Telluride Arts Presents February 2023 Art Walk (most shows up through the month)!

Telluride Arts Presents February 2023 Art Walk (most shows up through the month)!

Telluride Arts’ Art Walk takes place Thursday, February 2. Participating venues are open 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. 

For more information about the Telluride art galleries and exhibition venues, visit: View more Telluride Arts District upcoming events here:

Go here for more about Slate Gray’s current show, “Rhythm in Nature,” featuring the art of Cie Hoover and Topher Straus.

Go here for more about the work at Telluride Arts HQ.

Go here for more about MiXX, featuring a mini-retrospective of the work of Meredith Nemirov.

Go here for more about Art Walk in general.

Venues Hosting Art Walk Receptions:  

Ah Haa School for the Arts
Baked in Telluride
BELLA Fine Goods
Between the Covers / Bruno
Communion Wine Bar
Crossbow Leather
Elinoff & Co.
Mixx Projects + Atelier
Red Dirt Studio Gallery
Rinkevich Gallery
Slate Gray Gallery
Tellurado Studio
Telluride Arts HQ Gallery East
Telluride Arts HQ Gallery West
Wilkinson Public Library
WOOF! Telluride

Ah Haa School for the Arts:

Ah Haa School for the Arts is featuring Westward Bound, an AAB/Ah Haa collaborative exhibition.

Curated by director of Abecedarian Books, Alicia Bailey, Westward Bound will showcase artist books that include original content by the artists. Either unique or editioned, traditionally bound or sculptural, included works will reflect on contemporary or historical viewpoints and concerns of the region most broadly referred to as the American West.

Participating artists include: Alicia Bailey – Aurora, Colorado; Brenda Gallagher – Niwot, Colorado; Coleen Curry – Muir Beach, California; Jim Frazier – Salt Lake City, Utah; Laura Russell – Tucson, Arizona; Rebecca Chamlee – Simi Valley, California; Rhiannon Alpers – Denver, Colorado; Susan Lowdermilk – Eugene, Oregon.


Atelier is artist Joanie Schwarz’s working studio and gallery space at 215 E Colorado Ave.

Schwarz’s artwork ranges from delicate 14k handmade gold jewelry to dreamscape-merged photography of old world Telluride.

All of Schwarz’s work questions what connecting means in a world where our sense of home seems to be a given in defining who we are.

Baked in Telluride:

Baked In Telluride features the fine photography of local photographer Jeff Channell.

Jeff has photographed Colorado’s’ high country since the early ’80’s, shooting outstanding vistas and wildlife. Many of his images were taken in areas seldom visited by humans; some are views only he has seen in person. The show features some of Colorado’s finest peaks, vistas, wildlife, remote places and scenery.

BELLA Fine Goods:

BELLA Fine Goods is proud to feature fine jewelry and fine art collections sourced from around the world. 

For the month of February, the gallery is showcasing the following artists:

Liz Barber’s large-scale paintings are layered bursts of energy inspired by movement in nature, blending the here and now with memories. Forms and lines fall into a sea of emotion. Shapes and reflections drift into volumetric configurations. This effect captures the essence of nature’s light – creating an artistic metaphor: opaque, airy, thick and organic.

Jorge Adeler‘s pieces not only possess great value and beauty, they also allow the wearer to share a world that has fascinated mankind since ancient times. With a passion for colored gemstones, honed by the artist’s background and travels through South America, Jorge has earned a reputation for creative and exquisite design, showcasing unique stones, exotic pearls, and ancient coins in one-of-a-kind designs.

Between the Covers/Bruno Cafe:

Between the Covers has been a haven for book-lovers and a community hub since 1974. Visit the new store and Bruno Café. While visiting, enjoy photographic works by Lara Porzak. New featured pieces include “The Stunner” and “Sofi’s Trees.”

Lara Porzak is an American fine-art photographer living and working in Los Angeles, exclusively in analog methods. In an article for Fresh Style Magazine, Annalise Devries wrote:

“Lara commits herself to the particular photographic aesthetic you cannot preview on the back of a digital camera. Using old techniques—from the Leonardo pin-hole camera to the century-old daguerreotype to the 1960s Diana — she captures raw emotions, even spiritual sensibilities in grainy shades of gray.

Lara has exhibited in prestigious galleries across the United States and Europe. Her photographs are notably included in the J. Paul Getty Museum collection.

Communion Wine Bar:

Communion Wine Bar is featuring artwork by local photographer Orion Willits.

Born and raised in the San Juan Mountains, Orion was fortunate to grow up with the resources, mentors, and experiences not only to explore the many mountains and canyons that surround him, but also to photograph them.

His backyard adventures grew into an immense respect for the outdoors and the environment. Orion’s ever-growing appreciation for this landscape has fueled his beliefs and inspired his art.

Orion left Southwest Colorado to develop his photography while studying at Montana State University and assisting his professor, Guggenheim Award-recipient Ian Van Coller. Orion traveled with Van Coller and learned many valuable skills by working in Van Coller’s home studio editing and printing work.

His last trip with Van Coller was to photograph receding glaciers in the Arctic.

Crossbow Hats & Leather:

This month Crossbow Hats & Leather will be featuring artist Heather Benjamin.

Heather will be making a special appearance at Crossbow during President’s Day weekend to personally showcase her one-of-a-kind hat pins and hat bands. 

The traditional artisanship of Bali is central to the Heather Benjamin aesthetic. Bali, where the line is conceived and crafted, is also Heather’s second home and creative universe. It is through a deep collaboration with her team of artisans that her truly unique pieces are hand-made.

Distinct orbital patterns of Jasper from coastal Madagascar… naturally shed deer antler…meandering topographic-patterned, sliced-banded agates borne from Volcanic rock… jasper, shell, chalcedony, fossil and agate… these are the sustainable, ethically sourced pigments Heather Benjamin Jewelry uses to paint each story, each collection.

Each tale is framed in recycled silver or gold.

Elinoff & Co.:

Elinoff & Co. is featuring the art 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 city is a source of inspiration. Through a command of light and movement, Eugenio takes the ordinary trappings of urban settings — cityscapes depicting crowds of people shuffling through a brightly-lit street — and transforms the scene into something grander.

La Cocina De Luz:

La Cocinca de Luz is featuring the works of Michael Wyszynski.

A resident of the Telluride region for over 20 years, Michael has been a doodler all of his life.

Michael grew up in northern Wisconsin, finished high school in California, then joined the Navy, spending over three years on boats. After the Navy, he went north again, this time to study biology at the University of Montana in Missoula. During those years, Michael mostly kept his creative side to himself.

In 2010, Michael took an Ah Haa class with Bruce Gomez and rediscovered his love of art. He uses a pastel-on-sanded-watercolor paper technique that allows him to blend and smooth the medium.

Michael strives to capture an almost photo-realistic image from a certain distance but then, as you approach the painting, colors and values separate, giving each painting an expressionistic feel.

Michael’s recent work focuses on the mountain landscapes of Southwest Colorado and the desert landscapes of Colorado Plateau.

MiXX Projects + Atelier:

MiXX atelier’s February show, “Field of Vision,” is a mini-retrospective of Ridgway-based artist Meredith Nemirov.

Over the years, Meredith’s studious practice of plein air drawing and painting has informed her studio practice and inimitable style in an essential way.

The artist’s uncanny knack for observing the landscape in her immediate surroundings and gradually transforming that into more than the sum of its parts is evident in every mark she makes, from the representational to the abstract.

“Field of Vision” is a visually rich celebration of a truly exceptional talent.

Red Dirt Studio Gallery:

Red Dirt Studio Gallery is featuring paintings from Eunika Rogers, a local painter who works in found clay, wine and pigments collected on her hikes in San Juan Mountains and Telluride.

With her earthy palette Eunika creates large, realistic paintings of Colorado landscapes using the materials with which they were formed.

Her painting process is a blend of physical and mental documentation using maps, technology, photography and the aforementioned earthy materials.

Rinkevich Gallery:

The Rinkevich Gallery is featuring the abstract painting of long-time local Margaret Rinkevich.

It’ll Come Back

The Rinkevich Gallery is one of Mountain Village’s premier art venues. The space also showcases a unique selection of traditional, tribal sculpture and small works on paper, plus jewelry and scarves.

Slate Gray:

Slate Gray Gallery presents “Rhythm in Nature,” featuring the work of Cie Hoover and Topher Straus.

Both artists will be in town and at the gallery for Art Walk; Cie is coming from Ouray; Topher from the front range.

The exhibition features new work by both artists, including Topher Straus’s new “Telluride Twilight.”

Tellurado Studio:

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

Pierson explores a mythic narrative in 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 is featuring “Apres Ski,” an exhibition featuring the work of Shannon Foley Henn.

Shannon has led an eclectic life which includes organizing safaris, running a boutique hotel and starting up the world’s leading rock and roll cancer foundation. She has organized adventure concerts on Everest base camp, Kilimanjaro, Machu Picchu and Mount Fuji.

In 2016, Shannon returned from a year in East Africa supporting a pediatric cancer center and moved to Winter Park, CO.

Shannon has found a way to unite her life experiences into pop art pieces made from acrylic on canvas. Her most recent series, “Apres Ski,” is a culmination of her years working with musicians in the rock and roll industry and her current home in the ski town of Winter Park, Colorado.

Shannon loves infusing a bit of rock and roll energy into the ski community through her recent work.

Shop the collection here.

Telluride Arts HQ Gallery West:

At 224 W Colorado, just next door to Telluride Arts HQ East, Telluride Arts HQ Gallery West is the newest contemporary art space from Telluride Arts opening for February Art Walk.

Local artist, Tammi Brazee is showcasing her new body of work, “Human/Nature,” for the kickoff.

The “Human/Nature” series began as a mashup of animal and human behavior, an exploration of mate-seeking and the power of pheromones, visual cues, adornment, competition, attraction and ritual. While this series is humorous on the surface, the topic of human sexuality is complex and all too often, emotionally loaded.

Colorado has been Tammi Brazee’s home for over two decades. She is a professional artist and science geek, holding two graduate degrees: environmental science and visual arts. Her unusual combination of interests has had a profound influence on Tammi’s work, keeping it suspended somewhere between reality and an imaginary narrative.

Wilkinson Public Library:

Telluride Arts is presenting a Wilkinson Public Library exhibition titled “Seasons,” works by local artist Gregory Deame.

Gregory grew up in Massachusetts, but has lived in Telluride for over 20 years. His first art class was taught by his sister in his parents’ basement. Afterward, Deame learned to illustrate using technical pens while also studying landscape architecture at the University of Massachusetts.

After moving to Colorado, Gregory began to expand the way he chose to render landscapes, now using ink, watercolors, and acrylic paint.

WOOF! Telluride:

Home of Gondogola, WOOF! Telluride (formerly Kamruz Gallery) is now located at 307 E Colorado Ave.

WOOF! Telluride features photography by Mary Kenez and local painters who capture the spirit of Telluride and Southwest Colorado.

The gallery hosts unique and humorous creations that represent the ever-so-active, hippy-happy and sometimes a bit quirky Telluride lifestyle

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