork of the season. It says Thursday, September 6th….I think you meant Thursday October 4th? Or am I reading an old post? Love you site!

    • admin
      Posted at 12:49h, 12 October

      Thanks, Judy. The Editor missed this one! Unfortunately I was a week late reading your comment.