Telluride Arts: January Art Walk, Shows Up Through the Month

Telluride Arts: January Art Walk, Shows Up Through the Month

Telluride Arts’ January Art Walk takes place Thursday, January 6. Participating venues are open from 5-8pm, hosting receptions to introduce new exhibits and artists. 

Complimentary gallery guides, offering a self-guided tour, are available at participating venues or online at Use it any time to help navigate through the venues which are open to the public most days. 

Go here for more on the show at Slate Gray.

Go here for more on the show at the Telluride Gallery.

Due to San Miguel County policies for public indoor spaces, please bring masks for entry into Art Walk venues.

Venues hosting Art Walk receptions:  

Ah Haa School for the Arts
AVEDA Telluride Spa
Baked in Telluride
Bella Fine Goods
Crossbow Leather
Elinoff & Co.
Kamruz Gallery
LIV Sotheby’s International Realty
Lustre Gallery
MiXX projects + atelier
Mountain Gate Teahouse and Art Gallery
ON MAIN/flowers by ella
Red Dirt Studio Gallery
Rinkevich Gallery
SHOW Bar at the Sheridan
Slate Gray Gallery
South Fir Street
Tellurado Studio
Telluride Arts HQ Gallery
Telluride Gallery of Fine Art
Tony Newlin Gallery
Turquoise Door Gallery
Wilkinson Public Library

Ah Haa School for the Arts

Ah Haa will be closed for the January Art Walk, however there will be a closing reception for Cup and Bowl at the end of January. Stay tuned!

Ah Haa is presenting the “Cup and Bowl Show,” an exhibition in the Daniel Tucker Gallery.

Ubiquitous kitchenware, vessels of metaphor, tools of social communion: cups and bowls hold meaning (as well as meals) in many aspects of our daily lives. Showcasing creative containers shaped by artists of all ages, the “Cup and Bowl Show” and its surrounding classes invite everyone to raise a cup, fill a bowl, and celebrate simple objects.


Atelier is featuring the artworks of Joanie Schwarz.

Atelier is artist Joanie Schwarz’s working studio and gallery space at 215 East Colorado. Joanie’s artwork ranges from delicate 14k handmade gold jewelry to dreamscape merged photography of old-world Telluride. All of Joanie’s work questions what connection means in a world where we need to belong. Our sense of home is imperative to who we are.

AVEDA Telluride Spa is featuring artwork by Brazilian artist Jair Gabriel.

Gabriel was born in the middle of the Amazon rainforest and grew up as a rubber tapper’s son harvesting latex. He creates paintings using acrylic paint on canvas. The result is a unique combination of pointillist and stylized techniques that inspire a new perspective on natural scenes.

Baked in Telluride

Baked in Telluride is featuring the work of landscape photographer Gary Ratcliff.

The show is entitled “The Four Seasons of Wilson Peak,” after the iconic mountain in Telluride’s backyard. The majesty of the peak is celebrated in color and black-and-white prints: blanketed with winter snow; adorned by spring wildflowers; and emblazoned by fall colors.

Gary operates the Ouray Image Photography gallery in nearby Ridgway where he lives. He prints and frames the work in his studio where he uses a large-format printer to make images that can be as big as 12-feet wide.

“The Four Seasons of Wilson Peak” ends January 31. Prints in the show consist of canvas wraps as large as six-feet wide, many finished in wood floater frames.

The show ends January 31. Prints in the show consist of canvas wraps as large as six feet wide and many are finished with wood floater frames.

Bella Fine Goods

In addition to featuring beautiful jewelry collections curated from around the world, Bella Fine Goods in Telluride is presenting the works of Aida Izadpanah and Stan Natchez.

Stan Natchez is known for his innovative and creative paintings. Inspired by Andy Warhol, Jasper Johns, and other iconic artists, his work exudes the power of color and familiar objects. His canvases often begin with artifacts of American culture, including figures such as Native Americans, mission priests or cowboys. Intricate stars-and-stripes beadwork add texture to bold works that emanate beauty and joy.

Aida Izadpanah lives and works in New York City, specializing in large-format, mixed-media and porcelain sculptural painting.

Crossbow Leather

Crossbow Leather is featuring custom leather products by Macy Pryor.

Pryor applies her passion for sculpture and eye for structural design to crafting custom leather bags and accessories.

Crossbow Leather offers a truly unique experience of retail in the front and a workshop in the back. With the production happening in the shop, experience the craft first-hand, see products come to life, and meet the people who hand-craft each piece.

Elinoff & Co.

Elinoff & Co. is featuring the artworks of Eugenio.

Simply known as Eugenio, he is one of the most promising Peruvian artists working today.

Sprawling cities might seem boisterous to some, but for Eugenio a bustling urban setting is a source of inspiration. Through a command of light and movement, Eugenio takes the ordinary trappings of such settings—cityscapes depicting crowds of people shuffling through a brightly-lit street—and transforms them into something special and grand.

Kamruz Gallery

The Kamruz Gallery is featuring photography by Mary Kenez and local painters that capture the spirit of Telluride and Southwest Colorado.

For more than 10 years, Kamruz Gallery has offered Telluride locals and visitors unique and humorous creations that cleverly depict the ever-so-active, hippy-happy and often a bit quirky Telluride lifestyle.

LIV Sotheby’s International Realty

LIV Sotheby’s Telluride location is featuring Laurel Anderson’s Line + Color series.

Offering a sense of restorative meditation, this series explores what Anderson describes as “simplicity, perfected.” These modern landscapes from across the United States explore the balance between shape and color and how that can create a sense of simplicity and stillness on a grand scale.

Anderson is a fine art photographer in San Francisco, who grew up in the San Juan mountains.

Lustre Gallery

Lustre Gallery is presenting the Todd Reed jewelry collection with a special trunk show featuring one-of-a-kind statement pieces.

Todd Reed is an award-winning artist-jeweler whose work has historically challenged established concepts of high jewelry and luxury design.

Reed’s singular style, incorporating raw and natural colored diamonds with recycled metals, has created an entirely new category of jewelry, rebranding the notions of luxury in the process.

Every piece Reed designs is hand-forged in Boulder using only the finest materials and ethically sourced, conflict-free stones.

Master jewelers meticulously make every piece by hand, employing classic and modern metalsmithing techniques. Each piece is one-of-a-kind .

MiXX projects + atelier

MiXX projects + atelier is featuring “Retrofit,” an exhibition in which retro ski suits and comic book beauties meet technicolor cowboys and pensive bison in a celebration of kitsch and Western Americana – where color reigns supreme and everything old is new again.


Two of MiXX atelier’s favorite artists (and Texans), Kevin Chupik and Mitch McGee, come together once again in a colorful and dynamic show that balances light-hearted wit and playful narrative with impeccable craftsmanship.

Chupik’s Western landscapes frequently feature unexpected details like rainbow-bright horizon lines and cotton-candy clouds reminiscent of 10-gallon hats. The works are equal parts humorous and haunting.

McGee’s layered birch oil paintings are just as clever, playing on layers of inspiration – from Lichtenstein’s iconic Pop paintings, to the uncanny nature of gendered marketing in retro advertisements – all grounded in an amalgam of woodworking and painting.

Mountain Gate Teahouse & Art Gallery

Mountain Gate Teahouse and Art Gallery is featuring the vivid and evocative paintings of local artist Jade Rose in an exhibition titled “Inherent in the Leaf.”

Working with a fierce intensity while maintaining a deeply gentle spirit, Rose earned a Master of Fine Arts and carries her mastery like a torch.

Rose has been a passionate animal rights activist and abstract painter for 15 years. Her life’s mission is to end animal cruelty by uplifting all fauna to the level of saints in the eyes of contemporary art viewers.

Mountain Gate is Telluride’s home for the craft, art, and meditation of tea. “Inherent in the Leaf” is a reminder of the intertwining relationship between meditation, tea, and enlightenment. Like great art, exceptional tea transcends words and is best experienced directly, here and now. Therefore, every true teahouse is an art gallery and every art gallery a welcome place to appreciate the artistry of tea.

Guest artists are carefully curated to reflect the space of mindful awareness shared in tea ceremony.

Red Dirt Studio Gallery

Red Dirt Studio Gallery is featuring paintings by Eunika Rogers, a local artist who works with found clay, wine and pigments, also handcrafted jewelry by Tony Finocchio.

Eunika collects her clay medium on hikes in the San Juan Mountains and around Telluride. With her earthy palette she creates large realistic paintings of Colorado landscapes – scenes painted in the matter with which they was formed.

Rinkevich Gallery

The Rinkevich Gallery is featuring “Ancient Conversations,” a series of paintings by Margaret Rinkevich.

Rinkevich’s paintings are frequently informed by tribal peoples, ancient monuments and material culture. During the painting process, ancient prototypes are disassembled and rearranged. What emerges within the forms and colors are the vestiges of ancient thought processes – communicating the absence of the communicators.

Slate Gray Gallery

Slate Gray Gallery is presenting “Intuitive Alchemy” featuring the work of Karen Scharer.

Between Here & There

At first glance, the vibrant colors of Karen’s paintings draw the viewer in. Her abstract works are the product of her surroundings, the events and people she observes and interacts with.

Scharer works intuitively, ultimately putting on canvas whatever she has absorbed from her surroundings. Some influences – like the beauty of Colorado – are overwhelmingly positive; other influences such as tragic events and life changes are less so. But all those experiences contribute to the work; editing out the negative would not be authentic.

The artist’s intention is to inspire, uplift, and convey a sense of celebration and gratitude.

South Fir Street

South Fir Street is featuring the artworks of Judy Haas.

Haas embellishes music posters, record covers, antique & vintage posters, movie posters.

Tellurado Studio

The Tellurado Studio is featuring the adventurous fine art of Markus Pierson.

Pierson explores a mythic narrative with his Coyote series, each piece symbolic of wanderlust and living beyond  boundaries. The protagonists of these hand-embellished prints are the Coyotes: enigmatic figures searching for the next big adventure.

Telluride Arts HQ Gallery

Telluride Arts HQ Gallery is featuring In The Still by Rebecca Messier.

Messier was born in Seattle and raised in the mountains of Telluride. Over the course of her young adult life, she spent time in Boulder, LA and ultimately London studying hair at Vidal Sassoon.

After landing back in Telluride, running her salon for 15 years and having a child, she decided to turn her focus back to creating.

Messier’s current works, large scale ceramic wall installations and thread on paper, run with a theme of repetition in nature, using mainly muted and organic tones and materials such as clay, paper, thread, cold wax, and watercolor. Both in practice and presentation, her goal is to create a slow, rhythmic meditation.

Telluride Gallery of Fine Art

The Telluride Gallery of Fine Art is presenting “Old Friends: Tony Berlant and James Hayward,” from Thursday, December 16, 2021 to Sunday, January 23, 2022.

“Old Friends,” Tony Berlant and James Hayward.

Tony Berlant and James Hayward met during graduate studies at UCLA in 1966 and have been trusted friends and supporters of each other, in and out of the studio, ever since. As their friendship has grown, their individual artistic pursuits have evolved in both focus and refinement.

Numerous honors and awards solidify them as instrumental figures in the West Coast art movement.

An exhibition catalog is available through the gallery which features archival photographs of the two artists and an introductory essay by critic David Pagel who notes: “(This exhibition is) a modestly ambitious attempt to consider friendship as an essential ingredient of art, especially when it comes to the works made by Tony and Jimmy.”

The Telluride Gallery is excited to bring together the works of these two artists who by different means have pursued the same end: beauty, delight, and pure visual pleasure.

Tony Newlin Gallery

The Tony Newlin Gallery is featuring the nature and wildlife photography of Tony Newlin. 

This winter season the gallery is excited to present five New Release photographs captured this past year: Aspen Mist, Beach Bum, Room with a View, The Sheriff, and Tranquility.

The Turquoise Door Gallery

The Turquoise Door Gallery is featuring original paintings and photographs by Colorado and other internationally acclaimed artists.

Wilkinson Public Library

Telluride Arts is presenting a Library exhibition, “Dallas Range” by Rebekah Newman.

After practicing law for 26 years, Newman returned to her first passion and career: painting. She works in oils, watercolor, and cold wax medium, fascinated with the play of light and shadow in aspen groves. Paintings of those groves developed into abstracts that reflect the interaction of color and shade.

Newman was introduced to cold wax medium at an Ah Haa School for the Arts workshop with Rebecca Crowell eight years ago. She fell in love with the saturated color and variegated textures cold wax produces.

Having lived in Telluride since 1999, Rebekah Newman is an artist resident at Telluride Arts’ Voodoo Studios. Love of color and the mountains led to her most recent series depicting some of the mountains around the Telluride region.

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